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by cope413
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My printer has gotten an attitude.
Replies: 34
Views: 2848

Re: My printer has gotten an attitude.

Just so you guys are aware, MatterControl can use FSRs or other "automatic" probes (including ones actuated by a servo) to perform leveling. Currently, there are 4 options. 3 point plane 7 point disc 13 point disc 3 x 3 mesh leveling options.JPG We'll soon have the option to probe any size...
by cope413
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Why isn't horizontal radius calibrated this way?
Replies: 23
Views: 3526

Re: Why isn't horizontal radius calibrated this way?

Also, there isn't ethernet on this unit, and the drivers are DRV8825
by cope413
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Why isn't horizontal radius calibrated this way?
Replies: 23
Views: 3526

Re: Why isn't horizontal radius calibrated this way?

Yes, we got one for testing. I don't know what the name is. I've seen "Archim" - which is printed on the board - but it's unclear what the actual name will be.
by cope413
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Why isn't horizontal radius calibrated this way?
Replies: 23
Views: 3526

Re: Why isn't horizontal radius calibrated this way?

It's likely this...

2016-01-25 16.52.02.jpg


Basically a RAMBo with an ARM chip...
by cope413
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Matter control Speed settings not understood
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: Matter control Speed settings not understood

Yes, that is the correct reason for this part and the speeds "chosen".

In the future, feel free to email us - support@matterhackers.com - or you can "report a bug" through mattercontrol if you would like an explanation about the slicing engine or any of the settings.
by cope413
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Taulman n-vent (Eastman Amphora)
Replies: 11
Views: 3067

Re: Taulman n-vent (Eastman Amphora)

Eaglezsoar wrote:Do you know if the n-vent is similar to the PETG that I see on the market?


Yes, it's very similar. MadeSolid PET+, Colorfabb XT, Colorfabb nGen, Taulman nVent, and the PETG filaments are all copolyesters, and they are all very similar in both their mechanical properties and their surface finishes.
by cope413
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Pocket NC 5-axis CNC mill?
Replies: 15
Views: 16325

Re: Opinions on the Pocket NC 5-axis CNC mill?

I heard much of the same criticism above directed towards the Othermill - to which I reply - it appears to do exactly what it purports to do, and seems adequately designed and built for said applications. I've gotten great results from the Othermill. It has a puny, toothless belt-driven(!!!) outrunn...
by cope413
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 100k Thermistors types
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: 100k Thermistors types

Just get a thermocouple and call it a day. You'll never break the leads, it's more accurate, and it'll go up to 1000C+ m m So, if you decided you wanted to, you could crank up your hot end, melt the brass and aluminum, and accurately report the temperature throughout the whole process This is actua...
by cope413
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Under-extrusion on tall prints
Replies: 23
Views: 4647

Re: Under-extrusion on tall prints

Yes, faster travel speed (175-200mm/s), and if you're using Z lift, stop if you can. Z lift just adds more time between retraction and subsequent extrusion, and time is the main reason for oozing/stringing. Even if the pressure is fully released from the melt zone, gravity is still in play and wants...
by cope413
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nearing 200 days...
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Nearing 200 days...

It's actually a bit more because I was running a smoothie board for a couple months, but my trusty v1 is still chugging along...

2016-03-04 16.03.37.jpg
by cope413
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Repetier firmware 0.92.8
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Re: Repetier firmware 0.92.8

Just to follow up. I loaded your firmware/config onto my v1 Max, and experienced the same issues. The bug has been noted and we're looking into a fix for MC.
by cope413
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Upgrading the HotEnd: Prometheus vs. E3D vs. ???
Replies: 48
Views: 17145

Re: Upgrading the HotEnd: Prometheus vs. E3D vs. ???

