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by MrJoe
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us
Replies: 34
Views: 13625

Re: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us

Carl was kind to me too, and I will miss his posts and good humor on the forum. Thank you all for sharing stories and the photo.
by MrJoe
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: [Solved] Print 3dlabprint Airplanes and Rostock Max - any success?
Replies: 37
Views: 6412

Re: [Solved] Print 3dlabprint Airplanes and Rostock Max - any success?

Gary, Thank you for taking the time to explain your process and post those files. The plane looks great.
I just updated my printer and plan on printing the P38 once I get it all dialed in.
by MrJoe
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 70513

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

I'd like to thank dc42, mhackney, geneb and other forum users for all of the great information they posted on the Duet controller. It was technically challenging and rewarding to make this upgrade and I couldn't have done it without your help. I installed the Duet 0.8.5 and the DC42 IR sensor board ...
by MrJoe
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Layer Shifting
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: Layer Shifting

I finally got my Rostock Max V2 printing really well again after experiencing layer shifting and degraded quality over time. There were 3 issues that I had to address in addition to checking belt tension. 1. I noticed a click from the Y-axis injection molded carriage. When I took it apart an injecti...
by MrJoe
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question.
Replies: 28
Views: 3740

Re: Question.

I've been able to resume prints that ran out of filament by cleaning the top surface (get rid of strings and poorly extruded junk) and then measuring the height of the print on the print bed. I then bottom clip that amount and use the same dimension for a Z offset. It has helped me to preheat the be...
by MrJoe
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from PushPlastic
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Hello from PushPlastic

The Astrosyn vibration dampers for X, Y and Z stepper motors will make the printer a lot quieter and are easier to install during the build than retrofitting them.
by MrJoe
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Print keeps shifting
Replies: 13
Views: 2386

Re: Print keeps shifting

If none of the other approaches work take a look at your stepper motor current values in configuration.h. I had mine set too high after updating firmware and the stepper motors (or stepper motor drivers) were overheating and shutting down briefly while they cooled off, causing lost steps and misalig...
by MrJoe
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sober Thoughts about our lives.
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Sober Thoughts about our lives.

That is a great reminder of life's most important priorities during this time of year when people give material possessions too much time and energy. Thank you for posting that.
by MrJoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: PETG 0.8mm Layer Height
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: PETG 0.8mm Layer Height

Edit - I did not add the photo correctly.
by MrJoe
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: PETG 0.8mm Layer Height
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

PETG 0.8mm Layer Height

I printed some "concrete fish" from thingiverse from PETG and placed them on an EL panel to photograph them. One color is Inland gold, the other is Inland clear. This is cheap filament, less than $19 (USD) per 1kg roll. There are 0 top layers, 0 bottom layers and 30% hex infill. Printed at...
by MrJoe
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Mattercontrol doesn't slice my bracelet correctly
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

Re: Mattercontrol doesn't slice my bracelet correctly

To determine if it is a wall thickness problem maybe you can scale the part up to 2X and slice it to see if it slices properly. It won't produce a wearable bracelet but might satisfy your curiosity.
by MrJoe
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: New carriages are available!
Replies: 49
Views: 15544

Re: New carriages are available!

The spring arms are same material as the arms used in our machine since 2012. We use a high quality glass filled nylon of which I have over 12 years of experience molding. It will not creep or set because we do not exceed the elastic limit of the material. Note: You can damage the arm by installing...
by MrJoe
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: New carriages are available!
Replies: 49
Views: 15544

Re: New carriages are available!

Will the plastic used for the spring arms creep over time and loosen the grip on the rails?
by MrJoe
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Chantilly, Virginia
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Hello from Chantilly, Virginia

I'm old enough to remember the Rolodex.
And the mimeograph machine they made copies with in elementary school too, a technological wonder in its time.
3D printers were science fiction back then, and are an indispensable tool for me at work now.
by MrJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Chantilly, Virginia
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Hello from Chantilly, Virginia

Welcome to the forum and the Rostock Max V2.
I live in Northern Virginia too, built my Rostock in October and love it.
Send a PM if you get stuck on the build or need some local help.

The PETG from Microcenter, not far from Chantilly, is real nice material and relatively inexpensive ($25).
by MrJoe
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printing multiple pieces
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Printing multiple pieces

I think this is possible using the Slic3r slice engine with MatterControl with the Sequential Printing setting under the Output Options.
http://wiki.mattercontrol.com/Slice_Settings
by MrJoe
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get holes right
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Re: Can't get holes right

It will also help to level the bed. The extruded "lines" are touching towards the top of the picture and much further apart at the bottom.
by MrJoe
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the group Baldovin. Great printer and great people on the forums. Gestalt73, Great job on the InMoov clone, and thank you for introducing me to InMoov. I bought my Rostock Max to continue my Arduino education and to make enclosures for electronics and other projects. I will look into InMo...
by MrJoe
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG (PET)
Replies: 13
Views: 5186

Re: PETG (PET)

I've been using PETG from Microcenter with good results. 70°C bed, 247°C extruder, PEI bed surface Sliced with MatterControl I was able to reduce stringing and blobs by adding a wipe before retracting. I can attest that the PETG is strong and flexible, does not break as easily as PLA. I was able to ...
by MrJoe
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Does Your Rostock MAX v2 Hold Its Calibration?
Replies: 35
Views: 6469

Re: Does Your Rostock MAX v2 Hold Its Calibration?

I calibrated the Rostock Max V2 when building it, and many times thereafter while I was learning about the printer. I've upgraded to the PEI print surface and the bed hasn't been removed since then. I check the calibration often and it usually does not need adjustment. I was using glue sticks prior ...
by MrJoe
Wed May 20, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Turbo kit prototypes
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Turbo kit prototypes

Great looking part and print.
It must be exciting and rewarding when you get your first look at the investment cast part.
by MrJoe
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 8515

Re: MatterControl Touch

Thank you all for the replies and giving me some sensible options.
by MrJoe
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First layer issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: First layer issues

Guanu, Do I need to make any other changes after tweaking the Z height? Like horizontal radius?
The answer is probably obvious to somebody with more experience than I have, but I'm still a novice.
Thank You
by MrJoe
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl Touch
Replies: 38
Views: 8515

MatterControl Touch

I'm going to buy a second Rostock Max for work and was wondering if anyone has tried the new MatterControl Touch tablet for controlling their printer. Looks like a good idea in principle, I wonder if it has been implemented successfully. I just noticed the post from stonewater, thank you for the inf...
by MrJoe
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Field & Stream video of my 3D Printed Fly Reel
Replies: 23
Views: 3461

Re: Field & Stream video of my 3D Printed Fly Reel

Great job on the design and execution of that fully functional work of art.

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