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by Ryan_
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: I added an E3D Titan to my M2 and you can too!
Replies: 18
Views: 14621

Re: I added an E3D Titan to my M2 and you can too!

Did you wind up sticking with the titan? Would the new Titan Aero work?
by Ryan_
Tue May 30, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 45118

Re: The State of the Gear

Will the Octoprint controller and auto/true - leveling be available as an upgrade for the M2? I have a revision D with a V4 hot end.
by Ryan_
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Auto nozzle scrubber
Replies: 3
Views: 2542

Re: Auto nozzle scrubber

One concern I have is how fragile the thin heat break is on the V4 hot end-- it can be broken if you don't remove it from the machine to change the nozzle.

Perhaps the repeated process of driving the nozzle over a brush will weaken and eventually break the hot end at the heat break?
by Ryan_
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Auto nozzle scrubber
Replies: 3
Views: 2542

Auto nozzle scrubber

I've been thinking about implementing an automatic nozzle cleaner brush similar to this bristle type: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUeDcgkfJoQ or a pad like on Lulzbot machines https://youtu.be/Hx1q_GJC3_k?t=44 I'd imagine the bristle type cleans the tip more thoroughly. This is a quick sketch of...
by Ryan_
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Support material trouble. using Taulman N-Vent
Replies: 0
Views: 1279

Support material trouble. using Taulman N-Vent

I have a v4 hotend, but not the rev. E M2. Using Taulman N-Vent. I'm struggling to find the best settings for printing the body of the metal motor mount junction box, as depicted here: http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3210&start=20#p23535 I tried to print with the smaller surface in t...
by Ryan_
Tue May 10, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: v4 Hot End Indicator Mount
Replies: 12
Views: 8786

Re: v4 Hot End Indicator Mount

Great idea. These lever style dial indicators require less force than plunger style indicators, so they shouldn't compress the bed's springs and give a false reading.
by Ryan_
Tue May 03, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: How To: Calibrate the Z-Offset
Replies: 13
Views: 42987

Re: How To: Calibrate the Z-Offset

Sorry, I have the previous version with the V3b hotend, 24v. I'm intending to upgrade to the V4--in which case I don't have to fiddle with the Z-stop bolt, which is a pain.
by Ryan_
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: How To: Calibrate the Z-Offset
Replies: 13
Views: 42987

Re: How To: Calibrate the Z-Offset

I printed the calibration square, measured it as 2.12mm then entered that into Slic3r as -0.12 in the Printer settings > General > Z-offset field. It appears to have had no effect whatsoever-- the second calibration square also measured 2.12mm. I also tried to do this in Pronterface through settings...
by Ryan_
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Male vs female threaded nozzles
Replies: 2
Views: 2553

Male vs female threaded nozzles

I'm wondering if there is any pro's and con's with the female threaded hotend nozzle-- like on the M2-- versus the male threaded nozzles--like E3D, Hexagon etc?

I've also always wondered why nozzles don't use a tapered thread like BSPT or NPT. Is it not necessary for it to seal that well?