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by Mike01Hu
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tips compilation
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Tips compilation

maker2 wrote:Welcome initiative.

We are inching towards the manual that never was.

Thank you!
Anyone is welcome to add to it. I did make some effort in adjusting the grammar and spelling ;)
by Mike01Hu
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tips compilation
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Tips compilation

I have made a compilation of many of the tips on this forum in PDF format so that they can be printed for relaxed viewing away from the computer. As the document is copyright of the forum please observe that copyright.
by Mike01Hu
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Bonding separate pieces of PLA to one another
Replies: 15
Views: 5781

Re: Bonding separate pieces of PLA to one another

Sometimes printing certain objects saves a lot of time (and material) to print them as separate pieces then join them after printing. In some circumstances, I've been able to design snap clips into my objects so they permanently snap together. But in many cases, that's tedious or not an option. Tha...
by Mike01Hu
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: First impressions again!
Replies: 3
Views: 651

First impressions again!

As a long time user of other slicers but now heading for a new printer, I was advised to purchase S3D. My experience has not been as good as expected with a high percentage of failures, some were my own due to unfamiliarity but others were down to the performance of the S3D process definition and it...
by Mike01Hu
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Bad Layers
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Bad Layers

Any ideas what's going on here? Top and bottom pieces were printed side by side but only the top piece is effected. It's inconsistent as well and only does it after an hour or so into a print. I'm leaning towards temperature control...? https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a5cf32b3127cceeacfe7f638a00...
by Mike01Hu
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: First Layer Width doesn't seem to do what I think it should
Replies: 8
Views: 5509

Re: First Layer Width doesn't seem to do what I think it sho

I agree, but as Grifftech indicated this does not happen, it appears to increase the gap by the amount chosen rather than the width of the extrusion. Yet, in layer control the command works as expected. I have the same problem and this was my solution. It is not a printer firmware issue as this does...
by Mike01Hu
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: First Layer Width doesn't seem to do what I think it should
Replies: 8
Views: 5509

Re: First Layer Width doesn't seem to do what I think it sho

Try 80%, which will close the gap. It works for me. I think the popup dialogue is confusing as it does not increase the extrusion width by pushing out more filament.

Mike
by Mike01Hu
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: New user
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: New user

Thanks for your response and I was aware of the hover data but the tips page is very good and this will answer some of my complaints. It's a pity this is not pointed to in the product information.

Mike
by Mike01Hu
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tip of the Day 4- Layer tab, a technical analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 44993

Re: Tip of the Day 4- Layer tab, a technical analysis

I thought the first layer width referred to the distance between lines as when I tried this that is what I got. From what I see, the extrusion does not change so the effect is to give better gap filling and better adhesion. I'll have another look.

Mike
by Mike01Hu
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: New user
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: New user

This is the best guide I have seen for improving and troubleshooting your print quality: https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/ . It goes into great detail on every issue and the setting you would need to adjust. I'm sure it took months to build, so big thanks to the S3D ...

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