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by PhoenixNZ
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is the problem my thermistor... again?
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: Is the problem my thermistor... again?

Thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah; the images show up on a larger screen but probably aren't the best for mobile users etc. Encountered that problem before which is why I try to incluce imgur links if I remember. That hot end has hit near 300°C a couple times. Once when I had the original problem, ...
by PhoenixNZ
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is the problem my thermistor... again?
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: Is the problem my thermistor... again?

And now I'm even more confused! I ran a second print of just one set of stepped cubes centered and got the temperature graphs below. Whatever is happening happened from about the 4-5th layer to the 20th(?), or in other words mid-way through the lowest step, then the jagged temperature reading magica...
by PhoenixNZ
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CAN'T GET RIGHT
Replies: 13
Views: 3080

Re: CAN'T GET RIGHT

are you trying to print this?
[url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:400985[/url]

That's pretty ambitious
by PhoenixNZ
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is the problem my thermistor... again?
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Is the problem my thermistor... again?

Hi All, Just started up my Rostock Max v2 again after about 2 months downtime. I've only printed 4 small things and the fan shrouds since assembling and I had no problems with those. Today though, I tried to print a simple set of 5mm cube steps in PLA. Pretty standard stuff like this [url]http://www...
by PhoenixNZ
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Temperature on hotend is always below target
Replies: 19
Views: 6299

Re: Temperature on hotend is always below target

FYI, that's way more Kapton than you needed. :) g. eh, it wasn't a big gap - only about 4 or 5 layers worth - and it solved the issue so I can't complain :P I had put 2 layers on before the fan shroud went on but must have wrapped it too tight and it unstuck itself when the barrel expanded when hea...
by PhoenixNZ
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: max v2 kit first Print
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: max v2 kit first Print

Hi GPriv, The extra stuff on the bottom of a print is determined by software settings. duvdev may be using software other than Repetier and Slic3r, or he may have just tweaked the slicing configurations to add the extra perimeters In your photos the little hanging pieces the sides of the shroud are ...
by PhoenixNZ
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: It's alive but, ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2261

Re: It's alive but, ...

Flavoured Coffee, Your posts are always extraordinarily difficult to read. I'm not sure if English is a second language but it is very hard to understand what your problem is. This post also seems to be in the wrong forum section, however I will do my best to address the problems you've been having:...
by PhoenixNZ
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Instead of Kapton, what to use for solder joints?
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Instead of Kapton, what to use for solder joints?

Hi Cratica, Even if you don't end up using Kapton tape to cover the soldered joints in this particular instance, having Kapton tape on hand I found is pretty much mandatory for owning a 3d printer. If you're willing to pay a little for express delivery I'm sure you could find a seller on ebay or Ama...
by PhoenixNZ
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Temperature on hotend is always below target
Replies: 19
Views: 6299

Re: Temperature on hotend is always below target

Just quickly replying here to say: Hot end not reaching temperature solved by removing the hot end, wrapping the barrel below the PEEK section in Kapton tape until it was thick enough to remove the gap between barrel and PEEK fan shroud, and re-running PID autotune
by PhoenixNZ
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Temperature on hotend is always below target
Replies: 19
Views: 6299

Re: Temperature on hotend is always below target

I had to rip out some resistors recently. I just scrapped out the crud using a knife and drill bit Some other users have experienced a similar problem with hot end not reaching temperature and the solution for them was to insulate the hot end barrel just below the PEEK section on the stock hotend. I...
by PhoenixNZ
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)

One possible solution could be to slow your prints down a bit (75% or maybe even 50% speed) and see if that has any improved effect on quality. As for the stringing effect, you may try lowering your extruder temperature anywhere from 5-10 degrees Celsius. Thanks for the advice. I'm pretty sure I ha...
by PhoenixNZ
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)

Would you mid cropping your pictures as much as possible from now on. I can not view them on my mobile device. They are not clickable and I mostly see your table with just the corner of the print showing. If you are using apple preview can do it. Cmd + K. Hi Teoman, sorry didn't realise it showed u...
by PhoenixNZ
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wires don't match instructions... ARGH!
Replies: 52
Views: 9469

Re: Wires don't match instructions... ARGH!

