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by gwhite
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 8060

Re: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread

The S3D people are clearly under strict orders not to say ANYTHING concrete or substantive about Version 5. This is clearly coming from the top brass, who have NO clue about customer relations. I find it hard to believe that they are still making much money selling Version 4. Anyone who does the lea...
by gwhite
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 8060

Re: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread

You may not think S3D is dead, but a large number of your customers do. I suspect for every complaint you see here about the lack of communication on Version 5 (much less any tangible signs of progress) that there are quite a few more who have just quietly gone elsewhere. I have a friend who runs a ...
by gwhite
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 8060

OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread

It's been since April of 2109 since there was ANY software update (that's 18 months!). It's been since December of 2019 since they said it would be ready in "early 2020", after missing the "end of 2019" deadline (10 months). Well, it's mid-October 2020. We haven't heard anything concrete besides the...
by gwhite
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: To much infill
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: To much infill

Are you sure it's infill & not supports? If it's one piece & not two halves, you will need supports to prevent a hollow sphere from caving in.
by gwhite
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Best eSun PLA+ settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Best eSun PLA+ settings?

Try using an adhesion booster. There are all sorts of things that will help. I don't use rafts because I don't need to. First one to try is Elmer's glue stick. I put a few swipes on the glass, and then mist it with water and spread it around with my finger so I have an even thin film. Another favori...
by gwhite
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Best eSun PLA+ settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: Best eSun PLA+ settings?

You may want to try lowering your temperature. Also, I've found significant variation is optimum settings with different colors, and even different spools of the same color purchased over time. I don't know if they have been tweaking the formula or what, but I could swear the older stuff was more fo...
by gwhite
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: PLA deformed part on glass bed
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: PLA deformed part on glass bed

I've had some filament that just wants to shrink too much. You may have found another one... The general theory is to try to minimize the temperature differences in the print as much as possible until it's all done. Things that make life better are: 1) Cooler extrusion temperature. 200 appears to be...
by gwhite
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: PLA deformed part on glass bed
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: PLA deformed part on glass bed

It's warping as the plastic cools & shrinks. You either need to back off on the cooling, use a heated bed, or you may need some sort of adhesion booster. There are lots of options. I like hairspray & glue stick. Also, any time you have printing problems, start here: https://www.simplify3d.com/suppor...
by gwhite
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Odd Blobs?
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Odd Blobs?

Update: I went off for a while & came back to this. I checked the retraction settings, and discovered "Force retraction between layers" wasn't selected. I went back & verified that the black filament version that worked fine did not have this set. I tried turning that on, and it made no difference.....

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