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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: 71
Views: 34074

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: 71
Views: 34074

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: 524

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: 4291

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: 4291

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: 923

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: 923

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: 520

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.....
by gwhite
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Odd Blobs?
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Odd Blobs?

I've got an odd defect in my prints that I'm trying to chase down. I have a small box with some printing on the bottom (2 layers deep), and I've tuned up the retraction & restart distance to give good results on the letters Those settings weren't quite the best to minimize the groove where things st...
by gwhite
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Subtle Problem (Sort of a bug...)

A (small) negative Extra Restart Distance is often useful if the extruder continues to ooze a bit internally. It depends a lot on the temperature & particular material, but it can be helpful to really clean up the seams & such. It probably also depends a lot on the printer & extruder. I use it quite...

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