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by DrRobot
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament recycler worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 3507

Filament recycler worth it?

I recently have failed some prints and think it would be nice to have a machine to turn garbage prints back into filament. So I did a search and found several brands out there. Anyone on this forum has experience with filament recyclers? Does it worth it? And which brand would you recommend? Thanks!
by DrRobot
Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Dripping and curling extruder
Replies: 8
Views: 1916

Re: Dripping and curling extruder

You can also clean the exterior of the nozzle ... with the nozzle. Park the heated nozzle about 1mm off the bed and extrude 500mm of filament into it (it's not a huge waste -- you've probably used more filament for a dumber purpose). It will make an enormous blob that buries your hotend's nozzle. N...
by DrRobot
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: ESUN EPC polycarbonte filament
Replies: 36
Views: 20245

Re: ESUN EPC polycarbonte filament

Great! I placed an order for PETG from William at intservo.com and asked him if he could add a little sample of the EPC for me to try. I should be printing it this weekend. I was watching a video about printing regular polycarbonate from another manufacturer and there were complaints about the smel...
by DrRobot
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG or ABS for parts I need to join? Best brand on Amazon?
Replies: 3
Views: 3213

Re: PETG or ABS for parts I need to join? Best brand on Ama

some guys use hatchbox with good results. i have heard other have odd results where it wouldnt melt right with acetone. this shows the chem makeup on it to be a little strange and not like normal abs. not sure what thats all about. just thought i would mention it. i have used alot of esun abs with ...
by DrRobot
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Software
Topic: bug in Simplify3D?
Replies: 9
Views: 2872

Re: bug in Simplify3D?

Unfortunately, the recent (last month or so) update of S3D is a lot more sensitive to errors (non-manifold edges and whatnot) than the earlier version (2.2). They are still de-bugging. So you either have a choice of installing both versions side-by-side on your computer (which is what I've done) an...
by DrRobot
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Software
Topic: bug in Simplify3D?
Replies: 9
Views: 2872

bug in Simplify3D?

I tried to preview print this model in Simplify3D: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:712520, however, I saw broken edges through out the whole print. Any ideas? Thanks!
by DrRobot
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Question about Z stepper motor
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Question about Z stepper motor

jsc wrote:Check out the remix from that print, too. Tim made a nice one that snaps on.
I like the remix better!
by DrRobot
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Question about Z stepper motor
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Question about Z stepper motor

Nice! now the machine can print something to fix itself :D 5QdBVLe.jpg Heres a few to get you started: Tool Holder: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:132171 Fan Duct: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:714000 Z holder: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53886 Z hardstop: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing...
by DrRobot
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Question about Z stepper motor
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Question about Z stepper motor

Jules wrote:Then there's this, which i highly recommend in PETG:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:615104

:D
Nice! now the machine can print something to fix itself :D Thanks for all the replies!
by DrRobot
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Question about Z stepper motor
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Question about Z stepper motor

I was hoping there is a mechanism in stepper motors, when there is excessive force applied, it just skips without causing any damage. I did a sample print after that and it seems to be working fine, I'll make sure it won't happen again!