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by zemlin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 17
Views: 7869

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

IMHO, it's all within the realm of realistic manufacturing tolerances. A small difference between pulley diameters for the belts could impact the travel distance. The belts are toothed so that would help minimize it, but I don't believe a small difference between axes is something to be concerned ab...
by zemlin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Octoprint and M2 print Bed leveling
Replies: 5
Views: 3619

Re: Octoprint and M2 print Bed leveling

Within the scripting tools, I am not aware of how to interrogate a value and then write an update.
by zemlin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETG bonds to PEI like superglue!
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: PETG bonds to PEI like superglue!

I have printed LOTS of PETG, almost exclusively on PEI sheet. To remove parts, I use a 1/2" wood chisel. I lay the back side of the blade flat against the build plate and put the cutting edge of the chisel right at the contact point between the sheet and the part. A light tap with a plastic hammer i...
by zemlin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Quieter Fans
Replies: 75
Views: 54565

Re: Quieter Fans

Zipped step file attached. There are a couple square bosses that hang from the upper housing. Those are for a ceramic resistor I used to slow the fan. You can remove those if you have other plans electrically. This attached to the grill features on the electronics box with over-sized washers to cove...
by zemlin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Initial Z Height
Replies: 7
Views: 3877

Re: Initial Z Height

woodworker2001 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:20 pm
I finally found this link. It is a great easy way to reset the initial Z height

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4et2bvwry3bc ... J5-Ja?dl=0
Can you explain what's going on here? Not about to click on a link with no explanation behind it.
by zemlin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 17
Views: 7869

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

This procedure is not specific to Makergear or S3D.
by zemlin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI bonded to Mic6
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: PEI bonded to Mic6

I have made two attempts to laminate with silicone and both have failed. The first was a technique issue - I don't have a press so I'm using multiple woodworking clamps. I had two issue with my first attempt - I poured the entire amount of adhesive in the center of the plate, but it never worked its...
by zemlin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI bonded to Mic6
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: PEI bonded to Mic6

jferguson wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Hi Karl,
3/4 inch seems pretty substantial.
This is tooling for clamping to ensure flatness when bonded - not using it on the printer. My build plate is 1/4" - the thinnest cast plate available.
by zemlin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 7975

Re: Nylon

I've had good luck printing nylon on a GAROLITE LE linen phenolic build plate. You might also try glue stick.
by zemlin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI bonded to Mic6
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: PEI bonded to Mic6

I've wanted to get some heavy plates for clamping build surfaces for a long time - today I finally broke down and ordered them. A pair of 12x12x3/4" MIC6 plates - from McMaster. I found they also have glass spacer beads - .01" diameter. A 1-oz size bottle for $11 - so I ordered those too. A little s...