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by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: LokBuild - wow - update not so wow after all.
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: LokBuild - wow - update not so wow after all.

SeeMeCNC's Ultralex is pretty good for PLA. GeckoTek is good for PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU, and nylon (requires different surface) - but it scratches very easily, and a new disc is ridiculously expensive. Kapton tape is cheaper. Glue on glass is very easy, and once cleaned, the glass is the best surface f...
by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

That thought had crossed my mind. IM is an option for a mature product (doesn't need any design changes) with enough market to justify producing 100s or 1000s at a time. Getting the molds cut for something like that would cost somewhere in the five-figure range, if I'm not mistaken, plus whatever th...
by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

So if you're interested in sharing the design at this point pilot, I could design a set of setups to do it on a standard 3 axis machine. The machine only has 5" of Z, and the part would have to be mounted at a 45-degree angle, so it could be tight. Also, my driver box isn't talking to the comp...
by 626Pilot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

They wanted over $400 to do a very basic version with no trim, and over $600 to do the "ornate" version you see here. That's just for bare aluminum. It was still more to get it anodized. Unless I want to sell printer parts exclusively to rich people, it just wouldn't make sense. I still wa...
by 626Pilot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Looks like the 5-axis idea is out of the question. The site I was using to get a quote has an idiosyncrasy that can make you think you're getting the price for machined 6061 aluminum, when you're actually getting the price for sintered nylon. 5-axis machining is too expensive for this, for the time ...
by 626Pilot
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Dual extruder
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Dual extruder

KISSlicer has its own subforum here: viewforum.php?f=15

That's where I'd look for help.
by 626Pilot
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Hacker Series - H2
Topic: Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Why?

They should add options to leave out things like the controller, motors, power supply, and hot end. This would be pretty great for a backup printer, but like mhackney says, I don't use 1.8-degree motors anymore, and I'd rather bring my own controller and hot end.
by 626Pilot
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Dual extruder
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Dual extruder

Have you tried KISSlicer? I've been using it for dual-extrusion printing for years, and it works great.
by 626Pilot
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Those look pretty neat, and I admire the idea of using PCBs. The PCB effector only supports center-feed, 1-in 1-out hot ends, but I want to be able to support Cyclops and Diamond hot ends, so that won't work for me. His parts may be lighter than mine, but mine will be made from aircraft aluminum, so...
by 626Pilot
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I haven't seen them. Do you have a link?
by 626Pilot
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

why not sls nylon? I spoke to Shapeways about this. I asked them what dimensional accuracy I could expect, and they said 5%. That's okay for printing statuettes, but obviously no good for a precision part. As the part cools, it wants to contract, so you can have places that will shrink a little. Th...
by 626Pilot
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Skin separated from fill.
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Skin separated from fill.

Brass nozzles can get deformed if they crash into the bed multiple times.
by 626Pilot
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: dark blue forum theme
Replies: 16
Views: 296

Re: dark blue forum theme

One more thing, the forums are going really slow. Have you thought about putting them on a VPS? It's thirty bucks a month, and it will absolutely fly compared to shared hosting.
by 626Pilot
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cnc coolant mist
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Cnc coolant mist

One of it's major corrosion/biological inhibitors (Since it does both), is honey. Interesting facts about honey: It used to be used to disinfect wounds (because the high sugar content dessicates almost anything that tries to grow in it), and you can't give it to infants because it can contain clost...
by 626Pilot
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: V4??
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: V4??

I wonder how the slicer would handle a complex object with individual protrusions that go off in random directions and possibly curl around each other, like a giant squid-monster with its tentacles wrapped around a multi-spired castle. Easy to do with a normal 3D printer and supports. Not that easy ...
by 626Pilot
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: dark blue forum theme
Replies: 16
Views: 296

Re: dark blue forum theme

Way better! While you're at it, can you install a modern YouTube plugin that works with https URLs?
by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: MRRF 2017 Has a date!! March 25-26, 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: MRRF 2017 Has a date!! March 25-26, 2017

mhackney wrote:I also put my name in to give a presentation. Any requests?

Yes. Take video of the presentation, and put it on YouTube. MRRF is a little too far for me to drive.
by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: V4??
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: V4??

Like earlier efforts based on a Stewart platform (six axis motors tilting the effector to arbitrary angles), except this way, gravity is always on your side. Quite brilliant. Shame you have to have such a huge frame to get a build volume that's only moderately large. The slicer is obviously custom. ...
by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: LokBuild - wow - update not so wow after all.
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: LokBuild - wow

One problem - I use my nozzle as a Z-Probe to auto set my Z Height, so after heating the nozzle and it touches down it dimples the build surface where the hotend makes contact. Those dimples have stayed dimpled, if you will. Just like GeckoTek. I've stopped using their build plates. The magnetic ba...
by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: dark blue forum theme
Replies: 16
Views: 296

Re: dark blue forum theme

YouTube may be forcing HTTPS so that people can't spy on which cat videos you watch when you're on public wifi.

Also, user info on the right side? YUCK!!! I don't read right-to-left!
by 626Pilot
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 33241

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I have been working for some months to refine those designs. They look slightly different now, especially the carriages. They have a different/better belt clamping mechanism that's designed to fit the tooth contour of the GT2 belts. The trouble is that printing them on a 3D printer that doesn't have...
by 626Pilot
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing on a thin film held by vacuum
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Printing on a thin film held by vacuum

What hot end is that, and why does it have a pipe on it?
by 626Pilot
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hectic! But nice.
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: Hectic! But nice.

Zesty_Lykle wrote:Sorry about the self assembly, but then, it is only 5 parts and some bearings. Besides, the first thing everybody will do when they get the Nimble is take it apart to see how it works. At least I would.

How long does it take to assemble one of them?
by 626Pilot
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hectic! But nice.
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: Hectic! But nice.

I ordered four, and I can't wait for it to arrive!

joe wrote:Seems a little costly considering you have to assemble it and no stepper.

Worth every penny to me!
by 626Pilot
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Next Printer?
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Next Printer?

If you want to build a kickass awesome delta printer, start here. I have one MAX Metal and am (very, very slowly) building a second. The frame is precisely machined and self-aligning, and the entire machine - electronics and all - can be built in an afternoon.

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