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by DavidF
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Anyone else still rocking the original Rostock Max?
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: Anyone else still rocking the original Rostock Max?

Mine is still kicking. And is still my go to printer.
Only mods are the trick laser carbon fiber arms and a folgertek hot end.
Hi Gene!! Did ya miss me lol
by DavidF
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: DIY Mill Turn Center
Replies: 160
Views: 48723

Re: DIY Mill Turn Center

So I disappear for a little bit and come back to this? WOW!!! pretty cool!!!
by DavidF
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for stl file of large r2 droid
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Looking for stl file of large r2 droid

File was pulled from thingiverse, but figured someone might have it downloaded they can share?
Email to thehomefoundry at aol dotcom Thanks!!
by DavidF
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dino Jam!
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: Dino Jam!

Lewis1914, drop your extruder temp to 185c, speed 20mm/sec, retracts to 1mm at 20mm/sec.
I think that should fix you up, provided that white pla isnt that "cat hair" filament i had awhile back.
by DavidF
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dino Jam!
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: Dino Jam!

I have plenty of hours on the v5 and v6 with pla and I am not knocking its quality. But truth be told there can be a pretty fine window with the temp and print speed when you start running into alot of retractions. From what i have experienced, its not the nozzle plugging, but the pla softening in t...
by DavidF
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dino Jam!
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: Dino Jam!

geneb wrote:Have you tried a j-head or the j-head? There's typically a huge difference. The clones are shit and should be avoided. (If it didn't come from hot-ends.com, it's a clone)

g.


Yes a j head, from hot ends.com.
by DavidF
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dino Jam!
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: Dino Jam!

If you want a real quality hotend for PLA the J-head (from hotends.com) is regarded as the best by most. You could also try a flying extruder with a better extruder design than the stock EZstruder, it shortens the tube length and reduces the friction the filament encounters in the bowden tube (actu...
by DavidF
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dino Jam!
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: Dino Jam!

you can try backing the current down some to 140. Its not going to hurt :)

did you order the hot end yet?? LOL
by DavidF
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3D Printing to injection moulding
Replies: 22
Views: 3761

Re: 3D Printing to injection moulding

A 200 mm lego?? I think you may need a fair sized injection molding machine for that, desktop most likely out of the picture. What is the actual volume of the part and its dimensions?
by DavidF
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dino Jam!
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: Dino Jam!

Meh ive had a few times my pla balled up like that around the stepper and mine runs pretty cool. I had the good luck with the e3dv6, up unti this one part i made several attempts at printing and it jammed about the same point every stinking time!! And it was on a 50 hour print and would do it half w...
by DavidF
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dino Jam!
Replies: 15
Views: 3065

Re: Dino Jam!

would you mind trying one of the 15.00 hot ends from folgertech?? I have been having good luck with it and pla...
by DavidF
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: A $15.00 all metal hot end??
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: A $15.00 all metal hot end??

So far so good :) It is printing well and has not plugged up. Although it is not a true all metal hot end it is working out well for printing PLA and would be a great upgrade from the good old J head.
Gene you should try one out, I think you will like it...
by DavidF
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: A $15.00 all metal hot end??
Replies: 2
Views: 928

A $15.00 all metal hot end??

Well close anyway... While window shopping for a new printer I found that Folgertech offered an all metal hot end for 15 bucks, so I ordered one and it arrived just moments ago. Unfortunatly it is not all metal, there is a ptfe tube running down inside the ss heat break right up to the brass nozzle....
by DavidF
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vertical Banding Revisited
Replies: 233
Views: 45619

Re: Vertical Banding Revisited

Just throwing this up there. Rostock V1 only mod is the tricklaser cf arms. I have not re-calibrated in over 2 years even after installing the new arms, just reset Z height a couple of times....Oh and I hot glued my effector plate together LOL (with good reason) This post if for my own musings as I ...
by DavidF
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Rostock MAX v1 DUET configuration...
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Rostock MAX v1 DUET configuration...

Thanks Gene!!
by DavidF
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 66730

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

Give me a bit to get my ducks in a row and I'll post my files for Blue MAX. It's a v1 with the new carriages and arms. Plug your PEEK fan into the FAN 1 (leave FAN 0 for the layer fan) connector and put "M106 P1 T60" in your config.g file - when the hot end hits 60C, it'll turn the fan on...
by DavidF
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 66730

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

We need someone with a stock Rostock to configure and then post their files for the "masses".


I wish I was more capable, I would do it if I was. Still trying to figure the coding out. Gives me a headache! :(
by DavidF
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prints keep warping
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Prints keep warping

I have only ever used abs juice for printing abs parts. It was about 2 years worth of printing before I took a chunk out of the glass so im not complaining.
by DavidF
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 66730

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

I found Davids write up on the net, very informative. m Now I just have to sort thru it all and figure out....well everything Cant I just copy my current configuration from the eeprom and save it to the sd card for the duet?? I reallly wish I could keep the lcd, I like the simplicity and prefer the ...
by DavidF
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 66730

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

This sounds like a must do upgrade for me, but when it comes to electronic components and programming I fall way short. Can i just replace the rambo with the duet and keep the stock lcd and micro switchs? Other thing i dont understand is you flash the duet with the dc42 repitier, but then your other...
by DavidF
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vertical Banding Revisited
Replies: 233
Views: 45619

Re: Vertical Banding Revisited

OK, so what happens if you combine the .9 steppers, 16t pulleys and the duet?? Im ready to make a move on something.....My friend just sent me prints off his massportal an they have totally killed anything I have ever seen printed. So now I need an upgrade!!
by DavidF
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ebay vs Thingiverse
Replies: 34
Views: 4350

Re: Ebay vs Thingiverse

How about getting the filament and printer suppliers to boycott him and not sell him materials, parts, printers. May be difficult to starve him to death, but im sure he can be weakened enough to take the fight out of him.
by DavidF
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: found a great ebay deal on SLA printer
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: found a great ebay deal on SLA printer

Honestly I shy away from all resin based printers. I would love to have one, but seen too many stories posted on the forums and have concerns with buying something that I will wind up getting aggravated with and hurling out a window. Maybe in the near future they will be improved on and made easier ...
by DavidF
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ebay vs Thingiverse
Replies: 34
Views: 4350

Re: Ebay vs Thingiverse

It will be interesting to see what comes of all this. My biggest fear if that people will not continue to share their works with us freely any more.
But somehow i suspect there is a letter in the mail waiting on delivery.
by DavidF
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Way too long print times for something I thought was simple
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: Way too long print times for something I thought was sim

Get over it and print the dang thing :)

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