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by jimc
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Is the v4 hot end all metal?
Replies: 9
Views: 6887

Re: Is the v4 hot end all metal?

the Teflon lining makes things much less clog prone these days. many of you guys missed out on the old v3a and v3b days. you get about 5-10 plastic changes before that brass barrel was so tight you couldn't get filament through it anymore.
by jimc
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Move Z-Endstop to the bottom
Replies: 15
Views: 10359

Re: Move Z-Endstop to the bottom

I'm not sure myself. I don't like the new setup. everything was much easier the old way with the z-stop bolt that contacted the switch at the top. maybe everything with the new app makes it easier for newbe's I guess but way more complicated and time consuming for someone that knows whats going on. ...
by jimc
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: E3D V6
Replies: 199
Views: 110126

Re: E3D V6

I still don't understand. the v4 already is a 24v setup. so is the e3d. there isn't anything on the machine except the fans which I believe are 12v run in series....unless MG changed that.
by jimc
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: E3D V6
Replies: 199
Views: 110126

Re: E3D V6

many people used the e3dv6 hot end including myself on a few m2's. are you saying you have an old 19v machine and want to convert to 24v? to convert it requires a new bed heater, power supply and a firmware change. the e3dv6 hot end needs to have a different filament drive printed. here is mine. htt...
by jimc
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Is Wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 5871

Re: What Is Wrong?

that's also what parts start to look like when they are getting too hot and heat soaked. is your bed fan coming on. depending on how its printed, the layer time on that part is going to be fairly low once it gets up past the base so possibly not enough cooling time before it goes to the next layer. ...
by jimc
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Do I need to update my Firmware?
Replies: 5
Views: 3101

Re: Do I need to update my Firmware?

I don't recall if there are any firmware differences BUT if your machine is one of the very early models with the z motor that gets fairly hot, when you upgrade to 24v you need to replace that motor. the motor could barley handle the 19v it was given then upping it to 24v its going to get super hot ...
by jimc
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extruder Acceleration - Holy Crap!
Replies: 29
Views: 27992

Re: Extruder Acceleration - Holy Crap!

the acceleration values being lowered is good to a point. what I have to add here is that its a balancing act. the lower you make the acceleration the less ghosting you'll get but it also increases the time it takes to do a travel move so now your fighting increased ooze. you need to retune your ooz...
by jimc
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Offset error in print
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Re: Offset error in print

no on the static. its exactly what ed said it was without a doubt. print at a slightly lower temp so you produce less hairs and make sure your multiplier is right on the money because any overextrusion will collect on the nozzle then get deposited in the print down the road, cause a lump then some s...
by jimc
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: retro gaming system
Replies: 8
Views: 9011

Re: retro gaming system

I didn't make any kind of fancy case but I do have a pi that I setup with retropi about a year ago. was a cool project. hardest part of the whole thing was collecting all the roms and getting each one working and the controller setup for every game. took a couple months to get a couple hundred games...
by jimc
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Fusion 360 special offer - January 24 & 25
Replies: 9
Views: 4821

Re: Fusion 360 special offer - January 24 & 25

wait, not that I use it but I thought fusion 360 was free