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by ketil
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PCL flexible filament?
Replies: 3
Views: 3662

PCL flexible filament?

Hi,

Has anyone tried makerbot PCL flexible filament? It's very expensive, but I've come across a good offer. :) I've been eager to try flexible filaments for a while.

Ketil
by ketil
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Slic3r
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Slic3r

I see this is an old post, but if you're still wondering, I'd go with the latest slic3r. I use 1.2.0 (or dev versions from the git repo), but you can also use 1.1.7 stable. I use slic3r with my M2.
by ketil
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: Call for sample prints
Replies: 20
Views: 31421

Re: Call for sample prints

There are some really nice gliders available on thingiverse by the user "exosequitur". I haven't tried this one, but earlier versions of the Stratos glider were very cool!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:158421
by ketil
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: How to get a smooth finish on a PLA printed part
Replies: 21
Views: 13224

Re: How to get a smooth finish on a PLA printed part

Someone suggested that I sand plastic with wet paper and submerge the part in water while sanding, to avoid fine plastic dust in the air you are breathing. I have no idea how important this is, so it sounded sensible to me at the time, and that is what I've done the few times I've tried.
by ketil
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Tuning Hot End PID
Replies: 17
Views: 19154

Re: Tuning Hot End PID

Hey Tim, This should work: Check out my Marlin repo: git clone https://github.com/kefir-/Marlin.git List the branches, including remote ones: git branch -l -a You should see one listed as "remotes/origin/MakerGearM2-original-fw". Get that branch: git checkout MakerGearM2-original-fw From there on yo...
by ketil
Thu May 29, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Slic3r settings
Replies: 12
Views: 15666

Re: M2 Slic3r settings

For me the biggest improvement was that the default logic has been changed to complete each "island" individually, rather than doing all the individual perimeters first, followed by all the individual infills later. To summarize roughly, I think there has been lots of bugfixing, in addition to good ...
by ketil
Wed May 28, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Slic3r settings
Replies: 12
Views: 15666

Re: M2 Slic3r settings

In case anyone's interested, I've updated the configurations available on https://github.com/kefir-/M2-config: slic3r-config-PLA.ini - basic Slic3r config for PLA, with all the latest bells and whistles from slic3r 1.1.4-dev. slic3r-config-PLA-careful.ini - a "careful" configuration. A bit slower, s...
by ketil
Tue May 06, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Tuning Hot End PID
Replies: 17
Views: 19154

Re: Tuning Hot End PID

If you're asking me, yes I've run M303 and then M301 with the resulting numbers. The only thing I haven't tried so far (that I can think of) is to run M303 with more iterations, until now I've only done the default of 3. The numbers are being set, because after running M301 the undershoot following ...
by ketil
Mon May 05, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Tuning Hot End PID
Replies: 17
Views: 19154

Re: Tuning Hot End PID

A couple of days ago I finally got around to compiling the latest Marlin with modifications to fit the original M2 , including adding support for the M108 instruction. I also have the older machine (purchased late 2012), so since it works for me it should work for you. My clone of Marlin is at https...
by ketil
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Thar she blows
Replies: 20
Views: 8358

Re: Thar she blows

For what it's worth, I think slic3r started doing a pretty good job of supporting the outer perimeter of protruding features a while ago. https://github.com/alexrj/Slic3r/issues/1295 Tim, I'm curious what sort of prints you get bad support for in slic3r. I don't use a lot of support, but I would lik...