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by helifrek
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone using Mattercontrol?
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Anyone using Mattercontrol?

While browsing around I found something called the Mattercontrol Touch which is an Android tablet running a mobile version of mattercontrol. I have been looking at Astroprint and octoprint for awhile but had never heard of mattercontrol, and the touch allows you to slice and print remotely. I have n...
by helifrek
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder motor failure....
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: Extruder motor failure....

I know this won't last long but it will have to work until my new motor arrives! With the number of parts I have to finish over the next week I can't afford to be down a day!

Thank god I am a pack rat with my rc helicopter stuff. Exact pitch, # of teeth and diameter, fits the motor perfectly!
by helifrek
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder motor failure....
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: Extruder motor failure....

You beat me to it! I took the gearbox off and seen the gear. It looks like I could have just ordered the pinion by itself too and saved some money, but spare parts are good to have around! The printer is a little over a year old.
by helifrek
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder motor failure....
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Extruder motor failure....

Hello all, I finally finished printing a whopping 48 pieces for a personal project yesterday "yippie!" And the M2 trucked right along without a hiccup. Well, last night I got a HUGE order from a company I have been doing a lot of printing for lately and today I sliced the models and all the sudden t...
by helifrek
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Testers Needed
Replies: 246
Views: 47931

Re: Testers Needed

I cannot wait for this to come out! I got myself a dial indicator and printed a mount for it to get my bed just about perfectly level but it always seems hard with those leveling screws in the orientation that they are in! Any idea of what the projected price will be for the upgrade?
by helifrek
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: increasing print speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

Re: increasing print speeds

Thanks for the replies, the .25 layer height and .45 extrusion width did help a lot! I would like to mess around with turning up the print speed but I don't feel I know enough to be able to do it correctly. Back to bed leveling, I put my dial indicator back on and cleaned everything really good. I m...
by helifrek
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: increasing print speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

Re: increasing print speeds

Another question while I have you guys here, do any of you have problems with a warped piece of glass? I use a dial indicator to level my be and I can get the entire piece bed perfect except one side...... any ideas on how to fix this?
by helifrek
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: increasing print speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

Re: increasing print speeds

You know, I never really considered increasing the layer height to .25.... I am so used to .20 that I never gave it a second thought. just doing that cuts over 2 hours off of my estimated print time in S3D! also went to .45 extrusion width as suggested. Doing some more thin walled calibration square...
by helifrek
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: increasing print speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

Re: increasing print speeds

Thanks for the advice guys! I guess I thought my machine just seemed slower than a lot of the ones I have seen on youtube and that maybe my settings were a little off. Right now I am printing 8 pieces that take up my entire bed, S3D estimates the time will be about 7 hours but in practice I know it ...
by helifrek
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: increasing print speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

increasing print speeds

Hey guys, Another question to bug you experts with..... I have searched the forums for speeding up my prints and read a few posts but I would like to go into a little more detail. Right now I am getting great quality prints, I do get a bit of a seam on my prints which I am slowing adjusting but over...