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by oeginc
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?

Sorry, I've been playing.. So I basically rebuilt the entire top part of my RostockMAX taking care to make sure everything was square, the same height, and nice and tight. I then followed your new updated assembly manual, Chapter 17 - Software Installation & Configuration Chapter 18 - Calibratin...
by oeginc
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?

DavidF, the EEPROM defaults in the 0.91 firmware are 250mm. This is ok for our purposes as the first step you take to calibrate the machine is to set the correct Z height. Check out Appendix C in the update to the manual I uploaded yesterday. g. Gene, Thanks for the update. I'm just letting you kno...
by oeginc
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?

If your machine has a RAMBo v1.0, you'll need to make sure you're using 8 micro steps. v1.1 and newer can use 16. The website you link is in error - the first edition of the build manual was out before he wrote that blog entry. I know. I wrote it. I'd recommend you download the first edition build ...
by oeginc
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re-Calibrating RostockMAX and it seems WAY off?!?

Ok, I built my first RostockMAX about a year ago - almost to the day. I was relatively new to 3D printing when I got it, but thru much MUCH trial and error and the help of you guys here I was able to get it printing "ok". Since I was never able to print great, I shoved it in the corner and...
by oeginc
Thu May 16, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: THE Rostock Max calibration guide
Replies: 16
Views: 15050

Re: THE Rostock Max calibration guide

I don't see specific instructions for Onyx bed leveling and adjustment of limit screws (though it is in Gene's guide and may be in one of the links). I put together a g-code program and excel spreadsheet with a short video for semi-automating it here: http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&am...
by oeginc
Wed May 08, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: MatterHackers Filament Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1447

MatterHackers Filament Review

Just curious if anyone has tried these guys before? It sounds pretty good on the surface, reasonable prices, and FREE SHIPPING within the United States which is always a bonus. They talk a good talk on their website, and they even have "PRO" filament available which I guess melts at a lowe...
by oeginc
Wed May 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: RainBot Filament Review
Replies: 19
Views: 4121

Re: RainBot Filament Review

Anyone have a consensus on this filament yet? I've ordered a bunch of Jet 1.75mm PLA that has been given me troubles, width varies anywhere from 1.68mm -> 1.86mm and some parts of the filament look like they have been crushed so bad they won't fit thru the adapter (my prints literally stop in the mi...
by oeginc
Wed May 08, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bowden tube connector fail?
Replies: 23
Views: 4667

Bowden tube connector fail?

I was attempting to print this (which obviously has a LOT of retractions!). About 1/2 way thru the print, my bowden tube came out of the connector on my extruder. I stopped the print, retracted the filament and pushed the tube back in, clicked continue and it immediately came back out. So I took it ...
by oeginc
Wed May 08, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get my .55mm cube down to .55mm.
Replies: 17
Views: 2782

Re: Can't get my .55mm cube down to .55mm.

You also may want to try using KISSlicer as an alternative. It takes a bit to setup, but my prints have improved 1000% since switching from Slic3r. Maybe it's just me, but in Slic3r I was *ALWAYS* tweaking things to get a good print, and then everytime I printed a new object - I'd have to tweak a bu...
by oeginc
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kisslicer Settings
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Re: Kisslicer Settings

I'm trying to get these settings to work with a 0.35mm nozzle and not having any luck. Obviously I tried changing what I thought were the relevant parts to adjust for the nozzle size, but it didn't make any difference either way. Does anyone else use a 0.35mm nozzle for their prints, or should I jus...
by oeginc
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Ratty prints after firmware? RECHECK EXTRUSION STEPS
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Ratty prints after firmware? RECHECK EXTRUSION STEPS

Just out of curiousity, did you exit Repetier and come back in after each change? I noticed that my Repetier wasn't refreshing after I made changes unless I exited out and came back in. Drove me nuts for days trying to figure out why the changes I was making didn't seem to make any difference...
by oeginc
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: THE Rostock Max calibration guide
Replies: 16
Views: 15050

Re: THE Rostock Max calibration guide

I started documenting some of this on my blog as well HERE.
by oeginc
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Rostock Max Arms from Seemecnc
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Rostock Max Arms from Seemecnc

I received an email from John at Seemecnc who indicates the arms for sale on the website are the new arms that require no sanding. The actual email text is as follows: The arms are up there, it's the standard arm pack, they all come sanded/machined now So if you need the new arms that require no sa...
by oeginc
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Extruder filament IN == Extruder filament OUT...
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Extruder filament IN == Extruder filament OUT...

