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by psd
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: some basic questions on settings and scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

Re: some basic questions on settings and scripts

Hi, I have a few basic questions: A. I have a V4 makergear preassembled, bought about 1 month ago. How do I know which hot end I need? You need the V4 hotend. I am using S3D and find it to be great but daunting. I am trying to follow the forum's instructions on printing with PETG. B. How do I add s...
by psd
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Getting started 2 questions
Replies: 16
Views: 12302

Re: Getting started 2 questions

I generally put a filament retract in my ending GCode so it pulls 10mm of plastic out of the hotend. It's pretty straightforward, and lets you keep the plastic loaded while still allowing for you to manually tug it from the cold extruder later (since it's not cemented into the hotend). G92 E0 G1 E-1...
by psd
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: some basic questions on settings and scripts
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

some basic questions on settings and scripts

Hi, I have a few basic questions: A. I have a V4 makergear preassembled, bought about 1 month ago. How do I know which hot end I need? I am using S3D and find it to be great but daunting. I am trying to follow the forum's instructions on printing with PETG. B. How do I add scripts to g code? C. For ...
by psd
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: trouble getting quality print
Replies: 4
Views: 3609

Re: trouble getting quality print

can anyone give me the best settings for PLA on PEI on fine print mode?
Also ABS and PETG?
thanks
by psd
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: trouble getting quality print
Replies: 4
Views: 3609

Re: trouble getting quality print

thanks Jules,
I have lowered the hotted and its much better,
I will have to get 1000 grit sandpaper and try, but for now it printed well.
by psd
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: trouble getting quality print
Replies: 4
Views: 3609

trouble getting quality print

Hello, I was having much trouble getting a quality print, many times corners or parts would peel up and later get hit with the hot end when passing over. I tried different solutions (glue stick, hairspray) and now have just installed a PEI sheet on the glass bed. I relaunched expecting a huge improv...
by psd
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: computer crashes
Replies: 11
Views: 10023

Re: computer crashes

thanks everyone for your great opinions, wasn't sure if it could have been a short through the USB cable, honestly its been years since I have see a whole computer crash. For the last number of years Mac made it so crashes were only apps that get blocked and you can manually restart the application....
by psd
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Getting started 2 questions
Replies: 16
Views: 12302

Re: Getting started 2 questions

Hello Insta, regarding your retract code, where do I add this and how? If I look at my end script from within simplify3d it says: M104 S0 ; turn off extruder M140 S0 ; turn off bed G91 ; relative mode G1 Z10 ; lift 10mm G90 ; absolute mode G28 X0 ; home X axis M84 ; disable motors where would I inse...
by psd
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Getting started 2 questions
Replies: 16
Views: 12302

Re: Getting started 2 questions

thanks again Insta,

but is the Viki the same as the LCD display that MakerGear sells? or different?
How are they different if so?
Which is better?

Which is easy to learn and intuitive?

thanks
by psd
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: computer crashes
Replies: 11
Views: 10023

computer crashes

Hello. I am a newbie and after having set up my M2 with the quick start app without a glitch, I then began to load a simple STL in the simplify3D from my macbook pro and sent to print. The first one crashed right after laying the raft layer. My whole computer shutdown and rebooted (which has never h...