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by Gwhite
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn

The parts will get whacked a bit in use, which is why I want them to be sturdy. I'm hoping the PLA+ won't be as brittle as straight PLA, but I may eventually have to try another material. In any event, I applied several of the suggestions. I dropped the infil down to 80% from 100%, and it changed th...
by Gwhite
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn

Have you tried to print 2 or more at once? That almost looks like too much heat as the nozzle is always close .. found this to be an issue when printing some really small miniatures .. Can you post the SLT? I have the .5 nozzle on the M2 atm and won't change it for a few days (have to print some Ni...
by Gwhite
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn

layer change is combined with going back & forth Preview the infill pattern through that section: I suspect a difference directly inside those "defects" which changes the structure just enough to affect the perimeter threads. If so, perhaps picking a different infill pattern might shake the dice en...
by Gwhite
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn

the grove is the Z axis change to the next layer. ... Actually, it isn't just the layer change. The layer change groove/line I'm used to, but there is a much larger defect when the layer change is combined with going back & forth to the support section: eSun PLA+ Grooves.jpg As Ed pointed out, the ...
by Gwhite
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn

The parts are small, and I need to make dozens of them. Messing with two piece designs isn't worth the bother. Same for coating them. They will be fine as is, but if I can make them less prone to collection grunge with a simple tweak to the process, I'm curious to find out what I can do. I've done s...
by Gwhite
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn

The model is chopped off to speed up test prints. It's vaguely symmetric, and if I invert it, the section above where stopped the test prints will just do more of the same. The overall print is usable, but the groove left in the part will collect grime and be hard to clean. I'm mostly trying to lear...
by Gwhite
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Run Out of "Knobs" to Turn

I'm printing some eSun PLA+ "Fire Engine Red" parts, and I'm having a hard time getting the print quality dialed in. I have done a fairly systematic sweep of a wide range of variables: temperature, retraction, extra restart distance, coasting, printing in-to-out & out-to-in. eSun PLA+ Debug.jpg The ...
by Gwhite
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: New to 3D
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Re: New to 3D

The LCD uses 2 cables that go to the inside of the main electronics box.

Installation instructions are here: http://makergear.wikidot.com/m2-lcd-panel
by Gwhite
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Quick Start Keeps Dropping Session with Printer
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: M2 Quick Start Keeps Dropping Session with Printer

I print off of SD cards using the separate LCD display. If I leave my computer hooked up to the USB port on the printer (after changing filaments or some such) it will invariably crash a long print. ANY activity on the USB port will cause the printer to crash. If the computer goes to sleep, it will ...
by Gwhite
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?

The glass bed is significantly cooler in the corners than in the middle. An aluminum bed really evens out the temps which gives better adhesion toward the edges. I've posted thermal images in this forum before to demonstrate this. FWIW, I occasionally print ABS in my air conditioned room with nearb...