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by BenTheRighteous
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Long read: MakeShaper Filament Factory Tour!
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Long read: MakeShaper Filament Factory Tour!

ms-logo.png A few months ago, I went to a 3d Hubs meetup and found out there is a filament company called MakeShaper that's located in Sanford NC, just a few towns over from where I live. Naturally, I was interested - I've been on the hunt on-and-off for a quality American-made filament source, and...
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: E3d V6 got covered in nylon, now it is losing temp fast.
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: E3d V6 got covered in nylon, now it is losing temp fast.

I doubt the nylon has anything to do with it in the way you suggest. What seems most likely is that you accidentally loosened up the heater connection as you were removing the nylon glob.

The thermistor is probably fine if it's still reading plausible temperatures.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: xyzprinting DaVinci
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: xyzprinting DaVinci

The hack voids the warranty, does it not?
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Glass getting knocked off
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Glass getting knocked off

Awesome, glad you solved it!
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Did I blow up my RAMBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Did I blow up my RAMBo?

Have you looked at the gcode to see if it's setting the bed too high? What does the LCD say the target is when the bed is heating?
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?

I also wonder the same things.

If you do build an enclosure, at least it won't HURT anything. But if it will be helpful, who knows. :)
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?

I can post my settings when I get back home. Yours are pretty reasonable though. The only thing I see is that your minimum travel is a bit high, I think mine is 3mm.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?

It depends on the filament but I'd up the temp to 240ish and increase your retract. If memory serves, I think you can't retract PLA very var before it starts jamming; ABS doesn't have that issue so much. Maybe try retract in the 5-6mm range, that's what works for me.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: First attempt at ABS - How do you guys do it?

Temperature 280?! That is wayyyyy too hot for most designs. Try 260 at most, or 245 is probably more reasonable generally.

I think a lot of people that have success printing with ABS (myself included) have sealed enclosures for their printers. That really helps on the warping / delamination front.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Did I blow up my RAMBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Did I blow up my RAMBo?

Yeah, I should've explicitly asked if the light turns on when you purposefully turn the bed heat on.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Did I blow up my RAMBo?
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Did I blow up my RAMBo?

How is it possible that the bed is heating if the light isn't on?
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Off-Center Nozzle during calibration
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Off-Center Nozzle during calibration

Are your cheapskates nice and tight to the towers?
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Heated Chamber delta
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Heated Chamber delta

At what point in the video do you show how you installed the heater? I skipped the part where you clean the hotend with the stove, otherwise I watched the whole thing. Is this the type of heater you're talking about? http://www.amazon.com/Kats-24100-Watt-Universal-Heater/dp/B000I8VL3O" onclick="wind...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Any Thoughts on Hotend Lead Length?
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Any Thoughts on Hotend Led Length?

When in doubt, leave a lot of slack wire. Then you can wrap it up around some post or some printed frame to tidy things up.
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Which E3D V6
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: Which E3D V6

Are you just asking about the v6 versus the v6 lite?

If you wind up getting either one, you won't need a threaded thermistor.
by BenTheRighteous
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: stepper motors are super hot!
Replies: 50
Views: 12065

Re: stepper motors are super hot!

By the way what do you model your design with? We tend to use OpenSCAD. I started learning on OpenSCAD and it's a really great tool. However lately I've been preferring DesignSpark Mechanical. It's straightforward to use, powerful, free, and did I mention straightforward? OpenSCAD can do some reall...
by BenTheRighteous
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Chromebook?
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Chromebook?

You don't need to have a printer connected, you just have to have one configured. It asks for connection details and such, but if you have no interest in ever actually connecting, the settings won't matter.
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Chromebook?
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Chromebook?

It looks like it's an archive within an archive, extract them both and run the shell script or just install the deb file. I think the syntax is dpkg -i whatever.deb
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: They're heeeeeere!
Replies: 21
Views: 1655

Re: They're heeeeeere!

Oh gotcha, I see it now, thanks!
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: They're heeeeeere!
Replies: 21
Views: 1655

Re: They're heeeeeere!

I'm still seeing the traditional carriages on the main page, and also on the Max's product page.
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: They're heeeeeere!
Replies: 21
Views: 1655

Re: They're heeeeeere!

This looks cool, but what is it I'm looking at? Is it just a new cheapskate carriage? Part of a Max v3? The final piece of the Eris puzzle?
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Glass getting knocked off
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Glass getting knocked off

Travel speed, you said you have it at 300, 150 is more reasonable for large-footprint prints.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Glass getting knocked off
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Glass getting knocked off

Yeah, when any of the steppers misses a step, you're exactly right - your calibration is hosed. The carriages are no longer in the position the printer thinks they are, and anything can happen. Print in midair, collide with the print, collide with the tower... until next time the printer re-homes, t...
by BenTheRighteous
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: 1.8mm filament
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: 1.8mm filament

If you think it's bowden friction that's the problem, you can oil the filament with canola oil. Works wonders.
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3d pdf files?
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: 3d pdf files?

I don't know, but I'm interested if there's any way to slice it, either directly or by extracting the model from the PDF somehow.

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