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by Matt_Sharkey
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Stiffening The Long Horizontal Gantry
Replies: 7
Views: 3154

Re: Stiffening The Long Horizontal Gantry

Hey jimc, Would you mind throwing together a small guide on how to properly shim the x rail? I could guess at how to do it, but would likely mess it up, having supporting resources would be great. some info that would be helpful could be: Links to any purchases necessary (tools and consumables) Step...
by Matt_Sharkey
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Printeresting?
Replies: 3
Views: 3739

Re: Printeresting?

This needs to be developed further, ASAP.

love the creativity.
by Matt_Sharkey
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Full scale BB-8 droid.
Replies: 11
Views: 4123

Re: Full scale BB-8 droid.

Jules wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:
( :D You could always claim that owning an M2 caused your spouse to say "Yes."!)
(to the question of: Can I buy this 3D printer? I promise it's a good investment)


(seriously, I popped the M2 question before I popped the real question)
by Matt_Sharkey
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slow x Gantry "grinding" noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Re: Slow x Gantry "grinding" noise

After this post ran dry I opened a support ticket with MG. I was able to get in contact with them once a day due to work holding me up. After a month of support, we replaced the X rail and carriage pair and that solved the problem. unsuccessful troubleshooting involved: -piecemeal disassembly to fin...
by Matt_Sharkey
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V4 .5mm and .75 mm nozzles
Replies: 12
Views: 3120

Re: V4 .5mm and .75 mm nozzles

Using smart print profiles tends to be the biggest speed factor. If I need a print fast I would use the following settings. .35mm nozzle .3mm layer height .6mm layer width single shell/perimeter 0-35% Rectilinear infill (Optimized for the part) How about for a .5mm nozzle? Or a .5mm nozzle with PET...
by Matt_Sharkey
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V4 .5mm and .75 mm nozzles
Replies: 12
Views: 3120

Re: V4 .5mm and .75 mm nozzles

Using smart print profiles tends to be the biggest speed factor. If I need a print fast I would use the following settings.

.35mm nozzle
.3mm layer height
.6mm layer width
single shell/perimeter
0-35% Rectilinear infill (Optimized for the part)
by Matt_Sharkey
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Print stops (incomplete) after 20+ hrs...need help
Replies: 45
Views: 6817

Re: Print stops (incomplete) after 20+ hrs...need help

open up the GCode that is on the SD which failed after 20 hours. Scroll allllll the way to the bottom. Does it have your end script there? does it just end abruptly. You may have transferred the file to SD before S3D had a chance to write the entire GCode, and given that this is a 24 hour print, tha...
by Matt_Sharkey
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Getting round holes on support <Solved>
Replies: 18
Views: 3913

Re: Getting round holes on support

Are you printing from the inside out? If the threads don't have enough to grab onto, they tend to make that pattern of the shortest path.
by Matt_Sharkey
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder/Filament alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Extruder/Filament alignment

The fitment between each PTFE tube should be the same, but maybe not. I had an issue with alignment once so I removed the PTFE tube from the brass tube as well as the filament drive. I put them together and looked down the pathway that the filament travels. It should be a perfect alignment. if not, ...
by Matt_Sharkey
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: UPS Power
Replies: 4
Views: 2709

Re: UPS Power

A pretty light weight UPS can supply a Printer. At full load a printer draws 300W and while printing, around 100W. UPS's are only good for about 10 minutes total so consider that if the power goes out for more than a few seconds to minutes, the print will be lost. But if you have frequent brown-outs...