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by Vic
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Extruder skipping
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Extruder skipping

Thanks I'll check it
by Vic
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Extruder skipping
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Extruder skipping

I have an Orion which is about 5-6 years old. Updates include e3d hotend and ballcup arms and platform. I have it calibrated very well and have been very pleased with the performance. Recently the extruder started to skip. I updated to the EZR thinking it was a bad hobbed gear. No help. It seems to ...
by Vic
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?
Replies: 13
Views: 3512

Re: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?

Got it. Thanks for the reply!
by Vic
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?
Replies: 13
Views: 3512

Re: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?

I am in the process of doing some upgrades on my Orion. It has been working great until a couple joints on the towers started to freeze up. So I decided to upgrade the arms and carriages and while I was at it add astrosyn dampers to keep the family happy. I have done some searching here in the forum...
by Vic
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why I have not been posting.
Replies: 17
Views: 5245

Re: Why I have not been posting.

I wish you a speedy rcovery. Feel better.
by Vic
Thu May 19, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

Thanks
by Vic
Tue May 17, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

So I think I figured it out. I am posting this explanation to help out someone else who may encounter this problem. It appeared as though the geometry got all messed up. Not sure why. Maybe my EEPROM settings got messed up somehow. The printer head would reach zero at the center of the plate but wou...
by Vic
Tue May 17, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

Ok I will try 2. Thanks
by Vic
Mon May 16, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

I think I solved it. In my Configuration file, #define EEPROM_MODE was 1. I set it to 0. As far as my research has taken me this allowed the changes I made to the offsets to work and not be overridden by the EEPROM settings. I am not expert on this by any means. But it seems to be working now. I sup...
by Vic
Mon May 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

Also the version of Repetier on the lcd reads 91S. Unsure why
by Vic
Mon May 16, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

I ran the radius.gco file. Z reaches zero at the center but lifts significantly at either end. Somehow the geometry got reset. I did upload the new version of Repetier. My Orion is from 3-2014 with the original cheapskate bearings so I corrected them in the configuration file according the the notes...
by Vic
Mon May 16, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

Sorry. Slicr

Spell check :?
by Vic
Mon May 16, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Re: Printer head not reaching bed

Alice.
by Vic
Sun May 15, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Printer head not reaching bed
Replies: 12
Views: 4501

Printer head not reaching bed

I have not used the printer for several weeks. When I start printing the nozzle starts between 2-5 mm above the printer bed. I checked the zero and it is correct. I rezeroed it. I checked the code and it is correct. I checked the baud rate. It is 250000. If I manually send G1 Z0 it goes to zero. I u...
by Vic
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Which E3D Mount?
Replies: 20
Views: 5310

Re: Which E3D Mount?

I recently purchased the E3D hotend to use while I rebuild my original one. I went with the 713Maker one after reading about it in the forum. I have to say I am very impressed. They look very cool and are slick. More importantly I was very impressed by the way they do business. I had a few issues wi...
by Vic
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Access Denied to COM Port
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Access Denied to COM Port

Same thing happened to me. Fixed it like you did.
by Vic
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Peek fan replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Re: Peek fan replacement

Great. Thanks!
by Vic
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Peek fan replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Peek fan replacement

The Peek fan on my Orion appears to be sick. I would like to get a replacement 25 mm fan. What is a good quality (and quiet) fan that has been used. Doing a search of the forum I found this: Top Motor DF122510BL-3G But it appears to use 3 wires not 2 like the Orion. I want to simply swap it out with...
by Vic
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Iron filament
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Iron filament

Would printing with iron magnetic filament like this one for example
https://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d- ... c-iron-pla
Cause any problems on my Orion printer such as wearing out the printer head?
by Vic
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ezstruder skipping a lot
Replies: 19
Views: 4409

Re: ezstruder skipping a lot

I had an issue once where end of the filament went under an adjacent loop because I didnt pay attention when i set it up. So as it pulled it would frequently get stuck and snap. But at first it worked pretty well probably because of the larger diameter of the curl in the filament. I didn't notice it...
by Vic
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: GCode & Test Prints
Topic: How do I identify a layer in Gcode
Replies: 2
Views: 3965

Re: How do I identify a layer in Gcode

That's what I figured. I was looking for an easier way to identify it directly in the code.
Thanks for your reply
by Vic
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: GCode & Test Prints
Topic: How do I identify a layer in Gcode
Replies: 2
Views: 3965

How do I identify a layer in Gcode

This is probably an easy question for most of you. I use Slic3r and usually have pretty good luck with it and am used to it. I would like to know an easy way to identify what gcode corresponds to a specific layer in the print. For example if my model has 100 layers I would like to be able to insert ...
by Vic
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: 3D Printing Contests
Topic: December 2014 Contest
Replies: 21
Views: 8719

Re: December 2014 Contest

It is very cool. I printed it. For some reason my orion froze with 20 layers left to go (I printed at .4 thickness) but it still works.
Thanks for posting it
by Vic
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Orion maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Re: Orion maintenance

Thanks. For your reply. I always believed in preventative maintenance (from experience :? )
by Vic
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Orion maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Orion maintenance

I've been using the Orion for several months now without any significant issues. At first I had some U joint issues but some Teflon dry lube helped a lot. But overall extremely happy. Been having a blast with it. Is there any maintenance/adjustments you guys do on your printers? Anything I need to m...

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