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by zemlin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Initial Z Height
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

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: 12
Views: 6085

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: 2580

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: 2580

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: 5724

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: 2580

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...
by zemlin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: burned(?) PETG in prints
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

Re: burned(?) PETG in prints

It's tough to get a perfectly clean clear or white PETG print.
To minimize nozzle pick-up I run with zero z-lift. Each lift generally creates a tiny string that will pick up on the nozzle next lap. I also keep travel moves over the part to keep ooze from depositing on the outer layer.
by zemlin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI bonded to Mic6
Replies: 10
Views: 2580

Re: PEI bonded to Mic6

I have considered trying some sort of bond, because you are right - the tape only works for a while. I have a PEI sheet now that needs to be re-bonded - not for an M2 though - it's 12"x12". Needing heavier plates for clamping is also a deterrent for me ... just more $$$. Sounds like you have a great...
by zemlin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming
Replies: 16
Views: 6248

Re: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming

Thanks Zimlin! But what about belt tension? I have them looser than they were from the factory but not sure how loose is too loose. I basically pulled them thight enough to take out any slack but only about 1/2 the original PULLEM tight tension.. Belt tension on timing/toothed belts is not that cri...
by zemlin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming
Replies: 16
Views: 6248

Re: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming

Here's how I fixed it:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6428&p=35862