E3Ds for days....m I don't have data to confirm, but I believe we are the largest reseller of E3Ds in the US now I've had hundreds (literally hundreds) of support requests from them with jamming issues over the past 2 years. 100% of them have been due to one of 3 things... 1) Improper assembly/insta...
by cope413
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Diary of a RoStock Max V2 print
Replies: 121
Views: 18043

Re: Diary of a RoStock Max V2 print

Might I suggest looking at other filament options? ABS absolutely sucks to print with and there are lots of options that provide equal or better mechanical strength without any of the warping, curling, or bed adhesion issues - namely the PET/PETG filaments (PET+, nGen, Colorfabb XT, nVent, PETG, etc)
by cope413
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Under-extrusion on tall prints
Replies: 23
Views: 4647

Re: Under-extrusion on tall prints

2. Extruding too fast for hotend - e3dv6 LITE - reduced print speed from 50mm/s to 35mm/s. That's the issue. Your retraction is set to 4mm. With the E3D, you shouldn't be above 2-3mm with PLA. My guess now is that you have more retractions at the top of the ears, so more chances to get the heat cre...
by cope413
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 100k Thermistors types
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: 100k Thermistors types

Just get a thermocouple and call it a day. You'll never break the leads, it's more accurate, and it'll go up to 1000C+

http://e3d-online.com/External-Thermoco ... ermocouple
http://e3d-online.com/Type-K-Thermocoup ... ermocouple

So, if you decided you wanted to, you could crank up your hot end, melt the brass and aluminum, and accurately report the temperature throughout the whole process :)
by cope413
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: "Curliness" between layers?
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: "Curliness" between layers?

That part won't print well in ABS with a lower temp. It's just too small. Print 2 or 3 at a time and you'll get better results. Cooling fans and ABS don't mix well, but since that part likely won't warp and you only need the fan for the key chain loop, you could turn a cooling fan on when it start p...
by cope413
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Embedded couplings on kraken cooler block
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Embedded couplings on kraken cooler block

The tubing doesn't feed down as far as it does on the v6. It only goes in about 8-10mm vs. the ~35mm on the v6. 2016-02-29 09.51.40.jpg Also, if you have enough water/coolant in your reservoir, it's really not that important to have the ptfe fully seated in the cup of the heat break. The watercoolin...
by cope413
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: 2 questions: Print time and slicing
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: 2 questions: Print time and slicing

MatterSlice has some default values set for acceleration and jerk. If those match your firmware values, the estimates will be closer. I don't know what those defaults are, but they're likely lower than what your machine settings are - it's better to say it'll take 2 hours and finish in 90 minutes th...
by cope413
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Under-extrusion on tall prints
Replies: 23
Views: 4647

Re: Under-extrusion on tall prints

I have a feeling it can be remedied without changing hardware.

What are your print speeds and retraction settings? Temps?

Does the part geometry get thinner as it goes up to the top of the ears?
by cope413
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 6067

Re: Nylon

cope413 might know more about the blue nylon trimmer line. It might have glass fibers which could wear a brass nozzle. Taulman's is pure nylon and shouldn't cause an issue at all. The blue trimmer line I use (Desert Extrusion) - is virgin nylon 6. No fillers. At one point, I believe Taulman used de...
by cope413
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 6067

Re: Nylon

Ask and ye shall receive. Hot off the machine in freshly dried blue trimmer line (dried in a vacuum oven @ 150F) This gear goes on a 36v 600w electric skateboard and can take a 250-300lb rider 20+ mph for 8-10 miles. I made and sold 400-500 of these things from 2012-2014 and I saw exactly 4 break - ...
by cope413
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 6067

Re: Nylon

100 is too hot for the bed. 60-70C. Elmer's glue on glass, buildtak, or pei should all work. It doesn't shrink as much as ABS, but with that much heat it will. Nylon has a lower Tg than ABS - 45-70C depending on the polymer. Having the bed at 100+C puts you well past Tg, and thus, you'll have troubl...
by cope413
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 6067

Re: Nylon

Desiccant alone won't dry it out. It will keep it dry, but you'll need some heat to dry it out.

You can use a 40-60w incandescent light bulb inside a bucket, or throw it in an oven at 180-190F for 4-6 hours.
by cope413
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 6067

Re: Nylon

The blue trimmer line is AWESOME for printing. I printed well over 50 pounds of the stuff before there were nylon filaments available. As with all nylons, you need to ensure it's thoroughly dry before you print with it. 55-65C with elmer's glue stick will work with most parts. You'll likely want to ...

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