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by ajmadison
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Expiration Date on Filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Expiration Date on Filament?

Long story short, I moved 3 times in 18 months. Just when I thought I would get back to printing again, I was in job hunting mode, then relocating cross country, packing, moving, unpacking, etc. etc. etc. So I have filament in two states. Still factory sealed but purchased 18+ months ago. And spools...
by ajmadison
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best camera to use with MG M3 ID
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Best camera to use with MG M3 ID

Not exactly the response requested, but I have an older mac book (2010) that was having issues. I turned it into a M3 Controller (ie. it runs S3D) to start up prints via the sdflash card. Once the print is running, I start up the Photo Booth App, and point the camera at the printer. I then share the...
by ajmadison
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Bed Fan Duct
Replies: 29
Views: 12480

Re: Bed Fan Duct

I had the exact same warping problem (you have no idea how many bad/almost unacceptable prints I went through) you've experienced. I have installed this duct and have not worried about backpressure issues, AND solved my issues with over-cooling on the front. The below duct reduces maintenance access...
by ajmadison
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: CNC Laser cutter/engraver
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

CNC Laser cutter/engraver

Couple of years ago, there was a proliferation of desktop Pro-sumer CNC Laser cutters available for sale. Most of them were Chinese knockoffs of dubious value and even less compatibility with typical CAD Software formats. I decided I'd like to augment my 3D printing with some form of high-precision ...
by ajmadison
Wed May 31, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA "over adheres" to kapton+hair spray?
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: PLA "over adheres" to kapton+hair spray?

I had a similar problem after a filament switch, and a long idle time for the printer. The issue was z height calibration. I had skipped running calibration cubes despite the conventional wisdom to *always* calibrate after a filament change. I was "over smushing" layer one. Still at a loss at how a ...
by ajmadison
Wed May 31, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling Back of Prints
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: Cooling Back of Prints

Had a similar but different issue with large-ish prints and realized that the extruder fan was blowing on the front of print for the duration of the print, causing uneven cooling and warping the part on side away from fan. So I printed and put one of those shrouds that ducts the extruder cooling air...
by ajmadison
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Splitting & Exporting a Model in Pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Splitting & Exporting a Model in Pieces

You'll have to "remove" the extra components, and export out one sub-section at a time. I've been, cough, frustrated, with Autodesk's free tools, so I always work from, or save a master file with all sub-assemblies in it, then manipulate the mesh/es until I have the one part of interest on screen. I...
by ajmadison
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Perfect Print Pry Up Tool for PEI, MIC6 or bare glass
Replies: 9
Views: 4591

Re: Perfect Print Pry Up Tool for PEI, MIC6 or bare glass

I have the "Michaels" Cake spatula. I mostly use it to clean blobs off the extruder and scrape remnants off the build plate. I bought this from Amazon: ToyBuilder Labs - 3D Print Removal Tool https://www.amazon.com/ToyBuilder-Labs-Print-Removal-Tool/dp/B00VB1U886/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480606140&sr...
by ajmadison
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: MIC6 preorder number 3 *back for sale*
Replies: 70
Views: 23370

Re: MIC6 preorder number 3

I am interested in 1.
by ajmadison
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Worn out extruder gear?
Replies: 20
Views: 3094

Re: Worn out extruder gear?

I'm working on a filament splicer/winder to help with the mountain of partial spools that has been building up. I get too many print failures by not being there when the spool runs out, so I really need a jig that splices and then winds from one spool onto another in order to make full spools from ...