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by Brad
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: ASA Filament - I'm liking it!
Replies: 6
Views: 4011

Re: ASA Filament - I'm liking it!

I have great results with ASA on my Zortrax with the standars ABS profile, but I am not able to produce a good interlayer adhesion on my N2plus with the bondtech extruder, could anyone share their sucessfull settings? Hi Martin, A couple of things to try, one is bump the temp up a bit and to slow i...
by Brad
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: print polypropylene (PP) = nightmare
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Re: print polypropylene (PP) = nightmare

As you have used all the build plates, what seemed to be the most versatile product and how long do they need to last before being replaced?

I had a look at their sites, and none were available for sale for the n2 build plate size.
by Brad
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N1 vs N2 print quality.
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Re: N1 vs N2 print quality.

Thanks Jet Guy, How would you rate the N1 v the ultimaker 2 (which is another I have) or the ultimaker 3?
by Brad
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extruder Switched off MAXTEMP triggered
Replies: 11
Views: 5445

Re: Extruder Switched off MAXTEMP triggered

This problem cause me 3 months of anguish. In the end, it was the grey 14 pin idc cable on the extruder board. After 3 months I got it working again only for the machine right next to it to catch it as well and had to wait a while for the part to come over again. I suggest you buy a few of these cab...
by Brad
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 212
Views: 66446

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

Thanks Socke,
While waiting, what I did to insert the roll was to loosen the spring screw on the side and push it to the bottom, job done.
Print was off doing its own thing quickly.
by Brad
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 212
Views: 66446

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

Ok, I have installed the first motor as a test before I buy the rest I need. The material is going in the right way without changing the wires around. Adjusted the voltage to 0.505v close as i could get it. the only thing that I dont know how to fix is with the change in the gears it takes forever t...
by Brad
Tue May 23, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: ASA Filament - I'm liking it!
Replies: 6
Views: 4011

Re: ASA Filament - I'm liking it!

Hi John, I have put through about 100kg of ASA through my machines, there are a few tricks to printing with ASA that I have noticed, firstly, have the fan blowing about 10% or so on to the part. Slowing the print down also helps with layer seperation. I also found that I had to have the bed heated t...
by Brad
Sun May 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 212
Views: 66446

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

Will you be offering any discount for the people who bought the earlier N2 extruders? I bought one a few weeks ago and another a while back, but I think this one is going to be an awesome upgrade and I want it. I am a bit the same, I have already bought 4 of these for my machines, and I would like ...
by Brad
Thu May 04, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 212
Views: 66446

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

Martin, will you make an adapter available for those of us with the original kickerstarter motors? I think Jetguy mentioned that the cables / plugs are not the same as the new pancake motors? thanks! Hi Charles, To me, the motors are cheap enough, I would just buy replacements and modify the code a...
by Brad
Thu May 04, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series
Replies: 212
Views: 66446

Re: Bondtech BMG upgrade for the N series

I have been thinking about getting into dual nozzle printing with some PVA so i can make my prints require less post processing work. Now that martin has made a dual extruder, he is going to cost me more money buying another 4 extruders from him. Jetguy, let me know how you are getting on, and Marti...
by Brad
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Feature Requests, Ideas, Wishes
Topic: Printer review by Thomas Sanladerer
Replies: 12
Views: 10173

Re: Printer review by Thomas Sanladerer

Here are some shots of large prints I have done, I have used PETG and ASA (similar to abs) for my parts. As for layer shift, I have found that the ideamaker slicer is not the smartest slicer when it comes to travel paths. I get around that by everytime i retract I do a z lift 0.01 mm higher than the...
by Brad
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament monitor
Replies: 76
Views: 25629

Re: Filament monitor

Or you can back this and get one of these. problem solved, provided it gets funded.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fi ... =user_menu
by Brad
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cracked Glass Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Re: Cracked Glass Plate

walshlg wrote:I bought one of those carbon fiber plates, seems to work great and not likely to break.

Can you let me know where you got it from?
by Brad
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cracked Glass Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Re: Cracked Glass Plate

The print had completed, this happened on the cool down. This is the 5th time I have printed that particular part and it has not happened before. My printers are very rarely idle, they have basically been non stop printing since I received them mid february. I think i have pumped 80-100kg between th...
by Brad
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cracked Glass Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Cracked Glass Plate

Hi Folks, This is what I walked into this morning. I am using ASA, similar to ABS, and I have printed this part a few times before. I have contacted John, about it, now I am down a machine till a new one arrives, so hopefully I get it at the same time as my two extra machines. * Looks like you will ...
by Brad
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Z-axis noise / lined/grooved print
Replies: 19
Views: 5199

Re: Z-axis noise / lined/grooved print

I have a little bit of this, will tip the machine over and have a looksee tomorrow.
by Brad
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Custom Parts
Replies: 12
Views: 4636

Re: Custom Parts

If you are going to use Slurry, it needs to have a bit more plastic than what you may normally use. It cant be runny as it just wont stick. As vicky pointed out, a more glue based solution is better.
by Brad
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which is your default printing material and why?
Replies: 13
Views: 3528

Re: Which is your default printing material and why?

My default material is now ASA. It is not cheap to buy, the main reason I use ASA is in Automotive applications and for that the parts need to be heat resistant and uv resistant.
It has its issues when printing though, I think I have worked out most of the kinks.
by Brad
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Custom Parts
Replies: 12
Views: 4636

Re: Custom Parts

@Vicky, Settings for ASA are basically the same with ABS. The main thing to be careful of is airflow onto the print. Have the fan slide open a touch to allow some air onto the material. To much air, there will be layer splits. Also print over 20% infill as well. Layer splits can occur there as well....

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