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by InspGadgt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Simplify3D will not shut down properly
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Simplify3D will not shut down properly

Ever since the last update I have had issues with Simplify3d not shutting down after I hit the close key. I have to go into task manager and end it. I have done a complete uninstall, deleted left over files, and reinstalled and I am still having the issue. Any ideas?
by InspGadgt
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Well I finally figured out the issues I was having. The first was my travel speed was too low so that was largely what was causing the stringing. The 2nd is I am getting moisture in the filament. While printing I don't see any steam from the nozzle but when I push filament through I definitely see t...
by InspGadgt
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

So I decided to take a break on the PETG before I get overly frustrated with it and switched to my testing of PLA+. Interesting that the PLA+ is printing just about perfect on the first try. No holes and only a little bit of stringing. Still getting more zits than I would like but I'll take it...I c...
by InspGadgt
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

No the holes are random. Still get them even with no retraction and no coast or wipe. At 200* it seemed the extruder struggles to feed the filament. It feels much slower when I manually push the filament through and is pretty difficult. Attached is at 220* with no retraction, coast, or wipe.
by InspGadgt
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

I wonder if it is my extruder motor skipping...
by InspGadgt
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

The heat bed is warped slightly in the middle...I've had 2 now that both have the same issue brand new. I print on glass to help reduce the warp but with the tape I have holding the glass now it will include the warp...time to go back to thermal pads to hold the glass. As for the printing temp...I'v...
by InspGadgt
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

For the most part I am very pleased with the printer. It prints much better than I had anticipated. Yes that is the first layer. The outside lines are the skirt...I always print a skirt to prime the extruder. The top pic is with a 0.6 Extra Restart Distance. The bottom pic is with a 0.0 Extra Restar...
by InspGadgt
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

I measured the filament with my calipers (Man those things go through batteries fast). It measured at 1.75 at most places and 1.73 in another. I did a temp. tower test and 230*-240* came out the strongest layer adhesion. It is a direct drive setup...a stock Anet A8. I realize 3mm is a bit high but w...
by InspGadgt
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Arg!!!!! I had a long detailed response to the last 2 posts and somehow it got deleted instead of posted. Ok well there are definitely some things I want to try from the suggestions but I'm too tired after two 10+ hour days in a row at work to retype the response...I'll try again tomorrow.
by InspGadgt
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 10168

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Well as I said the Hatchbox box says to use 220* to 250* for their PETG so this last print I used the following: Temp: 230* Speed: 60mm/s Multiplier: 1.04 Width: .42 (Left this at default) Retraction: 3mm Retraction speed: 60mm/s Extra Restart: 1.0mm Retraction Lift: .2mm Coast: 1.0mm Wipe: 1.0mm La...

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