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by MichaelHerron
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: CAD Recommendation to use with S3D
Replies: 18
Views: 979

Re: CAD Recommendation to use with S3D

Onshape is another free, powerful CAD tool. So long as you don't mind your models living in the cloud and being public, its free. It is web based and can be used on any platform--including your tablet or phone. Personally, i use solidworks running inside Parallels on my mac, and it works great. It i...
by MichaelHerron
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: CubePro Compatibility
Replies: 76
Views: 36108

Re: CubePro Compatibility

Great stuff lephino! I haven't tried your profiles yet. It does appear that there is some issue with tool-head indexes, as your code appears to start the tool heads at index 1, while the internal ids start at index 0. Again, i look forward to trying them out! Thanks for posting! ALSO--I'm currently...
by MichaelHerron
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Your firmware does not support real-time speed changes.
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: Your firmware does not support real-time speed changes.

I think i remember getting that too. I believe the issue is having to go thru GPX. I fixed it by using Octoprint or Astroprint, which will both let you control it on the fly. THey also allow you to output real, human readable g-code from S3D AND they will offload the print so your computer is free t...
by MichaelHerron
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: NinjaFlex w/ FF Creator Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 13334

Re: NinjaFlex w/ FF Creator Pro

Keep it slow. Don't change the extrusion width--that will make it worse (or at best, not change anything). Extrusion width alters the slicing, increasing the space between passes in addition to changing the extruder speed. Underfilling is caused by low pressure in the extruder. The acceleration para...
by MichaelHerron
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Solid infill for transparent object ??
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Solid infill for transparent object ??

Transparent probably wont be as clear as you want, but here is what i do to maximize %T...

1. Use a big nozzle--.6 or .8mm and thick layers.
2. Hot and slow (unless you start to bubble, then decrease heat)
3. Rectilinear infill... ONLY 1 DIRECTION.
by MichaelHerron
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: How can I sequence bed leveling to be *before* heating the HB and HE?
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: How can I sequence bed leveling to be *before* heating the HB and HE?

I believe this is true:

If you add the heating commands to your start script, it will not automatically heat BEFORE your start script. So add them where you want in your script.

BUT you should perform the leveling routine with a hot bed.
by MichaelHerron
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: How to avoid clips on glass plate
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: How to avoid clips on glass plate

The silicone pads work well, but you should still have something to constrain the glass from sliding. Eventually, frequent removals of the glass plate will affect the adhesion of the pad to the aluminum plate. If this happens during a print, (usually a long print) it is quite disheartening. I made a...
by MichaelHerron
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: PETG Material
Replies: 16
Views: 4015

Re: PETG Material

First, keep your fan off. Print at as low a temp as you can that gives you good layer adhesion.(240 is a good starting point) Retract distance should be about 10X your nozzle diameter. (4mm for .4mm nozzle) You may want to also add a little Retraction Vertical Lift. Print speeds are generally slower...
by MichaelHerron
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tip of the Day 30 - Using 3DTouch, CubeX,CubePro and Rapman
Replies: 155
Views: 58849

Re: Tip of the Day 30 - Using 3DTouch, CubeX,CubePro and Rap

The CubePro does jam ALOT. There are 3 main factors that influence this frequency. These all apply for unmodified units, if they still exist out there.. 1. The chamber heater should absolutely be turned OFF for PLA. 2. The aluminum extruder body conducts a HUGE amount of heat from the stepper motor ...
by MichaelHerron
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tip of the Day 30 - Using 3DTouch, CubeX,CubePro and Rapman
Replies: 155
Views: 58849

Re: Tip of the Day 30 - Using 3DTouch, CubeX,CubePro and Rap

To all still suffering through constant filament jams with a CubePro: I've discovered something that may end this nightmare! While rebuilding my CubePro and moving the extruders out of the heated chamber (but keeping the extruders), I found myself STILL getting jams! These jams are almost ALWAYS due...

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