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by airscapes
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the M2 a dead end
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Is the M2 a dead end

@Ed
What you say makes a lot of sense...
There is a reason you are know by some as Sensei Ed :-)
by airscapes
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the M2 a dead end
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Is the M2 a dead end

Well, you have at least noticed the M2 is primarily made of metal – steel and aluminum. Did you also notice the tariffs that started in 2018 that jacked-up the prices of both metals? We buy domestic steel and the prices went up behind the tariffs. We buy aluminum from Germany as it has been difficu...
by airscapes
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the M2 a dead end
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Is the M2 a dead end

Yup, what you said! It is an Awesome Cast iron 12" table saw built in 1959. Totally Accurate and rarely fails. Is it hard to level, no but it take a long time with home made Dial indicator mount and note boot to keep track. Only need to do it maybe once a year.. but It is not for the faint of heart....
by airscapes
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions from a new owner (of old M2)
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Questions from a new owner (of old M2)

Don't own a Prusa yet but from what I can see my M2 is like the big cast iron table saw they used to have in shop class or the one Norm has! The prusa is a nice aluminum table saw. S3D works, there is no license charge after buying it. I think the older 4.01 version has less issues but from what som...
by airscapes
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: contract someone to set up remotely my MakerGear M2
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: contract someone to set up remotely my MakerGear M2

Have you contacted MakerGear customer support?
by airscapes
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: connect leftover filaments
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: connect leftover filaments

If you are standing there when a roll runs out and your prepare, you can follow it with a new roll and not miss a beat. Well there may be a couple mm of under extrusion if you don't get the new filament into the drive right as pervious piece goes from the drive gear and stop. I cut the end of the ru...
by airscapes
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: files
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: files

Hi Tom, what slicer are you using? The normal process to create a printable file from scratch is to use a CAD program to make your 3d model, export that model as an STL, then import the STL into the slicer software, and finally slice it and export the gcode. The gcode is what is sent to the printer ...
by airscapes
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Help with the fans
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Help with the fans

Knowing the printer model and revision would be helpful. MG had some pictures of the machines.. M2 is here https://project3dprinters.com/products/makergear-m2-3d-printer?variant=32375182557258&hsa_acc=7532005768&hsa_cam=10440994516&hsa_grp=101965960297&hsa_ad=447191650489&hsa_src=g&hsa_tgt=pla-92434...
by airscapes
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Heat Insert Technique?
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: Heat Insert Technique?

As I said earlier, I do this for large threads all the time. To fit this project, I need 4-40 threads, and they have to withstand multiple assembly/disassembly cycles in the hands of people who think that if tight is a good thing, tighter must be even better... Yeah I figured that was the case..Hop...
by airscapes
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Heat Insert Technique?
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: Heat Insert Technique?

Have you tried just taping the plastic?? I have tried tapping PLA+, PETG , Nylon and ABS. ABS by far cuts the nicest, using a tapered tap and cordless drill and some compressed air as the tap is run in and back out. Attached is a part I have made a few hundred of and it is very fast an easy. 2020081...