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by willnewton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 9211

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Ok, now I can take off the blue tape and drop down to .05mm increments. 016004AB-B690-4328-846B-F2997702DE8C.jpeg Here is the link to my test file at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3750638 It is just a .50 tall small ring. I printed it with a brim that is 10mm distant. It is good enough to see ho...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 9211

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Here is a photo essay on setting your nozzle height. I left the blue tape on until I got pretty close. I dropped the nozzle .10mm for each try. Your printer may need more or less adjusting. This is too high. It is the nozzle height from the business card. 0989C29D-F99B-4D61-A67D-097750A8AF6E.jpeg Ok...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 9211

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Now it is time to set the new bed height. 1. Heat up your hot end and your bed with new Wham Bam plate installed as you would for printing. 2. Now you can loosen the set screw on extruder mount plate at the nozzle heat break and push the nozzle up a little (not with your fingers!). You may want to r...
by willnewton
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 9211

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Next, I removed the glass plate from the M2 bed and cleaned the heater plate with a little alcohol to clean it up. I then used the same technique to apply the magnetic backing as I did for the Pex sheet. The magnetic sheet is stiffer and goes on very quickly. I did not bother to remove the bed from ...
by willnewton
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 9211

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

For the first step, I watched Peter’s video on installing the bed system. The video will apply to installs on any machine. If you watch it, you will know what to do with your M2/M3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLxP0Wo2044 Next, I cleaned the stainless steel with alcohol to install the PEX sheet ...
by willnewton
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 9211

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

-Disclaimer- I was picked to beta test this system and in return for my feedback, I received it at a discounted price (not for free). I did have to pay full shipping. :) I have promised to contact Peter if any major issue arises so we can work it out. I will be honest with my feedback, just keep in ...
by willnewton
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3
Replies: 29
Views: 9211

Re: Flexible Magnetic Build Surface for the M2/M3

Lighten up folks. This forum is about dead as doornail compared to a few years ago. At least someone is posting something here and it is 100% on topic. :D

Peter, I’ll give it a go. Sending you a PM.
by willnewton
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makergear cameo shot on youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

Makergear cameo shot on youtube

Thomas Sanladerer interviewed Slice Engineering about the Mosquito Hotend at MRRF2019. They present it mounted on a MG printer. Nice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIWaVJwuihY&t=335s
by willnewton
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

Re: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?

A key point is designing parts that do not promote edge lifting. A rounded corner vs. sharp one will make a big difference. You may also want to integrate “corner buttons” which are a one layer circle intersecting troublesome corners. It makes a big difference in adhesion and they are very easy to r...
by willnewton
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 nightmare with soft filiment
Replies: 26
Views: 9156

Re: M2 nightmare with soft filiment

You may just need some tweaking. I have not printed with EPA, but try using Ninjaflex settings. I did see there is a flexible filament thread at the top of the filament subforum today that may help. -Tension needs to be snug on the drive bearing for good grip. -Retraction should be 0. -Speeds at abo...