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by RegB
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Auto-Calibration - $100 Bounty and Bragging Rights
Replies: 105
Views: 21376

Re: Auto-Calibration - $100 Bounty and Bragging Rights

Captain Starfish, it's not that your bed looks like a golf course. It's that the path of the nozzle above a perfectly flat and level bed can travel in a non-planar surface if your machine is not mechanically perfect - tower position, tower leans, arm length, delta radius, etc. You can either fix al...
by RegB
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 84100

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

The firmware they uploaded after their announcement was 38.4. Who knows? I have this and SO MANY OTHER things to check when I do my build. I will do my build when I get my kit, HOPEFULLY two days and a few hours from now. I will try to contribute SOMETHING when I get to these settings. The wait is ...
by RegB
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 84100

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

Looking at the firmware I downloaded last night from github, Line 752 has the carriage offset at 38.4, not 35. I assume someone updated this setting on github? I also ASSume, that I can't simply take a peek at my current firmware settings, and make a few tweaks. The article on the SeeMeCNC home pag...
by RegB
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Assembly manual discussion thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 68847

Re: Assembly manual discussion thread!

The rev 5 install is documented in the June 24 version of the manual.

Easy for ME to say, I still don't have my kit, but I have read the FINE manual
{Please excuse the RTFM joke}.

It is VERY FINE, Gene has done and continues to do one heckuva job.
by RegB
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install
Replies: 13
Views: 3081

Re: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install

This morning I found some 1/8 inch rubber grommets at the local hardware store. They look like a fair fit around an M3 bolt, but of course I don't have my kit yet. (1/8 inch ~= 3mm) My HOPE is that I can slice them in such a way that the center cylinder/bore part is on one side and the other side is...
by RegB
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install
Replies: 13
Views: 3081

Re: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install

Thanks, that is useful info. (but BAHH !) I will probably get my kit 4 days from NOW and - impatient fool that I am, start in on it. I procrastinated the astrosyn question for too long, although I asked at a couple of places today. Odd that stores stocking NEMA stepping motors know NOTHING about vib...
by RegB
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install
Replies: 13
Views: 3081

Re: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install

Newbie alert; I haven't even received my first kit yet, UPS has it. I don't know how thick the melamine is, but if (if, If, IF) it is thick enough how about; 1) trial fit the motor, 2) draw a thin pencil line around it, 3) remove it, 4) rout out the motor area by the thickness of the astrosyn damper...
by RegB
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: New Heat Spreader
Replies: 27
Views: 3592

Re: New Heat Spreader

RegB, I've been using aluminum heat dissipator for over 18 months with no thermal grease or paste. It isn't needed. It would make a mess on the plate-glass side every time you took the glass off. The heat transfer from Onyx to the aluminum and to the glass is not a problem. My glass is almost dead ...
by RegB
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: New Heat Spreader
Replies: 27
Views: 3592

Re: New Heat Spreader

Thanks for the clarification. Not to get TOO off topic, but do you use any thermal bonding agent either between the glass and copper or between the onyx and copper (or both) ? I have some electronics background and I am thinking of the "IMPORTANCE" of this with heat sinks - since the heat ...
by RegB
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: New Heat Spreader
Replies: 27
Views: 3592

Re: New Heat Spreader

I am awaiting my FIRST kit, but thinking ahead to some sort of a heat spreader. The local hardware store has some aluminum "expanded metal" sheet that I thought might work, but now I'm wondering if all the "holes" in it would actually encourage hot and cold spots. I was thinking ...
by RegB
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX Official Docs
Topic: What Rostock MAX upgrades do you want to see in the manual?
Replies: 25
Views: 7134

Re: What Rostock MAX upgrades do you want to see in the manu

Software (starting) settings for other materials, e.g. nylon and other nozzle sizes.
by RegB
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Waiting for V2 to arrive, What Mods to get before Build???
Replies: 26
Views: 4079

Re: Waiting for V2 to arrive, What Mods to get before Build?

I didn't install dampers, and I don't find the noise annoying. Me too! I don't have printed a lot (just 4-5 hours total), but at the moment it sounds like music to me The novelty wears off. Once you get the dampers you won't understand how you survived without them. I'm printing right now and the r...
by RegB
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Weaving? Could it be done?
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Weaving? Could it be done?

Isn't the "real" problem delamination ? If so then I think it would be better to approach it as a "failure to properly melt into the previous layer" than as a weakness of the printing pattern. From what little I know delamination is caused by not getting back to an area with the ...
by RegB
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Weaving? Could it be done?
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Weaving? Could it be done?

I started thinking about the layer to layer adhesion issues. It seems to me there is a significant lack of strength between layers. I have seen issues on enclosures where the part will break at some weak layer. So I thought why not weave the layers? How would that work? Well lets say you use a squa...
by RegB
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wow. I think the coffin door is closing on Makible...
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Wow. I think the coffin door is closing on Makible...

Oh Ohh, Tuesday to Friday of same week ? - - I'm nowhere NEAR ready for THAT sort of schedule (-: Gotta get the copper RTV, round up small tools and CLEAR A SPACE in the basement. The truck is just about done. It is SUMMER, so I'm thinking that it might be LOW season for building things like this......
by RegB
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wow. I think the coffin door is closing on Makible...
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Wow. I think the coffin door is closing on Makible...

Thanks Eaglezsoar, I have read a LOT of your posts and have already formed a good (enuf) opinion of you (-: Should I expect to get an estimated delivery date early next week ? A tracking number once it DOES ship ? Dang-it, this WAIT is gonna finish me, I have outstanding truck repairs (half done), m...
by RegB
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wow. I think the coffin door is closing on Makible...
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Wow. I think the coffin door is closing on Makible...

Am I mistaken for believing the it's mail fraud if you cash the check before you ship? I have a close friend that had a business that ran into problems with a supply line. He started cashing checks before he had the product/shipped it. Along with some other mismanagement, he got nailed in the court...

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