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by Bratag
Wed May 03, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 55594

Re: The State of the Gear

Panic, then joy, then anticipation. Its an emotional roller coaster here tonight kids.
by Bratag
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: 40 micron
Replies: 6
Views: 5454

Re: 40 micron

I love hatchbox wood filament. It prints great and takes a stain really well. I am currently designing some new desktop speakers to be printed in it. Great looking box by the way
by Bratag
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: 123D Design Shutting Down
Replies: 13
Views: 15080

Re: 123D Design Shutting Down

This is why I joined the EAA when it was 25 bucks. Access to Solidworks, granted the app has a learning curve like Everest and is the least intuitive piece of software I have used in a while - but its a stable entity.
by Bratag
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Infill is killing me!
Replies: 10
Views: 7952

Re: Infill is killing me!

If I do that, I get zits. I have not yet tried it though with no infill. I will and see how it looks. Infil is generally not responsible for the seam or the zits. You may just have to accept that FDM has limitations. You are talking about melting plastic and it reacts unpredictably. What I am seein...
by Bratag
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: MIC6 preorder number 3 *back for sale*
Replies: 70
Views: 45486

Re: MIC6 preorder number 3 *back for sale*

daveb wrote:Do I need to set my bed heat higher, or just give it more time to heat up?
Same temp, it will just take a little longer for it to come up to heat. That being said once it gets there it will be more uniformly heated and will hold that temp against environmental changes a lot better than glass.
by Bratag
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Makergear!
Replies: 2
Views: 2378

Re: Making Makergear!

Nice article and emphasizes several of the reasons I bought the M2 in the first place. Since I purchased the machine its been nothing but solid and reliable (and easy to add my own tweaks to).
by Bratag
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time for a new sheet of glass? Which thickness?
Replies: 12
Views: 8853

Re: Time for a new sheet of glass? Which thickness?

insta wrote:I have used MIC6 sheets for $40, check the for-sale section. :)
Gotta go with insta on this. MIC6 will change your life. Glass is subject to warping, half inch thick Aluminium - not so much. And flat ... so so flat.
by Bratag
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Filament Buckling at Extruder Drive
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: Filament Buckling at Extruder Drive

0.25 mm nozzles are a real challenge to print with. ANY small particulate can block the nozzle and cause at the very least a partial if not full blockage. If you have eliminated the filament randomly changing diameters as the reason this is where I would start looking. Things you can do 1) Cold pull...
by Bratag
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Owners Club
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

Re: M2 Owners Club

I don't really do the facebook thing but ill check it out.
by Bratag
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corners of box where layer change happens look terrible.
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Re: Corners of box where layer change happens look terrible.

You can specify where the seam is going to be in settings. I suggest on one of the long straights, I have had issues myself with S3D thinking the corner is the best place to hide the change, invariably gets overheated and looks like crap