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by jon_bondy
Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Poorly Designed Hotend on Pro2
Replies: 22
Views: 4684

Re: Poorly Designed Hotend on Pro2

I, too, would appreciate a more specific explanation about what you found and how you would change the design.
by jon_bondy
Tue May 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unloading PLA from BondTech extruder
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Unloading PLA from BondTech extruder

I never had a problem unloading filament with the original Raise3D N2+ dual extruder, but I have to pull the clear plastic tube out of the BondTech each time I unload PLA. It seems that there is a small blob on the end of the filament that is difficult for the BondTech to pass, and I cannot pull har...
by jon_bondy
Tue May 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PolyFlex not loading after PLA
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: PolyFlex not loading after PLA

This is the cold pull. It looks quite a bit different than the pictures in the cold pull articles.
by jon_bondy
Tue May 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PolyFlex not loading after PLA
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: PolyFlex not loading after PLA

I did another cold pull and managed to get not only the extruder chamber, but also some of the extruded filament to come out. After that, the PolyFlex started to work properly. I guess you have to get the hang of the cold pull, and know when to use some muscle.
by jon_bondy
Tue May 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: PolyFlex not loading after PLA
Replies: 3
Views: 628

PolyFlex not loading after PLA

This is my first time with PolyFlex. I removed the PLA, did a cold pull with PLA, and then tried to load the PolyFlex at 245 (per @Julia Truchsess). All I get is clicks from the BondTech extruder. When I return to PLA, it extrudes just fine, so there is no blockage. I assume that there are dregs of ...
by jon_bondy
Thu May 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Relese-Notes for IdeaMaker 3.1.5.1762?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Relese-Notes for IdeaMaker 3.1.5.1762?

Thanks. I guess IM is unable to figure out that a new release is available, so we should check manually?
by jon_bondy
Tue May 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Relese-Notes for IdeaMaker 3.1.5.1762?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Relese-Notes for IdeaMaker 3.1.5.1762?

When I run IM 3.1.0 I am told that it is the current release. Is 3.1.5 a Beta release? Should we upgrade to that now? If so, where would we find it?
by jon_bondy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Reprint Last Job
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Reprint Last Job

@vicky: If I allow the bed heater to turn off, the bed starts to cool. The bed heats to around 40 fairly quickly, but it takes much longer to get to 100. So if I allow the bed heater to turn off while I remove the build plate, allow the build plate to cool a bit, remove the printed part, and return ...
by jon_bondy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Reprint Last Job
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Reprint Last Job

After a print completes, I am offered "Reprint Last Job". By the time I take the build plate off, let it cool, remove the part, and replace the build plate, the build plate heater is often down to about 50. If I need it to print at 100, I just lost some time, because it takes quite a while...
by jon_bondy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Thermal Protector
Replies: 22
Views: 4514

Re: Thermal Protector

Still nothing in Vermont, USA
by jon_bondy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Fortnite Battle Bus
Replies: 19
Views: 10600

Re: Fortnite Battle Bus

Amazing design and construction. Inspiring!
by jon_bondy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Spiral print rough on one side
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Spiral print rough on one side

@Julia Truchsess: I agree. The two prints were sliced with different templates, of course. The high quality of the front of the print and the tear outs on the back of the print remain mysterious. If the temperature and feed rate settings were wrong, I would have expected the front of the print to al...
by jon_bondy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Spiral print rough on one side
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Spiral print rough on one side

@detroitus, @vice chief: The hot end cooling fans are in operation, but I blocked the cooling vents at the bottom of the hot ends, because neither T-Glase nor PC like being cooled. In addition, since the defects are on the back side of the print, they are neither closer to nor farther away from one ...
by jon_bondy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Spiral print rough on one side
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Spiral print rough on one side

I've printed this object before, and it printed fine. And the section that is rough is vertical, so the shape should not be a problem. One side (the side away from the main door) is rough and has tear out, while the rest of the print is pristine. I am now using the BondTech extruder, but have no rea...
by jon_bondy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Coasters
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Coasters

@EldRick: it is interesting how differently many of us experience things like adhesion. I have been happy with both BuildTak and GeckoTek. Turns out, for the record, that this may all have been due to my not paying attention. I switched from PLA to PC and closed all of the doors and the lid, but fai...
by jon_bondy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Coasters
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Coasters

I take your point, but my printers are not outside. I use them inside. The temperatures in my home do not change that much. If this is indeed the issue, I guess I need to try a colder room and a warmer room and see which works better My first thought is not the buildplate, it's the fact this Spring ...
by jon_bondy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Coasters
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Coasters

I am using the adhesive backed GeckoTek sheets My suggestion is simple. Since 2 years, I have tried Buildtak, GeckoTek plate, PrinTinZ zebra plate, PEI, hairspray, glue, blue tape, glass, etc... With ABS,ASA, PLA,TPU,POLYFLEX,PETG,etc... But the 2 bests surfaces up to now are LokBuild and GeckoTek E...
by jon_bondy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Coasters
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Coasters

So, today I made about 6 PolyCarbonate warped coasters. I made them on both GeckoTek and BuildTak surfaces. I made them on surfaces that were carefully cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. I made them after carefully adjusting the Z height so that the extruders started at the correct height. I used old g...
by jon_bondy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help with printing Poly Support
Replies: 35
Views: 9091

Re: Need help with printing Poly Support

Raise3D used to sell lots of different filaments, but right now, they only seem to sell 3 kinds of PLA. @jetdillo: where did you find the Poly Support to purchase?
by jon_bondy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Reducing wipe walls for larger prints
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Reducing wipe walls for larger prints

Exactly. That is my suggestion. Only print (in this case) 1/4 of the length of the wipe wall, to save time and materials.

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