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by KC_703
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Ability to Interact with Print Server APIs
Replies: 20
Views: 10003

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] Ability to Interact with Print Server

I wouldn't pay for this feature... don't give them any ideas. :)

Its easy to drag and drop my generated g-code from a local directory to web page. On the mac its only an extra click if you have a finder window on the directory and Octoprint web page in the background.
by KC_703
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Give me your Infill tips
Replies: 27
Views: 8870

Re: Give me your Infill tips

Adding in a solid infill every 10-20 layers seems to yield pretty strong infill. Or increasing the number of shells for the perimeter should help also... of course the more shells, the heavier the part. Creating a 2mm shell should make the part pretty strong.
by KC_703
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: 1 process, 2 machines
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: 1 process, 2 machines

Use a print server like Octoprint. Slice with S3D upload the G-Code to appropriate print server. That doesn't alleviate the multiple profiles for each printer. I've settled on creating template profiles with characteristics for the project or filament and printer. For instance: TAZ_ABS_Hi_Skirt5_Z.1...
by KC_703
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Internal support structures in a zero infill part?
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Re: Internal support structures in a zero infill part?

Hollow parts aren't ideal for FDM technology. Small parts might be possible, but bridging large gaps with liquified plastics will fail most of the time. Physics will ensure that. :) Designing in supports is probably the best bet. Design your project as a shell, put in .3 or .4mm walls (whatever your...
by KC_703
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: taz 4 help/suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 7041

Re: taz 4 help/suggestions

The PEI is pretty awesome. Print ABS right on the bare surface. No ABS slurry, glue sticks or hairspray. You'll need to fine tune the Z0 with the PEI otherwise too much squash will have you prying on the part to get it off. The PEI is durable... at least I've had to dig at project with my dental spa...
by KC_703
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: taz 4 help/suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 7041

Re: taz 4 help/suggestions

I'm slowly bumping the speeds up... I'm at 5000mm/m for print speeds and 6000mm/m for X/Y Moves. The attached profile is for Lulzbot / Esun Black ABS. It implements a skirt and has an Z-axis offset of .1. The skirt primes the extruder prior to actual print. The offset is a tweak to help with project...
by KC_703
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Z-Axis G-Code Offset
Replies: 8
Views: 28530

Re: Z-Axis G-Code Offset

I've been wondering about this setting as well. ABS and PLA adhere so well to PEI that it would be nice to fine-tune the initial Z to increase / decrease the initial layer squash... and therefore adhesion of the print. Using the Z-axis Offset parameter seems to allow for that fine-tuning of squash. ...
by KC_703
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: taz 4 help/suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 7041

Re: taz 4 help/suggestions

Matte side... from what I can tell.

All I've tested is ABS... Looking through S3D, there is an Offset setting under "Other". I wonder if increasing the height can help with ninjaflex.
by KC_703
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: taz 4 help/suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 7041

Re: taz 4 help/suggestions

I just received the TAZ5 and S3D's TAZ4 profile is working well for me. As suggested, make sure you're adjusting nozzle height to ensure a good squash. Adjust the Z-stop knob to the left of the bed, so that a business card is difficult to slide between the nozzle and bed... make sure the business ca...
by KC_703
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Auto bed leveling while preheating
Replies: 7
Views: 17682

Re: Auto bed leveling while preheating

Any concern about expanding hotend affecting the leveling?

I usually "time" the start of my print to ~10C before the hotend reaches the first layer temp. Its worked well so far, but this is a great addition to the start script.

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