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by EldRick
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height

"...instructions on how to get Slic3r working with the Raise printers?" (also Cura, S3D, Kisslicer) Not difficult. Go into iM and view the printer setup panels, to copy your Start and End gcode into the new program, and set the bed size and extruder in Slic3r the same as you see in iM sett...
by EldRick
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: IdeaMaker is a great app, just...
Replies: 8
Views: 2274

Re: IdeaMaker is a great app, just...

The big one is Sequential printing - print One at a Time. Without that, iM is simply not useful.
by EldRick
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cleaning outside of nozzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Cleaning outside of nozzle

Stuff I'm using is labeled blastercorp.com, but I don't think it matters much, and I've used other hardware-store brands.
You can always wipe it off with acetone if you find some reason not to like the results.
It is certainly not going to hurt anything no matter what brand you use.
by EldRick
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cleaning outside of nozzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Cleaning outside of nozzle

After cleaning, wipe the outside of the nozzle with a bit of spraycan liquid silicone on a paper towel. This greatly reduces the ability of plastic to stick on the nozzle.
by EldRick
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bondtech feeder underextrusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Bondtech feeder underextrusion

You can also set this in the slicer. Insert the following line in the Starting Gcode.

M92 E415
by EldRick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Colorfabb XT-CF20 for 40h print
Replies: 20
Views: 3206

Re: Colorfabb XT-CF20 for 40h print

This may not work well for CF XT because of the high temps, but wiping the nozzle with a bit of spray silicone on a paper towel before each print will greatly reduce plastic sticking to the nozzle. Also, be aware that the carbon-fiber component adds almost nothing to the strength of these materials,...
by EldRick
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura vs IdeaMaker
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: Cura vs IdeaMaker

Cura is a far more mature product than IdeaMaker. I only use iM for uploading gcode generated by Cura and Slic3r.
by EldRick
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Retraction settings HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Retraction settings HELP!

What speed are you printing that? Maybe nozzle ooze, perhaps happening during too slow Travel speed? And are you using Random start points? Poorly-designed random-start-point algorithms can cause the sort of vertical and slanted z-scars on rounded objects that the print shows. Try another slicer to ...
by EldRick
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ABS general questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: ABS general questions

e-Sun also sells a PC filament on Amazon, which I've found works well.
by EldRick
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Remarkable new feature in Slic3r - Adaptive Layer Height

I've just completed a print using the Adaptive Layer Height feature in the recent Slic3r. (Still contribution supported) The Adaptive feature means that if you have an object with a rounded peak, Slic3r will gradually reduce the layer height as it reaches the crown, in order to reduce the width of t...
by EldRick
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Coasting Equivalent?
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Coasting Equivalent?

Great explanation!
by EldRick
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Actual Infill Density vs Slicer Percentage
Replies: 21
Views: 3506

Re: Actual Infill Density vs Slicer Percentage

"I wish I could just specify infill (and support) spacing in absolute terms, like "4mm" instead of percentage."
You can do this with Cura 2.7 (still free to use). You also get considerably stronger infill options.
by EldRick
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Printing with a 1mm nozzle
Replies: 4
Views: 3127

Re: Printing with a 1mm nozzle

According to the author this mostly fails due to the slicing in ideaMaker not being able...


So use a different slicer. Cura is one of the best, and it's free to use. Outside of that, it's just a matter of tweaking feed speeds and temps.
by EldRick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird first layer print behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Weird first layer print behaviour

I'd also try printing with the piece lowered a fraction of a mm in Z, on the theory that perhaps the bottoms of the pieces are not completely flat.
by EldRick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird first layer print behaviour
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Weird first layer print behaviour

What slicers have you tried? Anything besides iM?
by EldRick
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 50
Views: 8322

Re: LCD screen burn in

In order to Not lock, but display the screen saver, one should be able to simply confirm nothing in the password field, instead of forcing an entry. You know, like all those Windows and Macintosh computers and their screen savers that don't do any good either... Then perhaps rename the function, whi...
by EldRick
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 50
Views: 8322

Re: LCD screen burn in

One can use a single letter for a password. "p" for instance.
One cannot Not-enter a password and use the screen saver. That's just stupid, and it would only require changing one line of code to permit it.
by EldRick
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 50
Views: 8322

Re: LCD screen burn in

Allowing the user to Not set a password - would be far more rational, because a customer with no-one else in the building would not have to enter a password to clear the screensaver every time - LIKE EVERY COMPUTER IN THE WORLD! I doubt that as many as one percent of your customers ever has an issue...
by EldRick
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD screen burn in
Replies: 50
Views: 8322

Re: LCD screen burn in

It is well-hidden, under Security and Privacy, and is mis-purposed as "Screen Lock".
by EldRick
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: flow rate
Replies: 7
Views: 2207

Re: flow rate

Sorry - I should have said flow rate = speed multiplier. I do know better...
:oops:
However, the CNC source of the terminology is correct as stated.

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