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by innkeeper
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI Bed Surface
Replies: 161
Views: 40455

Re: PEI Bed Surface

The general idea is to have the Z-axis switch sense the top of the platform, rather than a bolt off to the side that requires constant putzing to adjust. i have a variation on what ed is doing. i am using an ir sensor (would technically work with a magnetic probe or a switch) to sense both the z=0 ...
by innkeeper
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI Bed Surface
Replies: 161
Views: 40455

Re: PEI Bed Surface

I've managed to get my hands on a remnant piece of.25" 2300 the plan is to use it like i do the mic6 boro or zebra plate and just clamp it to the hbp. I've not gotten around to cutting it to size yet, i should end up with two 8x10 pieces. i did price out 1 custom cut 8x10 piece of .25" 2300 they wan...
by innkeeper
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: ABS prints are slightly bent.
Replies: 18
Views: 6315

Re: ABS prints are slightly bent.

I'm not sure i have an answer, just passing along some information.. hope it is helpful since the upper layers cool and contract last plus the HBP keeps the bottom layers also hot and playable, you get uneven contraction when cooling... you can try and mitigate the effect by keeping the whole build ...
by innkeeper
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2's spotted in 3ders.org article!
Replies: 26
Views: 5028

Re: M2's spotted in 3ders.org article!

I don't buy into the cost of labor in this case.... if you spend your whole print time tending to the printer, then there is something wrong. i would imagine for a small business, the same person is printing the jars, filling them and boxing them. so even if you can print a set of jars in 4 hours......
by innkeeper
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Z nut part number
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: M2 Z nut part number

when i replaced my z stepper, since i used a stepper that was slightly taller then the original, i also mounted my nut on the top, just like in the picture above to give a little extra clearance to make up for the little height i lost with the taller stepper. Nothing special about the nut other then...
by innkeeper
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: 3d printed speakers
Replies: 73
Views: 34562

Re: 3d printed speakers

i should give these a try... being a bit of an audio nut... how do they sound???
by innkeeper
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Is my RAMBo dead?
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: Is my RAMBo dead?

it does sounds likely it wan't seated well.. sometimes you never think of checking the obvious...
A classic technician mistake.... troubleshooting a problem, only to realize after some time... its unplugged
not that i've ever done that myself... :roll:
by innkeeper
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Excellent Filaments Resource - Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 3680

Re: Excellent Filaments Resource - Blog

His posts on coating prints with a metallic layer using a rotary tumbler and screws are also quite interesting. How timely.... i just got a tumbler over the weekend (harbor freight sale) to try both using stainless steel media to final polish metallic filaments like colorfabb and to also try brass ...
by innkeeper
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2's spotted in 3ders.org article!
Replies: 26
Views: 5028

Re: M2's spotted in 3ders.org article!

seems cost effective to me if there making their own filament. if you consider a 55lb bag of most polymers can be had for about 150 bucks, that is a lotta jars for little cost. consider if you had them injection or blow molded elsewhere and get them shipped to you... its gonna be a lot more then tha...
by innkeeper
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Favorite Purge procedure when swapping filament types
Replies: 8
Views: 2339

Re: Favorite Purge procedure when swapping filament types

What's everyone's favorite way to clear a nozzle of one filament before switching to another? Here is what i do. If i am going to like filament type but of different colors, i will just change filament and keep extruding until the color change seems complete. note, for some color/brands that can ta...