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by JTCUSTOMS
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Z height
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Z height

In your config you are not set up for Mach3, it is set for marlin/sprinter.
Other than that the only other thing I see is an odd layer height .254 ???
I usually set my layer height to .3 for starters.
And have you calibrated the steps per in mach?
Sounds like the Z is not calibrated.
by JTCUSTOMS
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: New SeeMeCNC Extruder Drive Unit
Replies: 8
Views: 3169

Re: New SeeMeCNC Extruder Drive Unit

How soon, because mine are flexing so bad I am afraid its going to break soon
It has been like that since day one, I was going to make them from AL but if these will be out soon.....
by JTCUSTOMS
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!
Replies: 9
Views: 4520

Re: I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!

Very nice Mike I bet its quiet as a mouse!
One question though, Why is you extruder facing to the back of the enclosure?
makes it kinda difficult to access the retention screws.
by JTCUSTOMS
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Parallel Port based boards
Topic: 4 Axis Board - TB6560
Replies: 13
Views: 8298

Re: 4 Axis Board - TB6560

I thought about the higher voltage but maybe just slowing the velocity down on the Z will allow him to use a 12v power supply (he already has one). I guess there is only one way to find out I am running out of filament gonna order some more tonight. Haven't tried any PLA yet just been running ABS ma...
by JTCUSTOMS
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Parallel Port based boards
Topic: 4 Axis Board - TB6560
Replies: 13
Views: 8298

Re: 4 Axis Board - TB6560

this isn't for the H1, its for a mendelmax. I am VERY happy with the performance of the H1 so far. I did not run it in stock trim at all, so I cant really compare after all the mods I did. But I have about 3 spools through mine so far and it has been rock solid. Love the lights out machine. Start it...
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Parallel Port based boards
Topic: 4 Axis Board - TB6560
Replies: 13
Views: 8298

Re: 4 Axis Board - TB6560

Would series be a better option for this instance?
ie: 2 motors for the Z axis.
There is not a need for a fast Z on these little printers.
by JTCUSTOMS
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Parallel Port based boards
Topic: 4 Axis Board - TB6560
Replies: 13
Views: 8298

Re: 4 Axis Board - TB6560

Might be a silly question but can one run 2 motors in parallel of of one axis on this board?, I am printing parts for a prusa for a friend and he wants to use this board to save some cash on the build.
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: I now own a mini CNC router and a 3D printer
Replies: 42
Views: 14658

Re: I now own a mini CNC router and a 3D printer

Hey thats not a printer! Looking good Dave, nice tooling plate. I need to make one for my mill. I have some 1" mic-6 set aside and a dxf for the waterjet (cheating?) I also have a very nice tapping arm to use as well. The hardest part of the deal is shelling out the cash for all those heli-coil...
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29
Replies: 13
Views: 5447

Re: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29

Holy crap! 255C??? How do you keep from chocking and dying from the fumes? I have found that the lower the temperature the better print quality will be, I tried playing with 190C - 200C, but was too low, 205C is what I find absolute minimum for ABS on my rig. What I don't know is what does the fila...
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Heated bed temp
Replies: 25
Views: 8038

Re: Heated bed temp

Seems to be the one thing my waterjet wont cut, ask me how I know
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29
Replies: 13
Views: 5447

Re: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29

I am probably printing too hot, I am running 3mm abs now, @ 250-255C
LOTS of sag, will try dropping the temps a bit to see how much it helps
by JTCUSTOMS
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29
Replies: 13
Views: 5447

Re: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29

Thanks Mike, I looked till I was crosseyed!
I still cant get bridging good enough to pull off that case yet but hopefully I am narrowing in, what is your bridging speed set to? bridging ext. ratio?
by JTCUSTOMS
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29
Replies: 13
Views: 5447

Re: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29

What happened to the scale feature in 7.1? I could import a drawing and scale it for 25.4 for standard units now I cant find it. I see the scale button in the plater tab but it will only scale what is already there not what is imported. Overall though I am VERY pleased with the new features they are...
by JTCUSTOMS
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29
Replies: 13
Views: 5447

Re: Slicr 0.8.2 released 5/29

So whats the bridge flow ratio setting for?? in the advanced tab
by JTCUSTOMS
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: iPhone 4 case
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

Re: iPhone 4 case

i use a little abs glue on larger (base) prints, mixed pretty thin. Then I wipe it off with acetone when done. My heated bed gets a little hotter in a 4" square in the center. But I warn you that it is MUCH harder to remove prints after, if you are using Kapton over glass I would let the item c...
by JTCUSTOMS
Tue May 29, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Wedding Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 4190

Re: Wedding Bands

Same as what John said, but I just spit on it and it slid right in, no heating of the larger teflon just cut it the same length. I have quite a few prints now for friends and family, as well as half a mendelmax printed out. I do have a bit of ooze with the 1.75, with a retract set to 3 it is minimiz...
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon May 28, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: iPhone 4 case
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

Re: iPhone 4 case

This is one I have tried to print several times. 1.75mm black abs
looks great till I get to the bridging sections then goes all to !@#$
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon May 28, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Wedding Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 4190

Re: Wedding Bands

Thats pretty cool Michael! Good to see you are still hard at it, how is the job search going? Been very busy as of late, but have been sneaking out to the shop late and printing away. I have been using the new seemecnc 3mm hotend and have almost a full spool of 1.75 abs through it with not one plug ...
by JTCUSTOMS
Wed May 09, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: A little frog just for fun
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: A little frog just for fun

You are getting really good prints Brian, I hope to see that quality when I get mine buttoned up
thanks for posting so many good prints.
by JTCUSTOMS
Tue May 08, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: JT's H-1 build log and mods
Replies: 72
Views: 14361

Re: JT's H-1 build log and mods

Wow! I didnt know these things can make astro turf!
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon May 07, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: JT's H-1 build log and mods
Replies: 72
Views: 14361

Re: JT's H-1 build log and mods

Wow,my first print and no comment, is it that ugly?
All joking aside, I just wanted to give a plug to seemecnc as the "extra" resistor in my velleman kit was put in there by them, I know its an inexpensive part but saves a trip to cell phone shack or shipping charges
TOP NOTCH!
by JTCUSTOMS
Sun May 06, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: iPhone 4 case
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

Re: iPhone 4 case

Very nice Michael! are you using abs? 3mm or 1.75
I cant wait to get prints looking like those!
by JTCUSTOMS
Sun May 06, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: JT's H-1 build log and mods
Replies: 72
Views: 14361

Re: JT's H-1 build log and mods

Well, I did it! I officially turned 1.67mm black abs filament into .072 filament!! IMG_6264.JPG Then I made a 1" square thingy IMG_6265.JPG IMG_6267.JPG still a loong way to go with settings and such Still have to level the bed out and calibrate ext. then I can do some official testing, I just ...
by JTCUSTOMS
Sat May 05, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: JT's H-1 build log and mods
Replies: 72
Views: 14361

Re: JT's H-1 build log and mods

Little update, got the new hot end together, wrapped the head in kapton for easier cleaning , still have to put a small piece around the nozzle. Pushed some 1.75 abs through it last eve, now I can button up all the electronics and get to extruder cal. and bed leveling then i can start getting my set...
by JTCUSTOMS
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: JT's H-1 build log and mods
Replies: 72
Views: 14361

Re: JT's H-1 build log and mods

I haven't put any abs through it yet hopefully this weekend, 13hr days but I only gotta work a half day on friday! But got the new hot end all rtv'd last night so I could get it together in the 5min here 5min there with 2 kids under 9 and work. Would of had it buttoned up this last weekend but I had...

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