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by airscapes
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: dent & tail at end, opposite corner a mess
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: dent & tail at end, opposite corner a mess

When you're tuning slicer settings, change one thing at a time and keep track of what you're doing. Changing All The Things generally produces awful results, leaves you with a broken configuration, and wastes far more time than a systematic (pronounced "boring") exploration of the possibilities. (*...
by airscapes
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: dent & tail at end, opposite corner a mess
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

dent & tail at end, opposite corner a mess

So I have about 2 dozen solid calibration squares. I'm about burnt out of ideas on what setting to change. Tried wipe with different lengths, Coast with different lengths, single extrude endpoint extension distance, retraction speed, force retraction on layer change, direction inside out and outside...
by airscapes
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling
Replies: 13
Views: 5269

Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

what did you print this with, PLA or something else?
by airscapes
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: MG black PLA vs White PLA
Replies: 0
Views: 1428

MG black PLA vs White PLA

I have both, the black does not extrude correctly and clogs the the nozzle. The white works fine. The black is rough to the touch, the white is smooth as glass. Looking at the black under magnification it is cracked and covered with clearish crystals. I sent email with pics to tech support and they ...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: size accuracy and finish

Oh one other thing I did read.. Z0 should touch build when the plate and extruder are at operating temp.. So maybe that feeler is the expansion amount?
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: size accuracy and finish

What am i missing? Nothing: you're becoming a careful observer, which is all good! changed to .02 layer height If that's really 0.02 mm, then they layers are way too thin for anything other than bragging contests. If it's 0.02 inch = 0.5 mm, then it's way too thick. Metric units are the default in ...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: size accuracy and finish

That sounds like there may be an offset buried somewhere in the firmware. I want to do a full leveling & zero on my machine, and can see if the shim fits underneath when I command it to Z=0, but it may be a day or two before I can clear enough space to get my laptop next to the printer. Please read...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: size accuracy and finish

airscapes: Thanks for the info! Maybe it's small enough not to matter, or it's intentional, but if you adjust your extruder/nozzle to just touch the shim using: G28 G1 F1000 X100 Y125 Z0 You end up with a Z position offset upward by the shim thickness (0.127 mm), which is about half the thickness o...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: storing PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 9287

Re: storing PLA

Drop the $60 for the presto dehydrator https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008H2OEKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I I was getting lots of strings with some white MG brand PLA and I dried the roll @ 140F over night and put it in a vacuum bag with large descant bag for storage .. When I...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: ABS Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2636

Re: ABS Help

Does freezing the part with canned air work on ABS like PLA??