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by Matt_Sharkey
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 13296

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

How did the PETG hold up in heat? Why do people even use ABS anymore? And why even use PLA? It seems that PETG renders them both obsolete? At work we had only ever used PLA and it was cheap stuff at that. When I first got my own printer, I had made that decision to just buy PETG. I thought that It ...
by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Waves at Corners
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Waves at Corners

quaver wrote:In thinking more about it, I believe the problem is caused by deceleration rather than acceleration. Both of these suggestions should help. Thanks for the feedback. ;)
Deceleration is just negative acceleration, it's calculated the same way.
by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Waves at Corners
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Waves at Corners

along with what Jules said, If you are designing the model yourself, put small fillets on every corner that is in the XY plane. a 0.5mm should suffice. That way when your printer is approaching the corner it isn't trying to come to a dead stop then take off again. Instead it will make a more fluid m...
by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Shaper Origin
Replies: 4
Views: 5793

Re: Shaper Origin

oh man, and I got a raise this year.

Must. Be. Responsible.
by Matt_Sharkey
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Installed a new 30mm nozzle and its a mess!
Replies: 96
Views: 13854

Re: Installed a new 30mm nozzle and its a mess!

This printer used to print SMOOTH AND AMAZING....I barely paid $100 back off my credit card and it's already busted? No warranty? No nothing....it worked perfectly for about 2 months and now this? I bought my MG used from another user of the forum and this printer is circa 2014-15. MG still gave me...
by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: My dual extruder fan mod - cool or lame?
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

Re: My dual extruder fan mod - cool or lame?

Dayum.

It looks like overkill. It looks amazing!

could you produce a similar mod for a single extruder? I particularly like your integrated grid to make laminar airflow, probably not needed for 3D printing but still cool!
by Matt_Sharkey
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Thank you Jin!
Replies: 4
Views: 2478

Re: Thank you Jin!

I second the Fusion 360. I got into the nitty gritty of Autodesk Inventor this past year for the class I taught and it was powerful, but too much for the hobbyist. Fusion offers all of the same features that I need, without over-doing it. It's a great piece of software for the competitive price of $0.
by Matt_Sharkey
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Same G Code, Different results?
Replies: 7
Views: 4548

Re: Same G Code, Different results?

I'm not sure why your second print is less stringy but it does look a bit more melted. This happens when you print small areas on a single object. The layers get very hot because they are never given a moment to cool and become more pliable. to prevent the "heat soak" you can either try to add more ...
by Matt_Sharkey
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Lipstick Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: Lipstick Rack

my fiance just contracted me to make her a lipstick rack, I'll have to compare with your's once I get around to it. Nice work.
by Matt_Sharkey
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Stiffening The Long Horizontal Gantry
Replies: 7
Views: 2937

Re: Stiffening The Long Horizontal Gantry

well that seems pretty easy...