Search found 212 matches

by jferguson
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M3/M2 Enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 7688

Re: M3/M2 Enclosure

Hi Bio.... My shop is very tight which discouraged construction of an enclosure for my M2, so I thought hard about why I needed one. Things I build can sit in hot cars in the afternoon so PLA isn't a good plastic for my work. I looked very hard at ABS which would require and enclosure. I thought abo...
by jferguson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Prusaslicer 2.x
Replies: 50
Views: 10660

Re: Prusaslicer 2.x

Thanks much Ed. I never load anything without reading it first. FWIW, I'm almost through configuring a Creo post-processor to run my LiuxCNC Sherline 2000. featuritis is endmic today. aakkk.
best,
John
by jferguson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Prusaslicer 2.x
Replies: 50
Views: 10660

Re: Prusaslicer 2.x

HI Ed, I'd be interested in seeing how you print PETG. I too have switched to it exclusively on the M2. I replaced the glass/kapton print surface with a magnetic sheet system (Wham-Bam-something about concrete rabbits). I had to dial down the bed and extrude temperatures to stop the PETG from bondin...
by jferguson
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Initial Z-height in Quick Start
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Initial Z-height in Quick Start

great idea, thanks again
by jferguson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Initial Z-height in Quick Start
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Initial Z-height in Quick Start

Thanks much.

I cheated, cleaned up the old board which already had the calibration and am using it. I also installed the T-Link switch to the power supply. Octopi is not power through that switch so I can use the CAM to see what'as going on from home as well as monitor octopi via VPN.
by jferguson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Power to heated bed M2
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Power to heated bed M2

My M2E board quit heating, but thermistor still worked. I found that the HB 24v positive pin in the connector on my plug was badly corroded. Obviously there was power at the plug which could be measured by touching DMM probes to the screw heads atop the connector, but there was no connection at the ...
by jferguson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Initial Z-height in Quick Start
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Initial Z-height in Quick Start

I just replaced the electronics board on my M2E, reloaded the Marlin firmware, found everything running in the correct direction, homing correctly etc, BUT. The Z level reached during the Quick Start exercise is more than an inch beneath the nozzle tip. In the past, this initial level has been more ...
by jferguson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: 1st layer squish printing PETG
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: 1st layer squish printing PETG

My version of Simplify3D is 4.1.2 I tried setting first layer height to 100% and with a layer pitch for overall print of .1200 got .12. This suggests that it works and now the only issue aside from doing the check airscape has suggested is to arrive at what a good setting is for PEX and PETG. PS: Ju...
by jferguson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: 1st layer squish printing PETG
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: 1st layer squish printing PETG

Thank you guys,
I got the 87C setting for bed temperature from the PETG setup recommended here a couple of years ago.
I think I need to look at the offset issue, which should be revealed by looking at Z level on first pass in the Simplify3D G-Code.

Airscape, thanks for the files.

john
by jferguson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: 1st layer squish printing PETG
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: 1st layer squish printing PETG

HI B*, thanks for your thoughts. I just installed a Wham-Bam removeable stainless steel with PEX build sheet system. I've been printing on the kapton glass plate the M2 came with for a few years now and PETG the last four rolls. I confess stupidity and failure to read the "instructions" But last 6 m...