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by Xenocrates
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Coming soon from 713Maker.com
Replies: 51
Views: 2724

Re: Coming soon from 713Maker.com

There is enough room for a .8.5 at least in the V2, and I believe the wifi and Ethernet are similar in size (I'm told they do share mounting holes). If you need a V2 internal mount, try my design https://repables.com/r/760/. It's an almost exact drop in replacement. It uses two larger fans, and work...
by Xenocrates
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Print quality issue
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Print quality issue

I'm thinking the retraction distance is too high period. The HE280 (Given you're a new poster with new issues, I'm assuming a V3), is based off the E3D Geometry to an extent, and any retractions above 2mm are potentially problematic with both. Additionally, the extrusion multiplier should always be ...
by Xenocrates
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 713 maker effector and hot end mount
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: 713 maker effector and hot end mount

I'm personally a fan of buying from E3D directly, since for me in Michigan, it somehow it cheaper with shipping and currency exchanges to get from them than from Filastruder, and faster than Matterhackers at around the same price. That said, I recomend getting yourself the whole nozzle fun pack, and...
by Xenocrates
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: I can't move a model around plate
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: I can't move a model around plate

Find the "Center On Print Bed"(Or some similar crap) option in the settings and turn it off. It isn't respecting your edit because the setting overrides it.
by Xenocrates
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MAX V3 calibration woes or am I an idiot? HA
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: MAX V3 calibration woes or am I an idiot? HA

The high spots between towers seems to be semi-solvable through minor adjustments of the axis steps per mm. The symptoms specific to a tower point to a problem in the seating of the tower (So check your measurement instruments, as well as the angles there). There's some others working the problem he...
by Xenocrates
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Water cooling questions
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Water cooling questions

I have had issues with heat creep, which is partially due to the chamber, but also due to the low flow rate of the filament, which has caused jams at times. Watercooling removes the heat creep, as it is not heating with the chamber, but also works with a lower ΔT, meaning cooling is more efficient. ...
by Xenocrates
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Water cooling questions
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Water cooling questions

Since I've been looking into it, I'll tell you about some of the problems I see with it (Since I have most of the parts already anyways). Firstly, if you print with moisture sensitive materials such as nylon, you end up needing to go closed loop on the cooling, increasing cost, as you need either a ...
by Xenocrates
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Spain!
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Hello from Spain!

Heh. I've gotten to the point that when I'm not upgrading it (Which has mostly stopped out of a lack of upgrades to do), that it gives less trouble than a Taz 6 (Or 18, since I end up taking care of a rather large lab full of students using them). Eventually it will either mostly settle out (Or you ...
by Xenocrates
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: One Hell of a time with stringing
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: One Hell of a time with stringing

Joe, part of the problem was your appear to have been a little too terse with your response. Pointing out the shown settings are the same, or that the pictures don't show well would have been more helpful, and largely better received. And while brevity is the soul of wit, small-talk is the heart of ...
by Xenocrates
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: strange build artifacts, how do I avoid them?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: strange build artifacts, how do I avoid them?

Those are usually a sign of imperfect retractions, as there is a little debris on the nozzle, and as it wipes off onto the part, it gradually moves against the build direction as it builds up on the side it approaches from. I have to disagree. I believe it is temperature issue. It really is both. I...
by Xenocrates
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Canada Team
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Canada Team

My suggestion, for removal from the print itself, use a wood-burning kit or a soldering iron with a hot knife attachment. For removal from the bed, I suggest honing the spatula SeeMe provides on a diamond or waterstone along one edge and the tip. Glad to hear it's impressive. One suggestion would be...
by Xenocrates
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Coming soon from 713Maker.com
Replies: 51
Views: 2724

Re: Coming soon from 713Maker.com

I wish I could have seen it, although with no rockets to launch, there wasn't much reason for me to go. I can't wait to see the V2 kit, although I would probably only buy it if I were building a new printer.
by Xenocrates
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: strange build artifacts, how do I avoid them?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: strange build artifacts, how do I avoid them?

no. In this case, a paper towel or bit of leather, while it's at temperature. But to get them to go away, tune your retraction settings, possibly increase the length a little, or increase the non-printing speed.
by Xenocrates
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: strange build artifacts, how do I avoid them?
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: strange build artifacts, how do I avoid them?

