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by Xenocrates
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Heater problem
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Heater problem

So long as it's fixed, everyone is happy. As I mentioned, your English is more than sufficient for normal conversation. I'm just used to some particular terms, and with most of the people I deal with, something other than those terms usually means either a fire hazard, or an entertaining failure. In...
by Xenocrates
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Hacker Series - H2
Topic: My printer stopped heating mid print (hotend)
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: My printer stopped heating mid print (hotend)

Printing from SD card or USB? If SD, post the file. if USB, try using an SD card.
by Xenocrates
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Power supply smoking :)
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Power supply smoking :)

I would check for any bridged connections, and check the resistance from the power supply terminals. If any are under 300 ohms when off, you may have a problem. Any under 1 ohm when off are a smoking gun.
by Xenocrates
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Hacker Series - H2
Topic: My printer stopped heating mid print (hotend)
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: My printer stopped heating mid print (hotend)

It could be that it's sliced with a bad argument for temperature, or a hardware failure is setting it to dry run. Does it reset the temperature as soon as you start a print, or after a random period of time? Has anything changed, either hardware or software (IE, did you update, plug something back i...
by Xenocrates
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Heater problem
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Heater problem

Welcome to the forums, and I'm sorry it was to deal with an issue. By narrowing the power supply cables, what do you mean? Were they replaced with a smaller size or wire, cut down, or something else. If the LCD is running, it's unlikely you've blown the fan fuse, or actually removed the wire the por...
by Xenocrates
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: HE280 Keeps mysteriously clogging
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: HE280 Keeps mysteriously clogging

The reason he has contempt for it is because it is a band-aid fix, which has noticeable trade-offs. Running at ABS temps exceeds the smoke point of Canola oil, and others, like PETG or PC, much less PEEK or PEI filaments (You know, the higher temp stuff that's the reason we bought V6's instead of J-...
by Xenocrates
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Want to hire a printmaster for remote troubleshooting
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Want to hire a printmaster for remote troubleshooting

Can you try printing a 50mm cube, as well as posting some pictures with examples of the problems? The STL or Cad models would be helpful as well, but I understand the potential need for an NDA for a company. (Although in the industrial equipment and sensor space, I'm used to getting at least drawing...
by Xenocrates
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Want to hire a guru for remote troubleshooting help with Rostock Max V2
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Want to hire a guru for remote troubleshooting help with Rostock Max V2

I'm interested in helping, although since my hardware is far from a match with yours, I would not accept pay, since all I could do for sure is point your tech in the right direction. I'm sure there are some others who will help as well. If you'd like an email address to reach me at, feel free to pm ...
by Xenocrates
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: My super fun time build!
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: My super fun time build!

Take them, bundle them carefully without tape, and spin them through. Failing that, drop thin cord through and tie it to the wires, and pull them like that. You could also strip the ends a bit, and solder a smaller wire, although make sure you don't solder anything going in a spring or screw terminal.
by Xenocrates
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: My super fun time build!
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: My super fun time build!

Hey Don, it helps if you tell us which printer (I am assuming the V3, given the reference numbers match). Yes, the thermistors are fragile, and I broke one myself in my early days. (Thus why I largely dumped thermistors, other than for the Onyx, but that's beside the point). If you've got the correc...
by Xenocrates
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Done buying Hatchbox
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Done buying Hatchbox

I've had issues with hatchbox that looked like a crossed spool once or twice, but they were either as Jim put it, or because I'd taken that spool on and off the printer a few times. Also, red ABS from them seems really bad, but black is alright. I've gone to Design Shop filament more recently for th...
by Xenocrates
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly

That would do the job, and was one of the theories that I came up with initially. I suppose I should have gone software before the electrical troubleshooting steps, although I like my electrical a lot better.
by Xenocrates
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Well my Rambo melted
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Well my Rambo melted

As someone who does industrial electrical work at times, those ferrules (bootlaces is another term I see a lot), are great. Any system where I expect wires to ever move from a terminal block will probably be fully crimped. However, for household wiring in the US, solid core wire is the most common. ...
by Xenocrates
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Newbie From San Antonio Texas - Rostock Max V3 Upgrade Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Newbie From San Antonio Texas - Rostock Max V3 Upgrade Suggestions

