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by ketil
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Hotbed suddenly stopped working
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Hotbed suddenly stopped working

I have a classic M2 with the dual power supply. I was happily printing on Sunday, but on Monday the heated bed didn't warm up, and it hasn't had any effect whatsoever since. I turn on the heat, and then there's no change in the temperature. The external big PSU for the heated bed (12V 18amp) has an ...
by ketil
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: y axis slipping?
Replies: 38
Views: 14033

Re: y axis slipping?

I've also cleaned the X idler and lubricated it with the black grease. I still get the same noise from the test gcode, and I can feel unevenness in the axis when simply pusing the carriage back and forth with my fingers.
by ketil
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: y axis slipping?
Replies: 38
Views: 14033

Re: y axis slipping?

I found replacement carriages on the Makergear website. Reading this I realize that I should perhaps be careful about removing the X carriage from the rail to clean it, as the individual bearings wll probably come out: https://www.makergear.com/products/carriage If anyone has any idea what the right...
by ketil
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: y axis slipping?
Replies: 38
Views: 14033

Re: y axis slipping?

I'm getting skips/slips on the X axis only, and only for moves. I've tried slowing down moves from 300mm/s to 200mm/s, without success. So I've been greasing and debugging and trying various things, and now I think there may be an issue with my X carriage, or at least the bearings in the X carriage....
by ketil
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Slic3r settings
Replies: 10
Views: 14206

Re: M2 Slic3r settings

I actually have the V3a hotend: http://makergear.wikidot.com/m2-extruder#toc1 With the V3b hotend it was necessary to increase the temperature settings about 20 degrees to get the same results. Not sure if the same applies to V4, the wiki isn't updated with that info. But experiment with a small pri...
by ketil
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Slic3r settings
Replies: 10
Views: 14206

Re: M2 Slic3r settings

I'd say you need to tune your retraction settings before printing something big like that. I've not primarily printed objects like that, but have tried to collect some decent generic settings. Work with something small with lots of retraction until you get it nicely tuned, like this pyramid: http://...
by ketil
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PCL flexible filament?
Replies: 3
Views: 3301

Re: PCL flexible filament?

Never mind, turns out it's not really flexible (as in ninjaflex), it just gets soft at lower temperatures and is easy to reshape with hot water. Surely nice, but not what I was looking for.
by ketil
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PCL flexible filament?
Replies: 3
Views: 3301

PCL flexible filament?

Hi,

Has anyone tried makerbot PCL flexible filament? It's very expensive, but I've come across a good offer. :) I've been eager to try flexible filaments for a while.

Ketil
by ketil
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Slic3r
Replies: 1
Views: 1215

Re: Slic3r

I see this is an old post, but if you're still wondering, I'd go with the latest slic3r. I use 1.2.0 (or dev versions from the git repo), but you can also use 1.1.7 stable. I use slic3r with my M2.
by ketil
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: Call for sample prints
Replies: 20
Views: 29056

Re: Call for sample prints

There are some really nice gliders available on thingiverse by the user "exosequitur". I haven't tried this one, but earlier versions of the Stratos glider were very cool!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:158421