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by dramsey
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 18501

Re: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews

How do you guys with the M3 ID handle multi-color prints? Are ooze shields pretty much a requirement?
by dramsey
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of M3 over M2
Replies: 11
Views: 8459

Re: Advantages of M3 over M2

I’d be interested in the independent dual extruder model, but would need some more information first, specifically on support inside popular slicers like Simplify3D, limitations on x-axis space, and so forth. I suppose I shall have to wait for online reviews since this kind of information seems to b...
by dramsey
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of M3 over M2
Replies: 11
Views: 8459

Advantages of M3 over M2

I've had my M2 for a couple of years now, and have gotten it pretty dialed in. I replaced the noisy power supply fan and added isolator pads to the X and Y axis motors; ordered a MIC6 aluminum bed plate from a member here and painstakingly applied the requisite PEI surface, etc. I do find that I hav...
by dramsey
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: High point in print bed
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: High point in print bed

Further experimentation reveals that the problem is definitely an air bubble...I can feel the bulge in the PEI by running my fingers lightly over the affected area; and can see a visual difference when pressing hard on the plastic. I'm loathe to try drilling a hole in the aluminum; without a drill p...
by dramsey
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: High point in print bed
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

High point in print bed

This is a weird one: I have a high spot in my print bed. Yeah, yeah, I know: but this is one of those nice MIC-6 aluminum print beds with a PEI surface. I can see the high spot clearly, as a recent print dragged the head across it. I can also adjust the head to a 0.15mm gap, and feel the feeler gaug...
by dramsey
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Uneven extruder tension
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Re: Uneven extruder tension

Thanks!
by dramsey
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Uneven extruder tension
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Re: Uneven extruder tension

The new extruder housing arrived. Instead of a small, barely-larger-than-filament-diameter hole to feed the filament into, the hole is large enough to accept the filament guide tube: thus, there's no friction between the filament and the extruder housing, so presumably no ongoing wear. This seems to...
by dramsey
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Uneven extruder tension
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Re: Uneven extruder tension

Customer service responded promptly and is sending me a new extruder housing gratis. The new housings have a socket on top for the filament guide tube so this type of problem should not recur. As best I can tell the sequence was this: 1. Extruder gear comes loose on shaft. It still rotates but can s...
by dramsey
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Uneven extruder tension
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Re: Uneven extruder tension

Guess I'll see if Makergear will sell me just that part, without having to buy the $110 kit.

I'd print another, but, you know, can't print.
by dramsey
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Uneven extruder tension
Replies: 11
Views: 3120

Re: Uneven extruder tension

Of course it just stopped extruding in the middle of a print again, sigh. The gear is in the correct position. More examination. Hm. I'm going to guess the filament feed hole in the top of the extruder should be a simple round hole, and not this: http://neko.com/makergear/filament_guide.jpg It looks...