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by McSlappy
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Print pulls chunks out of glass plate
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: Print pulls chunks out of glass plate

Wow I'm impressed it pulled up when it doesn't look like such a large surface area... In multiple places too?

I just assumed it was a freak occurrence when mine did this a year or so ago, but if anyone has some better advice on this I'd love to hear it too!
by McSlappy
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printing with Polycarbonate
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Printing with Polycarbonate

Is it pure Polycarb or PC/ABS blend? I'm not experienced with pure, but based on the blend you should have: - an enclosure. It's like ABS on steroids. See 3rd point. - at least 270º to bond well enough. - FAST. If PC cools much it won't bond to itself. You may have to sacrifice quality to get the sp...
by McSlappy
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Filament Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Filament Issues

You can get the extruder motor to turn but it won't extrude filament? I'm not 100% sure if that's what you're saying. If the motor does turn but the filament won't move, check: - tip of filament isn't catching on internals of hot end. Re-trim it. - nozzle isn't blocked by something. turn it up and t...
by McSlappy
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone Destiny?
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Anyone Destiny?

Wow nice print. Don't destiny (my expectations vs reality were let down) but I appreciate that kickass model! Love the puzzle lock connection system!
by McSlappy
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: What's going on with this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: What's going on with this?

Well some more testing and such did improve that wobble. The 30% overlap seemed to help the most. As good as I got it, the difference between it and what Kiss would produce is still too great for me to use it full time. Actually kind of disappointed. I'll keep playing with it, but Kiss is just consi...
by McSlappy
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: 3/15/2015 - new KISS beta 2.20 on Dropbox
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

Re: 3/15/2015 - new KISS beta 2.20 on Dropbox

Well thank anyway... Just bought S3D but Kiss does a far better job than any other slicer I've used... My only hesitation in purchasing it is that seemingly sporadic development. I should just buy it to encourage the guy - this beta is really nice and fixed my issues with it.
by McSlappy
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from the west coast
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Hello from the west coast

Cool! West coast of which country?

Keep us posted on the build :)
by McSlappy
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: Dampers!
Replies: 82
Views: 23243

Re: Dampers!

Astro still sells them - I bought some 2 weeks ago.
by McSlappy
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Cleaned up the internals of my V1
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Cleaned up the internals of my V1

I wanted to do this when I built my machine, but got distracted printing for some reason.... Anyway a faulty switch (or worn out more likely) caused my PSU to blow up so I took it as a chance to replace it and heated the interior while I was at it. Here's the results. BEFORE: http://i.imgur.com/tvzN...
by McSlappy
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: 3/15/2015 - new KISS beta 2.20 on Dropbox
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

Re: 3/15/2015 - new KISS beta 2.20 on Dropbox

Mhackney, are you involved with the development of this?
by McSlappy
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: What's going on with this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: What's going on with this?

Increase your outline overlap, I've had to do this quite a bit with S3D. Something like 30%, I think. I bought S3D after this newest release, and while I'm still wowed by its feature list, I'm not thrilled with its out of the box print quality. I've had to do quite a bit of tweaking, and still use ...
by McSlappy
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: What's going on with this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

What's going on with this?

Been using Kiss for a long time but have recently decided to bite the S3D bullet since I'd like to just have 1 piece of software to run all 3 machines... Anyway I've had some weird issues - see pic. http://i.imgur.com/ff7qfWS.jpg Left is s3d, right is Kiss. Both using similar settings Kiss: 0.94 ext...
by McSlappy
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Issues with EZStruder
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Re: Issues with EZStruder

Good call on removing the cover - it's easier without it. After an hour of printing check the temp of the hobbed gear. It should be warm to touch but NOT hot. I've seen a faulty stepper cause overheating on the hobbed gear and turned the filament soft before even getting into bowden tube. Replacing ...
by McSlappy
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Extrusion FAIL!
Replies: 16
Views: 2977

Re: Extrusion FAIL!

That's a world class fail there. I'd just get a new hot-end and keep that on the wall. Yes you could recover it, but it's art now!
by McSlappy
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: A Big, Rigid Delta (Picture heavy)
Replies: 26
Views: 5505

Re: A Big, Rigid Delta (Picture heavy)

If this thing is even near the quality of the Polystroooder I think you'll have the best printer around :)
by McSlappy
Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bed takes forever to heat up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Bed takes forever to heat up?

What version bed are you using?

And yes 24v would greatly speed up heat-up times!
by McSlappy
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Injection Molded Cheapskate Carriages Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Injection Molded Cheapskate Carriages Upgrade

For new builders, not having to do the adjustment dance is worth it all by itself. The new design also makes installing the belts nearly painless. Check out the new manual - they ARE a lot better all around. I'm hoping someone will put LEDs in them that will blink in a pattern that's in sync with t...
by McSlappy
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Advice On A Few Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 3789

Re: Need Advice On A Few Issues

PLA is my favorite filament for printing, but one of my least for hot-end issues. The best and most consistent solution I've found is adding a drop of Canola oil (or sesame) to the filament when loading it. Seems to last over 10 hours and makes PLA print flawlessly. No need to mod the nozzles - the ...
by McSlappy
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?

I think the cheapest way to get ok quality filament would be as others have mentioned by buying a filastruder or filabot or whatever and making it yourself, I think you can get it as cheap as $5 a kilo then for decent plastic. I've got kilos of failed prints.. I know a Filabot is on the cards for o...
by McSlappy
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Welcome to Australia
Replies: 23
Views: 5903

Re: Welcome to Australia

I expect to see some sort of coverage of this on some extreme tech show :)
by McSlappy
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are the chances...
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: What are the chances...

Nah that's cool! I guess it would fall into the BAADER-MEINHOF phenomenon of noticing something more often after you've become familiar with it... Like noticing tons of red VW cars after you buy a red VW. .... Or perhaps Google spied on your machine, noticed that you'd shown interest in a Rostock, t...
by McSlappy
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Did I blow up my RAMBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: Did I blow up my RAMBo?

No, didn't think to check the gcode bed setting. The LCD displays the correct temp though.

That killing chicken quote is so relevant...
by McSlappy
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Did I blow up my RAMBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: Did I blow up my RAMBo?

Um... Forget the LED. It works... I absent-mindedly looked at the front edge for the lit light but on the V1 it's just below the rear of the bed and I didn't take notice. So yeah it works. .... OK. So I pulled it apart unplugged bed and thermistor, looked around for issues. Still nothing obvious. I ...
by McSlappy
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Did I blow up my RAMBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Did I blow up my RAMBo?

I built a ghetto enclosure for printing a large ABS print on my Rostock v1. It was simply a cardboard tube that surrounded the whole machine including the base. It had plenty of rooms for the arms and it maintained an internal temp between 37-40º with the bed at 110º. Everything seemed to run fine a...
by McSlappy
Sun May 24, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?

Forming a 'buying war party' would be the best bet to get cheap usable filament. Sounds like there should be a google group for this or something.

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