Those are usually a sign of imperfect retractions, as there is a little debris on the nozzle, and as it wipes off onto the part, it gradually moves against the build direction as it builds up on the side it approaches from.
by Xenocrates
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Spain!
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Hello from Spain!

Welcome to the forums. I'm curious if your max is a V2 or V3. It sounds like you have a goal in mind with the pursuit of that sort of accuracy, so I wish you interesting but untroubling pursuit of it.
by Xenocrates
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with duetwifi's cpu fan
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Problem with duetwifi's cpu fan

That sounds somewhat nuts. The always on connectors should always output the same voltage as the input. I would connect the CPU fan directly to the power supply if you're particularly concerned (And potentially send Dave Crocker a message if he doesn't jump in here, given the weird behavior).
by Xenocrates
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with duetwifi's cpu fan
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Problem with duetwifi's cpu fan

I would go with the actual power supply, as that will tell you if it's a regulation problem, instead of the fans, where it could just be a 'getting warm and experiencing some voltage sag' problem with the onboard traces.
by Xenocrates
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with duetwifi's cpu fan
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Problem with duetwifi's cpu fan

These sorts of microprocessors are easily able to exceed 50C. the specific chip is rated with an absolute max of 105C, so you are well in the safe zone. However, that seems to be a sign of weak 12V power regulation, which is another serious issue. Please check your power supply output while at idle,...
by Xenocrates
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Top layer not closing
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Top layer not closing

that sounds like either too high a layer height for the nozzle size, or too little extrusion over all. But the sides on the tapered cube don't look starved or too tall either. Perhaps it's an issue with the track width settings, or overlap?
by Xenocrates
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Best way to Print with Rostock Max 2
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Best way to Print with Rostock Max 2

I use primarily KISS, although sometimes CURA (when working with the printers at the college as well, it's easier for me to build a Cura profile for my Max, instead of a KISS profile for the 18 taz 6's which are all slightly different, while the profiles are already built in CURA). I've also used Cr...
by Xenocrates
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Best way to Print with Rostock Max 2
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Best way to Print with Rostock Max 2

I tend to print from SD cards. solves the USB connectivity issues, and potential for it to go to sleep. (At this point, I use a different controller board, but using the SD card on the LCD interface is one of the nicest ways to do it). Real, repeatable prints, no problems with interference (My print...
by Xenocrates
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Hi

As a note, the modern RAMBO cannot be powered over USB, as the easiest way to fix an issue they were having with earlier designs, so it never will be powered over USB If you have a multimeter, I would check the resistance of everything on the fan connectors, as well as looking for a bridge on any so...
by Xenocrates
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hotend won't stay above 240 and goes to DEF
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Hotend won't stay above 240 and goes to DEF

There is also the (somewhat) rare case of the temperature getting outside of the range set for safety, and thus calling itself defective with an accurate measurement. This sounds like it's having an issue with PID drive max, overmuch fan, or a PID tune. I would attempt to retune the hotend at the te...
by Xenocrates
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Hi

Welcome to the forums Jim. We're happy to help, and try to get things working to the point where you're happy with the printer. Any information you can give us on what isn't working, or what happens helps us help you. It sounds like you blew the logic/fan fuse, but that's all I can think of at the m...
by Xenocrates
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Impressions: Duet vs. Smoothie
Replies: 71
Views: 17910

Re: Impressions: Duet vs. Smoothie

Another more radical option would be to simply produce a driver shield for the Raspberry Pi, and port their firmware to run on it. They'd get built-in OctoPrint in the deal. OctoPrint can gobble down G-code files way faster than the Duet can because it has a huge RAM. That alone is reason enough fo...

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