Hey mate, I think one of the yellow wires is hidden from the shot in Fig.3-13 The RAMBo connector should have, from left to right, as per Fig.3-13: 4B | 4Y | 1B | 1Y | 1B | 1Y This, plus the on/off switch wires should mean you have a total of: 7 Black, 6 Yellow and 1 Green wire. These should all be ...
by PhoenixNZ
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)

Oh, well that's no good to hear. I did notice there was a lot more variation in my PLA than the ABS when measuring diameter with a micrometer. I'm based in Australia so am using BilbyCNC filament. Might just have to try a different supplier next time. Is it normal for a printer head to just ooze out...
by PhoenixNZ
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)

Just a thought that I can use to bump:

Is the small gaps in the print due to "under extrusion" I've heard the term used before but don't know how it reveals itself in prints. Are my filament diameter settins wrong, or maybe I need to up the extrusion speed or speed in general?
by PhoenixNZ
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Small gaps in prints (and general advice please)

Hi All, Apart from the fan shrouds these are the first two things I've printed and I have a couple of questions as a 3-D printing noob. They're both low-poly Pokemon from Thingiverse because nostalgia and because the parts were 100% made to print. Both of these were printed at 50% speed My hotend co...
by PhoenixNZ
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: part fan
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: part fan

Are you using a mac or do you have file extensions turned off? Seems like your OS is forgetting that it's an .stl for some reason... Naw, I had the same problem with Windows. Windows just calls it a "file" and it doesn't have an extension - it's just a string of alphanumeric characters th...
by PhoenixNZ
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Thermistor calibration
Replies: 35
Views: 23908

Re: How-to: Thermistor calibration

The problem with thermocouples is that they are horribly non-linear (half the resistance isn't twice the temperature) and they vary widely from one thermistor to the next and even in themselves over time. I've watched the output of mine compared to a thermocouple reading over the last few months. W...
by PhoenixNZ
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: part fan
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: part fan

I encountered the same problem where the file was just a random string of alphanumeric gibberish. I just renamed the part to fan_shroud.stl manually and it worked fine from there Judging by comments on the download page this has happened to others. Maybe SeeMeCNC or whoever manages the download page...
by PhoenixNZ
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Is anyone using the latest Repetier and Slic3r?
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: Is anyone using the latest Repetier and Slic3r?

I installed v1.0 and it's the first version I've used. The main WTF moment for me was trying to locate the G-Code editor button. Took me longer than I care to admit before I found it - it's a sub-tab, not one of the main ones anymore. Also: be sure to turn OFF "easy mode", otherwise the G-...
by PhoenixNZ
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Calibration Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Calibration Issue

I think I read the other day that someone was having a similar issue and the problem lay in the belt tension on the problem tower (i.e. it was loose).

This may help
http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=6000" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by PhoenixNZ
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is there a speed adjustment for the PEEK fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Is there a speed adjustment for the PEEK fan?

Very interested to see what you find out as I have the exact same thing happening. I recalibrated the PID settings and while printing ABS the setpoint is 225°C or 230°C but the hotend never gets above 220°C. I've only run 2 prints since installing the PEEK fan (the layer fan shroud and a test print ...
by PhoenixNZ
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First Print - general advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: First Print - general advice?

C: that one I dont get, not sure.. did you use our gcode or did you slice it? if you sliced it what speed/travel speed? I used the default settings as instructed in the manual, Slic3r etc. Using Repetier HOST v1.0 but it shouldn't be different from v0.95 like in the manual. Maybe I bumped the top o...
by PhoenixNZ
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First Print - general advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

First Print - general advice?

Hi All, Just finished the PEEK fan shroud. Came out pretty good for a first print I thought. Some general questions though A) Do these appear on everyone's first print? B) I had little loops and "tags" appear on the sides occasionally. I've knocked these off with a knife which is why the s...
by PhoenixNZ
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Resolved] Think I need to re-build my hotend...
Replies: 8
Views: 2115

Re: [Resolved] Think I need to re-build my hotend...

Dremel didn't work and couldn't find an easy-out small enough so just drilled a hole in the other side of the hotend instead. The stars aligned somewhat and found a fast local supplier for a new screw-in thermistor. My Rostock Max v2 is now alive and kicking . The PEEK shroud is printing as I sit he...

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