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by airscapes
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming

Yes I saw the post and added a single washer between the frame and the damper. Then snugged the belt and adjusted the pulley height so the belt ran straight. And I guess I have the tension correct from your description. I ran a couple of ringing test prints and then took the dampers off and reran th...
by airscapes
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming

Thanks Zimlin! But what about belt tension? I have them looser than they were from the factory but not sure how loose is too loose. I basically pulled them thight enough to take out any slack but only about 1/2 the original PULLEM tight tension..
by airscapes
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming

Old thread.. but still an issue I guess So my gantry is starting to sag, what is the proper way to tension the belts.. of course this may have been this way from the factory as it is only 6 months old.. I have split the difference on the z offset but don't want the belts overly tight if they don't n...
by airscapes
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Software
Topic: S3D Slicing Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: S3D Slicing Issue

First go to repair and check the model for errors
Next if these are thin walls, go to advance tab and turn set allow single extrude wall and allow single extrude infill and then slice
by airscapes
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 59566

Re: nema17 dampers

well then no dampers or heat sinks. One of the support guys that emailed me order the dampers for his machine to try them. I had meant to run some cylinder prints before and after to see how much more the affect the print quality and forgot.. He said he would try and report what he finds.. some peop...
by airscapes
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 59566

Re: nema17 dampers

From Tech support the data sheet on the stepper http://www.kysanelectronics.com/Product ... ordID=8368
Max temp 110C
by airscapes
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: STL of Linear Rail??
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: STL of Linear Rail??

Thanks Tim, but I think this will be fine. Got the dampers on the motors and wow it is quiet but still going to replace the bearing on the X axis this weekend as it is much rougher than this new one I slid on the rail when I had the motor and belt off..
by airscapes
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 59566

Re: nema17 dampers

I sent a mail to support to get the operating temperature range of the steppers. I have been printing for a few hours with pla and and external fan over the build platform in a semi-enclosed enclosure (top and 2 sides open and motors are around 120F, room temp is about is 82F. With the enclosure clo...
by airscapes
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 59566

Re: nema17 dampers

Yes, I did notice that the motor was HOT and I figured as that was why.. However these motors are rated at a very high temperature so I will enjoy the quiet for now. Others have posted they had them installed on multiple machines running production level stuff for a year and only removed them due to...
by airscapes
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 59566

Re: nema17 dampers

Just installed the dampers and omg I can now hear the bad X axis bearing! When I was at the RepRap festival in June and saw what looked like cheapo printers running and heard no noise I was like,, hum.. wonder why the m2 sings a song.. Dampers! So I installed one of the washers from the 2 unused scr...