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by CCVirginia
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: When to use polyimide tape
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: When to use polyimide tape

Ok, will try the MIC6+PEI. I see it is available from Insta.
by CCVirginia
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Chute for robot shooter
Replies: 0
Views: 1404

Chute for robot shooter

M2 printed "Chute" for First-robotics club #612 - Chantilly, VA - a high school club. Great to see what these young adults can do! The Chute helps accurately shoot balls in rapid succession for "First Steamworks" Competition (http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season). Not an easy 3d...
by CCVirginia
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: When to use polyimide tape
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

When to use polyimide tape

I ordered a replacement class as mine now has 2 chips in it. The new glass came with polyimide tape already on it. I have been printing on the glass with hairspray (based on recommendations in this forum) – mostly PLA or PetG. When do you use polyimide tape? Should I leave it on and otherwise print ...
by CCVirginia
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Offset error in print
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: Offset error in print

Well, got it printed. Through some combination of going slow, grounding the printer, removing blobs from the tip every few hours and luck - it made it. Going so slow it took about 50 HRS for the large print! So I guess we are better off than the 10 hr MTBF. Previously a smaller print failed (in the ...
by CCVirginia
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Offset error in print
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: Offset error in print

A CNC guy looked at it and said "Static electricity Burp" - ground the printer. Any thoughts? I have thought about "Blobs", I try and keep it clean(ish). This is not an easy part to break into pieces. At first I suspected that problem but have started to think less of it as I have cleaned it while p...
by CCVirginia
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Offset error in print
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Offset error in print

I have been having a repeated problem with the print becoming "offset" - usually after hours. This offset may happen in the X, Y or XY directions. It happens from the card, OctoPrint and the computer. I made sure all the belts and gears are tight. I slowed it down but it still happen. I have not had...
by CCVirginia
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Can you help make a large print? (Offset Problem)
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Can you help make a large print? (Offset Problem)

I am supporting "First Robotics club" # 612 @ Chantilly High - North VA. I am making a large print for them but my printer has been having an issue with an "offset", it failed after 30 hrs. So, I am asking if there is anyone who could start such a print. Requires 5.4"x, 7.5"y. 7.2"z. I have been pri...
by CCVirginia
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Dual extruder feed problems
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: Dual extruder feed problems

Thought I would do a "public service" update on this. After some hiatus, printing things again. Have made 2 changes: 1) Ball bearing filament spool holders so that it would feed more smoothly. 2) Replaced hot-end/extruder fan connector (see below) I have not had any more of these feed problems - eve...
by CCVirginia
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: PETG overshooting at corners?
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: PETG overshooting at corners?

Sounds like you are doing great - could you post all the settings you are using? :?:
by CCVirginia
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Dual extruder feed problems
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: Dual extruder feed problems

The model I was printing, and failed multiple times, used a 0.25 layer. Trying to get something printed I stripped and cleaned both nozzles, set it to 0.20 and was carful about the tension. While stripping it down I also found that the right extruder nozzle was offset from the hot end by about 1mm, ...