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by tcat007
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Cura 3.1

Same gcode. Just odd one seems to accumulate E values and one doesn't. Is that amount of material? I think the .15 values look like the "squirt". G1 X-40.36 Y-2.749 E0.01095 G1 X-40.856 Y-5.872 E0.15958 G1 X-40.941 Y-6.657 E0.03985 G1 X-40.945 Y-7.446 E0.03982 G1 X-40.87 Y-8.232 E0.03985 G...
by tcat007
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Cura 3.1

I can't seem to get Cura to send proper gcode to print from Mattercontrol. I find Cura easier to use (STL to Gcode), but have MC setup on my laptop to my printer. I have gcode flavor set to Reprap. I just exported a Reprap, and a Marlin file and attached the beginning. The print seems to squirt and ...
by tcat007
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Cura 3.1

Thanks. Looks like I need to update my HE. Still on kit one, acting strange lately.
by tcat007
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Cura 3.1

Rostock Max v2. Thanks.
by tcat007
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Cura 3.1

I usually just use Cura for gcode production. Now that I have my laptop network working, it's plugged into my Max v2. Normally I use Mattercontrol to control the printer (USB). If I want to try Cura, and I hit "upgrade firmware" in printer settings, will it screw anything up? I'm finding t...
by tcat007
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Small clip
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Small clip

What's the best way to program this part so the top surface comes out smoother? I've tried concentric and linear, but top surface has gapps and even a small hole on every layer (there is a .04 hole, but one about .02 not wanted). Used Slicer. More overlap perhaps? https://www.dropbox.com/s/zzdu1sz4r...
by tcat007
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Top Layer
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Top Layer

Just ran a part (lounge chair coaster) I created in FreeCad and G-code created with Slic3r. The surface with the "C" is flat, yet it printed very rough with oddball "tracks". Would I be better off trying Cura, or different settings? .2 layers, 3 solid Top/bottom layers, 25% infil...
by tcat007
Tue May 03, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First Layer
Replies: 1
Views: 345

First Layer

I used Slic3r for this clip. For some reason layer 1 is not filling in solid. Is this normal, or am I missing a setting?
by tcat007
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 15.04.4
Replies: 0
Views: 836

Cura 15.04.4

Just noticed this on their site. My 04.3 says no update available, and 04.4 installs as a fresh install (leaving 04.3). Seems odd, has this always been the case? Nothing looks any different.
by tcat007
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BB-8
Replies: 1
Views: 447

BB-8

Testing out posting from my phone. Had an issue with my browser, but just switched to Firefox which let me log in. Uploading 2 pictures, 1st is my v2 build, second is my phone homescreen (what I hope it will look like after painting). Notice the date/time at top of screen... discovered an emojis.
by tcat007
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura convert here
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Cura convert here

Just ran a couple parts with Cura (been using Slic3r), both stand alone, save gcode run through MatterControl. Part 1: Test blocks, three 10mm dia cylinder and a 10mm cube, no supports. Slic3r: Cube ended up 10.25x10.24x10.15 (28 minutes) Cura: Cube ended up 10.03x10.02x10.01 (17 minutes) Similar re...
by tcat007
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing with ABS - A Primer
Replies: 27
Views: 20418

Re: Printing with ABS - A Primer

Fiddler2070 wrote:Heck I'll Start.
Zen Toolworks White ABS Hotend: 220C Bed: 110C


Hatchbox white and/or Red ABS: HE: 225, Bed 85
Love the PEI plate!
by tcat007
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Help with retraction
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: Help with retraction

I'm having pretty good luck with ABS with 3mm @ 180mm/s, .2 Z lift, 0 and 0 on next 2 items, retract checked, no wipe. I've read that the higher retraction rate tends to minimize strings. I tried a 40mm/s rate and got stringing between parts, 180 seemed to fix it. Using Hatchbox white if that matter...
by tcat007
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI Print Surface How To - recap
Replies: 47
Views: 29406

