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by Flateric
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Re: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**

Ok I gotta have one of those shreaders!! Where do they come from, or do I have to make it? Just the shreader part, not tthe gear reducer and motors, I have them all ready... Edit: found them, pricey! My motor in the pictures is rated at 2 hp, 3450 RPM 100% duty cycle. It is off of a campbell hausfe...
by Flateric
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Re: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**

Can I just use my wood chipper instead of the expensive shredder? I have tried this and it is not going to work for you I am afraid. You'll see in some upcoming video's I will post that the feed rate has to be kept slow, steady and very strong in order to prevent the heating of the plastic during t...
by Flateric
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Re: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**

Ok I gotta have one of those shreaders!! Where do they come from, or do I have to make it? Just the shreader part, not tthe gear reducer and motors, I have them all ready... Edit: found them, pricey! Marcus Thymark makes them, and yeah they're not cheap. Machining tool steel in low volume isn't gon...
by Flateric
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**

Well Here is my update on a little (bigish) project I have been silently tolling away at for some time now. With great success at this point so I figured it was time to share and spill the beans and supply a thread for questions and such. ** Summed up description ** Big screen TV's that are commonly...
by Flateric
Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Printing in Polycarbonate
Replies: 18
Views: 3758

Re: Printing in Polycarbonate

I'm a big fan (punny) of a properly cooled E3D hotend. As far as being interchangable, not entirely sure what you mean, does it fit easily? Yes. Is it easy to hook up in a similar way to the stock hotend? Yes. Do you have to be a little more careful about printing with PLA? Absolutely, don't let it ...
by Flateric
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Printing in Polycarbonate
Replies: 18
Views: 3758

Re: Printing in Polycarbonate

Prior to printing with PC I always pre-dry it in an oven overnight before use. Really helps it be less problematic the next day during printing. As far as drying temps for the oven go, it will vary from brand to brand so my numbers will not really be helpful to you and your area. But Ultimachine PC ...
by Flateric
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Traitorous thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 5576

Re: Traitorous thoughts

When I did my initial research and testing on the astrosyn dampers years ago I discovered through many hours of work that much $ has been spent on the development of the dampers by many big name photocopier companies and the like. We are lucky enough to benefit from this research when we use them. T...
by Flateric
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filastruder guy doing an AMA right now...
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Filastruder guy doing an AMA right now...

Not sure if that would work or not, it is important that it not be a fast moving cutting system or the plastic will melt rather than shred.

I got one of these and did a quadruple reduction system with a old overhead garage door opener (industrial) that has a 2 hp motor on it.

https://www.facebook.com/FilaMaker
by Flateric
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filastruder guy doing an AMA right now...
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Filastruder guy doing an AMA right now...

I've had great success with my filastruder, I'm even doing something that isn't really supposed to work well with mine but I am having fabulous results. I am shredding the plastic from big name bigscreen TV's (sony, panasonic, etc) and then taking the resulting pellets and filastruding them into ver...
by Flateric
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: This machine was meant for mods.
Replies: 20
Views: 2969

Re: This machine was meant for mods.

Who says I didn't get it to work?

Who says I gave up?

I wish you well with your project however.
by Flateric
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: This machine was meant for mods.
Replies: 20
Views: 2969

Re: This machine was meant for mods.

I am a certified welder through the CWB, Canadian welding bureau and have 8 years at that level of on the job experience. Good enough?
by Flateric
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: DropLit
Topic: Beta Tester Thread (OPEN NOW)
Replies: 47
Views: 13312

Re: Beta Tester Thread (OPEN NOW)

Well I have a projector, multiple actually, the time and the cash, hope my form gets accepted.
by Flateric
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: This machine was meant for mods.
Replies: 20
Views: 2969

Re: This machine was meant for mods.

Tried it, not as simple as you may think from many seen and unforeseen directions.
by Flateric
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: Congrats to Eaglezsoar
Replies: 46
Views: 12058

Re: Congrats to Eaglezsoar

Our plan to infiltrate is going exactly as planned Eagle! They don't suspect a thing yet.

Keep working on the inside comrade......
by Flateric
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: DropLit
Topic: Beta Tester Thread (OPEN NOW)
Replies: 47
Views: 13312

Re: Beta Tester Thread

I'll go for this, I'll keep an eye out for the form here to sign up.
by Flateric
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: The "PartDaddy" Large Format 3D Printer
Replies: 77
Views: 29237

Re: The "PartDaddy" Large Format 3D Printer

Ya, but when are you guys going to make a LARGE version! LOL

kidding.
by Flateric
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: The "PartDaddy" Large Format 3D Printer
Replies: 77
Views: 29237

Re: The "PartDaddy" Large Format 3D Printer

It is a blown up rmax though isn't it? LOL

(The first time I ever tried to blow up a bus I burned my mouth on the exhaust pipe! - Rodney Dangerfield)
by Flateric
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Tri Hotend
Replies: 160
Views: 37287

Re: Tri Hotend

Smart design, I particularly like how all 3 nozzles are so close together and have a small through effector footprint.
by Flateric
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 8233

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

There was originally a Rostock max specific version that I submitted for use,but in my communication with the wolf guy he informed me that it was using slower maths. And removed it and told me to use the Kossel config. The kossel config became the linear-delta config. The x and y towers are swapped ...
by Flateric
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Auto-Calibration - $100 Bounty and Bragging Rights
Replies: 105
Views: 23044

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

I mounted my probe on a spare magnetic hotend exactly where the hotend tip would be.

This allows a more difficult setup since you have to make 2 effectors that match exactly.

Not sure why mine appeared to work so well, Perhaps my starting value were really close already or accurate from the get go?
by Flateric
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Printing in Polycarbonate
Replies: 18
Views: 3758

Re: Printing in Polycarbonate

Yup, it collects water fast and drastically affects printing.

The PC I am using is from ultimachine. I have found it really prints best at very high temps especially with smaller nozzle sizes. 280-300 for .25, 265-280 for .4.
by Flateric
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: DropLit
Topic: Codename: DropLit
Replies: 79
Views: 14962

Re: Codename: DropLit

I think you may be correct Gene. The resolution is obviously fixed and blowing up the printable area would only go to pixelate the output like blowing up a bit map with no Anti-aliasing to smooth it.

Unless I misunderstand the technology, which is entirely possible.
by Flateric
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Auto Level - Auto Calibration Talk
Replies: 94
Views: 54322

Re: Auto Level - Auto Calibration Talk

Wish I had a gauss meter... The Rostock hot bead, is a flat spiral. So, without any magnets at all, the hot bed produces a very even magnetic field. Bringing any magnets near it would defeat the potential of leveling anything. But, I had an idea for a special kind of ink, and I call it cartoon whit...
by Flateric
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: gt2 gear generator
Replies: 24
Views: 9179

Re: gt2 gear generator

nitewatchman wrote:Here's a .pdf version of the .dfx file.

It shows all the teeth.

nitewatchman


I had this issue from time to time and I am trying to remember how I solved it. It'll come to me.

(BTW your avatar just alarms me for some reason, LOL)
by Flateric
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 8233

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

I am starting to wonder if you may have a bad board or usb communication portion of that board man. I have found my smoothie to be far MORE reliable than ANY arduino based offering (and seriously I own them ALL, literally. And have 100 hours of use on each and every one of them, but most of them far...

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