Rather than highjack one of the other threads on this subject, I figured I'd start my own for what appears to be a very important, yet highly over-looked topic. I've spoken with NUMEROUS people who "can't figure out why they can't get quality prints" and found they have never performed thi...
by oeginc
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Calibrating Z height...
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Calibrating Z height...

Ok, I've just rebuilt my delta arms, carriage, pillow blocks, etc. So I need to recalibrate the home switches. I am running the repetier host firmware. I home everything (G28 F4444), works fine. I come down to center (G1 Z5 F4444), works fine. I put the paper in between and lower Z down til it touch...
by oeginc
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dual Extruder
Replies: 17
Views: 3208

Re: Dual Extruder

I noticed your other thread this morning before I made my post above. I too have both extruders working out of the machine, it's the getting them mounted that I'm concerned with. Unfortunately at this point, I don't have a machine running to print a new mounting bracket for the dual heads, even if i...
by oeginc
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dual Extruder
Replies: 17
Views: 3208

Re: Dual Extruder

I too purchased the add-a-struder kit for $175 (not sure why it's soo much when you can purchase the extruder w/motor & hotend for $110, so you're paying $65 for a couple pieces of laser cut wood?). Anyways, I digress... The part I am really upset about is that they don't tell you that you are g...
by oeginc
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: The girl of my dreams lately!
Replies: 26
Views: 4085

Re: The girl of my dreams lately!

Nice model! I'm interested as well... Couldn't find anything like this on Thingiverse (at least with a head).. ;)
by oeginc
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: SeeMeCNC crew in the wild
Topic: SeeMeCNC will be at the Bay Area Maker Faire!
Replies: 9
Views: 3798

Re: SeeMeCNC will be at the Bay Area Maker Faire!

I second the vote for Ann Arbor... ;)
by oeginc
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: I just got some interesting Info from Permatex
Replies: 32
Views: 7977

Re: I just got some interesting Info from Permatex

I posted a message here asking if anyone knows the max. temperature for Arctic's MX-4 thermal compound (I probably should have just asked here in the first place)..
by oeginc
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Arctic MX-4 in the hot end?
Replies: 6
Views: 4640

Arctic MX-4 in the hot end?

So, long story short - I am rebuilding my hot-ends. While re-assembling them, I realized that the thermistor basically sits in an air pocket and I'm sure doesn't have good thermal connectivity. While reading another thread on here, someone had mentioned putting Arctic silver 5 in the hot-end, but it...
by oeginc
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: I just got some interesting Info from Permatex
Replies: 32
Views: 7977

Re: I just got some interesting Info from Permatex

I'm still not sure I understand what the point is. If you wrap your resistors in aluminum foil to the point that they fit snuggly into the hot-end, you don't need anything that can thermally transfer heat - you only need something to help hold them in place, right? Same for the thermistor. Insert t...
by oeginc
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Just recieved 2 spools of Taulman Nylon 645.
Replies: 12
Views: 2632

Re: Just recieved 2 spools of Taulman Nylon 645.

I think what probably happened is your high temperatures caused the PEEK to get brittle over time. Normal use would not cause your PEEK to break simply by bumping into your print, it's pretty tough.
by oeginc
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: I just got some interesting Info from Permatex
Replies: 32
Views: 7977

Re: I just got some interesting Info from Permatex

I'm still not sure I understand what the point is. If you wrap your resistors in aluminum foil to the point that they fit snuggly into the hot-end, you don't need anything that can thermally transfer heat - you only need something to help hold them in place, right? Same for the thermistor. Insert th...

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