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by jferguson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: warped PETG prints
Replies: 4
Views: 85

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: 85

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: 85

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: 2948

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: 2948

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: 2380

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
by jferguson
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators

HI TomR, Did you seal the PetG part of the mask, and if so with what? Also,in full knowledge of the imposition of asking this, is it possible/easy to share the first part of your g-conde with us? Simplify3D gcode contains all of the settings in the first several page equivalents. Having this informa...
by jferguson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators

Hi TomR,
this looks like a much better design than what I did. What did you slice it with, and print?
thanks for alerting us to this.

John
by jferguson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators:update

i printed the straight from the box Montana Doc mask. Of course it didn't fit well. I think I can make a much better fit by varying the scale in three axes, not forgetting to also adjust the scale of the "grille." I fussed with the settings to print PETG but it still took 5 1/2 hours to print the ma...
by jferguson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: 3D Printed CoronaVirus Respirators

Jeff, I should add that my choice of PETG is not for its efficacy, to use a medical term of art, but because it's what's in the printer and I have (finally) a setup which produces consistent quality. PLA could be a better choice. If they lock down St Petersburg, I may not be able to get back to the ...