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by mharter
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing QR codes
Replies: 15
Views: 6484

Re: Printing QR codes

Can you zip and post your .STL? I think i may have an idea on how to insist on Slic3r to infil this area... I don't have the file with me...it is on my home workstation. I will do this once I get home. Edit: I have Simplify3D, not Slic3r. I might take a look at this, but will still send you the fil...
by mharter
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another M2'er Among Us!
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Another M2'er Among Us!

Jules wrote:Chuckle! Heck yeah....wish I'd had an on-site guardian angel too! :lol:

Tell me about it! It would have saved me from myself...LOL.
by mharter
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing QR codes
Replies: 15
Views: 6484

Printing QR codes

I have set out on a quest to print QR codes. I have found a few areas where there is demand for printed QR codes, so I am gonna tackle this project. I was wondering if anyone here has attempted this and what their results where. I am going to be experimenting with them over the next few weeks and po...
by mharter
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Dual v4 Status
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

Re: Dual v4 Status

Awesome! Super excited! Thanks for the update Rick.
by mharter
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any experience with BuildTak?
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Anyone have any experience with BuildTak?

I have very good luck with hair spray for getting my models to stick. But, I always explore and search for new ideas and ran across this: http://www.amazon.com/BuildTak-Printing-Build-Surface-Rectangle/dp/B00MN5X084/ref=sr_1_5?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1426506659&sr=1-5 Was wondering if anyone had an...
by mharter
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Edges of part are lifting up
Replies: 18
Views: 8292

Re: Edges of part are lifting up

Well, it turned out to be a variety of issues. The bed was slightly out of level front to back, so I leveled that up. I sprayed a much healthier helping of hairspray on the glass, which also helped. There was a temperature variance between the front of the printer platform and the back, so I constru...
by mharter
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Edges of part are lifting up
Replies: 18
Views: 8292

Re: Edges of part are lifting up

Cooling is useful for PLA mostly because it has a tendency to curl up on overhanging surfaces unless the plastic is cooled immediately and dramatically. But that doesn't seem to be your current issue. My take is that your bed is not sufficiently level, and the rear is slightly farther from the bed ...
by mharter
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Edges of part are lifting up
Replies: 18
Views: 8292

Re: Edges of part are lifting up

Yeah, but PLA doesn't behave like a normal plastic, it barely contracts as it cools. Also, make sure your glass bed is VERY clean (hot water, dish soap, multiple scrubbings until it's legitimately perfectly clean front & back), then apply a heavy layer of hairspray, and only then place it on the pr...
by mharter
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Edges of part are lifting up
Replies: 18
Views: 8292

Re: Edges of part are lifting up

I will give that a try, but I don't think it will work. The back end of the printer is currently the cooler end, adding a fan will cause it to cool even quicker. The front of the printer is away from the wall and is where the part had perfect adhesion to the glass. Unless my logic is wrong. I envisi...
by mharter
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Edges of part are lifting up
Replies: 18
Views: 8292

Edges of part are lifting up

Hello everyone! Whenever I print a larger part with a large, flat surface...the edges lift up and start to warp. I print PLS @215, bed at 60. My printer is located in my basement right off of the garage. I am thinking that I need to build an enclosure to keep the temperature constant. The print I ma...