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by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: EAA offers solidworks to its members
Replies: 8
Views: 5688

Re: EAA offers solidworks to its members

Thanks for the tip. I sent this along to our STEM teacher, maybe some of our students will take advantage of it.

I for one am happy with Fusion 360, and I'm afraid to get waist deep in learning a new CAD environment.
by Matt_Sharkey
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: linear slider (carriage) replacement time?
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: linear slider (carriage) replacement time?

I had a similar issue that you can find here: http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3770 I went through the official support on the website and after quite a few troubleshooting back and forth's, we determined that my carriage was not seated well with the X gantry rail. Makergear sent me a ...
by Matt_Sharkey
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: What could be the best 3D scanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 14771

Re: What could be the best 3D scanner?

who are these people? OP is probably real but the others?

or maybe it's all a sham?
by Matt_Sharkey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purple glue sticks cause bed breakage
Replies: 12
Views: 6406

Re: Purple glue sticks cause bed breakage

If you're running your printer 24 hours a day for weeks, and taking that many orders, you may want to just call the glass a wear item and plan to replace it monthly. Or just get a Mic6 aluminum plate from one of the friendly forumers and be done with it.
by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: G Code
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Re: G Code

Slic3r drops your configurations in the users roaming folder. An example address as follows: C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Roaming\Slic3r Just replace "Matt" with your login name. The problem with storing your configs in that location is that most people don't bother backing up the AppData folder as it tend...
by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stabilize Your Printer Bench
Replies: 5
Views: 3209

Re: Stabilize Your Printer Bench

So I want to do similar to this, but I'm not sure how to do it on the cheap. A granite surface plate looks nice and the cost is low, but the shipping is steep. any suggestions where to find a massive foundation for the printer that wont take up a lot of desk space. I was thinking of cement, but ceme...
by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: SIMPLIFY 3D SOFTWARE LICENSE SERVERS DOWN ????
Replies: 7
Views: 3598

Re: SIMPLIFY 3D SOFTWARE LICENSE SERVERS DOWN ????

I'm on the same boat as Ed, Im 2+ years in with the M2 and the school I originally started with didn't want to fork out for a S3D license if they didn't have to. So I learned and now I don't necessarily see the need to spend $130 for software that is just a bit better than what I use. The main downf...
by Matt_Sharkey
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Waves at Corners
Replies: 10
Views: 2096

Re: Waves at Corners

In doing more research on the topic (referred to as "ringing" on several other websites) I found another suggestion to help minimize the condition. Orient the parts on the print bed so that perpendicular outside walls/faces lie at 45°angles to the travel X/Y axes. This makes sense as it would reduc...
by Matt_Sharkey
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Probably sending the M2 back (regretfully)
Replies: 13
Views: 2950

Re: Probably sending the M2 back (regretfully)

much better, still some room for improvement, but that comes with practice, and fiddling. Good luck and I hope you keep at it!
by Matt_Sharkey
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 14412

Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

PLA will never have the heat resistance that other plastics have. People like PLA because it prints so fast and easily at a low temp. It is great for draft work and toys. But these qualities make it more susceptible to heat issues. I believe the best progress you could make is to increase it's glass...