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by Glacian22
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 13378

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

So I saw that you have to have the V2 heatsink to connect it up correctly...the machine I'd be putting this in still has a V1, could I add the price of a V2 heatsink to my pledge so I don't have to order and pay shipping separately through your regular shop?
by Glacian22
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 13378

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

So a couple of technical questions...you mentioned the Y being custom machined from a HPV PEEK blend, what makes that special? And does the extruder constrain the filament all the way up to the drive gear? If so then flexible materials should be too difficult as long as the bowden is short, like wit...
by Glacian22
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 13378

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

So a few weeks ago I emailed Eric about his filament switching tech, since I saw the "hey we're doing a kickstarter soon" notice on the his website and I was curious...I've bought two of his Prometheus hotends and gotten great performance from both, and I'd been thinking about getting some...
by Glacian22
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mattercontrol 13 point calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Mattercontrol 13 point calibration

Hey all, has anyone used Mattercontrol's 13 point calibration? If so, does it apply a correction to the gcode it generates when it slices files, or does it apply an offset to any gcode, ie will that calibration map work with gcode generated by an external slicer?
by Glacian22
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: First look at the new EZR Struder!
Replies: 43
Views: 9179

Re: First look at the new EZR Struder!

Looks nice! I particularly like the completely constrained filament path and linear spring mechanism!
by Glacian22
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 108016

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie

So, two questions about this firmware. First, in the instructions on github it says it may take a couple minutes to do the annealing calculations, but when I run G31 HOQR it only takes a couple seconds when it's finished to spit out the results...is something going wrong there? Also, when I actually...
by Glacian22
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printer freezing with Pilot626 Firmware
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Printer freezing with Pilot626 Firmware

Hey all, I recently helped a friend build a large delta printer using a Smoothieboard 5X as the controller, so naturally I wanted to try out Pilot626's simulated annealing calibration. Unfortunately, while this printer will run just fine on the stock smoothie firmware, when switching to Pilot's (pul...
by Glacian22
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My new dino pet
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: My new dino pet

Nice work!
by Glacian22
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Motors getting REALLY hot
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Motors getting REALLY hot

Hi all! So for the past couple weeks I've had an intermittent problem with layer shifting occurring about an hour into a print. I ruled out mechanical issues, and then checked my stepper motors (all wantai). They're getting blazing hot...too hot to touch for more than a few seconds. I'm guessing tha...
by Glacian22
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: spongy prints with 0.35mm nozzle from SeeMeCNC
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: spongy prints with 0.35mm nozzle from SeeMeCNC

It looks like your extruder motor is skipping for sections of the print. Are you using the stock EZstruder? If so, the increase in pressure needed for the smaller nozzle could be maxing out the available torque. Upgrading to a geared extruder would fix it if that is in fact the issue.
by Glacian22
Tue May 10, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 5688

Re: Printer Pr0n

Badass. If you could see my wiring job, you'd cry! :lol:
by Glacian22
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Terrible vertical walls
Replies: 12
Views: 1856

Re: Terrible vertical walls

Does it happen when you try to print multiple vertical walls at the same time, like if you print a box? If not, then it's probably a cooling issue. I'd try cranking the speed way down, printing something with multiple walls, and crank the cooling to maximum and seeing how that goes.
by Glacian22
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Not very impressed with Smoothie
Replies: 24
Views: 7222

Re: Not very impressed with Smoothie

Eaglezsoar wrote:Are the MKS Sbase cards any good? Just looking for opinions. I have two of them (v1.2) that I am thinking about putting up for sale.


I've been running an MKS Sbase with no issues.
by Glacian22
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: ABS juice for PETg bed adhesion
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: ABS juice for PETg bed adhesion

I print a lot of PETG, and hairspray does the trick for me.
by Glacian22
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Magnet printer
Replies: 12
Views: 1438

Re: Magnet printer

TheRealRocketBurns wrote:I would love to see if someone designs a reprap one, maybe as an extruder you could put on to an existing printer.


Seeing as it's a brand new technology, I'm sure it is super duper patented.
by Glacian22
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Quick Start guide?
Replies: 50
Views: 7029

Re: Quick Start guide?

Well...damn. I have a copy of S3D, and I've really enjoyed using some of its unique features (setting different settings for certain sections of the print, editable support material, etc), but their legal BS is noxious.
by Glacian22
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: "Oscillating vibration" & Then THIS
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: "Oscillating vibration" & Then THIS

Aside from this particular issue, it looks like you're also overextruding, though it's hard to tell from the angle of the picture.
by Glacian22
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Upgrading the HotEnd: Prometheus vs. E3D vs. ???
Replies: 48
Views: 16890

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

In terms uber fast printing, the Prometheus does actually have a 1mm nozzle available, and the heater block can be expanded if you choose that configuration. ^^
by Glacian22
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Under-extrusion on tall prints
Replies: 23
Views: 4539

Re: Under-extrusion on tall prints

The idea behind those upgrades seems to be gearing the motor to increase the torque. So the problem is the torque of the stepper? Not grip on the filament? How does this effect the firmware? I assume at the least I would need to re-calibrate my steps-per-mm ... does anything else need to change? Ri...
by Glacian22
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Under-extrusion on tall prints
Replies: 23
Views: 4539

Re: Under-extrusion on tall prints

That could be a factor for sure, and a little variance in diameter could be an issue too. There are some good options for upgrades; if you want to pick up a geared nema 17 you can mod the ezstruder or use one of the designs based around that motor. Or if you're pressed for time to get that print don...
by Glacian22
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Under-extrusion on tall prints
Replies: 23
Views: 4539

Re: Under-extrusion on tall prints

When the hotend is up higher, the filament has to take a more bendy path through the bowden tube, increasing friction. Meaning it needs more pressure to extrude. I'd guess that your extruder motor is getting overwhelmed at those upper areas. Are you running the stock ezstruder, or have you upgraded ...
by Glacian22
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Upgrading the HotEnd: Prometheus vs. E3D vs. ???
Replies: 48
Views: 16890

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

I had an E3D v5 that never worked well for me with PLA, but I haven't heard of any issues with the v6. After my v5 I picked up a prometheus, which has been fantastic, no complaints whatsoever.
by Glacian22
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Making Graphite Arms
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Making Graphite Arms

That said, the new stock arms with the ball/cup mechanism look really great, and might actually have better performance in terms of backlash than the traxxas rod ends. If I were you I'd try those out before opting for carbon fiber arms.
by Glacian22
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: New Layer Fan design.
Replies: 16
Views: 6705

Re: New Layer Fan design.

I am REALLY excited that you posted this...I just bought a couple of those fans, and also have a prometheus mounted under my effector. Printing them out first thing in the morning!
by Glacian22
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Dual spool holder (or solo) with bearing rollers
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Dual spool holder (or solo) with bearing rollers

That looks really handy, printing out a copy.

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