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by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 11487

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

OMG... what a mess..... Now realize, this printer sat pretty much unused for 2 years and saw some light usage when it was first purchased all due to a technical issue recently resolved..... So, Just recently it started seeing some actual heavy use... i found that all the oils from the grease had all...
by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 11487

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

very cool, thanks for the write-up....
one question, should i clean out the old lube with something like break cleaner?
by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Smoothie M2
Replies: 119
Views: 42717

Re: Smoothie M2

fluctuations are on each displayed sample, maybe 2-3 degreese +- i notice it more on the hot build plate, but hapens on the hotend too. there is a conversation on this on the reprap forums. here...http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?13,499322,page=3 aurthur wolf has offered to assist. but if i can be ...
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37366

Re: Zebra Plate

(To get the last of the gunk off the plate - pick up a Magic Eraser at the grocery store next time you go. It's a micro-abrasive melamine sponge, and the little things are absolute miracles when slightly dampened.) tried this tonight, made the bed all glossy where i used it, i dont think thats a go...
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 11487

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

i found some grease at the house....
technicly its NLGI #2 - which is wheel bearing grease.
its called "x-tra heavy duty grease" by lucas oil.
reading the label at least, i think it will work fine.
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 11487

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

good thread... more mods :) .. actualy good i read this as my gearbox has no real time on it at all so good i do this now. i have very similar teflon grease to super lube i use on all my printer z axsis's - similar but good to 650f. was sold by radio shack way back when under the archer brand name a...
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Smoothie M2
Replies: 119
Views: 42717

Re: Smoothie M2

A heads up for anyone considering the board i used, the MKS SBASE. There is 1 issue with it, in that the temerature readings fluctuate. This seems to be an issue that the manufacturer has acknolaged and is working to correct. note: the real smoothieboard, or other clones do not have this issue. from...
by innkeeper
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 92387

Re: nema17 dampers

they seem to be Astrosyn MY17RMDAMP dampers. cheap enough to give it a try. I've read good things about them on the cnc forums. not just reducing sound but increasing quality... though you would think that there would be some quality loss due to the rubber gasket. if your in the uk, you can order th...
by innkeeper
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37366

Re: Zebra Plate

I've been printing a lot of pla in the past week or two... more then I've printed in the past couple years to be frank...I have a lot of pla thats been sitting around for a few years..and never had use for it, and I am modeling prototypes for test fits, so its a perfect case for me to use it up. so ...
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Smoothie M2
Replies: 119
Views: 42717

Re: Smoothie M2

My only complaints are with S3d being a bit glitchy with smoothie. Glitchy in what way? if, for some reason, you start a print from s3d off the sd card, and you loose usb connectivity or the machine stops, the print will stop. sometimes S3D will just stop communicating with s3d causing he same issu...