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by GBuchwitz
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: M3 Ethernet Connection Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: M3 Ethernet Connection Options

Tim, You’re the first person I’ve communicated with regarding prospects for a direct laptop/printer Ethernet cable connection who’s been able to actually describe how & why this might be achieved. Thank you for the education. I’m in the process of evaluating a replacement Pi I received from MakerGea...
by GBuchwitz
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: M3 Ethernet Connection Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: M3 Ethernet Connection Options

Thanks very much for your advice, Tim. My home modem is in my office vs. the garage where my M3 lives, so in my case running a Cat5 line between these devices would be difficult. Assuming I should be able to connect my laptop to my M3 via a direct Cat5 cable connection, how would I set that up? Than...
by GBuchwitz
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: M3 Ethernet Connection Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

M3 Ethernet Connection Options

Hi. I’ve been working with the folks at MakerGear Tech Support off and on to resolve an intermittent Wi-Fi/OctoPrint connection problem for an M3 SE I bought in July. If I ultimately can’t get the Wi-Fi connection working reliably, I’m hoping to get some novice-level instructions on how to use an Et...
by GBuchwitz
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?

Update. I found/read/performed the extrusion multiplier calibration procedure... which yielded a factor of 0.83 for my M3 when using eSUN's black PETG. Entering this value in S3D resulted in even weaker inter-shell layer bonds. Even straps printed directly on the build plate - which hadn't failed on...
by GBuchwitz
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?

I'm still pretty green at this, but the one piece of advice I've seen over & over again is to run a calibration on your extrusion multiplier settings BEFORE you try to adjust anything else. Increasing the width will do nothing if the multiplier is off. Gwhite, Thanks for the education. Regarding ca...
by GBuchwitz
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?

why not print the strap upside down so you don’t need support? hard to tell if you can do that from your photo, but it looks like the simplest solution. Also, your title is about PETG, your post is about PLA, and your temps are closer to PETG and way too high for PLA. Thanks for attempting to help ...
by GBuchwitz
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?

Does the bottom of the strap have a rounded edge? I expect the delamination occurs where the support doesn't reach as close to the strap as it does on the strap's bottom surface, so the outer perimeters are not as well supported. If they sag just a little bit, there will be a gap between the filame...
by GBuchwitz
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?

Tim wrote:... what infill density are you printing at?
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and advice, Tim. My interior infill percentage is 50%.

V/r, - guy
by GBuchwitz
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

PETG: Bond Strength vs. Support Tradeoff?

Hey, Everybody. After experiencing some brittleness problems associated with PLA, I've been attempting to dial in Simplify3D settings for PLA to print an object which includes a 0.06" x 0.5" x 6" strap protruding from the center of a block. Approximately 0.25" of support material are generated below...
by GBuchwitz
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Print Settings for PETG: eSUN Solid Black Filament
Replies: 182
Views: 359295

Re: Print Settings for PETG: eSUN Solid Black Filament

theboz1419, Thanks for your suggestion that my gap might be too large. I can’t seem to figure out how to reduce gap (which I assume you mean the gap between the perimeter shell layers and between infill and the shell) using S3D settings. What S3D parameters affect this? Before receiving your reply I...