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by heathenx
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 9058

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

I wired up a layer fan to mine too (turbo fan option). I think I used the fan once and took it off. Anyway, I soldered in a JST connector so I can easily install or remove it.
by heathenx
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 9058

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

Yup. The S3D guys do a pretty good job at coming up with default profiles. I always start there first. Keep an eye on filament diameter. Not sure what I have set on my profiles. I print with Filament Central white most often and that stuff is more like 1.73-1.75mm.
by heathenx
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 9058

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

Here are my default profiles for ABS and PLA. I usually get started there and tweak a few things depending on the part. Bed prep: Usually just hairspray. I rarely use purple stick elmers unless is a very big part. Most of the time I print PLA. As for ABS, The enclosed build chamber really works well...
by heathenx
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 9058

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

Live and learn. I've been there too. :)
by heathenx
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 9058

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

I forgot to mention that I print on 1/8" thick boro glass. McMaster has these 9x6 plate's (http://www.mcmaster.com/#8476k74/=yjqjl1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). I let my parts cool down a bit before trying to pop them off of the glass. You'll also need a shim for the glass. ...
by heathenx
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 9058

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

You got a hell of a deal on the one of the best printers on the market. I own a Creator Pro and a Creator Dual (Woody). As for my Creator Pro, I haven't leveled the bed since last March and every one of my prints has been outstanding. Combine that with S3D and you'll start to get cocky. ;) Here's my...
by heathenx
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3d pdf files?
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: 3d pdf files?

That's the drawback with 3D PDFs. It's Adobe's technology which means that most other readers cannot display them. If someone has Adobe Reader installed (most do) then you're good to go.
by heathenx
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3d pdf files?
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: 3d pdf files?

I've been making 3d pdfs for several years. I use SimLab Soft Composer. However, I have been slowly moving in the WebGL direction lately.
by heathenx
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Multi-Filament Joiner
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Multi-Filament Joiner

Pull one piece thru the cylinder and expose just the tip. Light it and pull the filament half way down. Immediately push a cold piece into the hole and apply pressure to both pieces. Hold it for a few seconds and pull it thru the cylinder. Takes a little practice but you'll get thing of it.
by heathenx
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Multi-Filament Joiner
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Multi-Filament Joiner

Nm. Had a pic on my phone.
by heathenx
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Multi-Filament Joiner
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Multi-Filament Joiner

Sure but you'll have to wait until tomorrow. It's at work.
by heathenx
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Multi-Filament Joiner
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Multi-Filament Joiner

I built a filament joiner last year out of an aluminum rod with a .063 hole in it. Just like mhackney, use a lighter to heat and fuse together.
by heathenx
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: MatterControl Touch

Mac The Knife wrote:Keyboard and case all in one?


Yes. Its the keyboard Brian linked a few posts above. The keyboard is Bluetooth and usb. Plus, the keyboard pops off. Held on with magnets. Handy.
by heathenx
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: MatterControl Touch

Everything is working great! :)
by heathenx
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tired of unsuccessfully calibrating this thing - please help
Replies: 45
Views: 5206

Re: Tired of unsuccessfully calibrating this thing - please

This particular issue is the reason why I sold my Rostock. In the beginning it took me quite a while to get my towers dialed in. In the end I could do it as quickly as 5-10 minutes...BUT I used a dial indicator which I thought was much faster. Still I ran my head down an extra .001" on the very...
by heathenx
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3DXTECH Filament
Replies: 2
Views: 533

3DXTECH Filament

Was doing some research on USA based filament makers. I turned up 3DXTECH (http://www.3dxtech.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) which are out of Wyoming, MI...just a few hours away from me. Judging by the looks of their filament spools, it looks suspiciously like the SeeMeCNC filam...
by heathenx
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: MatterControl Touch

I ordered a tablet, keyboard, and a 4 port usb hub in case I want to plug in other things.
by heathenx
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: MatterControl Touch

geneb wrote:Just make sure you turn off all the power management features and keep it connected to USB power. :)

g.


Roger that!

Perhaps something like this will help me click on those teeny tiny icons.
by heathenx
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: MatterControl Touch

Awesome! Thanks, Brian. I'll look into that. $120 seems like a steal.
by heathenx
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: EZstruder skipping to the beat
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: EZstruder skipping to the beat

I reply to old posts too. Happens to the best of us. Unfortunately, I'm no longer an RMaxv2 owner. Sold it a few weeks ago.
by heathenx
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: MatterControl Touch

Alright, thanks KAS. I was thinking about getting another laptop to for use with cnc work. I've seen the See Me guys use a tablet but I've never really paid attention to what they were doing with it. It's a shame there aren't more android options. I have a gazillion of those tablets/phones lying aro...
by heathenx
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 6021

Re: MatterControl Touch

I'm curious about the Surface tablets. Can they reliably stream gcode jobs to 3d printers and cnc machines (shapeoko)?
by heathenx
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Hello from Wisconsin

Try the new Onshape. Free and nothing to install...and nothing to update. It's still in beta but you can model parts and assy's. I've been using it on and off for a couple of weeks.

https://www.onshape.com
by heathenx
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl vs Repetier-Host
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

Re: MatterControl vs Repetier-Host

Wouldn't be worth it to me. If you like Repetier then continue to use it.
by heathenx
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Horizontal radius calibration
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Horizontal radius calibration

Great question. I had a process down that took me 5-10 minutes to get my towers adjusted. It required a dial indicator and a final tweak of the horizontal radius. I could get things within .001" from center to all 3 towers. What got me fed up with it all is that I had to do this often...about e...

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