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by willnewton
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Level Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3867

Re: M2 Level Help

You need to check your belt tension on the Y axis as well. If it is too loose or tight, you can get the axis essentially bouncing on the limit switch. it will make a horrid noise then start to run as expected, just like in your video. I have had the same happen on my x axis every now and again. I ca...
by willnewton
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: @jhaupt in Wired!
Replies: 1
Views: 4066

Re: @jhaupt in Wired!

That rotary cellphone was her?!?!?

:o

I saw that phone scroll quickly past on some tech news feed or email, but never clicked on it for more info. Nice article from Wired.

Glad you shared that Rick.
by willnewton
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Replica Statue
Replies: 5
Views: 3598

Re: Replica Statue

Nice work! I saw the pic before I finished reading the first post and I guessed the one on the left to be the original due to the retro pale jade green color. Of course, I finished reading your post and zoomed in on the pic. Interesting to read about the colorblindness and see the result and realize...
by willnewton
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: .75mm Nozzle and print speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: .75mm Nozzle and print speed

Makers Muse on youtube in his cr10v2 review video posted just a day ago tried a 1mm nozzle. He discusses having to slow down the print speed because the hot end heater can’t keep up. One of my old printers (mpcnc) had a similar issue and I switched to a Volcano hot end which helped, but you still ha...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 8514

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Peter, I don’t know that I would change anything, at least I need nothing changed for my intended use. Now that I have spent time using this plate system, there is no way I am going back to the old glass bed and blue tape! It has been a major performance upgrade that took minimal effort compared to ...
by willnewton
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 8514

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Steve, I have been pleased as well at how the PEX handles small isolated islands of printing, especially like you see in the first layer before the perimeters and infill start to combine those islands into one layer. I have been using the bed for two weeks now and am very happy so far. I have been m...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 8514

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Peter, I forgot to mention that I only tested PLA. I may run some PETG on it in the future. I will also try some Ninjaflex when I have a call for it. I do not print ABS at all. I usually run my bed at 50°C for PLA. PLA can be run without a heated bed, so I figured I would drop down even more during ...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 8514

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

So, there is another placeI deviated a bit from the instructions. I did rub the PEX with the included steel wool, but I wanted more filament grip. So I changed to a plastic scuffing pad. I used a maroon 3M Scotchbrite pad like these. They are about a 600 grit. It performs about like 00 or maybe 000 ...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 8514

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

As to flatness for printing, it seems fine to me. The M2 uses rubber bed mounts, the bed can be moved by pushing the corners up and down with a finger. This printer was designed with a certain amount if compliance. It helps keep the print nozzle from knocking prints loose or getting stuck and losing...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 8514

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

I designed these bed clips to go with my flexible build plate from Wham Bam Systems. They definitely fit the M2. I am not sure about the M3 and others. If you can verify the fit for other printers, let me know. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3750671 The front clips hold the bed in place to preven...