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by ChrisERAU
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Sudden uphill battle with PETG?
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

Re: Sudden uphill battle with PETG?

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I'm experiencing the same problems as you. Did the new hotend solve the issue?
by ChrisERAU
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bowing/Sagging X Axis and Bowing Aluminum Heating Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: Bowing/Sagging X Axis and Bowing Aluminum Heating Plate

Unfortunately, I only have PLA at the moment. I went ahead and put paper shims underneath the x axis rail at the 5 middle-most spots between screws. I checked the rail with the straightedge again, and there's no bowing to speak of. :D I printed the 1-layer grid to check, and the left and right sides...
by ChrisERAU
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bowing/Sagging X Axis and Bowing Aluminum Heating Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: Bowing/Sagging X Axis and Bowing Aluminum Heating Plate

Hang on the boss....let me ask a few questions and you let me know what you think. What is the heated build plate sitting on right now ? (Going to assume the stock rubber corners. Each of them are a different thickness, go ahead, take them off, and measure them. You might end up finding that each o...
by ChrisERAU
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bowing/Sagging X Axis and Bowing Aluminum Heating Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Bowing/Sagging X Axis and Bowing Aluminum Heating Plate

I've noticed ever since I got my M2 a couple months ago that no matter how hard I try leveling the build plate, the left and right edges of the bed are always "lower" than the center. I printed a 1 layer thick, 2 perimeter wide grid across the entire bed, and I saw that the entire center section fro...
by ChrisERAU
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts
Replies: 23
Views: 7943

Re: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts

Thanks for the information! I'll definitely keep the multiple slicing parameters in mind for the future. By the way, what temperature do you run Makergear PLA at? And do you have a modified fan system and/or duct?
by ChrisERAU
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts
Replies: 23
Views: 7943

Re: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts

So I tried to print just one propeller. Key word here is "tried". It was fine until 4 mm up, when the prop got out of the bed plate "ground effect" and there was less effective airflow from the fan. This was on 0.1 mm layer height. What gives? I'm printing at 12 mm/s for perimeters. Clearly there ne...
by ChrisERAU
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts
Replies: 23
Views: 7943

Re: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts

So, now going all the way back to the original problem :lol: , I'll see if I can print the propellers correctly. I'll start with one, as recommended earlier, and go from there. Also, it looks like someone else encountered this "glitch", if I can call it that. https://forum.simplify3d.com/viewtopic.p...
by ChrisERAU
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts
Replies: 23
Views: 7943

Re: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts

not sure how is possible i had it .8mm before but it was always before i forgot to fix the gcode are you using a full box or make a perimeter only box? perimeter only box then to double the thickness eve if u tell them to do 1 layer as they count left face right face as 1+1 if you make a full box a...
by ChrisERAU
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts
Replies: 23
Views: 7943

Re: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts

i had that happen to but it was because i forget to fix the "2 layer" perimeter so even if i draw 1 layer he still printed to layer so i think his .8 is correct as they are 2 layers honestly is almost impossible to make a layer of .8 with a single pass Well, prepare to be amazed. I printed one squa...
by ChrisERAU
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts
Replies: 23
Views: 7943

Re: "Tree-branching" when printing multiple small parts

Squares printed pretty well, or at least as expected. The middle square had the best adhesion and the best first layer... and consequently the lowest height. The top left square was a close second, and the other outer ones were about the same: weaker adhesion and not quite squished first layers. I m...