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by RegB
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Printing Vases
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Printing Vases

Cura also has a "spiral vase" setting - and so too do MOST slicing programs. I am also trying to make something that is "waterproof" although very different to this particular vase. QUESTION: Are there any general tips and tricks for getting ABS to fuse together consistently enough to make "waterpro...
by RegB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: DropLit
Topic: When will more kits be available?
Replies: 1
Views: 1933

Re: When will more kits be available?

BUMP
by RegB
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited
Replies: 9
Views: 4055

Re: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited

I started another thread before finding this one. I am more interested in an in-line dryer than a dryer/storage container. WRT the inner wraps of filament being shielded from drying out - moisture being blocked from traveling OUT through the outer wraps; It probably doesn't matter, since as filament...
by RegB
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Development Topics
Topic: In line filament dryer.
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: In line filament dryer.

Looking at a few "typical" prints of mine; 10 or 12 m of filament, 3 hours or so. If I could "hold" say about 15 m of filament in the in-line dryer that could be enough for my first print of the session. I am thinking this could be a likely scenario; 1) I turn on the dryer 3 or 4...
by RegB
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Development Topics
Topic: In line filament dryer.
Replies: 1
Views: 608

In line filament dryer.

I have seen the "adapted" Walmart grade dehydrators, meh. What I would LIKE to create is a small enclosure that I can dry filament in as it passes through in the normal course of printing. Here are the missing variables, any help in deriving them would be much appreciated; 1) Needed reside...
by RegB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Artemis Linear Rail Mainentance
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Re: Artemis Linear Rail Mainentance

The test print in this thread; http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=3965&p=109532#p109532 Showed up my need for a little rail maintenance. I greased the "faces" of the rails, as well as the slots that the balls ride in, I ran the head up and down a few times to spread it ...
by RegB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: GCode & Test Prints
Topic: Betacha cant print this. wide Calibration test
Replies: 7
Views: 5809

Re: Betacha cant print this. wide Calibration test

In the last hour or so I have printed this circle a few times; ONE of them showed a pattern on parts of it that looked a bit like a braided rope, I discarded that before thinking very much about what that might mean. I did it again to see if that pattern was near a particular tower, between two part...
by RegB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: GCode & Test Prints
Topic: Betacha cant print this. wide Calibration test
Replies: 7
Views: 5809

Re: Betacha cant print this. wide Calibration test

Interesting... I didn't find this when I built my Max V2.0 in 2014, but it prints OK on my Artemis - maybe no surprise, 5 years is a long time in the development of these things. ALMOST disappointed, since I found this while browsing for test prints to improve my first layer adhesion - but this one ...
by RegB
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Lubricating linear rails?
Replies: 13
Views: 1995

Re: Lubricating linear rails?

I haven't done a LOT of printing on mine since receiving it about 3 months ago, but I think I have now put enough printing hours on it that the sounds I am hearing may be due to this idler bearing issue. I have tried to isolate the source using the "mechanic's stethoscope" (screwdriver bla...
by RegB
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Problems with PVA and dual extrusion
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Problems with PVA and dual extrusion

Re previous post.
I just checked the CURA 3.5.1 default settings;
Nozzle switch retraction distance; 16 mm
Nozzle switch retraction speed: 20 mm/sec

That is with ABS, but I don't think the material type matters, only the dimensions of the filament paths in the Y
FWIW, etc.
by RegB
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Problems with PVA and dual extrusion
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Problems with PVA and dual extrusion

I am trying to do this on an Artemis, well not quite this I am trying to do it with ABS, so different material and somewhat different hot ends. Anyway, I noticed mention of tool change retraction of 3 mm and that seems extraordinarily SHORT (to me). I'm thinking that each material needs to get fully...
by RegB
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: 2 Color printing with CURA
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: 2 Color printing with CURA

I'm still trying to slog through this, MOSTLY for 2 material printing so that I can use water soluble support material. I avoid it for a while, then create an object that needs internal support that would be very hard to remove with pliers. Right now I have both extruders responding to elementary co...
by RegB
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: SolidWorks
Topic: SOLIDWORKS FOR $20
Replies: 10
Views: 4170

Re: SOLIDWORKS FOR $20

Curious;
Dassault Systems - - a French company ?
Yet this program is available to US and Canadian ex-Military ONLY.

