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by michaellatif
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Build a vent system and get rid the nasty fumes
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: Build a vent system and get rid the nasty fumes

Looks good! I had the same problem with the ABS fumes, had to build a venting system.
Nice work!
by michaellatif
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Phebe HeatBed not getting up to temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Phebe HeatBed not getting up to temperature

I have two of them and they both work well, temps get up to 150C easily. I have wired my board to run the traces in parallel, I get something like 3 Ohms? Someone mentioned a problem with their Phebe but their resistance on one of the sides was either low or way to high. Have you checked the resista...
by michaellatif
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: H-1.1 Extruder Tube?
Replies: 6
Views: 3207

Re: H-1.1 Extruder Tube?

The extra PTFE tube is for you to use if you decide to use 3mm filament. The installed PTFE tube (a set of two tubes, 3mm inside 4mm tube) is meant to be used with 1.75mm filament. One thing to note, the installed 4mm PTFE tube has a slit down the side to allow for expansion to allow the smaller PTF...
by michaellatif
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: What could we possibly be up to?
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Edit: Ooh ooh! Multiple print heads? (Or perhaps a single printhead that can automatically swap filaments? -- you asked for crazy ideas -- It'd be neat to see a machine that could do color mixing -- like with red/yellow/blue (or CMYK, or whatever) that allowed it to do multi-colored prints. ) Check...
by michaellatif
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to use the Phebe I?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: How to use the Phebe I?

I might also glue down an acrylic sheet (or maybe some lexan) to the old print bed, similar to what you did (not sure what materials you used) -- mostly, I just don't like that the mounting screw holes are so close to the edge of the regular print bed. Anyway, wikipedia says acrylic should be good ...
by michaellatif
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to use the Phebe I?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: How to use the Phebe I?

Ouch! 1.5mm?? That could be a problem! I would be careful with that thin of a glass. You did see correctly, I cut the glass to just the size of the silk screen. As for why these instructions are not on the Phebe? My only guess is that there are so many and vary so much that it would be impossible to...
by michaellatif
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: What could we possibly be up to?
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Eric wrote:Or skip that and make a printer extruder designed to take cheap plastic pellets directly?

This would be cool! Take scraps, failed prints and grind them directly into the extruder to reuse.
by michaellatif
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: What could we possibly be up to?
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Re: What could we possibly be up to?

If I had to guess, a 3-Axis CNC machine? Maybe something to do with 'desktop' injection molding systems?
How about a CNC 2-Axis lathe?

Ok, maybe my ideas might not be too wild or crazy, but I am putting out there tools I would love to have in the shop! ;-)
by michaellatif
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to use the Phebe I?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: How to use the Phebe I?

Yep, that wiki provides basically 100% of what you will need to know about cutting glass. One thing to keep in mind with dollar store glass is that it maybe 2mm or 2.8mm not 3mm, not that it matters, but I have had bad experiences cutting and heating 2mm glass (2.8mm was ok and works as well as 3mm)...
by michaellatif
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to use the Phebe I?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: How to use the Phebe I?

Whoa, nice reuse...! ...but, how did you cut it? I'm no expert, but doesn't glass just break? I had a hard enough time cutting plexi-glass with a jigsaw. I use a standard glass cutter, similar to the one I linked below. Since this glass is not tempered, it cut like any standard glass you would get ...
by michaellatif
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to use the Phebe I?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: How to use the Phebe I?

Honestly I don't know what type of glass this is. I was able to get 3mm glass from an old scanner that I took apart and cut to size. So far it has not had any issues. I have heated/cooled this glass many times. The one thing I avoid is temp shock, no sudden changes in temp (specially when cooling). ...
by michaellatif
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to use the Phebe I?
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: How to use the Phebe I?

Here are some pictures of how I assembled the Phebe I to my printer. So far, this has held and I have had no problems with it. Height adjustments are easy and simple, when needed.
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=515&p=2708&hilit=phebe#p2708
by michaellatif
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: How does one remove dampers from stepper motors?
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

Re: How does one remove dampers from stepper motors?

