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by Gwhite
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Quick Start Keeps Dropping Session with Printer
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: M2 Quick Start Keeps Dropping Session with Printer

I print off of SD cards using the separate LCD display. If I leave my computer hooked up to the USB port on the printer (after changing filaments or some such) it will invariably crash a long print. ANY activity on the USB port will cause the printer to crash. If the computer goes to sleep, it will ...
by Gwhite
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?

The glass bed is significantly cooler in the corners than in the middle. An aluminum bed really evens out the temps which gives better adhesion toward the edges. I've posted thermal images in this forum before to demonstrate this. FWIW, I occasionally print ABS in my air conditioned room with nearb...
by Gwhite
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder keeps slipping
Replies: 52
Views: 11727

Re: Extruder keeps slipping

johnnydangerz wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:21 am
I have the same problem. Tried a number of different things. Seems like a design flaw to me. Has anyone tried different extruder designs?
Have you read through this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6565

It might provide some ideas.
by Gwhite
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?

It used to stay put, but with plenty of use, cleaning & lubrication, it coasts very slowly down to the bottom. If you stop it, it will usually free fall with the slightest vibration. it doesn't seem to affect anything (other than the hairball problem with PETG), and I just view it as a sign that it ...
by Gwhite
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?

In the absence of any suggestions or feedback, I did some digging into Marlin G-code options. I haven't tested it yet, but I'm going to try adding an M109 "Wait for Hotend Temperature" command to my ending script. I'll drop the platform a cm or so when the print is done, and then wait until the hote...
by Gwhite
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 nightmare with soft filiment
Replies: 26
Views: 1129

Re: M2 nightmare with soft filiment

Quick update: I installed the filament drive with the grooved sleeve today when it was time to install a new roll of filament. I've been slowly using up a spool of PETG on various small prototypes, and have been tied up a lot on the CAD end of things, which is why it's taken so long. The drive insta...
by Gwhite
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Rev F vs Rev E Differences?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: M2 Rev F vs Rev E Differences?

Here's the original post I saw: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6846

That's all the info I have...
by Gwhite
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Rev F vs Rev E Differences?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

M2 Rev F vs Rev E Differences?

There was a posting in the dual extruder forum about someone who recently purchased a "Rev. F" M2 printer. I have a 14 month old M2 Rev. E, and I'm curious what the differences are between the two models. Mostly I'd like to know if there are any of the upgrades that I might wish to install on my old...
by Gwhite
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

I regularly flip mine over to print with hairspray on glass for PETG, but you have to be careful about leveling. The glass isn't perfectly uniform in thickness, and if you are unlucky, you may have to re-level when you flip it. Mine is tapered front-to-back, but not very much side-to-side. As a resu...
by Gwhite
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?

Ack! Ack! (with apologies to Bill the Cat).