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by jferguson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: files
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: files

What software is the product in?
by jferguson
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Heat Insert Technique?
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: Heat Insert Technique?

i've had good experience 3d printing holes to the tap drill diameter which always print a little smaller, then cleaning the hole with the proper size tap drill held in either a pin vise or a 1/4 inch jacobs chuck I keep for this sort of thing, then tapping for the thread I want. I do a lot of 10-32,...
by jferguson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Slice Engineering Copperhead hot end 450C
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

Re: Slice Engineering Copperhead hot end 450C

I don't see how you are going to get good heat transfer from the heating element without the paste. And sensor won't work reliably either. I bought one of these for my M2E but haven't installed it yet. I plan to shorten the heat-break tube so that the length of the assembled device is same as makerg...
by jferguson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: My enclosure
Replies: 10
Views: 5687

Re: My enclosure

Me too. And SolidWorks will be fine.

john ferguson
by jferguson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: warped PETG prints
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: warped PETG prints

the M2 is at the shop about a mile from home. i use Octopi and can monitor the printing via the webcam which watches what's going on. I use VNC so can watch it from home. If there is a problem, I can shut down the print, which then does a soft shutdown on the printer. my 20 hour print has about 4 ho...
by jferguson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: warped PETG prints
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: warped PETG prints

thank you sooooo much.
by jferguson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: warped PETG prints
Replies: 4
Views: 416

warped PETG prints

I'm using the MakerGear Forum recommended PETG setup for Simplify3D with my M2/E. The printer is not enclosed and the ambient temperature in the shop is 75F. Setup above calls for turning fan on after printing the first layer, using 87C for bed and 247C for extruder. I'm used to getting a little lif...
by jferguson
Wed May 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Klipper
Replies: 5
Views: 3581

Re: Klipper

I agree that reducing heat may cause the extruder not to be able to melt filament quickly enough to keep up. a ducgted fan does eem a good fix. keep us up on what you are doing.

best,
john
by jferguson
Wed May 20, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Klipper
Replies: 5
Views: 3581

Re: Klipper

Thanks for posting on this. at the faster speeds, would you think that reducing extruder temperature a bit would be constructive?
by jferguson
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators
Replies: 18
Views: 3377

Re: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators

thanks TomR. I look forward to discovering where I've messed up my settings so thing take too long to print. more to follow.

john