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by bignordique
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: eSun PETg transparent variability
Replies: 16
Views: 13346

eSun PETg transparent variability

I'm using eSun transparent PETg to make a fairly large quantity of these box things. I'm dependent on the clarity of the result. I was making prints with good clarity, then I loaded a new spool of filament and noticed the transparent quality decreased, its more milky now, and I get a fair number of ...
by bignordique
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about buying a M2
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: Thinking about buying a M2

I've had my M2 for about two months now. I consider the printer to be a machine tool. Good machine tools are solidly built to achieve consistency and repeat-ability. The Lulzbot frame is built with extrusions and gussets. Some 3d printers frames are even made of plywood! The M2 has a very solid fram...
by bignordique
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Delay to let bed to achieve uniform temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 2977

Delay to let bed to achieve uniform temperature

Never hacked G-Code before. I wish to print multiple objects covering a large part of the printing surface. The print bed heater is not perfect. In particular, once the middle of the bed reaches printing temp, it takes a bit longer for the entire surface to reach said temperature. I can manually tur...
by bignordique
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: 0.65mm extruder nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 3628

Re: 0.65mm extruder nozzle

I have a 0.50mm V3b nozzle with filament drive.
The filament drive is the printed piece that holds the hot end and bolts to the filament drive motor?

Didn't know V4 takes an entirely new mount. I'm new to 3d printing and M2s. V4 is mostly interesting
for higher temp materials?

Bignordique
by bignordique
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: 0.65mm extruder nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 3628

Re: 0.65mm extruder nozzle

Seriously go drop one into your slicer and see how long it says it'll take An obviously good idea I hadn't thought of. Thanks. Print one in a good resolution and make a mold, then cast the rest? Turns out there are several heights. Easily accomplished with and part of the attraction of 3d printing....
by bignordique
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: 0.65mm extruder nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 3628

Re: 0.65mm extruder nozzle

Went to order the 0.65 mm nozzle (which I think used to be there).. but its no longer listed. Anyway... there is a 0.75 mm nozzle that is listed as experimental. Anybody try the the 0.75 mm nozzle? And, would it be better to simply buy another complete hotend with the bigger nozzle rather that messi...
by bignordique
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: 0.65mm extruder nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 3628

0.65mm extruder nozzle

I wish to build a large quantity of these things that look like milk cartons with the top cut off. A pretty simple object. Not too concerned with resolution or overall accuracy. Am concerned with print time and material cost. Somewhat concerned with wall stiffness. I'm wondering if using a 0.65 mm n...
by bignordique
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: "Natural" versus "clear" PLA
Replies: 3
Views: 4074

"Natural" versus "clear" PLA

I'm interesting in printing some objects that I wish to be clear. I've notice that some PLA vendors have both "clear" and "natural" PLA. Not sure of the difference?? Wondering if PLA has any yellowing over time issues? Looking to build a lot of these objects, so I price is important. What's the best...
by bignordique
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Software
Topic: What software are most people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 22529

Re: What software are most people using?

Thanks to all for some very informative responses. I'm a computer guy and like writing scripts to build things. As noted above, with Sketchup its easy to place something in just a little bit of the wrong spot and then not detect it until later. At which time, you can have a really big problem. I app...
by bignordique
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: What software are most people using?
Replies: 36
Views: 22529

Re: What software are most people using?

New to 3D printing. Began using Sketchup about 3 years ago. A bit of a learning curve, but easily the best free, and better than most $$ software I've ever used. Anyway... surprised to see so little mention of Sketchup in various 3D printer forums?? Is there some reason Sketchup is not popular with ...