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by minusbacon
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37527

Re: Zebra Plate

I'm not necessarily concerned about flatness, I'm concerned about not being able to find that happy medium where I can at least get the feeler gauge to fit between the nozzle and the bed on all sides. I don't care if they're all not perfect, I just don't want there to be an area where the nozzle is ...
by minusbacon
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37527

Re: Zebra Plate

I was thinking about starting a new topic but I figured since my issues have to do with the zebra plate I'll post it here. I apologize for the length of this, but I'm going to explain in detail exactly what I did last night... Monday night I heated the plate to 70c, removed it from the bed, placed i...
by minusbacon
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37527

Re: Zebra Plate

Was trying to just use the back clips like with glass but once I started heating the bed it bowed a bunch and lifted off the front of the bed. Are you guys using small binder clips (like the two that came with the M2) for the front of the Zebra plate too? Small clips fit on the back fine, but the fr...
by minusbacon
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37527

Re: Zebra Plate

I have to reset my z-stop and bed level. What nozzle and bed temp do you guys use to do this? I was thinking PETG temps like 250/80. Too high? Set it for the temps for whatever filament you will be mostly printing. (And keep in mind, that each different roll of filament will need to have the Z-Offs...
by minusbacon
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37527

Re: Zebra Plate

I have to reset my z-stop and bed level. What nozzle and bed temp do you guys use to do this? I was thinking PETG temps like 250/80. Too high?
by minusbacon
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37527

Re: Zebra Plate

One thing I just found out about the Zebra plate: as far as the inductive z-probe sensor can detect, the two sides of the zebra plate are not symmetric. I had the sensor mounted perfectly for detecting the surface of the white side, keeping the nozzle about a mm or more above the surface (note that...
by minusbacon
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 37527

Re: Zebra Plate

Been printing a ton with the zebra since I got it last week. It was very consistent for days but then PLA started warping on the left and right sides of the bed and lifting off the plate. Bumped the bed from 40c to 45c and the warping was only slight. When I pulled that print off the bed and tried p...
by minusbacon
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: How To: Guide to Getting Started (with Troubleshooting Tips)
Replies: 20
Views: 33572

Re: How To: Guide to Getting Started (with Troubleshooting T

This guide, Jules, and others here have been a HUGE life saver! I wish I could buy you guys a beer (or your drink of choice) for all your help. Been printing a bunch of random stuff with PLA, swapping spools out for different colors, and experimenting with everything to learn. Been fun so far! Ok......
by minusbacon
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: First print-- issues with tallthin.g from the SD card...
Replies: 107
Views: 27899

Re: First print-- issues with tallthin.g from the SD card...

the feeler gauge won't even slide between the nozzle and the plate. That definitely won't end well. You can measure the distortion in the sheet by setting the nozzle a known distance (use a feeler gauge) from the highest spot (the smallest distance to the nozzle), measuring the lowest spot (the gre...
by minusbacon
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: First print-- issues with tallthin.g from the SD card...
Replies: 107
Views: 27899

Re: First print-- issues with tallthin.g from the SD card...

...How often do you find filaments measure different? Every single time. Does changing filament diameter in your slicer actually effect other settings? Yep. It affects the rate of extrusion. Back to this... How do you figure out the measurement to put in the filament diameter setting? Example-- do ...