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by thunderbt3
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nozzle Exterior Cleaning Tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 2119

Re: Nozzle Exterior Cleaning Tips?

I fold a paper towel up a couple times and give the nozzle a wipe.
by thunderbt3
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Makergear!
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Making Makergear!

I came across this article. I thought I would share. :D

https://3dprint.com/167247/making-makergear/
by thunderbt3
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rev. F?
Replies: 9
Views: 4220

Re: Rev. F?

Spencer wrote:
Ah, okay I read the website wrong. Does that mean it's not all done manually, but it's more software assisted?
Bingo!
by thunderbt3
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rev. F?
Replies: 9
Views: 4220

Re: Rev. F?

Read it off the makergear website somewhere. Are you implying it doesn't have auto-leveling? Whether it does or not, I would have gladly waited a couple months for the newer model, seeing how it's a very large purchase. Have you heard anything about a Rev. F? That's my main concern for this thread....
by thunderbt3
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First layer great. Tops, not so much.
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Re: First layer great. Tops, not so much.

Maybe increase the number of top layers?
by thunderbt3
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: What filament for airplane fairings
Replies: 10
Views: 4098

Re: What filament for airplane fairings

You could try using the printer to print a molds and then use the molds to lay up carbon fiber or fiberglass parts.
by thunderbt3
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: clogged hot end
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: clogged hot end

Stainless if you plan on printing more abrasive materials such as carbon.

Brass if you plan on sticking with plain PLA.
by thunderbt3
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Max height clearance for M2 Rev. E with v5 hot end?
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: Max height clearance for M2 Rev. E with v5 hot end?

V5's already out in the wild? The last I heard, MG said it was in the works.
by thunderbt3
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: How hot is too hot for an enclosure?
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Re: How hot is too hot for an enclosure?

A little off topic, but it's interesting how Stratasys heats their chamber. Here's a tear down video of an older Stratasys machine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1S_xJdJ0bo They use heaters attached to the exterior sides of the build chamber so the sides are warmed via conduction. Air is blown ac...
by thunderbt3
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOT show 2017 - Who's going, what are you bringing
Replies: 15
Views: 6722

Re: SHOT show 2017 - Who's going, what are you bringing

I use a MAP gas torch to heat the nozzle up. It reduces anything stuck in there to ash :D