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by boucha18
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Expiration Date on Filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Expiration Date on Filament?

Yes Ninjaflex is like other filaments and will absorb moisture. Instead of becoming brittle like other filaments it will begin to lose other properties. I mainly deal with functional parts in nylon or tpe so drying is a must if I start to see problems. Some of the issues you may see are extra string...
by boucha18
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Expiration Date on Filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Expiration Date on Filament?

You should be good with the sealed stuff so long as there aren't any holes in the packaging. If you have a bit of trouble, there is definitely a need to dry the filaments. The opened stuff would benefit from drying. Filaments outside of PLA should definitely be dried(ABS, Nylon, TPU...). I use a foo...
by boucha18
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: BLTouch issues
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: BLTouch issues

I have a printer that is older than Rev E and use the latest version of Marlin. It uses the BLtouch without any issues and is likely easier to update than the old Rev E firmware you are using. Double Check the wiring.... The 3 wire pair should have a +5 V, Ground and Signal (the far pin) Motor Exten...
by boucha18
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Revert STL file to solid
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Re: Revert STL file to solid

Depending on size there are definitely different programs that can do this(Solidworks and Fusion360). Fyi those are just the ones I have experience with in the last few years creo may be able to do this as well(about 10 years since I last used). There are multiple tutorials online that can walk you ...
by boucha18
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: What S3D Sees Before and After
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

Re: What S3D Sees Before and After

I have seen quite a few files from high end software but saved as different file types that end up non-manifold. Getting the native file(if changes are needed) and the stl usually works best. Usually an easy fix if there are problems but previewing the gcode is a must.
by boucha18
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 71890

Re: nema17 dampers

I have had dampers installed on my M2E X and Y axis for about a year and the difference is pretty big in the noise department and there have not been any problems even having only two bolts tying the motor to the frames.
by boucha18
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: Connecting new MG3-ID to Simplify3d?
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Connecting new MG3-ID to Simplify3d?

It requires shutting down the octoprint session. After it is shutdown simplify will run fine. It looks like this will have to be done every time the power is turned on.

https://makergear.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... 3-over-USB
by boucha18
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Pre-owned Gear
Topic: 24 volt V4 Hotend M2 in Michigan.
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: 24 volt V4 Hotend M2 in Michigan.

Is this machine still available? May be interested.