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by kilroyo
Wed May 02, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Dual Extruder discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Dual Extruder discussion

Anyone have any thoughts on dual extruders. I would love to have them for the SeeMeCNC but havent even explored the idea due to Slic3r not having support for dual extruders. But someone posted about Kisslicer and it does support them. I been mulling it over. Just wondering if any you guys have any t...
by kilroyo
Wed May 02, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4954

Re: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade

Even with the changes I was still having issues, until I discovered what I thought was a 1/4" carbide round was 5/16" and I had already cut new bearings for the Y-axis. Well I already had some 5/16 rod so I got to work on modifying all the brackets so it would fit the 5/16" rod, so I ...
by kilroyo
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4954

Re: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade

I worked out a solution, but it involves remove alittle bit of material on the bracket to allow it to move straight when tightening up, and then I would have to add another screw to the other side of the shaft. But the 2 bearing mount there isn't any space to add another screw, so I will probably ha...
by kilroyo
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4954

Re: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade

Well I got some made , and made some changes to the one that go into the top of the Y-shaped bearing holder , those two at the top I took off the curved edge because of the angle they intersect would cause them to hit. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/1511570346/name/bronze1.jpg Decided to r...
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4954

Re: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade

There's one issue I ran into , with the angle that the top two on a three stack bearing block touch the rod, one side can come in contact with the other. So I'm gonna make the top two bearings with the side towards it each other not have the curved edge. The bottom one is fine. I using a round carbi...
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4954

Curved Bronze Bearing upgrade

Well I wanted to upgrade my plastic bushings, never liked the flat surface in contact with a round rod. And the bearing upgrade that SeeMeCNC offered might of helped things roll alittle bit better, but in opinion didn't look like it would help with the contact area. I tried printing a few, but my ma...
by kilroyo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Prints in the workplace
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: Prints in the workplace

speaking of prints for a workplace. Here's a set of pliers I printed out to handle certain parts at work. It didn't work out, but thats ok. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/2039962685/name/pliers_printed.jpg The number one reason I bought the printer is because you can spend hours designing ...
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder stops extruding at higher speeds - rollers slipping
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: Extruder stops extruding at higher speeds - rollers slip

I had alot of trouble with my extruder until I cut keyways into the drive bolt. Now there is no slip and will drive filament into the feeder as fast as you want http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/376214372/name/extruder_fix1.jpg used a 1/16" broaching bar to cut the slots in the gears htt...
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to build a Heat Bed on the cheap
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: How to build a Heat Bed on the cheap

Its actually a soft silicon inside. Already tried with some power to it and still works pretty good. Gets hot quick. Now working on wrapping the heating element with aluminum wire
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: (Group Buy) for 7"x7.5" Heated Bed
Replies: 162
Views: 33608

Re: (Group Buy) for 7"x7.5" Heated Bed

I kinda tired of trying to put together some homemade job, would much rather have something professional ... Count me In
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: new slic3r support material test
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: new slic3r support material test

Awesome!! ,, cant wait to try it out. Been hoping they would get some support material that 'works' put in..
by kilroyo
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: limit switch brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 2984

Re: limit switch brackets

Got some Blue filament in, its darker than the seemecnc blue, but oh well. Took a photo bracket and switch installed, now just have to wire them up. I'll throw it up on thingiverse tommorrow, just incase anyone might be interested. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/40430637/name/y_axis_limit_...
by kilroyo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: How to build a Heat Bed on the cheap
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

How to build a Heat Bed on the cheap

This is a work in progress , but we start out we an electric charcoal starter. I happened to pick mine up at a menards for $8.00 . http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/1597298828/name/heat_bed1.jpg Next we take handle apart and remove the heating element http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/...
by kilroyo
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Ribbed Timing Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Ribbed Timing Belt Pulley

Try printing more than 1 at a time , I printed 4 , but one popped off the table and rolled around and ruined 3 of them the first time. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/117633120/name/timing_pulley_four.jpg http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/739257372/name/ScreenHunter_01+Apr.+14+20.49....
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Name your printer
Replies: 12
Views: 3190

Re: Name your printer

I don't have a nametag for it, but mines "Lady of the Night" . Because you wouldn't believe the names I called it when I was putting it together.
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Ribbed Timing Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Ribbed Timing Belt Pulley

Turned out pretty good ,,I' m really digging it. I dont have any bearings so I kept the acetal center, and just replaced the flat outer portion. Seems to work pretty good. Wether it makes a difference,?? . Now I just need to print more http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/117215135/name/timing_p...
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Where are you buying your filament?
Replies: 16
Views: 4029

Re: Where are you buying your filament?

just placed an order with 3dprinterstuff ,, prices seem pretty good and you guys seemed happy with them so far, so I'll try them out
by kilroyo
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Ribbed Timing Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Ribbed Timing Belt Pulley

I didnt really like the flat timing belt pulleys, so i'm gonna try and print some direct replacements for the flat ones
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by kilroyo
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: limit switch brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 2984

Re: limit switch brackets

Made a few changes to the print and was able get it to sorta print with a fan , had to constant move it thou, because the back would start to droop, and I would move it to the back, then the front would droop and then move the fan to the front and so on .. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/11...
by kilroyo
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: limit switch brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 2984

Re: limit switch brackets

Thanks,, I'll have to try that with the fan ..I use Alibre, I bought back when they first lowered the price down to like $100-$200. And pretty much all I use now. I havent upgraded to their newer version because they removed some import ability with the cheap version.
by kilroyo
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: limit switch brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 2984

limit switch brackets

so I thought I would add some of those small limit switches to my printer and made a bracket it for it.Just going to mount the bracket under the existending brackets for the rods. The base and holes fit perfectly, but when it goes to print the vertical part of the bracket , it turns into a big ol go...
by kilroyo
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: New Linear Slide
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: New Linear Slide

http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/80652411/sn/1024875095/name/linear_slide_print.jpg well one corner pulled up , Looks like my bed's not getting hot enough. Ordering some parts to fix that issue. The problem I'm trying to solve is that I can take ahold of my extruder and twist it very easliy and I have ...
by kilroyo
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prints skewed **fixed**
Replies: 25
Views: 5746

Re: Prints skewed **fixed**

Today I decided to borrow the kids computer and transfer everything over to it and try running the printer from it. Guess the whole issue was the computer I was using, because it printed the best I have seen it so far. Now I gotta try and convince the kids that they really want the older computer I ...
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: New Linear Slide
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: New Linear Slide

After taking my Y axis apart and checking everything over with a caliper, and putting it back together. I remember I still had the opto in for the Y-axis. Because without it my parts start to lean. I'll have to try it again without it later to see if I still have that issue
by kilroyo
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: New Linear Slide
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: New Linear Slide

It's shrink wrap ,, since I had to take everything back apart once, I decided to add it. Real Pain, but it covers up the threaded rod great. I guess the neon lights I was going to add might be alittle overboard Anyways the print didnt turn out the greatest ,, I got some major Y-axis issues. I think ...

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