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by n108bg
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.
Replies: 35
Views: 10387

Re: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.

Just out of curiosity, has anyone mounted a PT100 to their x5, or should i go back to the stock sensor if i go with the x5?
by n108bg
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Screen going blank on occasion- 2 different rostocks
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Screen going blank on occasion- 2 different rostocks

So i've been noticing an issue as of late, with not one, but two rostocks. First is a personal unit, second is a friend's. Both are v2's, one is slightly older, and has the older pin/axle style arms/carriages. Both have been upgraded to an E3d v6, and both are running 12v 30a PSU's, one of which is ...
by n108bg
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Well Done SeeMeCNC
Replies: 11
Views: 2348

Re: Well Done SeeMeCNC

I'm actually coming up on 12km with mine, and aside from issues with the filament drive train, in total: -burning out the resistors for the hotend -burning out the PEEK on the stock hotend after the thermistor popped out (oops), upgraded to e3d v6 -replacing the PTFE tubing -Upgrading the extruder t...
by n108bg
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PT100 and Rostock Max install (NEED HELP!)
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: PT100 and Rostock Max install (NEED HELP!)

I was considering writing a guide, considering i'm dong a second install tomorrow, but i think you have a bit more of a grasp on the subject, so go for it.
by n108bg
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PT100 and Rostock Max install (NEED HELP!)
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: PT100 and Rostock Max install (NEED HELP!)

Xeno,

Just got done with the mod, wound up changing EXT0_TEMPSENSOR_TYPE to 1, and changing the table to the data provided. Table seems to be extremely close, was getting 340 at 2.43v, so .01v difference. Changed the pin as you said, and boom, working like a charm. Thanks!
by n108bg
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Chipped Boro?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Chipped Boro?

My current sheet has chips on both sides. Been printing for about 9mos, primarily PETG. Last chip removed itself when i tried to reposition some fablam. Think its just the name of the game, when you constantly heat and cool stuff
by n108bg
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PT100 and Rostock Max install (NEED HELP!)
Replies: 4
Views: 506

PT100 and Rostock Max install (NEED HELP!)

Right, so i'm tryin to get my printer a smidgeon over 300c. I have an e3d v6, so i bought a PT-100 thermo-something and the booster board from e3d. Go to install it...and i'm lost. Here's what i've done: -I've isolated a 5v, GND and signal connection on the board -Created a breakout cable from 2 ser...
by n108bg
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: burnt plastic dropping into print
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: burnt plastic dropping into print

My travel is at about 100 at the moment. I will probably try 250 or 300 on my next print to see what happens.
by n108bg
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: burnt plastic dropping into print
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: burnt plastic dropping into print

Ok, so i've tried thoroughly cleaning everything, increasing the z-hop to .1mm, retraction to 12mm, made sure there was a locking clip on the extruder bowden connector, and the only change is that now the plastic is clear instead of black. There's also a LOT of stringiness. Not sure what's going on,...
by n108bg
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: print fails/shifts. Could operating in a hot room cause problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: print fails/shifts. Could operating in a hot room cause problems?

wow, i wasn't aware that was even a thing. Yeah, i have prints that are getting out to the edge. I'l slow down the travel speeds when the prints are big.
by n108bg
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: print fails/shifts. Could operating in a hot room cause problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 514

print fails/shifts. Could operating in a hot room cause problems?

So i'm running into occasional print failures, usually about 4 hours or so into the print on a long print (12hrs or so). According to my hotend, the room i'm operating in is getting up to about 30 degrees c. Would this be enough to cause print failures? If so/not, what can i do to not waste 200g of ...
by n108bg
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: burnt plastic dropping into print
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: burnt plastic dropping into print

Ok, i recently switched over to cura from mattercontrol for comfort reasons. I turned on z-hop to .1mm, and moved retraction from .7 to .8. it'll take me a bit to figure out whether it changes anything, but i'll update if print quality improves. Thanks!
by n108bg
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: burnt plastic dropping into print
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: burnt plastic dropping into print

The platform is not melting, no. the plastic seems to just be coating the underside of the printer. I have not verified the temps with a meter.
by n108bg
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Melted the stock hotend, going to e3d (firmware question)
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Melted the stock hotend, going to e3d (firmware question)

Codon, i had actually already had a dual resistor failure and upgraded to a heater cartridge, which i can only assume was a 40w unit due to the equal performance. I'll look at the e3d wii on the firmware. Gene, not a clue why it popped out, it just looked like the plug of rtv just popped out as one ...
by n108bg
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: burnt plastic dropping into print
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

burnt plastic dropping into print

So i wound up having to replace every part of my printer hat touches filament. The extruder was upgraded to a printed unit for tpu, the bowden tube was replaced, and the nozzle was also replaced. So now i am running an e3d v6 on a 3d printed gantry, including an upgrade to the hotend platform with b...
by n108bg
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No longer printing TPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: No longer printing TPU?

Issue was the PTFE liner. Replaced it, worked for 5 minutes then the hotend melted. Posted a new thread, if you can answer a question about any firmware changes that might be required for an e3d v6 hotend
by n108bg
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Melted the stock hotend, going to e3d (firmware question)
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Melted the stock hotend, going to e3d (firmware question)

So, my rostock has been having a blessed week. By blessed, i mean by satan. Started off with TPU not printing due to a worn down PETG tube. Replaced the petg tube, printed an upgraded extruder for tpu, still works like crap. Replaced the PETG section in the hotend, and it worked perfectly! Walked ou...
by n108bg
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No longer printing TPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: No longer printing TPU?

What temperature are you using to print this stuff with? I would look at replacing the inner liner of the hotend, and putting a new nozzle in. With ABS, you could soak a nozzle in acetone for a while to help clean it, PLA you'd have to burn it out. TPU? I run TPU at 212, at 12mm/s using the Ninjafl...
by n108bg
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No longer printing TPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

No longer printing TPU?

My printer is no longer printing tpu with the .35mm printhead. I've tried running the "cleaning filament" through my printer, but it just takes so much force that the filament goes anywhere BUT down the tube to the hotend. Any help here? at this point, i'm looking at replacing the nozzle a...
by n108bg
Wed May 25, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bowden tube Slippage
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Bowden tube Slippage

Tried it. Couldn't get the affected side of the bowden tube out of the locking mechanism. Put the clip on both sides, no difference, the tube slides about a half centimeter to a centimeter within the tube, throwing off retraction.
by n108bg
Tue May 24, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bowden tube Slippage
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Bowden tube Slippage

So i'm noticing the bowden tube is slipping on my printer, on the extruder side connector. It moves up about a centimeter with each motion, meaning my retraction isn't actually doing any retracting. Do i need to cut off a small bit of the tube on the affected end, or replace the connector, or what d...
by n108bg
Fri May 20, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater

Did PID tune, did not replace, but did re-insert thermistor. I'll take a look and see if that's the case.
by n108bg
Fri May 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater

I was on the reprap forum, they were thinking it could be an airleak between the peek and metal bits, so i'll probably just print a holder and swap for a v6.
by n108bg
Fri May 20, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater

yes. Some filament is even pulled from packaging
by n108bg
Fri May 20, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater
Replies: 6
Views: 680

filament bubbling? Rostock max v2, standard hotend with 1x 40w heater

So i have a rostock max v2. I managed to blow out both of the resistors a month or so ago, so i upgraded to a single 40w ceramic heater. Well, since then, i have been running into quality issues, specifically all of the filament i use bubbles. TPU is the worst, i've noticed at 12mm/s, quality is ok,...

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