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by Spotopolis
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Prints shifting during print
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Prints shifting during print

I am always happy when I can contribute given all the knowledge that I've gained here!
by Spotopolis
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Prints shifting during print
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Prints shifting during print

This pretty well covers how and when to lubricate: http://makergear.wikidot.com/m2-lubrication
by Spotopolis
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Prints shifting during print
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Prints shifting during print

A couple of things come to mind: if you are using Simplify3D, its default setting for the "X/Y Axis Movement Speed" in the "Other" tab is set to 18,000 mm/min which is too high and can cause it to skip a tooth. I set mine to 9,000 and my skipping went away. Another issue could be the belt is loose o...
by Spotopolis
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: .step vs .stl
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Re: .step vs .stl

.step files are editable CAD files that can be opened in 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Rhino, etc. Think of them as native files that store the actual model information and are meant to be exchangeable with other software programs. .stl files have been converted to mesh files,...
by Spotopolis
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The MakerGear Website - input requested
Replies: 81
Views: 66554

Re: The MakerGear Website - input requested

Rick one thing I would love to see is a change log. I have a early M2 that I have tried to keep current. It can be a challenge keeping up. You currently are shipping a rev e machine. I wasnt aware there were rev a thru rev d and I am a habitual lurker on the forum. Same thing for the hot ends. With...
by Spotopolis
Mon May 09, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D model of M2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: 3D model of M2?

I don't know how I didn't see that before, but it is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!
by Spotopolis
Sun May 08, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D model of M2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

3D model of M2?

Every time I mention I have a 3D printer, one of the responses is "wow, I've never seen one - what does it look like?" or something along those lines. I thought it would be pretty cool to have a keychain that is a mini M2. I could model one, but in the big scheme of things the priority is kind of lo...
by Spotopolis
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Question on 24v Upgrade Voltage Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4190

Re: Question on 24v Upgrade Voltage Problem

Strange problem, and just thinking out loud; is the ground wire on the outlet the laptop is plugged into actually grounded? I have a laptop power supply plugged into a two-wire extension cord, eliminating the ground, and at times I can feel "buzzing" with my hands on the aluminum laptop. It never do...
by Spotopolis
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modular M2 Cabinet
Replies: 35
Views: 22210

Re: Modular M2 Cabinet

It would be a good idea to cut the pieces for a fourth one while you're at it since you guys with multiple printers seem to have them just appearing all the time!
by Spotopolis
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Calling all experts......
Replies: 8
Views: 4258

Re: Calling all experts......

I print ABS with a bed temp of 80 / head temp at 230, and semiflex at bed temp of 60 / head temp of 250. Both on Fructis #5 hairspray.