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by Matt_Sharkey
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Diameter - Does it have to be 1.75mm
Replies: 7
Views: 4695

Re: Filament Diameter - Does it have to be 1.75mm

gotta watch out when you're shopping.
On amazon usually I put "1.75" in my searches; like: "PLA Gray 1.75" and that will give me the shopping results i'm looking for.
by Matt_Sharkey
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchy: Is this a Slic3r problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 3671

Benchy: Is this a Slic3r problem?

So I got some new filament for a new project, Hatchbox PLA gray. I can't make odds of this defect on this Benchy and I think it's an inherent issue with Slic3r. 20170111_213255936_iOS.jpg The artifact is a bulge noticeable on the bow 1cm from the bottom. I want to think that it is an issue with gap ...
by Matt_Sharkey
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look whats under MY tree >:)
Replies: 8
Views: 6535

Re: Look whats under MY tree >:)

If you're really careful, you can peel back the tape and sneak it out at night while everyone is asleep. Just make sure you don't print anything that takes 8 hours+
by Matt_Sharkey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Software
Topic: What 3d Modeling Software are we using?
Replies: 14
Views: 5053

Re: What 3d Modeling Software are we using?

So you will quickly realize that you will outgrow tinkercad when you cant get fine control over parameters. It's still good for rough shapes and models, but if you want to build anything that is purpose built, then you will want a real CAD package. I'm currently using Fusion 360. It's based off of a...
by Matt_Sharkey
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer

if you are concerned about bulgy corners, adding a small round to each corner on the xy plane helps. The printer will try its damnedest to get a sharp corner, but plastic doesn't play well. If the printer takes each corner as a round, it's a lot more workable.
by Matt_Sharkey
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How-To: Your M2 and you (newbies pls read kthx)
Replies: 4
Views: 55352

Re: How-To: Your M2 and you (newbies pls read kthx)

You seem a bit frazzled there jules.

*backs away slowly*
by Matt_Sharkey
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Rev E kit available?
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Rev E kit available?

There have been quite a few incremental upgrades over the years, so there is no kit which satisfies all. If you are unsure of what hardware you need to buy, call makgergear and give them your serial number, they will be able to advise you from there. If you purchased your M2 this year, you likely al...
by Matt_Sharkey
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Maximum Clearance Height for latest MakerGear M2 in S3d
Replies: 7
Views: 5672

Re: Maximum Clearance Height for latest MakerGear M2 in S3d

There have been more than a few prints that had many small parts that I wanted: A) to print in one job for less intervention time B) improve small parts quality. On the V3b, there was about 5mm more clearance in the z-direction which enabled me to take care of a lot of small parts projects, the V4 h...
by Matt_Sharkey
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Maximum Clearance Height for latest MakerGear M2 in S3d
Replies: 7
Views: 5672

Re: Maximum Clearance Height for latest MakerGear M2 in S3d

I would do what Ed did. the modern revisions have reduced the clearance height to pretty much 10mm or less. Previous versions had a bit more room. With this discussion opened, is there any chance that we could get a specialty hot end barrel that is extra long. like 5cm long? this way we can utilize ...
by Matt_Sharkey
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: How to Print Line Supports rather than Box Supports?
Replies: 8
Views: 4627

Re: How to Print Line Supports rather than Box Supports?

AsherK wrote:How do i set for a 'Dense' Support?
using Slic3r.....
Support material > Pattern spacing

I set mine to 0.5 mm for very dense support. it would be close to 50% infill density.