You need a pulley extractor, those are most likely brass press fit on the shafts. Can probably get away with an automotive pulley extractor. Or you can carefully use a small pry-bar/hammer to pull/lift the pulleys off.
by michaellatif
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extra units
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Extra units

Everything look good but there some pronlem. 1:motor and the controller board is noisy. 2:the frame doesnt look really solid. I'm soldering the velleman, heated bed and hot end now. Ps: the clamp belt for x axis is really cheap you have to drill the hole yourself my screw drop out of the hole if x ...
by michaellatif
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: new extruder design problem with 1.75mm filament
Replies: 22
Views: 4574

Solved: new extruder design problem with 1.75mm filament

Just a quick update. I finally got the new extruder design working with 1.75mm filament without any issue. Been using it for a few days now. I had modify the extruder and the black plastic mounting plate a little bit. I basically took this idea from Brian, I ground down the threaded aluminum housing...
by michaellatif
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Mach3 Software
Topic: I can only print about 4 layers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3568

Re: I can only print about 4 layers?

I have only been working in mm. What is this Scaling you speak of? In mach or slic3r? It's in Slic3r. Slic3r works in mm and if you have some object designed to be in inches, it will show up small (approx 25.4 times smaller than expected). In Slic3r you can scale an object, this will increase the s...
by michaellatif
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Mach3 Software
Topic: I can only print about 4 layers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3568

Re: I can only print about 4 layers?

Sounds like a units problem. I think you want to scale the objects by 25.4mm/inch to get them to show up.
by michaellatif
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Heated bed temp
Replies: 25
Views: 7783

Re: Heated bed temp

well darn. I melted my h1.1 bed and never got past 95c. Has anyone used aluminum or mdf for a bed? And is the glass above the heated bed or below --- I know it was a noob move but heck I was just in the thick of the learning curve.. wonder what else I'll melt besides abs You can't attach the heat b...
by michaellatif
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: First Print from the H1.1
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: First Print from the H1.1

Print number 4 complete. Straight off the printer with no cleanup. I'm pretty happy with the quality. That print looks pretty damn good! You are not having any problems with the filament feeding into the extruder? I can't run my printer more then an hour without the filament working its way out bet...
by michaellatif
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: First Print from the H1.1
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: First Print from the H1.1

Looks good! What slicer are you using? I'm using Slic3r that came with the latest repetier. I'm using repetier to do everything. I like the program. Pronterface handles some things a little better, but useability (newb-ability) is probably better with repetier. Yep, Repetier Host is pretty sweet, p...
by michaellatif
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: First Print from the H1.1
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: First Print from the H1.1

Looks good! What slicer are you using?
by michaellatif
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Does ABS print on anything cold?
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Does ABS print on anything cold?

ABS will stick to Kapton/blue tape but don't plan on printing anything large, more the a 2"x2" or anything with thin walls, you will get bad warping, separating layers and rolled edges on the base.
by michaellatif
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: Viotek PSU for RAMPS.
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Viotek PSU for RAMPS.

So when I shorten them I really only need to hook up 4 wires to each terminal? If i understand you correctly all the 12V come from a common source, all the 5V come from a common source, and all the 3.3V come from a common source? If that is the case I'll just cut the majority of the wires short and...
by michaellatif
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: Viotek PSU for RAMPS.
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Viotek PSU for RAMPS.

The PSU has a SINGLE 12v rail (see output label on PSU), meaning all yellow wires are connected together on the PCB of the power supply and same goes for the black wires, all are connected together on the PCB for the PSU. By connecting 3-4 yellow wires together and 3-4 black wires together, the load...
by michaellatif
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: Viotek PSU for RAMPS.
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Viotek PSU for RAMPS.

RAMPS needs a separate 11A and 5A supply. How do i achieve this with the Viotek PSU. There is a plug with 3 yellow and 3 black wires. If I connect all those together will that be sufficient for the 11A supply? There is a plug with 2 yellow and 2 black wires. If I connect those together will that be...

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