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by creativedex
Sat May 06, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 58055

Re: The State of the Gear

Here is a side by side of the M4 with an M2. It has been, off and on, in development for about a year. Rick, it looks like there is no z knob on the m4! It must be on all machines! I use this so often it would be terrible to not have it! I even account for its use in some of my designs. Perhaps ins...
by creativedex
Thu May 04, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 58055

Re: The State of the Gear

Also looks like there is a new machined extruder drive?

Hard to tell from the limited pictures... I hope you guys implemented some of my design suggestions
by creativedex
Thu May 04, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 58055

Re: The State of the Gear

At Rapid we'll also have the 12"x12"x12" M4. We'd like to get some feedback before going into production. Im getting on the list for an m3 idex, how do we get on the list for an m4 idex? Will it be possible to run the heads at the same time on different parts (same design of course)? If not this wo...
by creativedex
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rev D to E Upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 4096

Re: Rev D to E Upgrade?

Upgrading the bed is fairly straight forward and was done in 20min or so taking my time (minus the firmware!!)... Finally got to changing it out last week after having the bed for a month or two! Loosen the y motor and remove the belt. With heated plate and glass off, remove the 3point spider and th...
by creativedex
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD
Replies: 15
Views: 10944

Re: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD

...Just finishing up a new shroud as I burned up another fan yesterday
by creativedex
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD
Replies: 15
Views: 10944

Re: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD

Pretty sure you can pause/stop it right away (or at least mine has that functionality)? Yes you can once the print has started... ie after the purge just not until then Extruding and retracting filament isn't bad...just go to the menu then Prepare -> Move Axis (scroll all the way down) -> Move 1 mm ...
by creativedex
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD
Replies: 15
Views: 10944

Re: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD

I have all my printers side by side so they need to take up as small of a foot print as possible. they are even slightly staggered to allow for a closer fit so the other side, mounted similarly would be ideal for me. Ive been wondering if it voids any warranty if you remove the knob on the lcd as it...
by creativedex
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making an M2's Nozzle Self Cleaning & gcode
Replies: 4
Views: 3989

Re: Making an M2's Nozzle Self Cleaning & gcode

A rubber wipe maybe but never anything that could scratch the tip of the nozzle! Even the tiniest of scratch will give you less then desirable results, it will print just not as it should. If its curling up on you then you have a dirty nozzle that either needs cleaning or a longer purge. The tweezer...
by creativedex
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD
Replies: 15
Views: 10944

Re: LCD Viki 2.0 vs Makergear LCD

LCD is often slow and at times i have to turn the knob to half way between indents to select what I need to! Cant even count the number of times ive started the wrong print and then have to wait for it to actually start printing to stop it before restarting again... I find that the more files you ha...
by creativedex
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: hotend thermostat issue
Replies: 11
Views: 4728

Re: hotend thermostat issue

My printers run as close to 24/7 as i can keep them running, so perhaps they are to be considered a consumable. It would be nice to get a baseline of typical life span to plan for which is why im asking the community... after i replaced the thermistor it started working just fine again... I must not...