That's one way of doing it. I wired mine to disconnect the 24 and 12V from the bed, as I use an external 24V supply (As I use an ATX power supply, and make use of the 3.3 and 5 V power from it, and didn't want to change.)
by Xenocrates
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly

It shouldn't read anything if the fuse is blown. However, my multimeter will often get a reading from noise up to ~1.4V (Mostly AC coupled, but still). With a lower grade multimeter, especially with the low sampling speed, you could be picking up noise, so I would test it anyways, since if it's a ch...
by Xenocrates
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Faster Bed II
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Faster Bed II

I'll tell you two of the reasons it wasn't much used, and point you at http://forum.seemecnc.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=637 for a guy who's done it (IIRC of course). 1: Mounting. In the V2, the heated bed was semi-structural, and the glass laid on top, meaning that other than the bott...
by Xenocrates
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Epoxy Casted Heated Bed
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Epoxy Casted Heated Bed

I don't think copper wire is a good idea. Nichrome would be a better choice, due to the higher resistivity. Also, make sure you cast it oversize so it can be machined down somewhat, as I doubt it will self-level without major thinning. I also suggest adding the copper metallic powder to the epoxy, t...
by Xenocrates
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Faster Heated Bed
Replies: 122
Views: 15753

Re: Faster Heated Bed

Will it work. Well, the specs say yes. A quick inspection of the pictures turns up that it's of a completely different model (A 30A 12V supply). It's not a brand I recognize (Mind you, in industrial automation, it's either a Meanwell, or one of the other name brand models.) For that matter, the bran...
by Xenocrates
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Newbie From San Antonio Texas - Rostock Max V3 Upgrade Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Newbie From San Antonio Texas - Rostock Max V3 Upgrade Suggestions

25A contactor and thermal fuse on the bed: Especially if you intend to use a 24V power supply, adding a safety relay in case a MOSFET or the SSR fails on is only good sense. This brings it inline with the hotend, making this a very safe printer, as it should have no heating elements capable of ther...
by Xenocrates
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly

OK, 3V it is. (I found the manual for that DMM, man is it a crusty one. 2s/s). Take the faceplate off, and probe at the terminals on the Rambo itself please. If that's much higher, then it's either the connections at those terminals, or the soldering on the XT60's. That's one possibility. If it's st...
by Xenocrates
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Newbie From San Antonio Texas - Rostock Max V3 Upgrade Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Newbie From San Antonio Texas - Rostock Max V3 Upgrade Suggestions

Welcome to the forums. As far as upgrades go, I've got a few suggestions: Duet Wifi/Ethernet controller. They are, bar none, the best 3D printer controller for precision, interfaces, and general usability. However, they mostly don't work with the HE280's acceloremeter. However, it has problems of it...
by Xenocrates
Sat May 27, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly

I'm going to need a picture of the meter screen, and to know how you measured the voltage (IE, at the RAMBO terminals, from one side of the heater cartridge to the other, or from cartridge to the terminals. But it sounds very wrong, as it either means .3V, or 3V, which means ~1/16th of the right amo...
by Xenocrates
Sat May 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Storage Processes
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Filament Storage Processes

For my filament, I usually keep them in air-tight buckets using screw open lids I bought at Menards, with about 50-60 desiccant packets scattered in the bottom of it. I print in a insulated but un-temperature controlled barn. Most rolls come out of the bucket, and get used up on an open spool holder...
by Xenocrates
Sat May 27, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Cheapskate and arms options
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Cheapskate and arms options

See Delta Arm Joint Musings I respectfully submit that magnetic ball arms - .... Thank you for the insight and I definitely agree. The magnetic arms have provided me 1,200 hrs of my total ~1,680 hrs of printing on my Rostock and have done so very well! Biggest issue is that I personally made them a...
by Xenocrates
Sat May 27, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: RMv2 + E3Dv6 Heating up slowly

Have you checked that the hotend is correctly defined. If it isn't, you may need to play with the temp tables. In addition, without running a PID tune, or tuning it manually (Increase P until it gets high enough fast enough, ETC), it is unlikely to perform well at all.

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