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by jlmccuan
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MRRF 2016 is HERE! - March 18-20 - Be there or be Cartesian!
Replies: 42
Views: 6778

Re: MRRF 2016 is HERE! - March 18-20 - Be there or be Cartes

Just wondering how the post production of the Saturday sessions was coming along.
by jlmccuan
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MRRF 2016 is HERE! - March 18-20 - Be there or be Cartesian!
Replies: 42
Views: 6778

Re: MRRF 2016 is HERE! - March 18-20 - Be there or be Cartes

Have the links to the sessions been posted anywhere?
by jlmccuan
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Quick Change Hotend board
Replies: 63
Views: 13514

Re: Quick Change Hotend board

Thanks. Mine is on the way.
by jlmccuan
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Quick Change Hotend board
Replies: 63
Views: 13514

Re: Quick Change Hotend board

The web site says "Available Soon". Are they available?
by jlmccuan
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothiboard Hot Bed connection?
Replies: 12
Views: 2844

Re: Smoothiboard Hot Bed connection?

Each "big" MOSFET has its own power connection, so I think you can use 12V on one and 24V on another, but I'm not totally sure. I greatly improved my heated bed warmup time by simply putting a dish towel on it while it heats. Makes it come up to temp MUCH faster! I thought the big mofsets...
by jlmccuan
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 114246

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothi

I got my USB stalling issues fixed by using a firmware.bin that has the msd_disable function included so I can turn off sd card access. Evidently the newest firmware has this left out. But it doesn't have your calibration functions. Would you mind compiling your firmware with msd_disable functionali...
by jlmccuan
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 114246

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothi

When I ran G32 I got the following lines and a huge crash into the bed. Determining the probe-from height Probe-from height = 50520723.000 I got that fixed as in my above post. The big issue now is getting the USB to stop stalling. I can be jogging around, trying a G29 z0, G32, dry run a program, or...
by jlmccuan
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 114246

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothi

Wow, what a long 17 hour day on this. For any of you in the same boat some day. issue an M502 from your terminal program reboot Smoothie erase firmware.cur or whatever other extension it might have copy a new copy of your firmware.bin to the sdcard power down the Smoothie and disconnect USB cable pl...
by jlmccuan
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 114246

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothi

I'm having two issues. I believe the first caused the carnage. Even after disabling automount, my Win8 machine still opens the sdcard every time I plug in the USB cable. I've set dsd_disable to both true and false, no difference. So I went ahead and did my G29 and my probe was pretty consistent with...
by jlmccuan
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Forum Navigation PARTIALLY SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Forum Navigation Partially Solved

Well, I found a partial answer, at least on the pictures being too large to fit the screen. I switched my Board Preferences/Board Style from prosilver to Metro Blue. Pics scale fine now.
by jlmccuan
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Does Your Rostock MAX v2 Hold Its Calibration?
Replies: 35
Views: 6324

Re: Does Your Rostock MAX v2 Hold Its Calibration?

I have 2 Max's. They just don't require recalibration, either one. There are 500 odd hours on the first and 200 or so on the second. I load them up in my truck with the passenger seat laid back and carry them by grabbing the Y tower and lugging it like a suitcase. I did make some shims to lock the t...
by jlmccuan
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Going to Build using the Max Metal Frame...no kit
Replies: 114
Views: 15735

Re: Going to Build using the Max Metal Frame...no kit

Not sure, looking at your spreadsheet, but make sure you account for shipping. It really adds up when sourcing from several vendors.
by jlmccuan
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Optimal speed without compromising quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2395

Re: Optimal speed without compromising quality

We ran our delta against a Makrbot with the Makrbot initially being faster until the number perimeter and top bottom layers was equalized and the infill was matched. Then the Rostock Max was done in almost half the time of the Makrbot. This is 100% slicer settings. You were comparing an apple to a ...
by jlmccuan
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Optimal speed without compromising quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2395

Re: Optimal speed without compromising quality

Also note how many perimeter, top and bottom layers are being printed as well as type and density of infill. All these things add up. We ran our delta against a Makrbot with the Makrbot initially being faster until the number perimeter and top bottom layers was equalized and the infill was matched. ...
by jlmccuan
Sat May 30, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: DropLit
Topic: Build Platform and Projector Sync
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Build Platform and Projector Sync

I've had no problems with the timing in CW. The first layers' times and subsequent layers each have their own timing and don't require any editing for everything to be right on with regards to the exposure, retract and return to the next layer. For one resin I use I have a 12 second exposure for the...
by jlmccuan
Fri May 29, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 5 axis machines
Replies: 19
Views: 5209

Re: 5 axis machines

JFettig, I don't have any problems with rigidity, but I work almost completely in aluminum. My issue is the lack of speed as I normally machine using HSM. I have done some mods to mine which is the generation before what is on the web site now which likely contribute to rigidity. I understand earlie...
by jlmccuan
Sun May 10, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: 110VAC Bed Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

110VAC Bed Heater

Has anyone worked with doing a heated bed using line voltage rather than from the power supply?
by jlmccuan
Tue May 05, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Speed / Flow ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Speed / Flow ??

Using the Speed Multiplier is a good way to experiment and look at what increasing or decreasing your speed in the slicer settings would do. Increasing the speed adjusts the speed of travel and the calculations on flow are adjusted as well to match the new speed. Increasing or decreasing the flow is...
by jlmccuan
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Steppers How Hot Is Too Hot At 24 Volts
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Steppers How Hot Is Too Hot At 24 Volts

The only thing I would add is to watch the extruder motor temp. It can conduct enough heat to the drive gear to soften filament and cause you trouble. We've had to cut the current back even on 12VDC on some machines.
by jlmccuan
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: mhackney's Beta DropLit build
Replies: 196
Views: 38142

Re: mhackney's Beta DropLit build

mhackney's hex file in this thread works fine on my DropLit. I assumed he made the changes and updated the post.
by jlmccuan
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Forum Navigation PARTIALLY SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Forum Navigation PARTIALLY SOLVED

I hope it's just me, but there are times when I click a subforum or topic and it pops right up and other times when it takes several minutes. Sometimes I get impatient and click again and it pops right up, sometimes it just sits there. I don't have this on other fora I frequent using phpBB® Forum So...
by jlmccuan
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 5 axis machines
Replies: 19
Views: 5209

Re: 5 axis machines

Sorry. I was sure I included the link, but it's not there, so I guess I didn't.

http://shopmasterusa.com/


There we go.
by jlmccuan
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 5 axis machines
Replies: 19
Views: 5209

Re: 5 axis machines

I have one of these. Well under $10K with tooling. Does almost everything I need with the exceptions being items on the mill requiring over 24" machined in one axis.
by jlmccuan
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Glass Adhesion FIXED
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Re: Glass Adhesion FIXED

Hairspray works great for our 2 MAX's using PLA, ABS, Taulman T-Glase and 910.
by jlmccuan
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: DropLit
Topic: Starting at Zero "Z"
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: Starting at Zero "Z"

I loosen the knob holding the build platform so I can wiggle it as I Z down in .1mm steps and stop as I feel resistance to movement.

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