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by ccavanaugh
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today

I'm getting 1.15a in the web interface after upgrading. Maybe you need to clear your web browser cache? Did it ask you to refresh after uploading the zip file? https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/blob/dev/WHATS_NEW.md contains notes on what needs to be updated in the config file. Just ready throu...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today

I'm using a .85 board as well. Use these three files and upgrade through the web interface https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/tree/dev/Release/Duet-0.6-0.8.5/Stable ... no need for the bossac method with the .85 board if it's on your network. Upload the iap.bin file first and the WebControl file...
by ccavanaugh
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 36410

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I have been using something like this in some projects in the far past. I was thinking this would be an ideal mounting method for panels of a heatchamber. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnetic-Craft-Adhesive-1-5mm-adhesive/dp/B001DT262C Steel counterpart tape is also available. It would make dismantlin...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 36410

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Hi ccavanaugh, I was wondering if you can post the files for the heated chamber please? I will 2nd the request, I'm looking for one also So... my bad, just saw this. I've been slowly picking at this. I'm not happy with the size of it to prevent reduction of print space and still clear the layer fan...
by ccavanaugh
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Was shipped a convex-shaped heat bed. Same with the replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Was shipped a convex-shaped heat bed. Same with the replacement

Search the old posts, but the convex bed is generally a result of not letting the bed float a bit. The screws holding the bed need to allow it to float just a bit. The simplest thing to do is to loosen the bed screws, bring the bed up to temperature and then just tighten until they don't move. You a...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts

I'm assuming an electroless nickel is being applied. It's a relatively simple and cost effective process to plate parts with. Depending on the phosphorus level used, it is very durable and tends to improve surface finish a bit. I use it a fair amount for rotating shaft/wear conditions and improved c...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: Worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Worth it?

Have you tried the latest Cura >= 2.3.1? It can be a bit cantankerous when it comes to setting up a delta, but once you get there, it has some really nice features as of late. The cubic infill is incredibly strong vs. older infill patterns with very nice path managment. It has Coasting which was a n...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Some musings on retracts
Replies: 15
Views: 1148

Re: Some musings on retracts

The Prometheus has an uninterrupted barrel within limits and can tolerate a lot of retraction without jamming if you have a strong enough extruder to push it through. I use 3.5 - 4.0mm of retraction for PETG and typically 1.5 - 2.0mm for PLA. I'm currently using a Bondtech Extruder. A stock EzStrude...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Pro and Con's
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Filament Pro and Con's

I've struggled a bit more with the Inland PETG vs ColorFabb and MakerGeek PETG. I'm playing around with some PETG from Toner plastics soon. I've found the colored Inland PETGs print more easily than the transparent PETG. My PETG tips... Coasting in Cura or S3D helps a bunch with strings. Use of Pres...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Aligning the 3 towers
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Aligning the 3 towers

This is how I check for alignment. A framing square was not working for me.

http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4339
by ccavanaugh
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: banding/artifacts on the surface of layers with holes
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: banding/artifacts on the surface of layers with holes

I've seen the same issue on my prints... always shows up with round holes. Mine are nowhere as evident as yours. I've tried Slic3r, Cura, KISS, and Simplify 3D. The banding is less noticeable with Cura while using as close as possible settings for each slicer. I need to test some more, but I suspect...
by ccavanaugh
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Prometheus v2
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Prometheus v2

I poked Eric a couple of months about making a PT100 compatible heater block. More poking from others will only help.
by ccavanaugh
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Pro and Con's
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Filament Pro and Con's

I use PETG a fair amount for applications seeing higher temperatures than what PLA can handle. It's a little bit tricker to print with than PLA and ABS, but prints well once you get it dialed in. If it's just a cosmetic part or not exposed to higher temps (hot car, etc), than PLA is my goto. I use A...
by ccavanaugh
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG (PET)
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: PETG (PET)

I've been using it for quite some time for metal lathe fixtures and brackets and the strength has been more than adequate. It is a bit more flexible than PLA, so part design needs to account for the difference if it's an issue. I've also been using it for garage wall brackets, to hang cords, lawn ch...
by ccavanaugh
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Duetwifi + Rostock Max V1 + New PSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Duetwifi + Rostock Max V1 + New PSU?

I would stick with what you have if you upgraded and are not having any issues. No use wasting a good power supply.
by ccavanaugh
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Duetwifi + Rostock Max V1 + New PSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Duetwifi + Rostock Max V1 + New PSU?

Based on prior experience with the old ATX power supply, a meanwell would be much better. Can you hear the layer or hotend fans change speed with heated bed or hotend loads changing? If so, it means it's coming up short on ability to deliver enough power. SeeMeCNC's should be good, and if you look a...
by ccavanaugh
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet WiFi on Rostock Max update
Replies: 23
Views: 1535

Re: Duet WiFi on Rostock Max update

I have a 0.85 & 7" PanelDue running on a cartesian printer and I liked it so much I went with the Duet Wifi for an upgrade on my Max V2. I will start next week. Has anyone tried to use the HE280 with the DC42 or rerap firmwares? I thought I read that it is I2C for the probing. I have not t...
by ccavanaugh
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Auto Cal and PEI
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Auto Cal and PEI

PEI holds up fine to FSR probing and is a relatively hard surface. It should be fine.
by ccavanaugh
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: Trick Trucks mini X ball-cup
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Trick Trucks mini X ball-cup

Very nice!

I'm diggin the new belt clamp setup. Much less fiddly and stronger.
by ccavanaugh
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Lathe Drive Dog
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Lathe Drive Dog

Qdeathstar wrote:Nice looking print.... You can't print petg with the stock extruder can you?


Thanks!... Prometheus hotend on a Max Metal and BondTech extruder
by ccavanaugh
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Lathe Drive Dog
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Lathe Drive Dog

Couldn't find a drive dog with a long enough tang to engage the back plate. I'm only using it to polish a handle, so loads are not very large. Printed in PETG with 0.25 mm layers.

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by ccavanaugh
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 36410

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Good to know! Also, is there a reason that the FSR brackets are in 3 separate files? I can't tell any difference between them, but I don't want to assume. Lol I guess it doesn't really matter. Thanks again! The three versions prevent over constraint and allows for dimensional error and thermal expa...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tricker Laser Aluminum Spreader + PEI sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Tricker Laser Aluminum Spreader + PEI sheet

1st option... you need the glass to keep the PEI flat. The relative flatness of the Trick Laser spreader is good, but not good enough for a consistent layer height.
by ccavanaugh
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Rambo FSR's
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: Rambo FSR's

Rig up a "heavy" weight of some sort that won't ding/bang up your towers. I'm using something around the 2-3 lb range. Home your machine, and set the z-height about mid point. Leave power applied to the motors. Put a dial indicator on the carriage Apply the load and watch the deflection o...
by ccavanaugh
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Rambo FSR's
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: Rambo FSR's

Rig up a "heavy" weight of some sort that won't ding/bang up your towers. I'm using something around the 2-3 lb range. Home your machine, and set the z-height about mid point. Leave power applied to the motors. Put a dial indicator on the carriage Apply the load and watch the deflection o...

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