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by thunderbt3
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: M3 Unboxing
Replies: 6
Views: 4022

Re: M3 Unboxing

There's also a couple youtube videos that show the unboxing of the M2. It should be pretty similar.
by thunderbt3
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: How to print with higher resolution and density?
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: How to print with higher resolution and density?

Sounds like you want to increase your infill %.
by thunderbt3
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: MakerGear PLA Lot 1701801 - Garbage
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: MakerGear PLA Lot 1701801 - Garbage

Not sure what's in Zip Zap, but MEK will dissolve PLA. There's also no need to soak for days. Take the nozzle off and use a propane or mapp gas torch to reduce the clog to ashes.
by thunderbt3
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Which Firmware for this??
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Re: Which Firmware for this??

I would ping MG's tech support to see if they can send you firmware configured for your system.
by thunderbt3
Wed May 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: 123D Design Shutting Down
Replies: 13
Views: 11650

Re: 123D Design Shutting Down

If I remember correctly from my college days, the student version has full access to the entire software suite including FEA. The only limitation is any drawings created in the student version will have a watermark that says it's the student version and non-commercial use only. Solidworks also has a...
by thunderbt3
Wed May 10, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34895

Re: The State of the Gear

Since the steppers are mounted on the top of the frame instead of at the bottom like the M2/M3, dual output steppers with shafts coming out both ends would do the trick. I've seen them used on CNC's where manual control is still an option. It might be hard to find or cost prohibitive since one outpu...
by thunderbt3
Thu May 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34895

Re: The State of the Gear

jsc wrote:How does the independent dual extrusion work? How do the heads detach and reattach to the belt?
They dont. There's 2 separate X belts and X steppers. One extruder is attached to 1 belt and the other extruder on the other belt.
by thunderbt3
Wed May 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34895

Re: The State of the Gear

Makergear M3!!!

Looks like M2's will be upgradable?

:D
by thunderbt3
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question from potential owner (fans?)
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: Question from potential owner (fans?)

I don't see an issue with single fans vs dual fans. You could always design a dual fan setup and print it! There are also a number of fan ducts that direct the air from the fan directly to the nozzle. Like this one: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:746282 More fans = more noise. You also add another...