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by mhackney
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: KISSlicer 1.6.2 released
Replies: 0
Views: 205

KISSlicer 1.6.2 released

KISSlicer 1.6.2 was just release on all platforms. See the change log for details, minor fixes but one new big thing is an Object Packing Quality option on the Misc panel. Leave it at Fast but if you need better packing change it. However, note that it will take a bit of time depending on how many o...
by mhackney
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: Gaps in top & bottom surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Gaps in top & bottom surfaces

What was the result of tuning our extruder's esteps? Your photos and description and KISS settings tell me that your extruder calibration is off. Also, please watch my KISSlicer 1.6 YouTube tutorial videos . I've already completed a video on perimeters/loops which will also help you quite a bit. I a...
by mhackney
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: KISSlicer 1.6: 2 minutes and 45 seconds from launch to print for any new user
Replies: 0
Views: 136

KISSlicer 1.6: 2 minutes and 45 seconds from launch to print for any new user

KISSlicer 1.6: 2 minutes and 45 seconds from launch to print for any new user

It really is that easy to get started. And to make it simpler, if you have a Rostock MAX V3, I've posted a complete set of config files on the KISSlicer.com web site. Cheers!
by mhackney
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 13289

Re: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread

Nice job! Thanks for posting and the link to the file.
by mhackney
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: The Palette (Mosaic Manufacturing)
Replies: 15
Views: 1672

Re: The Palette (Mosaic Manufacturing)

I bit the bullet with the sale going on now. http://www.sublimelayers.com/2017/06/mo ... egins.html

I'm going to set it up between my Rostock Max V3 (highly modified) and the D300VS so I can use either or to print. I am getting a second encoder to make this painlessly easy.
by mhackney
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Development Topics
Topic: Classical pianist looking for help to print low-tech hearing device
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Classical pianist looking for help to print low-tech hearing device

Say hi to John from us! Or better yet, nudge him to log on and post.
by mhackney
Wed May 31, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 13289

Re: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread

That doesn't make sense - if you were simply hitting the bed hold downs and nothing else, reducing the probe radius should not cause the fans to interfere.

I'll try to post a photo. I have a mess here and that printer is on the floor under another printer!
by mhackney
Wed May 31, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 13289

Re: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread

1) You can change the calibration points and David has a calculator on his web site that generates the g-code for you. Sounds like you are probing at too large a radius. 2) Yes they are, I didn't intend to use the blue clamps as I find them too flexible. I use a small strip of aluminum. A simple pri...
by mhackney
Tue May 30, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: My Zesty Nimble review...
Replies: 4
Views: 761

My Zesty Nimble review...

I have completed my testing and posted my review on the Zesty Nimble remote direct drive extruder.

Everything you wanted to know about the Zesty Nimble remote direct drive (RRD) extruder
by mhackney
Tue May 30, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Yet another Duet-to-HE280 accelerometer probe adapter
Replies: 69
Views: 5028

Re: Yet another Duet-to-HE280 accelerometer probe adapter

Honestly, it is not worth the time and aggravation trying to get this to work. It is almost certain that the issue is the adapter is not seeing the trigger event due to the wide variability in probing conditions. This is why I abandoned this approach.
by mhackney
Mon May 29, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Yet another Duet-to-HE280 accelerometer probe adapter
Replies: 69
Views: 5028

Re: Yet another Duet-to-HE280 accelerometer probe adapter

This is one of the main reasons I stopped supporting this. It is too dependent on surface hardness for my requirements and several other factors affect sensitivity that don't cause a problem with FSRs.
by mhackney
Fri May 26, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Hardened Steel Hobbed Drive Roller?
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Hardened Steel Hobbed Drive Roller?

+1 on Jim's recommendation. Super critical for any "hard" filament.
by mhackney
Thu May 25, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Hardened Steel Hobbed Drive Roller?
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Hardened Steel Hobbed Drive Roller?