Maybe their French and/or German and/or Italian and/or ...web sites offer similar programs ?
by RegB
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet Web Control with Webcam
Replies: 9
Views: 4305

Re: Duet Web Control with Webcam

Thanks, but for what I want to do and how I want to do it I think a simple wireless web cam will suffice without adding any burden to the duet.
Just another browser tab or window, maybe split screen or tiled.
by RegB
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet Web Control with Webcam
Replies: 9
Views: 4305

Re: Duet Web Control with Webcam

i was browsing around for something like... make that EXACTLY LIKE this for my Artemis, which of course comes with the duet board anyway. So, it is now 2 1/2 years since this thread was updated - what has changed ? by which I probably mean has this been superseded or has the capability been absorbed...
by RegB
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: CURA
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Re: CURA

The "solution" to the problem I was describing above turned out to be the infill support setting. It SEEMED like a good idea to have infill support, but I either didn't read or didn't digest the word "only" in the description. It DISABLES infill EXCEPT where needed for support - ...
by RegB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Computer Hardware
Topic: Help selecting new computer
Replies: 30
Views: 9695

Re: Help selecting new computer

Yes, yes, all that and more. In a previous life the "philosophy" was about whole backup systems in different time zones with their transactions offset by various intervals, e.g. an hour behind, 4 hours, 8 hours, etc. Some not in the snow belt, some not in earthquake prone areas, some not s...
by RegB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Tech Support Needed on Z-Probe Always Triggered
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Tech Support Needed on Z-Probe Always Triggered

I just noticed that THIS is the Rostock v3 sub forum - and that the OP and I have been talking about SE300 problems.

While I'm not absolutely "up on" which machines can have which Z probes... I thought the Max was restricted to SE280.

Maybe it doesn't matter too much.
by RegB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Tech Support Needed on Z-Probe Always Triggered
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Tech Support Needed on Z-Probe Always Triggered

Continued from previous post; I just finished about a 3 hour print and the blue probe light stayed ON until the extruder cooled to 48 C (from 235). During that time the Z-probe sensor read 1000 most of the time, but flashed 875 a couple of times a minute, and more rarely showed 937. Once it went out...
by RegB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Tech Support Needed on Z-Probe Always Triggered
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Tech Support Needed on Z-Probe Always Triggered

I seem to have a similar symptom to the OP (original poster). When the hot end is HOT the blue probe light will come on and it takes a LONG cool down time before it goes off. Example; Room temperature around 23 C I switched on the printer and intended to change filament, so I turned on the extruder ...
by RegB
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: CURA
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Re: CURA

That thread doesn't show up under software, or I would have used it. My puzzle of the week; Produce a knob about 1 1/2 or 2 inches in diameter. Nothing fancy, just a ball with a hole through it for a bolt and an extruded hex cut to accept the bolt head and act on it as a built in wrench. Since it is...
by RegB
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 3d model slicer software
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: 3d model slicer software

I can't edit the above post, but had meant to say that in Solidworks "mate" will help you figure out where and how your joints don't fit, e.g. a sliding dovetail needs to be right, and I mean JUST RIGHT for the assembly to go together. It can still be worth taking off a TINY bit from each ...
by RegB
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 3d model slicer software
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Re: 3d model slicer software

Ahh yes, "massive" builds". Not usually the domain of 3D printing, but it CAN be done. I'm going through this now, since the PRACTICAL limit on ABS prints is about 10 cm - above that thermal stress and shrinkage cause cracking and/or deformities. Solidworks can do it; basically you wo...
by RegB
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: CURA
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Re: CURA

OK, here's something I haven't figured out (yet) about CURA. There is a tab for "MONITOR" right beside the PREPARE tab on the top left side. It ALWAYS says the printer is not connected, even when the printer IS connected via its web interface. So is this tab active ONLY if/when there is a ...
by RegB
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Computer Hardware
Topic: Help selecting new computer
Replies: 30
Views: 9695

Re: Help selecting new computer

It isn't ALL THAT BAD of an idea to back up a hard drive to that same hard drive - - unless you believe in the types of head crashes of the 1970s with the dreaded spiral scratch(fatal). In THIS century we get a few bad spots once in a while, SOME device drivers will detect them and map them out. If ...

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