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Holocene
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Hello from down under

Post by Holocene » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:31 am

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Im a digital artist from Australia and have been wanting to get into 3d printing for a few years now. My main interest is to print my 3d artwork and sculptures.

I could never quite find the right printer but have bought the Rostock Max V2 as my first printer for its affordability, build size, quality and this excellent community. I found the whole build process very very enjoyable thanks to Gene's wonderful manual. I must say the tinkering and building has become a unexpected joy. I don't think I would have enjoyed nearly as much without Gene's excellent guidance, his manual made the whole thing very fun. So big thank you to Gene for turning what I thought would be stressful into a fun and rewarding experience.

For the build I just followed the manual to the letter with the exception of a heater cartridge upgrade to the hot end and didn't have a single problem. Thank you again Gene!

I have just finished my first print, being the ABS fan shroud and it has come out much much better than I expected. I think the overall quality, especially on the outer surfaces is very good. Im very impressed with the printer!

I had a few false starts getting bed adhesion on the first bead of ABS with the glue stick but probably didn't apply enough in retrospect. Either way for the 4th attempt I upped the bed to 95c and used my wife's hairspray and it went perfectly from there. :D Thanks honey. She was very happy for me but did ask nicely that I buy some cheaper hairspray tomorrow and not use her expensive Redken :D

In terms of things to improve (in bold) from what I can see. The boogers, I believe these are cause by over extrusion? I will calibrate my E steps and extrusion multipler tomorrow which I think will help this a lot from what I have read on the forums here. I watched the print closely and most of these occurred when the hot end quickly flew from one side of the object to the other so maybe retraction also?

The only other thing that concerned me during the print was that there was an odd low pitched buzzing noise coming from the extruder. It started after about 2 minutes into the print, got louder up to about 5 mins then stayed the same. It sounded a bit like a bee but lower pitched. This could be the over extrusion again?

Well just wanted to say hi and introduce myself and thank everyone for a great community. I hope to create some great things with you all in the future. Oh, and obviously massive props to the team at SeeMeCNC for a terrific machine!

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Re: Hello from down under

Post by crocky » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:36 am

I reckon you have got it pretty well calibrated, nice first print.

What slicer are you using?

I'm out west of Melbourne :) and I love playing around with mine too :)
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Rostock Max V2, Ball Cup Arms, New Carriages, HE280, Dampers, PSU Breathing, Simplify 3D, GeckoTek3D, Raspberry Pi3. Duet soon... Kossel Mini still under construction.
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Re: Hello from down under

Post by Holocene » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:21 am

Thanks Crocky,

Calibrated my extrusion multipler today and that has improved the boogers a lot. Still need to do esteps, flow rate and retracts tomorrow but going much better. Printed my layer fan which came out very well. Still having troubles getting the abs to stick which resulted in a failed print halfway through but im starting to get that sorted now.

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