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by DanHall
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Peek fan not spinning
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: Peek fan not spinning

Good luck getting it fixed quickly. I think you will be a lot happier in the long run if you get it fixed now and don't run into problems later.
by DanHall
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Peek fan not spinning
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: Peek fan not spinning

Without the fan you can reduce the hot end life but you can also get heat creep up the nozzle and lengthen the melt zone. On a long print it can stop extruding and then, when it cools, you will have a long plug that won't melt properly and you can't extrude. I don't know what failure mode you will s...
by DanHall
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Peek fan not spinning
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: Peek fan not spinning

Sounds like you are on you first prints so I would check a couple of things. First, as said before, the fan should engage based on firmware settings during the heat up at 50C and stop when cooling when it reaches the same temperature. Disconnect both sets of fan wires from the mosfet and double chec...
by DanHall
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead Rostock Max printer
Replies: 16
Views: 2701

Re: Dead Rostock Max printer

When I changed out a failed PEEK fan, I noticed the insulation on its leads was scraped away where it rubbed on the melamine when the PEEK fan shroud was inserted or removed. It hadn't caused any problem yet, but was hidden from view. You can disconnect the hot end wiring (heater, thermistor, PEEK ...
by DanHall
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBP controller board kickstarter launch
Replies: 18
Views: 3672

Re: BBP controller board kickstarter launch

Come on bro! It's genious, just imagine how fast you create a pile of poorly printed spaghetti! All while watching your steppers catch on fire. It'll be like fireworks every day. Okay, maybe just once...
by DanHall
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBP controller board kickstarter launch
Replies: 18
Views: 3672

Re: BBP controller board kickstarter launch

"One big problem of 3d printer is the speed, people need to wait for hours to print a simple model. That is because the current control board, like RAMPS, Smoothie, are all powered by Atmel processors, whose frequency are too low to let the motor run fast.While the BBP runs on a powerful 32-bit...
by DanHall
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Vapor Smooth PLA
Replies: 20
Views: 4147

Re: Vapor Smooth PLA

The NIOSH PEL for acetone is 1000ppm and for MEK it is 200ppm. Doc Hackney is just looking out for all of you. How many of you have the equipment at home to measure airborne concentrations? I don't. In the garage with properly rated gloves, both garage doors open, an APR and goggles... I have used M...
by DanHall
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PC/ABS Adhering to heated bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: PC/ABS Adhering to heated bed

Thanks all, I'll ramp up the bed temp higher after checking the max temp. I don't remember their recommended high off the top of my head. I was busy tonight with final calibration on a new delta and homework with the kiddo.
by DanHall
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PC/ABS Adhering to heated bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: PC/ABS Adhering to heated bed

Oh, and this is on a Fusion3 cartesian with a E3D V6 hot end, not one our Rostocks, but you are my go to group for printing problems. I have another E3D hot end for one of the deltas but I'm hoping to get this working before I install it and run these on the delta. This cartesian came with the E3D h...
by DanHall
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PC/ABS Adhering to heated bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

PC/ABS Adhering to heated bed

We are having a heck of a time getting PC/ABS to adhere to the heat bed. Have tried different temps, glue stick, ABS goo, all the stuff that we have used in the past for standard ABS. We have done hundreds of prints on multiple printers with ABS but this is our first run at the PC alloy. The filamen...
by DanHall
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Radio Shack going out of business sales!
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: Radio Shack going out of business sales!

If you can find them still, I really like their inexpensive sub-D crimpers. They crimp the little pins for the Max better than my more expensive ratcheting crimpers. They were under $10 before the sale so they would be a steal now.
by DanHall
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Red Sand's Max V2 Build Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 16546

Re: Red Sand's Max V2 Build Thread

Basement workspace for me. Lucky though in that I can leave an array if tools sitting around for the second and third builds. Plus they are really for the wife so she can't complain about the smell too much!
by DanHall
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stepper Motor Skipping Steps (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

Re: Stepper Motor Skipping Steps (?)

Take another look at the belt tightening section in the V2 manual. There is a pretty good descrption of how to accomplish that with only your own two hands. I'm assuming it is very similar to the Orion. Basically an open end wrench and screwdriver in one hand to tension and hold the nut and a screwd...
by DanHall
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Some 3D printed reel news
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Some 3D printed reel news

Congrats on the article. I printed one of your reels a few days ago as a first set of test prints on a brand new printer to work on settings so it didn't turn out great but it did go together just fine. I promptly broke off the pawl piece so the rest of the reel is sitting on my desk at work. The pr...
by DanHall
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PC/ABS
Replies: 1
Views: 848

PC/ABS

what experience have you had with polycarbonate/abs? I'm looking for strength and impact resistance and this seems to be the best material. I would upgrade to the e3d v6 hot end to get the extra heat. Thoughts, drawbacks, failures and successes would all be appreciated.
by DanHall
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: My New Printer
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: My New Printer

Sweet! I obviously hadn't tried from the SD card yet. Thanks!
by DanHall
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Stuttering during large complex print
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: Stuttering during large complex print

I'll second the the thought of printing from the sd card. I have had the same problem on other printers when printing via usb. I'm not sure if there is noise or a commo speed issue somewhere. I was printing from a hexacore Xeon workstation so it shouldn't have been a processor speed issue. On the Ro...
by DanHall
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: My New Printer
Replies: 2
Views: 584

My New Printer

We have a couple of other printers but this is my first build and our first Delta. I was impressed with the instructions and relative ease of the build. Got it together, calibrated and printing in a week including waiting for stuff like the roll of kapton tape in the mail. Other than the weekend tha...

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