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by tks546
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: One Pound Battlebot
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

One Pound Battlebot

Here's what I've been printing lately. I'ts printed in Alloy 910 and dyed with Rit orange. The top and bottom plate are laser etched g10. and The spinning drum weapon is machined aluminum with a brushless motor inside. http://i.imgur.com/nTdNZ6j.jpg Here's a youtube of some of the bots fighting. htt...
by tks546
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Taulman 910
Replies: 30
Views: 19497

Re: Taulman 910

I got it figured out. I was over extruding by quite a bit. Thanks for the help!

-Tom
by tks546
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Taulman 910
Replies: 30
Views: 19497

Re: Taulman 910

I'm pulling my hair out trying to get a good print using a roll of black 910. I tried Quaver's profile but I keep getting nasty blobs all over the outside of the prints. I'm using a v4 extruder and I've got the temp up to 270 :evil: now. I started at 250 but the layers weren't bonding and the parts ...
by tks546
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Thomas turntable replacement track
Replies: 2
Views: 2549

Re: Thomas turntable replacement track

Nice job! That's the kind of thing I love having a 3d printer around for.
The other day our dog broke the bracket that holds her dish to the side of her crate. Within a couple hours I made a replacement part and the dish was back in place.

-Tom
by tks546
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extrusion issue
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Extrusion issue

You might need to unclog the hotend.

If you follow this advice make sure you use a long hex key or hold it with something as it will heat up quickly.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3430&p=23490&hilit=unclog#p23490

-Tom
by tks546
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Software
Topic: SketchUp - How to make rounded corners
Replies: 6
Views: 5745

Re: SketchUp - How to make rounded edges

I find 123D Design just as easy to use and more powerful than sketchup and It's also free.
http://www.123dapp.com/design

If you want to learn a real cad program Fusion 360 is free but has a much steeper learning curve.

-Tom
by tks546
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need tips on lubricating M2
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Need tips on lubricating M2

The M2 maintenance instructions call for periodic cleaning and light oil on the rails. Are you sure the chirping isn't coming from the steppers? I added dampers to mine and now the fans are the loudest part of the printer. http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2552&p=23365&hilit=damper#p23...
by tks546
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: BLTouch Auto Leveling Sensor
Replies: 60
Views: 33079

Re: BLTouch Auto Leveling Sensor

I've been busy converting to dual print heads and haven't worked on the bltouch setup any more.

I've kind of decided that using a dial indicator to level the bed is easy enough that I don't need the extra hardware on my M2.

-Tom
by tks546
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 36531

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

Thanks Tim,

I just finished printing the parts in ePC and I think I'll go ahead and make a set in PETg before I tear the M2 down and start modding it for dual.

-Tom
by tks546
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 36531

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

Tim,

What type of filament did you print your parking plates and mount couplings out of? I printed them in PLA and the magnets pull out when I separate them.

Thanks,

-Tom