Re: PEI Print Surface How To - recap

Bot, I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for pushing the envelope on this. .03" 12x12 is $16 and a 6 pack of 12x12 468M tape is $16. That's quite a bit less than $60 and you have 5 sheets of tape to experiment with, use on other printers or sell. I'm still going to try the 1/8" but it is n...
by tcat007
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Recorder (ABS)
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Recorder (ABS)

Made this yesterday, causing an EZstruder jam about 15 minutes before completion. Edited STL and ran the last 10 mm and glued it on. Probably run another since it actually sounds very good. Est 7 hrs, took just over 6 (Slic3r). http://www.thingiverse.com/make:179647" onclick="window.open(this.href);...
by tcat007
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Clogged Nozzle
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Clogged Nozzle

Turns out it wasn't a hotend clog. While removing nozzle I noticed filament wouldn't budge through the filament tensioner. Wouldn't move in either direction with quite a lot of force (with lever pressed). Will be taking it apart this morning. Here's a photo (leaving clear cover off really helps so b...
by tcat007
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Clogged Nozzle
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Clogged Nozzle

Thanks! Think I'll order a spare nozzle for my stock hot end for now, and work on cleaning tomorrow. I don't print a lot, but mostly ABS (only ABS to date).

I had a retract of 5.4 and Z lift of .2. It does solve stringing, but I think I'd rather have strings than clogged nozzle!
by tcat007
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Clogged Nozzle
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Clogged Nozzle

On about my 4th print (tall recorder-flute), and at about the last 3/8" the ABS quit coming out of the nozzle (maybe 15 minutes before the end of a 7 hour print). Nozzle at 230c. What would cause a random blockage? Hatchbox Red ABS. Best way to unclog? (I've read about a torch, sounds scary.). ...
by tcat007
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Gone Berserk
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Gone Berserk

6 parts after 5 hrs. After some filing and exacto, all went together. However supposed to play "Happy Birthday", but not coming close. Maybe PLA (Thing material) is tuned better than ABS (what I had going). Not sure if I know enough about music to tune the thing. But it's a really cool me...
by tcat007
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Gone Berserk
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Gone Berserk

6 parts after 5 hrs. After some filing and exacto, all went together. However supposed to play "Happy Birthday", but not coming close. Maybe PLA (Thing material) is tuned better than ABS (what I had going). Not sure if I know enough about music to tune the thing. But it's a really cool mec...
by tcat007
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: BB droid ornament
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: BB droid ornament

Do you have the stl files? I only see a 1 piece BB-8 at Thinkgiverse. Looks great! Running a musicbox today for a birthday gift. Coming out OK (but getting lots of strings between pieces).
by tcat007
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Gone Berserk
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Gone Berserk

I tried printing this file: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53235/#files" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (the v3 version), on my Max v2, with MC/MS. Also tried MC/Slic3r. Nozzle takes off in odd directions, one try ran into Z post, another try ran into X post. Parts fit within 9"...
by tcat007
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: FreeCAD
Topic: Will Max print this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: Will Max print this?

Just got to it today, printed great, thanks! Now I need to print 8 of them. Using them to clip to an awning out back that I will run a line of solar lights (wire in the hole I added). 'Tis the season. Printed the 2 piece T-Rex (Thingiverse) today came out great also. Only issue I've had is I tried p...
by tcat007
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: FreeCAD
Topic: Will Max print this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: Will Max print this?

Thanks, that looks good in a viewer. I had tried the "open" one and even though the mods were on the 3D screen, it printed it as if they were not there. I'll try your file next. Going to try it with Cura slicer, MatterSlice vastly underestimated build time (23 min est, 45 min actual). By t...
by tcat007
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: FreeCAD
Topic: Will Max print this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Will Max print this?

I grabbed a part off Thingiverse and added a couple mods (hole and notch). The walls from my mods are not surfaced, but the openings are not seen in "Z", so will they print? I'm new to CAD and just trying to learn how to modify stl files. Attached is the file. Don't really want to try a pr...

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