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by gajtguy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with EZStruder Jumping
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Help with EZStruder Jumping

After troubleshooting lots of settings and cleaning the hot end several times, I've concluded that the old material I was using is the cause of this issue. It was a spool I got by mistake several years ago and it sat with the package open the whole time. It's no good anymore. New spool is printing f...
by gajtguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with EZStruder Jumping
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Help with EZStruder Jumping

Well its not the retraction settings.

This seems to be speed related. As the slower areas do not cause the skipping. My speed settings are:
    Print Speed = 60
    Travel Speed = 50
    Bottom Layer = 30
    outer shell = 25
    infill, top/bottom & inner shell all have 0 (meaning they inherit the 60 speed)
by gajtguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with EZStruder Jumping
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Help with EZStruder Jumping

Hi folks. Been out of this for a while. I'm back in trying some test prints with PLA (200noz, 80bed, on glass) and for the single layer 75mm disc test the EZStruder is skipping every couple of seconds. The test seemed to print ok. Video here Cura 15.04.6 settings .3 layer height .5 shell 60 Print Sp...
by gajtguy
Wed May 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3D scans from a Metrologic MS7120
Replies: 0
Views: 576

3D scans from a Metrologic MS7120

Hey I was cleaning up the garage today and found these two bar code scanners I bought years ago. I wondered if anyone knew of a way to 'hack' these to make a cheap 3D laser scanner?? Seems like it might have the right stuff. Meaning it's small, omnidirectional and it's a laser scanner, LOL. In the c...
by gajtguy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: switching spools mid print
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: switching spools mid print

Ah, thank you very much for various things to try.
by gajtguy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: switching spools mid print
Replies: 2
Views: 369

switching spools mid print

Probably a basic question (which I love getting in my working day), but is there a 'process' for switching a spool of material mid print? Or is this not possible and never to be mentioned again.. LOL

If it matters, I have the RoStock Max V2 and typically print in ABS.

Thanks
by gajtguy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PID values for HotEnd
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: PID values for HotEnd

OK Thanks.
by gajtguy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PID values for HotEnd
Replies: 3
Views: 613

PID values for HotEnd

Hi Folks. I put my new power supply in (still just 12v at this point for everything). I was in the Assy Guide that came with the printer and decided to do the PID calibrations again for the HotEnd and Heated Bed. The Hotend values were way above the values in the manual... Plus the 'output extruder'...
by gajtguy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rostock v2 - New Power Supply?
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Rostock v2 - New Power Supply?

Hi guys. My printer wont turn on today and it looks to be the 12v power supply. This is not the supplied 12v power supply that came with my unit (450watt). But rather an upgraded model that provided more power. It's a XION 600w (XON-600F-14R-201) which has worked for several years. I tried powering ...
by gajtguy
Tue May 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Dimensional Accuracy Calibration for Delta Printers
Replies: 53
Views: 23709

Re: How-to: Dimensional Accuracy Calibration for Delta Printers

Sorry for being a complete moron, but can someone validate my "lingo" conversion to cura 15.04.6 settings? - Layer height : 0.1 - 0.2mm is fine, the shorter the better. Same in Cura, LAYER HEIGHT - Extrusion width : Your nozzle width plus a little extra. Is this SHELL THICKNESS, or NOZZLE ...
by gajtguy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: REQUEST: Modeler needed
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: REQUEST: Modeler needed

I hired a modeler from Italy and it was approx $75 USD. Which was okay for me as this was above my skill level and now I have a model in case the owner of that business wants more (larger or smaller).
by gajtguy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: REQUEST: Modeler needed
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: REQUEST: Modeler needed

Just to conclude this post.. I was reminded of the site UpWork.com and posted a job to make this model. The artist worked on this on/off all week and now the model has been printed... TaDa..

And once again I reminded of what a great world this is. From thought to reality, it can be done..
by gajtguy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Iron Giant Bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Iron Giant Bolt

I found a lot more info here... https://youtu.be/3KpdjGlHB30
by gajtguy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: REQUEST: Modeler needed
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: REQUEST: Modeler needed

I was looking for a figurine..
by gajtguy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: REQUEST: Modeler needed
Replies: 6
Views: 972

REQUEST: Modeler needed

I was wondering if anyone feels like helping make a model of a logo from a friends car wash. This is the webpage and attached is the logo. My modeling skills are a bit sad (from scratch anyway). http://www.sudzguy.com/ The water is not needed. Or if there is a better website for requests like this, ...
by gajtguy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Max v3 enclosure finally done
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Re: Max v3 enclosure finally done

Very nice. I'm going to tackle this print and assembly this weekend. Have we confirmed these parts will work for a V2 as well? How about the heater setup you mentioned. Can you provide a little more detail on what components you used and where you mounted everything? I assume you would want a temp s...
by gajtguy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: axle works it way loose...
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: axle works it way loose...

Thanks guys for the forum and the suggestion to oil the axles. I have had the same issue as Edward and this solved it.

Now on to take a gander at those upgrades. Unlike Clark Griswold, I'm buying 3D printer parts with my xmas bonus, not putting in a swimming pool. Video
by gajtguy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ABS splitting by unknown force
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: ABS splitting by unknown force

Oh. well thats easy to change. I think there was a previous post that caused me to reduce the temp to 215. You have to be a 'tweeker' with this hobby dont you? :)
by gajtguy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ABS splitting by unknown force
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: ABS splitting by unknown force

Thank you. I'll have to bone up on the quickest most cost effective enclosure system to implement.
by gajtguy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ABS splitting by unknown force
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: ABS splitting by unknown force

Print #2 went much better. But still split in a couple of places.

My house temp in that room is 74 degrees. Is this just a cooling issue that an enclosure might fix? I dont print many long prints like this (7hrs)

Split-Try2 -  (1).JPG


Split-Try2 -  (2).JPG
by gajtguy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ABS splitting by unknown force
Replies: 7
Views: 832

ABS splitting by unknown force

I have this model where I combined This model and a custom speaker shelf. I've tried to print this twice now and the model splits at the lower portion of the circle, right where all of those air channels are. I understand that is the 'weak area', but I fail to understand what is pulling UP on the mo...
by gajtguy
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Weight versus length
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Weight versus length

Hi guys. Been a while since I posted my normal basic topics.. Here's another one. Whats the length of material on the SeeMeCNC .5kg spool (1.75 ABS)?? When I load a model in Cura it tells me how much length is required, and I'm not sure how much the .5KG holds. On another note, if a print is happeni...
by gajtguy
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dunno what to call this thread... Problems anyway!
Replies: 16
Views: 2537

Re: Dunno what to call this thread... Problems anyway!

DeltaCon - Your point #2 is exactly what I've been trying to figure out as well.

As far as bed adhesion - Make the ABS slurry. It's awesome. One of my prints actually stuck too good and pulled chunks of the glass off with it...
by gajtguy
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Horizontal move = dragging / scaring
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Horizontal move = dragging / scaring

So I'm back on to this issue. I've been printing a bunch of stuff lately. To your reply, do you typically have to play with the 'extrusion multiplier'? Right now I've got the filament diameter dialed in for what I measured and in Cura there is a "Flow %". So having to dial that back to 85-...
by gajtguy
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Horizontal move = dragging / scaring
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Horizontal move = dragging / scaring

So what is the trick to getting the unit to always z-hop when making a horizontal relocation move? This happens due to the slicer I use (Cura v15) designing weird paths when filling in a horizontal surface. It winds up leaving scars, or dragging across an otherwise good horizontal surface. Are there...

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