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by Glacian22
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: 24v Accessories
Replies: 50
Views: 7019

Re: 24v Accessories

My strategy is just use a 24v for the bed, hotend (with a 24v heater cartridge), and steppers, but pair the fans, LEDs, whatever, to get them to 12v each. ie put two 12v fans in series so they're getting an appropriate voltage.
by Glacian22
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Supports get knocked over
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: Supports get knocked over

I caught a minute of your stream of it printing, and then when I read that it failed at over 90% I literally winced...totally been there!
by Glacian22
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Supports get knocked over
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: Supports get knocked over

I've never had good luck with those long supports from meshmixer, they always fall over. I'd try a slicer that lets you customize where you're putting supports, either simplify3d (if you have cash burning a hole in your pocket) or craftware. Print the hole thing on a raft, put the supports where you...
by Glacian22
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: New ball cup arms, opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: New ball cup arms, opinions?

Thanks, I think you talked me into it! :)
by Glacian22
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: New ball cup arms, opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 883

New ball cup arms, opinions?

I've been running my RMax V1 with the original cheapskates and tricklaser arms for a couple years now, and the new molded carriages and ball arms look pretty tempting. The other option I'm considering is magnet arms, but that would be a little more expensive, and the plug and play nature of the seem...
by Glacian22
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Sloppy FINE Prints, 0.1mm Layer Height
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Sloppy FINE Prints, 0.1mm Layer Height

What material are you printing with? And what speeds/temps?
by Glacian22
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 6247

Re: Nylon

I've had decent results with gluestick on glass (as hot as you can get it, 100+c), but even then I have to use a very wide brim to keep things stuck down. And it's still basically impossible to print large things with high infill, at least without a heated chamber.
by Glacian22
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Removing print from plate!
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Removing print from plate!

I've had good luck with putting the plate in the freezer, PLA prints pop off on their own and I haven't had the glass break yet.
by Glacian22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Musing on Jams (PLA and ABS)
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Musing on Jams (PLA and ABS)

I've been very happy with this: m ...it's an ezstrude-ish design that I remixed from Nylocke's extruder. You'll need a 5:1 geared nema 17 motor, a bowden fitting like the one that came with your prometheus, a 608 bearing, a spring, and a handful of screws. Or really any other geared bowden extruder ...
by Glacian22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Musing on Jams (PLA and ABS)
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Musing on Jams (PLA and ABS)

Are you using the stock EZstruder? I have a prometheus, and the ezstruder didn't have enough torque, causing it to jam with PLA. I switched to a geared motor, problem solved.
by Glacian22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails
Replies: 70
Views: 15599

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails

If someone can show me a side-by-side photo of something printed with Duet-dc42, and then the exact same object printed with Smoothie, and there is a genuine difference that I don't need a 400 power microscope to see, I will reconsider porting dc42's method over to Smoothie. This isn't a side-by-si...
by Glacian22
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker De

Here's the motor that I'm going with for a similar setup: m It's also a 27:1 geared Nema 11, 120 grams, and only $32. Caveats: it has an exposed rear shaft, and the main drive shaft appears to be 6mm, not many hobbed gears have that size bore. I'm going to try printing a ring to use as a spacer to u...
by Glacian22
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Clogged Nozzle
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: Clogged Nozzle

A note about the Prometheus hotend: when I installed mine I had a few issues with PLA, until I switched to a geared extruder. I just needed the extra torque, haven't had a jam in a few hundred hours of printing since.
by Glacian22
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Rostock Max V3 - requests, suggestions, etc.
Replies: 89
Views: 19037

Re: Rostock Max V3 - requests, suggestions, etc.

Build a v2 before you continue to go on about how bad the melamine frame is. g. V2 is probably much better than a V1 but melamine is not a desired material for a frame of a precision machine. simply moving the machine from one work space to another and it needs re-calibration. I have a V1, which I'...
by Glacian22
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Max V2 printer suddenly shuts down
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: Max V2 printer suddenly shuts down

I had this same thing happen when my power supply was failing. I don't know if there are other possible causes, but a new power supply solved it for me.
by Glacian22
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for a good book on delta printers
Replies: 16
Views: 2380

Re: Looking for a good book on delta printers

Thanks Xeno, I never thought of using PM it does have the advantage of my not looking like an idiot asking questions that to most have obvious answers but if the subject line is well picked a public question and reply will benefit future new users. for now I come down on the side of asking in publi...
by Glacian22
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dunno what to call this thread... Problems anyway!
Replies: 16
Views: 3121

Re: Dunno what to call this thread... Problems anyway!

I've always used hairspray for bed adhesion, and it's been great.
by Glacian22
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Using Support causes extreme over extrusion
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Using Support causes extreme over extrusion

I had this problem once with a plugin for a different slicer, it assumed I was using relative extrusion instead of absolute.
by Glacian22
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: 3rd magnetic arm upgrade
Replies: 24
Views: 5707

Re: 3rd magnetic arm upgrade

I'd love to get in on a set of arms too...been using carbon fiber with traxas ends, and they're definitely not as nice as magnets :D
by Glacian22
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: My Max just blipped off and won't turn back on
Replies: 24
Views: 5416

Re: My Max just blipped off and won't turn back on

Another note on the possibility of it being your power supply...what you're describing of it powering off during heatup and then being able to turn it back on later is exactly what happened when my power supply was failing. You might try blowing some compressed air through it to clear out any dust t...
by Glacian22
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: My Max just blipped off and won't turn back on
Replies: 24
Views: 5416

Re: My Max just blipped off and won't turn back on

You may also have blown out your power supply.
by Glacian22
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Atlas 3D Scanner
Replies: 29
Views: 4969

Re: Atlas 3D Scanner

Also, if you're trying to scan clear or translucent surfaces (like a helmet with a visor) you can use masking tape to cover the surface. Takes some prep work, but works like a charm and cleans up easily.
by Glacian22
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Upgrades to start out?
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Upgrades to start out?

I haven't observed that you need a geared motor for using an all-metal hotend. Maybe for very high print speeds? I've put 2km of mostly ABS through E3D V6 and Volcano hot ends using the stock EZStruder, and my only problems have been with ninjaflex and over-retraction of PLA. Neither of those were ...
by Glacian22
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Upgrades to start out?
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Upgrades to start out?

I'm very fond of my carbon fiber arms, but they were replacing the plastic arms on a rostock max V1, so I can't comment on the stiffness of the newer V2 arms. Also, modding the extruder to work with a geared motor is a must if you're switching to an all metal hotend, you'll need the extra torque.

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