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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby JFettig » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:44 am

I have only ever printed about 1/4 of a roll of PLA so I can't comment.

Like I said - simple parts are all I could ever get KISS to slice nicely - your fly reel is a very simple part and It does a great job with it.

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby mhackney » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:54 am

The "simplicity" of my fly reel is primarily due to the work and refinement I put into the design. Each of the 9 printed parts are highly optimized. The rotating parts are critical dimensions that are very dependent on the slicer output, as are the fit of the post and pocket construction of the frame. But I've printed enough other parts with KISS that I haven't run into anything I couldn't get great results with.

You have my curiosity! Can you provide an example of a not simple part that you've had problems with KISS and I'll take a go at it?

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby JFettig » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:25 pm

Any part that requires support and also has small holes.

No, I cannot post the complex parts I have been building.

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby mvansomeren » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:28 am

I too have recently paid for a S3D license. I really liked MatterControl but it would grind to a halt when it came to slicing complex models. S3D seems to handle those same models with ease, slicing them in just a few seconds. Prints come out nicely. I'm starting with version 2.2.2 of S3D and, so far, I haven't notice any blobbing nor the need to adjust the wipe/coasting settings... at least not yet.

I really like the UI and, of course, the support material.

The application does have it's shortcomings, but so does every app/slicer. My biggest grip with the software is, as other's have mentioned, the limited control over infill. If they would add Hexagonal and Triangles to the infill type, I would be happy.

There seems to be updates every 3-4 months so hopefully, one of those updates will finally address infill.
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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby woolfel » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:35 pm

I recently bought S3D and wrote a quick blog entry on setting it up for Rostock Max V2.

http://electronsfree.blogspot.com/2015/ ... mecnc.html

Even though I had the printer calibrated with matter control, I found that I had to recalibrate for S3D. The default settings that come with the latest version for Rostock Max V1 weren't correct for V2. Support did respond to my question and helped me get it setup. hopefully others will find the tutorial useful.

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby Mac The Knife » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:38 pm

The only problem I had was getting my head wrapped around how they call out settings. I did not have to recalibrate my printer. I don't use Mattercontrol either, so that may be why.
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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby woolfel » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:52 pm

one nice feature of S3D is the cost calculation for a print.

I did print a calibration cube with S3D and the infill wasn't as strong as what matter control produces. If I figure out the right settings for that I'll post them.

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby JFettig » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:11 pm

The infill extrusion width needs to be cranked up as high as 200%

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby bot » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:25 pm

Yeah the 200% infill width is a neat trick. Kinda weird at first, when you think about it, but in practice it is great. It lays down a double thick line of infill on the first layer, and then all the other layers are extruded at double height. Because of the nature of FDM, the printer doesn't actually distinguish between extrusion width or layer height, that is simply a function of the distance of the nozzle from the substrate. I'm definitely a fan of the infill, now. I wonder if the same technique could be used with a triangular infill pattern, by setting the infill angles to be that of a triangle and setting the width to 300% (Can you set it to 300?) edit: yes. yes you can. glorious.
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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby woolfel » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:37 pm

thanks for the tip. I'll give that a try and see how the result is

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby woolfel » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:23 pm

with the 200% setting, the infill turns out strong.

the nice part of the simpler infill is faster print speed compared to matter control's default triangle setting. I attached a picture of the calibration cube.
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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby woolfel » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:50 am

What Bed temp are people using with ABS?

I tried 80 and that resulted in warping. I see the docs state Max V2 can go up to 120.

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby mvansomeren » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:00 pm

I use 95 degrees for the bed and 235 for the hot end. I also use four, cross hatched layers of purple glue stick. As long as the glue stick is laid down fresh just before printing, I don't have any warping issues.
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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby IMBoring25 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:17 am

You'll find temperatures needed can take some tweaking with bed material, machine calibration, part configuration, slicer settings, ambient temperature and drafts, and filament characteristics, notably vendor and sometimes color, but also possibly some variability from roll to roll, depending on age, storage conditions, or even other variables that the end user can't pin down.

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby markwhelan » Fri May 01, 2015 7:22 pm

woolfel wrote:I recently bought S3D and wrote a quick blog entry on setting it up for Rostock Max V2.

http://electronsfree.blogspot.com/2015/ ... mecnc.html

Even though I had the printer calibrated with matter control, I found that I had to recalibrate for S3D. The default settings that come with the latest version for Rostock Max V1 weren't correct for V2. Support did respond to my question and helped me get it setup. hopefully others will find the tutorial useful.


Good job, thx

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Re: Broke down and bought a license...

Postby EL Cuajinais » Thu May 07, 2015 8:06 pm

woolfel wrote:I recently bought S3D and wrote a quick blog entry on setting it up for Rostock Max V2.

http://electronsfree.blogspot.com/2015/ ... mecnc.html

Even though I had the printer calibrated with matter control, I found that I had to recalibrate for S3D. The default settings that come with the latest version for Rostock Max V1 weren't correct for V2. Support did respond to my question and helped me get it setup. hopefully others will find the tutorial useful.

Thank you very much for this. I had the wrong bed size because I was using S3D with the Rostock Max Settings. I added the calibration macros per your instructions be did not find it of use since you still need Matter Control to adjust the Horizontal Radius.


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