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by ksevcik
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extruder Acceleration - Holy Crap!
Replies: 29
Views: 18784

Re: Extruder Acceleration - Holy Crap!

What model is that? I'm working on installing the latest Marlin RC on my RevE to see how the new LIN_ADVANCE affects things, and comparing stock settings to your extruder accel to LIN_ADVANCE.
by ksevcik
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make my first 3D printer experience a smooth one!
Replies: 4
Views: 3436

Re: How to make my first 3D printer experience a smooth one!

You'll run through the free spool learning. Get at least one more. Long term storage of lots of spools of filament can be a problem, because a lot of them are hydrophyllic. (You have to keep the humidity and damp away from them or it ruins the plastic and makes it brittle over time.) You can pretty...
by ksevcik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Cylinders aren't round
Replies: 20
Views: 5548

Re: Cylinders aren't round

My glass is (was) sliding around as well. I just noticed it when watching some support material be printed. I shimmed the front right clip with some silver anti-static material, but I suspect some either some printed shims or cut silicone rubber shims will be a better fix. I'm pretty sure these adj...
by ksevcik
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: My Ghetto Enclosure
Replies: 8
Views: 4506

Re: My Ghetto Enclosure

My next suggestion was going to be a food dehydrator. That one is fixed at 160F/71C, but there's others that have analog or digital regulation built in. And again, designed out of the box to run forever.
by ksevcik
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: My Ghetto Enclosure
Replies: 8
Views: 4506

Re: My Ghetto Enclosure

You're going to laugh, but I don't care. What about slapping a Countertop Convection Cooker on the side of your enclosure? On the one hand, you'll have to hot-wire the electronics since the lowest that unit goes is 120C and the timer only goes to 60 minutes. On the other hand, it's designed to run a...
by ksevcik
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Joints stuck together during prints
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Joints stuck together during prints

You might try the "horizontal size compensation" on the Other tab in S3D. A negative number will shrink knobs and expand holes by that amount. If you have a hole that's printing at 4.9mm, -0.05mm will result in a 5mm hole because it's an offset, so it's 0.05mm on the radius. It won't help for any ve...
by ksevcik
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: stl files
Replies: 3
Views: 3796

Re: stl files

Jules misheard you and thought you were talking about .gcode files. STL files are the 3D model of what you want to print. You need a separate program to turn this into information the printer can use to build the object. That's called a slicer program. Download and look over this Beginner's Guide . ...
by ksevcik
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: stopped printing
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: stopped printing

Can you post your FFF profile or a factory file? Go to File, then Export FFF, then zip up the file and post it here. You might have accidentally fudged something in your S3D setup.
by ksevcik
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do *you* print a filament drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 5410

Re: How do *you* print a filament drive?

I couldn't believe slic3r was overkilling support like that, so I downloaded Prusa's just to see. Sure enough, with overhang threshold at 0, there's way too much support, including inside the filament path. However, I set the overhang threshold to 1, and everything was nice. Support just for the bea...
by ksevcik
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Initial Z Height
Replies: 7
Views: 2991

Re: Initial Z Height

Another option is to go to the G-CODE tab in S3d and enter a small negative offset on the z Axis. I do this. As long as you're consistent about how you level the bed and set your initial Z height, you can use this method to adjust for any difference between the height you set with the feeler and th...