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by jimc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Mic 6 tooling plate
Replies: 211
Views: 37050

Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

i dont. i quit making those some years ago. insta took over for awhile. not sure if he still does that. for the shimming, it doesnt need to be dead nuts on both plates. just split the difference. if you can get them within .05, that should be good.
by jimc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Mic 6 tooling plate
Replies: 211
Views: 37050

Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

i havent been on the forum other than a couple times the past year myself. i still use mic6 with hairspray on both my printers. wouldnt use anything else. it works for pretty much everything. as for the flatness, its probably not your build platform. you need to shim the x-rail to match the plate. n...
by jimc
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Ultra One
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: Introducing Ultra One

haha yeah its been a while. i have been so busy with work the past year i havent had time for much else....unfortunately
by jimc
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Ultra One
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: Introducing Ultra One

man its been a long time since i have been on the forum and posted but this deserves it! very nice rick. i am happy to see something fresh from makergear with a different core design from the m2. i would honestly order one of these today if my m2's didnt do such a good job. 5 years later and they ar...
by jimc
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do I Get Rid of fine spider threads between parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: How Do I Get Rid of fine spider threads between parts?

lower your print temp to reduce the fuzz but not so low you have adhesion issues. lower your temp 5 deg at a time until it goes away
by jimc
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Single Outside Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: Single Outside Layer

print the switch in black then paint it white and laser through the paint. i have never used a laser so im just guessing if that would work. if switches are printed in abs and you paint with a solvent base paint then it will bond like crazy without any prep.
by jimc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Aging of PETG Filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Re: Aging of PETG Filament?

thats prob not the issue. you could have the filament tension set too high which will cause you to squish the filament out of round and make it tight going through the filament path and extruder. can also be a partially clogged nozzle or the hot end is getting tight from buildup. this usually happen...
by jimc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Steps in Diagonal Lines
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Re: Steps in Diagonal Lines

if your speaking of that wavy pattern in the filament on the first layer then insta is right. that is from printing too close to the bed. the filament is squishing out causing that. it will take a few layers to recover from that and get clean straight extrusions
by jimc
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PLA Plus Other Than eSun?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: PLA Plus Other Than eSun?

i know and i have used it. i have used esun almost exclusively for 3 years. its not a specialty material. its pla just a slightly better grade/formulation. its not as hard and brittle. keep in mind when a company claims their material is stronger, that is a huge generalization. every material is str...
by jimc
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PLA Plus Other Than eSun?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: PLA Plus Other Than eSun?

just look for any pla. pla+ from esun isnt the same as pla+ from another comapny. its just a name esun gave their premium pla line. its not a specific type of pla.