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by M3Jim
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: Forum Upgrade

Hi Josh,

I just returned after a long time away (been very busy). I just wanted to say that I think the new board looks very nice. I hope the functionality meets everyone's requirements, since it looks much better, IMHO.

Have a great day,
Jim
by M3Jim
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bed Heater Wire Clamp Model
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Bed Heater Wire Clamp Model

Hi All, I want to make a wire guide for the bed heater wires that changes the wire direction 90deg downward. The direction, going straight out the back is running into the enclosure I am building. Is there a model anywhere of the clamp for the wires that attaches at the back of the bed? I started me...
by M3Jim
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extruder Acceleration - Holy Crap!
Replies: 29
Views: 10787

Re: Extruder Acceleration - Holy Crap!

I have noticed the play in the X-axis slide. I briefly looked into a better option for it, but I don't remember the details. I think there is a tighter tolerance and/or a wider slide assembly available. Has anyone else looked into this, or even upgraded?

Have a great day,
Jim
by M3Jim
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High reading on extruder thermistor
Replies: 0
Views: 750

High reading on extruder thermistor

Hi all, I have been having some issues lately that I thought someone here might be able to help with. I am printing ASA at 262degC which seems hot, but I am not getting very good interlayer adhesion. I have also had some problems with printing nylon that would also seem to indicate the extruder is r...
by M3Jim
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big ABS prints adherence problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5923

Re: Big ABS prints adherence problem

Are you running the bed fan? In my experience, it is best to print ABS with the bed fan off to reduce warping such as this. Although, insta could be correct and you may never get this to stick to the bed in ABS. Another idea would be to put a big brim on it. I have occasionally had luck with brims, ...
by M3Jim
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gaps in solid layers, why?
Replies: 15
Views: 5946

Re: Gaps in solid layers, why?

I would use S3D to decrease the z-height. Under the G-Code tab is a box called Global G-Code Offsets. Decrease the Z-Axis to some negative value to start printing with the extruder closer to the bed.

Jim
by M3Jim
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy parts & Platform Deflection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Re: Heavy parts & Platform Deflection?

Are you still using the 3 point leveling system with the springs? I could see where you would get the result you are seeing with that setup. If the CG of the part is in the center, the 2 center aligned supports would deflect slightly, but the right hand one would remain in its original position. Tha...
by M3Jim
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Mid-print Filament Change difficulties
Replies: 6
Views: 3523

Re: Mid-print Filament Change difficulties

Yes, you have to click it twice, because S3D doesn't know that you paused the print from the SD card, so the first time you press it S3D will send the M25 command to pause the print. The second time you press it S3D sends the M24 command to resume. I saw this in the communication tab of the machine ...
by M3Jim
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Mid-print Filament Change difficulties
Replies: 6
Views: 3523

Re: Mid-print Filament Change difficulties

Yes, it seems strange to me also. I have tested it multiple times and I cannot figure out why it is doing what it is doing. I read through the g-code listing at the reprapwiki, and it seems like there should be no reason for this happening. Do you restart with the S3D "Pause SD Print" button also? I...
by M3Jim
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Mid-print Filament Change difficulties
Replies: 6
Views: 3523

Mid-print Filament Change difficulties

Hi all, I am using this piece of code: ;Change filament G91 ; set relative positioning G0 Z40 ; raise Z (drop bed) G90 ; set absolute positioning M84 S0 ; disable idle timeout M25 ; Pause SD Print G92 E0 ; zero extruder to pause my print and change the filament. It seems as if you have to retract an...