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by zemlin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 17
Views: 5916

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

Apparently ABS is not a good choice for this sort of thin shell fabrication, but I'm not sure why. The Czechs advise against it, but don't say why. I run single-wall vase-mode prints to dial in the best temperature for a filament. The single-wall shell is easy to flex to see how easily the layers s...
by zemlin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: Printing with Ninjaflex?
Replies: 29
Views: 10174

Re: Printing with Ninjaflex?

The best build surface I've found for Ninjaflex is Garolite LE - linen-based phenolic sheet - which also works well for nylons.
by zemlin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Need some advice on a suction device
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Need some advice on a suction device

That link doesn't work. What diameter is the hose?
by zemlin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Forum Attachments jacked up
Replies: 4
Views: 6280

Forum Attachments jacked up

Posted a reply in this thread a few days back http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3885 Was able to post attachments and inline images, but if I hit PREVIEW, all but one of the files would be removed from the post. I had to compose the image and just hit SUBMIT for the attachments to stick...
by zemlin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 18
Views: 11483

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

Thanks! I will have to experiment, but my assumption was that the scaling settings you show are associated with the model, and not the process. That's not how I work. I come up with scaling for the process using the Calibration Cross and apply that to whatever model I am printing with that process....
by zemlin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 18
Views: 11483

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

I use the scaling factors on the part settings on the main screen. S3D-Scale.JPG Horizontal Offset is called Horizontal Offset on the OTHER tab. S3D-Offset.JPG Z scaling is machine dependent, not material dependent. Doing that once should be enough. The X-Y scaling and offset will change with materi...
by zemlin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nerfed acceleration on rev E?
Replies: 10
Views: 8857

Re: Nerfed acceleration on rev E?

airscapes wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Are these parameters good for an M2?
Accelerations would be on the high side, probably, but there isn't a "best" with these settings. It's finding the compromise that works best for the parts and your personal priorities - speed/acceleration/jerk all work together to impact print quality.
by zemlin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nerfed acceleration on rev E?
Replies: 10
Views: 8857

Re: Nerfed acceleration on rev E?

airscapes wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:01 pm
zemlin wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:33 am
Here's what I run these days
M201 X2000 Y2000 E1000 Z900 ; acceleration
M205 X20 Z1.0 E10 ; jerk
Are you still using these settings for your M2?
My M2 is no longer in service, so no.
by zemlin
Wed May 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 17
Views: 5916

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

I like Hatchbox PETG, but they have serious supply problems and can be out of stock at all suppliers for weeks. I went through a few PETG brands a couple months back. I tested eSun, 3D Best, Inland, and MG Chemicals - all in black. I selected MG Chemicals as my new standard for PETG. It isn't as glo...
by zemlin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa jamming up the drive
Replies: 17
Views: 6454

Re: esun epa jamming up the drive

Phil wrote:Store your nylon in a plastic bucket with a desiccant
and keep your desiccant dry.