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by mhackney
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: GCODE entry
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: GCODE entry

Sorry about that, I'm preparing an update with example code that sets the M83 so you are doing relative extrusion moves.
by mhackney
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Yet another Duet-to-HE280 accelerometer probe adapter
Replies: 46
Views: 1522

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

Yes, I've been following closely. Haven't made one yet. I spent sooooo much time trying to get the accelerometer probe to work that I put off dozens of projects. I'll wait a bit and see how this works longer term but I do like the idea and it does seem like it will have the reliability of FSRs with ...
by mhackney
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Which upgrades to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Which upgrades to buy

Bear in mind that we each have differing requirements for reliability and precision. I also have trash80's interface and we collaborated behind the scenes. I also worked directly with the company that manufactures the accelerometer itself. Sure, I can get it to work but any seemingly minor change ca...
by mhackney
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Which upgrades to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Which upgrades to buy

My recommendation, and take it for what it's worth: Ditch the AstroSyns, they are not needed with the Duet WiFi and actually introduce enough wobble to affect part quality (slightly). E3D V6 Universal version WITHOUT the Bowden option - it's not needed. 12 V version Also realize, I gave up on gettin...
by mhackney
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 5308

Supporting Rules

I get asked this all the time so here's a little overview on how to go about designing purpose-built supports for your models. You can also use these techniques to add supports to STL models in exactly the same way, all it takes is a CAD program that can open STL files and can generate meshes and sa...
by mhackney
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

Ok, let me post something in my V3 thread so we can find it later...

Ok, here's the post: Supporting Rules
by mhackney
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

I don't remember myself! What do you want to see or know?
by mhackney
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 5308

Re: mhackney's Real V3 Build Thread

Ok, I've updated all the files on TV and two members have verified the "stock V3" versions work perfectly in the stock V3 base. As an apology for bone-headedness, I created two different small drawers too. So you can choose from a simple drawer or a drawer with nozzle holders for either of...
by mhackney
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

Are you designing these parts yourself in Fusion 360? If so, THAT's where to design in the supports. That's what I do. Here's an example - the Z shaped part is the support that keeps the inside flat bottom from failing. The part I'm holding is printed with the thin perimeter facing down, like an ups...
by mhackney
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: A Strategy for Successful (and Great) Prints
Replies: 63
Views: 22848

Re: A Strategy for Successful (and Great) Prints

Happy Second Birthday thread!
by mhackney
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

:) No worries. I am just a bit sensitive to some of the crap people throw on TV. It causes immeasurable problems for people, especially those with not a lot of 3D printing experience. It isn't hard to make a good mesh and verify it. TV should pre-verify and not allow crappy STLs.
by mhackney
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

That's too bad, people really should check their models and fix them before posting. Relying on a slicer to fix a mesh is not something I recommend. But IIWII.
by mhackney
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: LokBuild - wow
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: LokBuild - wow

What sort of surface finish does it have and leave on the part?
by mhackney
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cnc coolant mist
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Cnc coolant mist

Mine is "green". But, I have to top off with water as it evaporates. I've not had to dispose of the actual coolant since I recirculate it and some gets lost on the swarf when I removed it, requiring me to top off. The residue on the swarf evaporates leaving a greenish powder. My aluminum r...
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: KISSslicer issue
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: KISSslicer issue

Great, please read the link in my signature, it will help.
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cnc coolant mist
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Cnc coolant mist

I agree, if time is money for you, the commercial unit is the way to go. That's why I bought mine originally. I have flood on 2 mills and "shower curtain" enclosures. Works great but I like the fogbuster best
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cnc coolant mist
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Cnc coolant mist

I have a comercial FogBuster and I built 2 from that link in the Zone. They all work equally well. There is no magic in the FogBuster design but it is well built.
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: injection mold machine
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: injection mold machine

What molding machine are you using and what are you injecting? How many parts do you want to get from one mold?

I've retired my SLA printer for another year. The software is still not up to snuff and I don't have a compelling need for the technology to deal with it.
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

Oh and did you update the config files as required?
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

This is beta but I found it did a great job on the Marvin model (almost a spherical body). Prusa has a very active git for this project so file bugs if you find them. They are seriously overhauling this slicer by storm.
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: KISSslicer issue
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: KISSslicer issue

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These should work fine.
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: KISSslicer issue
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: KISSslicer issue

Sounds like you have Absolute E set in Printer->Firmware on the Firmware Type drop down. Choose 5D - Relative E
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r/releases/tag/version_1.33.3 Prusa has been overhauling the venerable Slic3r slicer. The previous release back in Nov was awesome. Not only have they re-written code in C++ to improve performance and reliability, they added some great new features like the cubic 3 di...
by mhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 14118

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

Yes, you have some slop in your motion mechanics somewhere. It could be simple like loose belts or a loose stepper pulley or it could be sloppy arm joints. But something is not tight. Duet's RepRapFirmware (dc42) does not have backlash compensation. Sometimes reducing your acceleration values can he...

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