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by msmollin
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 80663

Re: nema17 dampers

In for 3 (figure 2 + 1 spare incase anything happens) from Robotdigg. Little weird they go thru a quoting process, but sounds like they're legit. Will post back once I have them installed!
by msmollin
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Geckotek 3D printer bed test out
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Geckotek 3D printer bed test out

Tried out a new bed material manufacturer - http://www.geckotek3d.com/ Pros: - It works? Seriously though no lifts. - It lets me run the heated bed cooler cuz metal = better heat transfer and whatever the coating is on it makes less heat required - It lets me also run the extruder cooler because I c...
by msmollin
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: PLA + Sodium Hydroxide for support material on ABS prints?
Replies: 3
Views: 3677

PLA + Sodium Hydroxide for support material on ABS prints?

Dual extruder peeps: Have you heard about using PLA + Sodium Hydroxide baths for support material and subsequent removal? I came across this blog post: http://www.vinland.com/blog/?p=162 and was curious if anyone has tried it. Looks like you probably should have an ultrasonic cleaner to go along wit...
by msmollin
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 10681

Re: Windows 10

we know how far that went
What ever do you mean? My years spent learning the intricacies of LOGO has no application in the real world?!?!?!
by msmollin
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: My M2 master profiles.
Replies: 19
Views: 9761

Re: My M2 master profiles.

Couple of pointers to anyone using these that I found. Note that these were on S3D 3.0.1, printed using USB connection. 1) The acceleration speed gets overridden and boosted really high in the beginning gcode script. This made my z-axis super unhappy so I just flat out removed it for now. Going to s...
by msmollin
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: PS4 Mounting Bracket - Designed by me!
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

PS4 Mounting Bracket - Designed by me!

I've been dipping my toe into CAD modeling using some basic software the past couple of months (although I've tried 3-4 times to learn OpenSCAD over the years... no go yet). This is my deepest step yet, and is good enough I wanted to share and get feedback. Most of my designs come from needs around ...
by msmollin
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone tried out the new Mac version of Rhino?
Replies: 4
Views: 3728

Anyone tried out the new Mac version of Rhino?

I've been meaning to get the windows version, but I'm mostly a Mac guy so the new Mac version is very tempting.

That... and it's like 75% off the price of the Windows version.


But does it work? :)
by msmollin
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: type of oil to lubricate rails in m2
Replies: 13
Views: 5411

Re: type of oil to lubricate rails in m2

Makgear Recommends 3-in-1 on Smooth rails and bed screws, and White lithium grease on everything else. If you have an assembled M2, my guess is using anything else recommended here would void your warranty. That said, trombone slide cream is very similar in formulation to white lithium grease, and I...
by msmollin
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: First layer of print being destroyed by 2nd layer
Replies: 22
Views: 4476

Re: First layer of print being destroyed by 2nd layer

Bed leveling the M2 is def a chore. It's my one gripe about the machine. Just to add on to jsc's post, I use Simplify3D's bed leveling wizard to move the nozzle all over the bed to make the process quicker. I end up doing it several times before I get the bed into level. One of the nice things in S3...
by msmollin
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting with the V4 hot end
Replies: 20
Views: 4469

Re: Starting with the V4 hot end

Just to echo what others have said - the v3b is *very* well proven for PLA and ABS, and there is literally *years* of experience on this forum with how to fix issues. Many on here can look at a blurry phone photo of some incorrect part and quickly/correctly diagnose the profile issues. The v4 really...