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by RoboDLC
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Motor Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Motor Fan

I am printing a small motor fan see attached. In this case, there is a tapper on the shaft that the fan mounts to. I would like to have the the surface of the Inner diameter of the tapper in the fan be clean. You can see in the photo attached it is not. I have been working on the retraction, but I ...
by RoboDLC
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: OK, Time to Start Yet Another "Where is Version 5? " Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 126115

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

I contacted them last week about this. They said that they are not ready to announce a new release, nor to announce what will be in it. I told them that the natives are restless. They do not appear to be impressed... Being that reticent, they must have broken something or lost a key developer who le...
by RoboDLC
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Best eSun PLA+ settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 7766

Re: Best eSun PLA+ settings?

I have been using eSun PLA+ filament for a while and I like it because it's stronger than other filaments BUT it's very hard to remove rafts and supports from 3D-printed stuff. For me, the extruder temperature is set to 220 degrees C, the heated bed temperature is set to 0 degrees C, and fan speed ...
by RoboDLC
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: "Jam" Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: "Jam" Issues

What material are you printing? Jams are typically caused by two main problems: Heat creep up the pipe with a weak heatsink fan. Excessive retracts and/or retracting too far. When printing PLA I added a second 30mm fan to my Cyclops head, one didn't cut it. Retracting too far will eventually allow m...
by RoboDLC
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Version 5 Announcement
Replies: 113
Views: 93092

Re: Version 5 Announcement

@Omikron, You make a good point. There has been no substantial update in well over a year. If they had come out with V5 a while ago, there could have been tons more use behind it and many substantial updates. Some fool at S3D apparently still believes in the "Waterfall Model" of software development...
by RoboDLC
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: PETG Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

Re: PETG Issue

If you don't stick without a raft. You will get nowhere until you do. The very first step to successful printing is the first layer. The raft is a bandaid, your first layer problem has to be fixed. Take the time to level your bed. Do it when both the bed is hot (the geometry changes with heat) and w...
by RoboDLC
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Version 5 Announcement
Replies: 113
Views: 93092

Re: Version 5 Announcement

S3D 4.1 is not junk guys. If you are new to the club and CURA (and slic3r!) bends your brain, S3D is a great program. Hellova lot faster than CURA and much better at doing dual filament handling. When I need exotic supports, I use CURA. Run-of-the-mill supports are still best with S3D, the gap is na...
by RoboDLC
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tip of the Day Compilation: FFF Settings Window
Replies: 43
Views: 379643

Re: Tip of the Day Compilation: FFF Settings Window

This compendium is an essential addition to your S3D library. It is also a little "long in the tooth" since the program has changed and updated a few times. For instance, the "Speed" tab has been added. I look forward to the day when we finally get the version 5 update and get new things to add to t...
by RoboDLC
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Ender 3 - Stringing and Oozing
Replies: 9
Views: 17656

Re: Ender 3 - Stringing and Oozing

Two things that I have done with S3D in this case:
Turn off vertical lift (extruder tab).
Do a wipe (extruder tab), and have the retract done during the wipe Advanced tab).
It can sometimes help to speed up the non-print move to reduce "drool time" in open air.

DLC
by RoboDLC
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: "Adjust printing speed for layers below" and retraction causing stringing
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: "Adjust printing speed for layers below" and retraction causing stringing

Hey, you know I think that I have seen that too. I didn't realize what I was seeing at the time, but thinking back... There is a distinct difference in the sound that the extruder makes at different stepper rates. On a related note, I am "replaying" some prints that I did when I noticed that the ret...

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