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by joe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Which Thermocouple to buy ?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Which Thermocouple to buy ?

Using a thermocouple will require modifying the firmware and wiring. I've done this on a pre-V3. Basically you have the thermocouple, which has a 'polarity' and must be wired the right direction, it goes to a signal amplifier board, and then you connect power ground and signal wires from the amp to...
by joe
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Fuse keeps blowing
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Fuse keeps blowing

If you connect the wires together that will create a dead short and surely blow a fuse. You are connecting a positive to a negative, a real no-no and if the fuse wasn't there for protection the wires would burn and possibly cause a fire. If this is a stock V2 and you are not using a peek fan then yo...
by joe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: One Hell of a time with stringing
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: One Hell of a time with stringing

drewaustin wrote:
joe wrote:Your post does not make sense.


What's your malfunction Joe? I'm just looking for help and you post garbage like this?


Touchy. I merely stated I could not make sense of what the content of the post implied. I'm sorry you took offence.
by joe
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: One Hell of a time with stringing
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: One Hell of a time with stringing

Your post does not make sense.
by joe
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: GCode & Test Prints
Topic: +12 pin on HE280 board
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: +12 pin on HE280 board

I found this post. Sounds like what you want to achieve but doesn't use the he280 board.

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9418&p=80586&hilit=Case#p80900
by joe
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: strange build artifacts, how do I avoid them?
Replies: 6
Views: 748

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

Xenocrates wrote: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.
by joe
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Simplify 3D 4.0
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Simplify 3D 4.0

by joe
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Top layer not closing
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Top layer not closing

I usually try for 6 layers on a flat surface and up 12 for a curved top finish
by joe
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PID values for HotEnd
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: PID values for HotEnd

As long as you're holding a steady temperature at your target temp you are good to go.
by joe
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Hi

Sorryyouarehavingaproblem maybeelaborateonwhathappenswhenyouflickontheswitch
by joe
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error printing 5" tall 'posts' on Delta H2 ptr.
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Error printing 5" tall 'posts' on Delta H2 ptr.

Does the extruder even spin backward when a retraction occurs? Shoot a quick video of the extruder during retraction. I'd like to see it in action.
by joe
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hotend won't stay above 240 and goes to DEF
Replies: 6
Views: 749

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

When the firmware detects a broken signal from one of the thermisters it will display DEF. It has nothing to do with the heat settings. It is a bad thermistor or a break in the wiring, if only for a second.

If there was an issue obtaining the desired temp then DEC (decoupled) would be displayed.
by joe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error printing 5" tall 'posts' on Delta H2 ptr.
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Error printing 5" tall 'posts' on Delta H2 ptr.

Can you say "retraction setting" and "over extrusion" ?
by joe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Canada Team
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Canada Team

Simplify 3D works well. It's easy to figure out, slices very quickly and the user interface is simple. Sure some people trash it but when it comes down to ease of use it just works.
by joe
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: That was close!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: That was close!!

Tincho85 wrote: I built a MPCNC and I love it :)


Just printed this CNC clamp. Works pretty good. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2127535
by joe
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: That was close!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: That was close!!

Tincho85 wrote:Booo, I wasn't entering the forum by the time you posted this.
So rude nobody answered. I don't know what happened to this forum, it used to be so active.



So Tincho, where did you get to for so long. Do some jail time? :D just kidding
by joe
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Intro with printed plane!
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Intro with printed plane!

Nice. But does it fly? Or just a model.
by joe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: What is your experience with the HE280 hotend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: What is your experience with the HE280 hotend?

Build a Cartesian style printer and enjoy both worlds. You could be biprinter :D
by joe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Print issue, not sure what it is called?
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Print issue, not sure what it is called?

Under extrusion. In those rough looking spots the amount of plastic coming out of the hotend is momentarily reduced. Could be a blockage or extruder issue.
by joe
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 8164

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@ Eric. Would have been nice if your system worked with S3D from the beginning as advertised. Still not sure how you could promise compatibility with S3d on the Kickstarter campaign. I guess the campaign would have failed had you told the truth.
by joe
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PLA woes (stringing)
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: PLA woes (stringing)

Judging from the photo I would say you are over-extruding. That means your extruder is forcing too much plastic through the nozzle so yes it will string like crazy with PLA. Pull the bowden tube out of the hotend. Trim off the pla filament flush with the end of the loose bowden tube and advance 100 ...
by joe
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rostock v3 assembly instructions...needs improvement
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Rostock v3 assembly instructions...needs improvement

This should be interesting.
by joe
Thu May 25, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Car Body work (Full Size).
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Car Body work (Full Size).

COOL!
by joe
Tue May 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A question of smell
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: A question of smell

My hypothesis is the Prometheus stinks. But really, the only thing that could cause a smell is melt temperature OR the length of the melt zone and it's ability to outgas to the atmosphere. I suspect that even though you measured the same temp, it probably isn't. What kind of probe are you using? Yo...
by joe
Mon May 22, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A question of smell
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

A question of smell

OK, here is something that eludes me. I have 2 printers running the exact same roll of ABS (not at the same time). My smaller printer with a cheap but super reliable MK8 direct drive extruder/Hotend sits at my desk and has almost no ABS smell while printing @235C. It's barely noticeable. My second l...

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