I've run 20+ spools of CF (not fiberglass) PETG and PLA with no issues on the Bondtech QR extruder. It's - push on both sides of the filament - design is much better for flexibles and abrasive filaments like these.
by mhackney
Thu May 25, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Car Body work (Full Size).
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Car Body work (Full Size).

Wow! You need the Part Daddy Delta.
by mhackney
Wed May 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI Print Surface How To - recap
Replies: 47
Views: 21938

Re: PEI Print Surface How To - recap

Ah, yes, the pre-coated adhesive is much easier to work with.
by mhackney
Wed May 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI Print Surface How To - recap
Replies: 47
Views: 21938

Re: PEI Print Surface How To - recap

I still don't know how to reconcile claims that "brand X PEI" doesn't work as well. I have PEI from every vendor I know about on 20+ different printers and I've never had one that doesn't work well AFTER a good cleaning and light sanding.

Even the thin stuff is fine, it works well.
by mhackney
Wed May 24, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Cheapskate and arms options
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Cheapskate and arms options

Here's an example of the type of geometry that can be problematic for mag ball arms printed in PLA: Screen Shot 2017-05-24 at 11.48.28 AM.png To mitigate, improve cooling significantly, use .1mm layers, slow down significantly, add support to the hole/opening, etc. It can be printed with mag ball ar...
by mhackney
Wed May 24, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A question of smell
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: A question of smell

Very interesting indeed. A new friend I visited recently in Calgary had a beautiful spool of amber PLA sitting on his shelf. I commented and he said "it sticks, it's yours if you want it" I jumped on it, I have a thing for translucent amber it seems. I brought it home and it prints beautif...
by mhackney
Wed May 24, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Cheapskate and arms options
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Cheapskate and arms options

See Delta Arm Joint Musings for the whole story. I respectfully submit that magnetic ball arms - like all mechanical joint solutions - are a tradeoff. I have 1000s of hours of experience with them and all the others in my post above so, much like that insurance commercial, "I know a thing or tw...
by mhackney
Wed May 24, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI Print Surface How To - recap
Replies: 47
Views: 21938

Re: PEI Print Surface How To - recap

PLA - 60°C first layer and then 55°C for the rest of print
ABS - 75°C for all layers
PETG - 70°C for all layers

And DeltaCon is right on - let the bed come up to temp and equilibrate for at least 10 minutes at temps below 60° and much longer for higher temps.
by mhackney
Tue May 23, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A question of smell
Replies: 7
Views: 874

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? You...
by mhackney
Tue May 23, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: BQ Cyclop 3D Scanner
Replies: 0
Views: 274

BQ Cyclop 3D Scanner

I built this Cyclops from the kit and haven't touched it in at least a year. Everything is there, assembled and ready. The camera modification has already been done too. These kits are selling for $199 from China with injection molded parts - this one is printed. IMG_3276.JPG IMG_0096.JPG IMG_2489.J...
by mhackney
Mon May 15, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Dual Extrusion
Replies: 15
Views: 1967

Re: Dual Extrusion

No multi extrusion is "simple" and only you can determine if it is "worth it" or not! If you have a legitimate problem you need to solve and multi extrusion is the solution, then it can be made to work. I can't speak for Repetier on RAMBo though as I have very little experience w...
by mhackney
Mon May 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Dual Extrusion
Replies: 15
Views: 1967

Re: Dual Extrusion

Yes. I used the 713Maker effector and Chimera mount. You should be able to config Repetier and RAMBo but my experience is with Duet and RepRapFirmware. I've also done the Kracken on a Rostock V1 - that was quite the experience.
by mhackney
Sun May 14, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Aero Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: Aero Mount

RE: the nozzle offset. It isn't really that big of a deal at this level. I printed for several years with one of 4 nozzles on a Kraken and never had an issue. One of the best hot ends I've had in fact for single filament printing.

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