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by willnewton
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Filament Drive Tension Slipping?
Replies: 24
Views: 9086

Re: Filament Drive Tension Slipping?

Your tension looks fine, but Ed’s sprung screw looks like a great trick. I would probably look elsewhere for the cause. I have NEVER had to babysit a filament roll the way you described. I have accidentally had the free end of the filament get itself under another loop on the roll and have trouble f...
by willnewton
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Reprinting Filament Drive. What material should I use?
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

Re: Reprinting Filament Drive. What material should I use?

I printed mine in ePC, the filament I love to hate. Amazing stuff that has a 100% success rate in clogging my nozzle on the transition back to PLA. :D
by willnewton
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: To Cool or Not to Cool?...
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Re: To Cool or Not to Cool?...

Have you printed a fan duct to help focus the airflow at the nozzle? That may help.

You could also increase your infill thickness. Thicker infill stacks on itself better.

You could also increase your infill % so the bridging distance is shorter.
by willnewton
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Makergear M2 - Cannot raise bed past certain level
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Re: Makergear M2 - Cannot raise bed past certain level

You may be getting some slight binding that is causing the motor to stall. Make sure to wipe down the screw so it is clean, then add a bit more of the grease (I think it is a lithium grease. There is a little cup of it included with the M2) down the screw. Just a little line of it is enough. Then ru...
by willnewton
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: new owner and using simplify3d
Replies: 7
Views: 6557

Re: new owner and using simplify3d

Ed is correct, but you did not mention your retraction settings, so I just wanted to check and make sure you have some retraction enabled to relieve filament pressure and reduce stringing. Sometimes a slight vertical nozzle lift will help as well. If the stringing is VERY wispy and fine (smaller tha...
by willnewton
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: filler for pla
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Re: filler for pla

I recommend that you not use a Dremel. It is too aggressive, as you have seen . Just a small file or sandpaper does well to smooth things out. Also, you may want to get a small set of flush cutting pliers and an Xacto to use for removing supports. They do a cleaner job than a Dremel. Next would be t...
by willnewton
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: M3-SE
Topic: (Edit) Really bummed....
Replies: 11
Views: 8680

Re: (Edit) Really bummed....

Nice of you to make those edits. You aren’t the first person to get a bit overheated when the printer first arrives and things aren’t going quite as planned. Many folks have to adjust their expectations a bit, as there is little in common with 2D printing. Your patience will hopefully be rewarded so...
by willnewton
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: M3-SE
Topic: (Edit) Really bummed....
Replies: 11
Views: 8680

Re: Extremely Disappointed

I am not seeing the image in your second post for some reason. It sound like you are having some issue with the printed housing. It is possible that there is an issue with that print. Perhaps you need to remove the hardware and pass a small drill bit through the housing to clean up and align the hol...
by willnewton
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: A good start
Replies: 71
Views: 72044

Re: A good start

So this is my submission for one of the annual Arts Council fundraisers. They get local artists to donate their time and materials to make the art on a supplied 8x8 canvas. You pay $50 for a ticket with a random number and each piece has a number assigned to it. You draw a number and win that piece....
by willnewton
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M3 ID's bed rises by increments of 0.02mm every print.
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Re: M3 ID's bed rises by increments of 0.02mm every print.

Might be looking in the wrong place. Might need to tighten Z endstop or make sure there is no debris on it. Might need to tighten print head parts or chassis parts that are shifting. Might need to adjust first layer print width % rather than Z height. Might not have the heads set the same Z-height. ...