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by cquinby
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

Got my bearings and put my stuff together!!! First off, i made some spacers (bushings) to go between the 1/4-20 all thread and the 608 bearings. You need to print these slow with 1 perimeter and multiple at a time. Also I had to use the Z Lift function to keep from nocking the parts off the table. T...
by cquinby
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

Mike, I printed out one of the 18909 spool adapters last night to take a look at it and so far, so good. I am expecting my bearings in the mail today so once I get those I will post up some pics of the adapters and the bearing spacer I just made and currently printing. Getting some use out of "...
by cquinby
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Print quality is just about perfect -- w00t!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

Re: Print quality is just about perfect -- w00t!!

Cool... I will try that one after I test a new spacer designed for 608 bearings to 1/4 rod for my spool adapters.
by cquinby
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Print quality is just about perfect -- w00t!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

Re: Print quality is just about perfect -- w00t!!

Ok, I'm going to have to add a Nerd Badge to the "ranks" cause you guys are definately rockin it! Good thing the Star Trek communicator badge would not print uhhhhh.... for my wife.... m Can anyone print this? I tried Slic3r but get manifold errors and only partial gcode. I tried to fix i...
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

Mike,

Still waiting for these dang owls to print!!! Once that is done I will give the spool adapter a shot again. If it doesn't work, I think this one will: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18909
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

Thanks Mike. I will give that a shot after these Owl's are done printing... Boy did I make a mistake getting talked into that one by my 7 year-old. She thinks scraps are a gift from the gods! :lol:
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Free or cheap CAM software
Replies: 10
Views: 5903

Re: Free or cheap CAM software

Dave, I have been using CamBam and for your basic CNC machining it does a good job. I looked into more elaborate packages but they were just too complicated for me.
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

Thanks Mike. How did you do that? The problem I see is that it wants to print the perimeter first (which falls right into the hole) then do the bridge. How many perimeters did you use on the print? I used 3 and I wonder if that was kicked up higher it may work with less slop. I don't see any way to ...
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: I now own a mini CNC router and a 3D printer
Replies: 42
Views: 14597

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

Pretty cool Dave!
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

This is the orientation.

filament.jpg
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

Dave,

Printing it outside portion (sticks out of the filament spool) down.
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament spool attched to H-1
Replies: 22
Views: 5063

Re: Filament spool attched to H-1

Mike,

Did you use ReplicatorG to make the spool adapters? I can't make them with Slic3r as there is no way to generate support material and it screws up the bearing pocket.

Thanks,
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Solid infills - not so solid
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Re: Solid infills - not so solid

Problem solved.... The PS has enough juice... It was that dang 40mm fan I added for PLA printing. There was just enough air current to cool off the plate by dang near 40 degrees F in areas. Turned that off and now have pretty even heating and up to 110c!!! Yes....
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Solid infills - not so solid
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Re: Solid infills - not so solid

Chris,

The ABS just begins to stick well but I have noticed I don't have even heating on the glass plate... I have a shift of 15 degrees F in different areas... I think I will run out ot my shop and see if I have another PS to try. More wires to deal with....
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Solid infills - not so solid
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Re: Solid infills - not so solid

Yes, had to use business cards but used them under the cardboard insulator so the PCB had no air gaps top or bottom to transfer heat better. I just re-calibrated the whole machine back to inches and testing right now. So far the infills look better but will be a few before I can verify. I also think...
by cquinby
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Solid infills - not so solid
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Re: Solid infills - not so solid

Ya, I will try and take a good image and post it. I'm currently trying to get my heatbed leveled, opposite corners of the pyrex glass are not level and it is driving me nuts! Once I get that fixed I will fire off a print and get a picture.
by cquinby
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Solid infills - not so solid
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Solid infills - not so solid

I am going nuts here and can't figure it out. For the past week I have not been able to get solid infills (ABS or PLA), there are gaps between the tool paths and I have checked everything (except one, will get to that later). I have re-calibrated the extruder multiple times and can get consistant 10...
by cquinby
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Nuts and Bolts
Topic: Broke my hot end tonight...
Replies: 15
Views: 8723

Re: Broke my hot end tonight...

Sorry to hear that Chris. Was this the famous load the g-code, move an axis and then his start??? I smashed more endmills and drill bits on my mill till I stuck a huge note on the grease board says "REGEN TOOLPATH!!!!!!!" Once I figured that one out never had a issue since... Now if I can ...
by cquinby
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Rostock MAX Official Docs
Topic: "H-1 Electronics Manual"
Replies: 15
Views: 12706

Re: "H-1 Electronics Manual"

Michael, Good stuff!!! Question, do you know the reasoning behind grounding the EasyDriver to the parallel port? I didn't do this with mine and it works fine. Based on the question above, the manual may cause confusion as the wiring diagram on page 26 shows the easydriver ground going to the ground ...
by cquinby
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing PLA with the H1, Oh crap...
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Printing PLA with the H1, Oh crap...

Michael, Printed in ABS with 0.3mm layer height, 1 Perimeter and fill density set to 1. Takes about 8 minutes to print. When you get past the bottom layers and you start to build up the narrow sections you will want to reduce your feedrate down to about 60% to keep the part cool and prevent goobers....
by cquinby
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing PLA with the H1, Oh crap...
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Printing PLA with the H1, Oh crap...

Well I ordered some silver PLA from Protoparadigm and ripped it out of the packaging as i had to see what it would do. I lowered my temp on the extruder to about 365 - 375f. All was good, I was happy till about the 6th layer at 0.3mm. It quit extruding. I tore out the nozzle and the teflon tube and ...
by cquinby
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Where are you buying your filament?
Replies: 16
Views: 3996

Re: Where are you buying your filament?

Got my goods from Protoparadigm. All is good, just a UPS ascrew-up is all. The glow in the dark ABS is killer! I turned the lights off while it was printing and the heat from the extruder caused the material to glow coming out. The PLA on the other hand was well, a fricken nightmare... I'm going to ...
by cquinby
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Adapting MK1 Heat Bed to H1
Replies: 12
Views: 2921

Re: Adapting MK1 Heat Bed to H1

Stuff is from Mcmaster-carr.

Insulation is part number 9583T12
Borosilicate glass plate is part number 8476K183

I'm down south of olympia.
by cquinby
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: EMC2/LinuxCNC
Topic: Too hot can be bad too!
Replies: 5
Views: 3283

Re: Too hot can be bad too!

Cool, I need to start taking my measurements there. I think I am in the 425F range on the top side.
by cquinby
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: EMC2/LinuxCNC
Topic: Too hot can be bad too!
Replies: 5
Views: 3283

Re: Too hot can be bad too!

Michael,

Where are you measuring your temperature at? Just curious... Talking with John and Steve this morning they stated they measure between the nozzle and the steel section on the hot end. I was measuring on the aluminum section so I was getting higher temps.

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