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by drwho
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: High Pitched Sound from Rambo?
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: High Pitched Sound from Rambo?

I just have to say I love this forum. I can't say how many times something goes wrong and this forum has saved me :) Thanks everyone!
by drwho
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD Shut Down
Replies: 20
Views: 1850

Re: LCD Shut Down

Great thread. I'm pretty sure this is what we're currently dealing with. When working with the hot end everything just shut off or so it seemed. Then we noticed the power supply fan was still on. When we connect with the computer it's not showing a bed at all. It loads as 1 command waiting and won't...
by drwho
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaps in printing
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: Gaps in printing

Eaglezsoar wrote:I am not sure what is causing your problems but I am answering to refresh your message on the forum. Does anyone have any ideas that can help drwho?


Thank you so much Eaglezsoar. That was very kind for you to refresh our message.
by drwho
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaps in printing
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: Gaps in printing

Did you configure your slicer to account for a .8mm nozzle and a reasonable layer height? This looks like typical filament starving. With a nozzle that large, extrusion speed too high could also cause a problem. What happens when you slow printing down to 20mm/s? Yes the slicer is accounting for an...
by drwho
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaps in printing
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: Gaps in printing

With PLA it could be extruder drive motor getting hot and softening the PLA, limiting extrusion. Also might be the issues some seem to have putting PLA through a v6. Check that the hot end was assembled per instructions and retraction is short and slow. I use 2mm and 10mm/s on my v6. Good point. My...
by drwho
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaps in printing
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Gaps in printing

Between the layers is space. Here is what we've done to try and correct the problem. We've made sure the printer's calibrated, nozzle is not clogged, rerun the PID loops, played with extrusion width, cleared the hobbed gear. We did find the PTFE connector was bent. Replaced that and it's still happe...
by drwho
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Volcano Test Print
Replies: 17
Views: 5607

Re: Volcano Test Print

bubbasnow wrote:i did these e-chain links with volcano 1.2mm nozzle 1mm height. PLA. 230deg 45mm/sec


Have become more proficient in PLA on both a .4mm and .8mm tips and I will be trying these settings on the 1.2mm later tonight. Thank you for sharing.
by drwho
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: V2 Enclosure
Replies: 72
Views: 16007

Re: V2 Enclosure

e_hutch wrote:Trying to print this enclosure, had to construct a draft blocking apparatus in the mean time. Poor guy looks homeless.
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Ha. Do what works. We had something similar while we were printing the enclosure pieces.
by drwho
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 300 C+ HOTEND
Replies: 34
Views: 6239

Re: 300 C+ HOTEND

Great potential. I like the way this group thinks. One thing to keep in mind most thermistors go up to 300°C. Beyond that you'll be switching to a thermocouple. I not sure what other changes that would entail but I'm sure someone on here is better versed in this area. Hi dryho Did some research on ...
by drwho
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 300 C+ HOTEND
Replies: 34
Views: 6239

Re: 300 C+ HOTEND

Great potential. I like the way this group thinks.

One thing to keep in mind most thermistors go up to 300°C. Beyond that you'll be switching to a thermocouple. I not sure what other changes that would entail but I'm sure someone on here is better versed in this area.
by drwho
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASED!
Replies: 389
Views: 62407

Re: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASING OCT 15

The day has come, Im so excited. These are very good looking pieces BTW. W00t
by drwho
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Proto pasta iron letter sign
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Proto pasta iron letter sign

Thank you for your tips, it was running much too hot and as a result was over extruding. Turned it down to about 195 and it seems to be doing much better. We have moved to the FE PLA, and it seems to be printing great. The front seems to be not sticking but I think we just need to recalibrate some t...
by drwho
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASED!
Replies: 389
Views: 62407

Re: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount.

These look amazing, still very interested. Will be ordering a shade of yellow. Look forward to seeing the site go up.
by drwho
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Proto pasta iron letter sign
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Proto pasta iron letter sign

Is the over extrusion causing the folding? Still new to PLA so pointers are greatly appreciated.
by drwho
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: High Speed Tune with PLA
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: High Speed Tune with PLA

KAS wrote:Is that tinfoil under your glass?

Under the glass is actually aluminum foil. It was initally used for a large print that was pulling up the foil helped spread the heat more evenly. This works fine until I get around to ordering a silicone wafer.
by drwho
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: High Speed Tune with PLA
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: High Speed Tune with PLA

She hums along with the following settings for ABS. I agree with ABS being able to handle faster speeds. We have had prints into the low 120mm/s in ABS. PLA on the other hand, at least this filament, has a much different adhesion profile. It takes loner to "set" when cornering. It will no...
by drwho
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Proto pasta iron letter sign
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Proto pasta iron letter sign

We're making a letter for our door. We just finished a test print in PLA. We'll be printing in the iron filament soon. I'll update this post with the results.
by drwho
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: High Speed Tune with PLA
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

High Speed Tune with PLA

We have a been tuning and test this machine for some time and have finally gotten to a point where it is running great. A fascination of mine has always been speed so we have upped the speed on Zoe (our printer). We only recommend this for a very well tuned printer, as speed amplifies everything. Al...
by drwho
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Volcano Test Print
Replies: 17
Views: 5607

Re: Volcano Test Print

Wow this printed very well. Have been working with ABS primarily on a Volcano 0.8mm and decided to try 1.2 in PLA. The results have been less than good. Im sure it has to do with the fact that I switch two variables at once. I would be interested in see your settings. Or a config file added here wou...
by drwho
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASED!
Replies: 389
Views: 62407

Re: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount.

@travelphotog These really coming along. They look great. I want to add this to the budget. I have seen $35, is that right? Strongly considering one of these for the e3d v6 I just installed. Hope all goes well with the move and Im happy for you having more time to tinker and mill, that is the dream....
by drwho
Fri May 08, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Custom anodized E3d heat sinks and heater blocks
Replies: 28
Views: 4782

Re: Custom anodized E3d heat sinks and heater blocks

Cool, I look forward to seeing the results. I appreciate you putting the parts through their paces before selling them.
by drwho
Fri May 08, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 6375

Re: New Rostock Troubles

The globs look like its too tight to the bed. Try backing off the bed a bit. Also would turn up the heat to at least 235C If your using thin copy paper try this. See if it moves and then remove the paper and try to put it back under. If you can't get the paper back under the nozzle its too tight. It...
by drwho
Thu May 07, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SOLVED: Error printing X.stl from Rostock Max enclosure
Replies: 21
Views: 2367

Re: Error printing X.stl from Rostock Max enclosure by jfett

I would suggest a few things as this happened to me on a few of the test pieces that I made. First make sure you can a calibration print satisfactorily. I have attached the circle test that I use. Second because this is a big heavy print you want to more grip on the ABS. Heavy parts will have a high...
by drwho
Fri May 01, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Zoe's (Rostock Max V2) Enclosure
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Zoe's (Rostock Max V2) Enclosure

What layer height are you using?

The majority of our pieces are printed at .4 mm height.
by drwho
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Zoe's (Rostock Max V2) Enclosure
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Zoe's (Rostock Max V2) Enclosure

CRPerry Jr. No trouble with printing the X.stl file. What issue is it giving you?

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