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by rsilvers
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bad feed drive stepper or other issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: Bad feed drive stepper or other issue?

Pinion ordered. I was able to remove the bad one with pliers and heat gun. Thanks.
by rsilvers
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Makergear ever fix the pinion problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 13642

Re: Will Makergear ever fix the pinion problem?

I heated it with a heat gun for a minute and it pulled off without any trouble with a pliers.
by rsilvers
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bad feed drive stepper or other issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: Bad feed drive stepper or other issue?

I took off the gearbox and wanted to ask if this is how this pinion is supposed to look, or if half of it is sheared off: https://s24.postimg.org/g6fjlfout/Full_Size_Render.jpg Just spinning the removed gearbox, that spins freely and the cogs look ok under a stereo microscope. Assuming this pinion h...
by rsilvers
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bad feed drive stepper or other issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Bad feed drive stepper or other issue?

I was making a print and then heard the printer making a bad skipping sound. I went to look, and the filament was tangled on the spool. I untangled it, but now I can't get the printer to work again - it skips when feeding. I took apart the feed system and cannot find any clogs or binding. I noticed ...
by rsilvers
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Print Surface?
Replies: 61
Views: 19921

Re: Favorite Print Surface?

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by rsilvers
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Print Surface?
Replies: 61
Views: 19921

Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Made this Mic-6 plate today:

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I use purple gluestick. Gluestick or certain types of hairspray are the way to go.

I am always surprised when I see people still using obsolete surfaces such as Kapton tape, painter's tape, ABS glue, etc.
by rsilvers
Sun May 29, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Printed a MTB stem.
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: Printed a MTB stem.

Yes. I just rode down some stairs.
by rsilvers
Sun May 29, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Printed a MTB stem.
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Printed a MTB stem.

I have a real 60mm on order, but got impatient, so I designed and printed a 50mm one out of eSun PETG-G to see what it would be like:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1594904

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by rsilvers
Fri May 27, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: eSun PLA+ filament
Replies: 38
Views: 22864

Re: eSun PLA+ filament

Made bike handlebar ends from PLA+. Wow. The stuff is just insanely strong. Not usable as bar ends as too stiff - can’t push them in.
So I will be using PETG for that, which seems perfect.