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by bignordique
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing
Replies: 15
Views: 5298

Re: Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing

Turns out there is a way to convince slic3r to print objects in _your_ order. On the right side of the plater tab there is a list of objects. It appears slic3r obligingly prints these in order top to bottom. Shazam :D . Simply add your objects to the plater, click the arrange button and away you go!...
by bignordique
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing
Replies: 15
Views: 5298

Re: Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing

Neopixels indeed. Ed gets the win! The reason they appear to be sliced different is because they are :-). Actually, for whatever reasons slic3r stripes the north south legs one way, and the east west legs the other. Don't think that's relevant to my problem. I have to agree, the improved translucenc...
by bignordique
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing
Replies: 15
Views: 5298

Re: Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing

Here is the completed object: completed_spider.JPG I'm using clear PLA and a 0.35 mm nozzle. In the center is a small PC board about the diameter of, but thinner than a dime. This PC board is a snap fit into the plastic. I had to work pretty hard on the design of this snap fit feature to get it to w...
by bignordique
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing
Replies: 15
Views: 5298

Comments on (sorta) high volume FDM printing

A primary reason why I purchased my M2 is because of its relatively large print bed. The initial task for the printer involves printing a relatively large number of pieces (about 500). These pieces fit 4 up on the M2 platen. Printing 4 up does not increase print speed, but it does improve printer ut...
by bignordique
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Booger control
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Booger control

I am printing a large number of what look like milk cartons with the tops cut off out of transparent PETg. For my application the appearance of the bottom (what's printed on the platen) is important. Any unintended blobs or charred detritus makes the print unusable. A further problem is I'm using a ...
by bignordique
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: eSun PETg transparent variability
Replies: 16
Views: 13346

Re: eSun PETg transparent variability

Thing were running pretty smoothly... then last night I again got some charred plastic in a print. Sure enough the nozzle had a pretty fair coating of plastic char, again mostly on the hard to see backside. Fixed the problem by removing the extruder and scrapping off the char. Of course, removing th...
by bignordique
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: eSun PETg transparent variability
Replies: 16
Views: 13346

Re: eSun PETg transparent variability

For the benefit of anybody else out there with similar problems... I think I've got three problems. 1. The nozzle had a considerable layer of charred plastic built up on it. The worst of it was on the difficult to observe backside. A good scrapping seems to have eliminated the charred chunks in prin...
by bignordique
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Build plate temperature uniformity and copper tape
Replies: 9
Views: 3546

Re: Build plate temperature uniformity and copper tape

Thanks Jules, didn't know about the Zebra plate. Strangely, I can't find anything on their website about the apparently embedded copper?? I've got my current blue tape on glass largely dialed in... in particular I like the matte finish the blue tape leaves on the bottom. Does the Zerbra plate leave ...
by bignordique
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Build plate temperature uniformity and copper tape
Replies: 9
Views: 3546

Build plate temperature uniformity and copper tape

While I don't have one of these http://www.flir.com/life/ yet (does Santa read this group?)... its pretty clear that M2 build platform temperature uniformity could use improvement. I've seen some articles about improved build platform heaters http://softsolder.com/2013/09/05/improved-m2-heated-build...
by bignordique
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: eSun PETg transparent variability
Replies: 16
Views: 13346

Re: eSun PETg transparent variability

Lets see... I've heard there can be problems running different materials through an extruder. This particular extruder has only ever extruded PETg. I literally cut the bag open and immediately installed the new spool of PETg on the machine. I live in Colorado and its generally very dry here. If its ...