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by NF6X
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Do I need the bed factory applied Kapton for PLA?
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

Re: Do I need the bed factory applied Kapton for PLA?

Thank you very much for explaining how you apply the film, Hugs. I knew there had to be some technique involved.
by NF6X
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Do I need the bed factory applied Kapton for PLA?
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

Re: Do I need the bed factory applied Kapton for PLA?

I think I need to build a couple Kapton film application jigs like that, Hugs: One for myself at home (I have an M2 dual), and one for work (we have an M3 ID). I had been using a MIC6 plate with PEI, but after a disastrous experiment with some conductive filament that stuck too well to the PEI, I de...
by NF6X
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of M3 over M2
Replies: 11
Views: 8279

Re: Advantages of M3 over M2

In the absence of information to the contrary, I'm assuming that the M3 has the same mechanical leveling scheme as the M2, and that True Leveling is the marketing wankword for the new leveling procedure I've seen mentioned that involves making some sort of zig-zag test prints. I'd love to upgrade my...
by NF6X
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 4
Views: 3025

Re: Raspberry Pi 3

I also run Octopi on a Raspberry Pi 3 with my M2. A few days ago, I made a further upgrade that you might find interesting. I added the following bits to give it a local display, so I don't need to drag over a laptop or log in with my phone to do basic things like filament changes, shutting down the...
by NF6X
Thu May 18, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34889

Re: The State of the Gear

Yesterday I brought my M2 Dual into work to run off a print we needed, and to show it off to the team. It made a nice splash! I was recommending that we get an M2 single since it's available Right Now at Amazon, and I expect that the MakerGear folks are going to be hammered with bringing up the new ...
by NF6X
Fri May 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34889

Re: The State of the Gear

Good question about whether it has a USB port that can be used for a web camera. I would like to add: Does it have an ethernet interface for a hardwired network connection? A hardwired connection would be preferable for the new machine I want to get for the lab at work.
by NF6X
Fri May 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34889

Re: The State of the Gear

I haven't been following the forum lately, so this was all an exciting surprise to me a couple days ago when I checked out the Makergear site from work. We'd like to get a 3D printer at my day job, and I naturally lean towards recommending a Makergear printer due to my own familiarity with my M2 Dua...
by NF6X
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: MIC6 preorder number 3 *back for sale*
Replies: 70
Views: 31953

Re: MIC6 preorder number 3 *back for sale*

YOINK! ;)
by NF6X
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Help: Stuck TOO well to PEI+MIC6!
Replies: 9
Views: 4647

Re: Help: Stuck TOO well to PEI+MIC6!

Next time I experiment with this filament, I plan to put down some kapton over the PEI to give me a disposable build surface until I dial in the process. Maybe this filament will work OK with lower bed temperature... or maybe it just sticks too aggressively to PEI to use it on that kind of surface. ...
by NF6X
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Help: Stuck TOO well to PEI+MIC6!
Replies: 9
Views: 4647

Re: Help: Stuck TOO well to PEI+MIC6!

I think I've found a technique that works. Heating the build plate to 110ºC makes the filament fairly soft. I have sliced off most of the mass with a sharp razor. It appears that I can burnish off the remainder with an electric drafting eraser. Periodic re-heating of the plate is necessary, and care...