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by mvansomeren
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: HE280 upgrade for MAX v2 - Worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: HE280 upgrade for MAX v2 - Worth it?

Well, at this point I'm over it. Not one positive response - not even from the staff at SeeMeCNC. I'm not sure why they are even selling the upgrade if it is so laden with challenges.

On to more pressing endeavors...

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
by mvansomeren
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: HE280 upgrade for MAX v2 - Worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: HE280 upgrade for MAX v2 - Worth it?

That's it?! I expected that there would be a lot more input both pro and con for this upgrade. Based on the one response, it seems that I would be better off not upgrading. Maybe I overestimated the benefits of this upgrade. Is there anyone who has had a positive experience upgrading their MAX v2 wi...
by mvansomeren
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: HE280 upgrade for MAX v2 - Worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

HE280 upgrade for MAX v2 - Worth it?

I've been eyeing the HE280 Hotend upgrade since it became available. I've also read quite a few post with folks having issues with the upgrade. I've had the MAX V2 for about 20 months now and it's been a rock solid performer! Other than having to replace the stock hotend once (the nozzle became &quo...
by mvansomeren
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Stock power supply?
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Stock power supply?

Upgrading now is easier. I use a Corsair 750W modular supply. You won't regret it, but you may regret sticking with the stock power supply down the road.
by mvansomeren
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: ESUN PETG
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: ESUN PETG

I've been using Alchement white PETG for some time now. It prints well at 235* with a bed temp of 95* on glue stick. I have not had any failed prints. My only complaint is that it tends to ooze from the hotend. It's fine when its printing but just before the print starts, it oozes quite a bit. The p...
by mvansomeren
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid
Replies: 22
Views: 2696

Re: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid

I recommend printing it in PETG. It is strong, and many of the qualities of ABS except that it doesn't warp or shrink like ABS.
by mvansomeren
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot end won't heat above 220C
Replies: 15
Views: 4238

Re: Hot end won't heat above 220C

Agree with Ben. I suddenly developed the problem you described and redid my hotend PID settings and the problem was solved.
by mvansomeren
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: S3D version 3.0 is out
Replies: 120
Views: 14861

Re: S3D version 3.0 is out

That worked., thanks.
by mvansomeren
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: S3D version 3.0 is out
Replies: 120
Views: 14861

Re: S3D version 3.0 is out

Awesome! Will I be prompted to download the new version when I open S3D or do I need to go to the website and download it manually?
by mvansomeren
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: ProtoCycler
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: ProtoCycler

I wonder how much moisture would end up in the filament. I didn't see any drying mechanism in the video. Maybe you need to run this in a humidity controlled room?
by mvansomeren
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wimpy Heated Bed (can't reach 100C)
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Wimpy Heated Bed (can't reach 100C)

It's most likely the PSU. The stock ones are mediocre. I replaced mine with a Corsair 750W and it doesn't take long for the heat bed to get to temp. Mine is sent to 95* for ABS
by mvansomeren
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: What causes the nozzle to simply stop moving?
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: What causes the nozzle to simply stop moving?

Just change the power settings in your computer so it doesn't "fall asleep." I print all the time with the computer connected - some prints over 10 hours. I've not even tried printing from the SD card. It's okay if the screen saver comes on but you don't want the monitor or hard drives to ...
by mvansomeren
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Does Your Rostock MAX v2 Hold Its Calibration?
Replies: 35
Views: 4991

Re: Does Your Rostock MAX v2 Hold Its Calibration?

It probably is closely related to the build process and making sure all of the mechanical aspects are correctly installed and functioning (i.e., no binding, looseness, etc.) My printer has held it's calibration since the day I built it and I have about 408hrs of use on it so far.
by mvansomeren
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: BotFeeder Anniversary Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: BotFeeder Anniversary Sale

Bot(tom) feeder? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
by mvansomeren
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: New guy from LA
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: New guy from LA

Congratulations! All calibrated up and ready to print?
by mvansomeren
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG (PET)
Replies: 13
Views: 3785

Re: PETG (PET)

I've used PETG and it has a lot of good qualities. The thing that I don't like about it is it's tendency to ooze from the hotend... much more than ABS, which is what I use mainly.
by mvansomeren
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Any tips for removing scuffs from translucent PLA?
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Any tips for removing scuffs from translucent PLA?

What about this stuff? I use it but haven't tried it on translucent PLA.... it may work:

http://taulman3d.com/t-glase-optics.html
by mvansomeren
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: First test print with a Smoothieboard
Replies: 15
Views: 3335

Re: First test print with a Smoothieboard

Quick update. The final setting that gave me the best 20mm cube print was to increase junction-deviation to 35. The edges came out sharp and on the same plane as the cube surface. It would be nice to have a discussion where we can set up Smoothieware to be perfectly dialed in for Rostock Max 2. It ...
by mvansomeren
Fri May 29, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Hotend can no longer get to 235*
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Hotend can no longer get to 235*

Well, voltage and current aren't isn't the problem. The PSU is a Corsair 750W which is a very robust power supply. It was the PID tuning. I redid it a second time and all is well. I think over time, the resistors don't put out as much heat...and will probably put out less as they get even older. Tha...
by mvansomeren
Thu May 28, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: New guy from LA
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: New guy from LA

Hello neighbor! I'm just in the next city over (Northridge).

If I can be of any help when you're building the V2, just let me know. I've got about 270 hours of total printing time on my V2 so far.

Marcel
by mvansomeren
Thu May 28, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Mega Sale for Makemendel 3D Printers... hurry up !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Mega Sale for Makemendel 3D Printers... hurry up !!!

Mega sale to me means buy one printer and get one printer free! :lol:
by mvansomeren
Tue May 26, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: LMR-400 coaxial cable clamps...
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: LMR-400 coaxial cable clamps...

Nice clamps - those could come in handy. I'm getting ready to put up my antenna in the next couple of weeks.

Are you planning on posting the stl files?

Marcel - W6MVS
by mvansomeren
Fri May 22, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: extruder temperature problems
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: extruder temperature problems

You might double check your wiring to the hot end.. maybe the crimping isn't making solid contact with the heating resistors?
by mvansomeren
Thu May 21, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: EZStruder adapter for soft 1.75mm filament
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: EZStruder adapter for soft 1.75mm filament

Since a lot of us don't have a .25mm nozzle, maybe you would consider printing a selling a few of those. I would be willing to pay for it.

If you would be willing to do that, please send me a PM.
by mvansomeren
Wed May 20, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Hotend can no longer get to 235*
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Hotend can no longer get to 235*

I changed them through MatterControl but I'm currently using Simplify3D. Now, last night it couldn't get up to temp again but I didn't have time to check the EEPROM settings to see if they changed again. If they didn't then I have to suspect that the heat resistors have weakened or perhaps one of th...

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