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by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using ABS
Replies: 22
Views: 13897

Re: Using ABS

I guess by itself a single wall of filament jutting out from a model is not very useful. I can vaguely imagine complex maneuvers involving several layers where a shape is built up that has finer resolution than the .8mm you get with the perimeter method. But that method is so easy to program it's no...
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Electronics Case Fan Not Turning On
Replies: 19
Views: 13424

Re: Electronics Case Fan Not Turning On

About the fans, Makergear stocks new fans that are quieter and last longer than the ones that came with the M2. That's the only thing that I've had to replace so far. I'm afraid I'm not much help with hardware issues. I have a general idea about the thermistor but I don't know how to troubleshoot pr...
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using ABS
Replies: 22
Views: 13897

Re: Using ABS

When talking about perimeters, if I say do 3 then the machine will do 3 solid ones and then infill everything else based on the "percent infill" setting? Yes. You can see what it's doing if you model a flat plate and look at the middle of the gcode preview in S3D. You'll see how ever many perimeter...
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: Trefoil Knot Mold
Replies: 21
Views: 16170

Re: Trefoil Knot Mold

Edit 7/19/14: See first post.
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Firmware upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 9379

Re: Firmware upgrades

Thou shalt have no other editor but vi.
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using ABS
Replies: 22
Views: 13897

Re: Using ABS

Except there used to be one bug in the S3D default start script. I don't know if it's still there. If you see a line like: M108 S155 ; turn on M2 fans at the beginning, then either change it to M108 S255 ; turn on M2 fans or else just comment it out with a semicolon: ; M108 S155 ; turn on M2 fans or...
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using ABS
Replies: 22
Views: 13897

Re: Using ABS

I think you would be fine setting the layer height to .25 and top and bottom layers to 2, with infill at 50 %. That will give you a nice solid bottom to the box. The walls being 1.75 mm makes it trickier than it really needs to be I think. To get them solid the best way I can see is to use 2 perimet...
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Electronics Case Fan Not Turning On
Replies: 19
Views: 13424

Re: Electronics Case Fan Not Turning On

That's a bummer. I don't know where all the hardware guys went, but I'm sure one of them will come around and help you figure this out. Meanwhile, are you saying that you can't even connect to the M2 through S3D and jog around, or just that neither the extruder fan nor case fan turn on at start even...
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using ABS
Replies: 22
Views: 13897

Re: Using ABS

I may not have the right picture of your geometry, but I think you need to account for two different measurements: the layer height and the extrusion width. If the bottom of the box is flat on the bed and is 1.75 mm thick, then with a layer height of .25 mm you want 7 bottom layers. If your walls ar...
by Toby
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT materials question
Replies: 7
Views: 6833

Re: OT materials question

Thanks guys! I'm sure among that list something is going to work :)