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by mhackney
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: RailCore
Topic: How to Rebuild Linear Rails
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: How to Rebuild Linear Rails

Approximately how many bearings are in 1 carriage? My carriages are about to go kaput.
by mhackney
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Looking for auto-leveling recommendations for my Metal Max
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Looking for auto-leveling recommendations for my Metal Max

There is another alternative to David's Smart Effector mount - 713Maker has a mounting ring that you attach to the Smart Effector and it works with the stock ball cup arms. I had it on my modified V3 at MRRF last weekend in the Duet booth. I don't know if the stock SMCNC hot end will work with the S...
by mhackney
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Duet HE280 Probe i2c interface
Replies: 47
Views: 5658

Re: Duet HE280 Probe i2c interface

I abandoned this long ago. I was never able to get to the level of reliability and consistency that I need.
by mhackney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: RailCore
Topic: My RailCore
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: My RailCore

No guts, no glory as they say. But as a 3D printing maestro (not my words!), I can make any instrument sing. Plus the "slicer trickery" is more a function of hot end and extruder and I have lots of Bondtech BMG / E3D V6 water cooled experience. Cake walk! You can see that I hadn't even san...
by mhackney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: RailCore
Topic: My RailCore
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: My RailCore

This was my very first print on the RailCoreII (can we call it RailCore // for convenience?)

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by mhackney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us
Replies: 34
Views: 6599

Remembering Carl Little aka Eaglezsoar

It was one year ago today that our friend Eaglezsoar passed away. Please join me in a moment of remembering Carl and all he did for this community. I miss his joke emails and frequent "welcome" posts here.

RIP Carl,
Michael
by mhackney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Remembering Carl Little aka Eaglezsoar
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Remembering Carl Little aka Eaglezsoar

It was one year ago today that our friend Eaglezsoar passed away. Please join me in a moment of remembering Carl and all he did for this community. I miss his joke emails and frequent "welcome" posts here.

RIP Carl,
Michael
by mhackney
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: RailCore
Topic: My RailCore
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: My RailCore

The extruder is a stock Bondtech BMG, the jacket (green) is the mount for my Palette+ filament delivery tube. The hot end is a stock E3D V6 that I modified with a water cooling jacket.
by mhackney
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: RailCore
Topic: My RailCore
Replies: 5
Views: 679

My RailCore

I started building mine back in Sept-Oct along with one of my local supporters (we each built a RailCore). This was early days so part of the job was to sanity check the documentation, BOM, etc. This was my first CoreXY machine and I was VERY interested to see how it performed since I've seen and he...
by mhackney
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: KISSlicer 1.6.2 released
Replies: 0
Views: 498

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: 754

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: 372

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: 19336

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: 2694

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: 1098

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: 19336

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: 19336

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: 1541

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: 7868

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: 7868

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: 799

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: 799

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: 942

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: 29307

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: 29307

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.

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