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by Gwhite
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

I dug around on the S3D forum, and I'm not the only one who wants the scaling saved as part of the process. There's already a feature request in that forum to add this, and I just put in another vote.
by Gwhite
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

Thanks! I will have to experiment, but my assumption was that the scaling settings you show are associated with the model, and not the process. I want to use the scaling for parts that are dimensionally critical, and that usually means I have to iterate a few times. I know that the rotation settings...
by Gwhite
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Essential Tool Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: M2 Essential Tool Kit?

I finally found a copy of the kit assembly guide on-line, and all they call out is: 2 mm allen wrench 2.5 mm allen wrench 3 mm allen wrench plus a 7mm open end wrench or pliers (not provided). So it appears that I have more hex keys than the minimum required for kit assembly, but fewer than the tool...
by Gwhite
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

I realize this is an old thread, but I'm trying to get more mechanical accuracy in my prints, and decided it was time to investigate this process. I ran the cross calibration, measured the results, and played with the spreadsheet to get things within +/- 0.1mm in X & Y. I'm printing the Z calibratio...
by Gwhite
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Essential Tool Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: M2 Essential Tool Kit?

A brass-bristled brush and short piece of piano wire. Also, a torch. I can imagine the wire is for unplugging the extruder, but I'm not sure what the brush is for. I suppose you can use it to scrub zorched plastic off the nozzle, but I find I can get all that is necessary off with a cotton swab or ...
by Gwhite
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Essential Tool Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 71

M2 Essential Tool Kit?

I am building an enclosure, which will prevent me from using one of the Thingiverse printed tool racks that bolts directly onto the M2 to hold all the hex keys, tweezers, etc. I am going to make a new one, but am going to add a few tools I've found useful. In the process of investigating this, I not...
by Gwhite
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Layers are shifting all over the place
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Layers are shifting all over the place

consistent prints for about 2 years <snip> Aggressive cooling may also help, although reports from folks with exotic cooling ducts seems mixed at best. If it's PLA, you can't have too much cooling. Actually, I've had the best luck at eliminating warping on larger prints by turning the cooling compl...
by Gwhite
Wed May 23, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

I tried glue stick as well, and it was too sticky. I had a hell of a time getting my prints loose. I forget if it was on the glass or the kapton side.
by Gwhite
Tue May 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

I've used up most of a spool of HatchBox PETG in White. It was the first non-PLA I tried, so I had a bit of a learning curve. Once I got it all dialed in, it worked fine. One big step was using hairspray on the back side of the glass build plate. That gave me good adhesion, but the prints pop right ...
by Gwhite
Sun May 13, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Filament Drive Tension Slipping?
Replies: 24
Views: 1566

Re: Filament Drive Tension Slipping?

Moving the filament drive gear forward helped. You want the filament path to be centered on the gear. Unfortunately, by the time I discovered that issue, the plastic drive housing had already been worn so that it was still possible for the filament to go off track. Replacing the drive housing fixed ...