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by Mach
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Snapped Hot End
Replies: 21
Views: 9599

Re: Snapped Hot End

insta wrote:Can the new barrel be seated just by tightening the nozzle down?
Ditto, just screw on the nozzle and it seats.
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Snapped Hot End
Replies: 21
Views: 9599

Re: Snapped Hot End

Thanks PcS. Decidedly less dramatic but less drama is a good thing these days.
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Maghold Build Plate?
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: Maghold Build Plate?

That's too bad. Thanks for the warning.
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Snapped Hot End
Replies: 21
Views: 9599

Re: Snapped Hot End

Woot, thanks for the tip on the c-clamp. I heat cycled it without much success but the c-clamp did the trick. Replacement barrel arrives Friday so hot block vs freezer test imminent. :)
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Maghold Build Plate?
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: Maghold Build Plate?

I would too. I'm going try this solution to handle the leveling. http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3167 I like the idea of the maghold flexibility because the tinkering is addictive. I've worked my way through plain glass, glue stick, hair spray, and PEI on my first roll of PLA. I've g...
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Quieter Fans
Replies: 75
Views: 67598

Re: Quieter Fans

Thanks for the heads up. This is the one that I got:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W8W ... ge_o09_s00
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: BLTouch Auto Leveling Sensor
Replies: 60
Views: 46948

BLTouch Auto Leveling Sensor

BLTouch is an auto-leveling sensor that uses a retractable z-stop instead of a inductive sensor. The indiegogo campaign ended in November and they're selling them direct now. I've ordered a couple to test. Precision is an initial concern but the idea is interesting. https://www.indiegogo.com/project...
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Maghold Build Plate?
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Maghold Build Plate?

I found this website searching around. http://hilo90mhz.com/maghold-build-platform-for-the-makergear-m2-3d-printer/ Not sure if he's a member here but I'd be interested in hearing experiences with the magnetic build plate. I'd like to be able to swap in different sheets. I've been using PEI with goo...
by Mach
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Quieter Fans
Replies: 75
Views: 67598

Re: Quieter Fans

I recently changed out the extruder and electronics fan for the 40mm Noctua. I bought the Noctua 60 as well but thought cracking the internal case on the power supply more than I wanted to tear into. I did replace the the 50mm bed fan with a 15x50 24V blower instead of the 50mm fan. So far I'm happy...
by Mach
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Snapped Hot End
Replies: 21
Views: 9599

Re: Snapped Hot End

I believe it is for the heat break to prevent too much heat from creeping upward. Scott explained the following: The v4 can be loosened with a few thermal cycles as long as the nozzle is loose or removed. Just heat to 270ºC then cool to room temp a dozen times or so and see if the heat block falls o...