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by PHugger
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Tool Time
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Tool Time

I recently decided to upgrade my cheap digital caliper. I decided to get a Mitutoyo. The reviews place these at or near the top. I went to Amazon and selected a model 500-197-30 for $148. What I received was a crappy Chinese knockoff. I got suspicious as I examined it closely. The outer packaging is...
by PHugger
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Enclosure Question - Attach to Taz?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Enclosure Question - Attach to Taz?

phugger - Are you saying that you place the printer on the butcher block without the rubber feet? Trying to understand your post a little better but setting the printer on the butcher block alone is not any different that placing it on a very solid table. My Taz still has the rubber feet installed....
by PHugger
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Enclosure Question - Attach to Taz?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Enclosure Question - Attach to Taz?

My Taz5 sits on a hardwood butcher block work table that weighs a ton. The printer sits directly on the wood surface and it's plenty stiff. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2923/33345619680_d3f111b6b4.jpg The Overkill Enclosure I'm building is made out of T Channel Aluminum and Plexiglas. The Enclosure...
by PHugger
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Enclosure Duct
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: Enclosure Duct

I tried to do this in HIPS last night and had some good results. I put Fillets on the corners that were splitting I still had some lifting/curling on the flanges that the Plexiglas slides into. I think that 20% support material may have been too much. I was able to heat those areas with a heat gun a...
by PHugger
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Enclosure Duct
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: Enclosure Duct

I do have mine enclosed ghetto style (carboard) and it works OK. The splits did not happen until it cooled, after the print finished.
In addition to modifying the design, I can try some HIPS and see if the shrinkage is any better.
I want something that won't get droopy when warm.



Best regards,
PCH
by PHugger
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Enclosure Duct
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Enclosure Duct

I'm working on my "Overkill Enclosure" (T-channel Aluminum and Plexiglas) and I needed to create a Duct to allow the electronics to breath fresh air. I designed this in Fusion 360 - http://a360.co/2nRzWv6 . It's basically a square tube that will seal off the Fan End of the electronics and penetrate ...
by PHugger
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: 12 mm Rod Upgrade for TAZ
Replies: 14
Views: 3563

Re: 12 mm Rod Upgrade for TAZ

Thanks - it looks promising. What about the Stock 10mm rods? Is it OK to use the Linear bearings on them? My question is more general - are the stock rods hardened? What rods are required for linear bearings? I've read through the forums and picked up tid-bits of information, but I'm not sure about ...
by PHugger
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: 12 mm Rod Upgrade for TAZ
Replies: 14
Views: 3563

Re: 12 mm Rod Upgrade for TAZ

I have a set of hardened 12mm rods and linear bearing for my Taz 5 X axis. I plan on installing them soon (almost done with my "Overkill Enclosure"). I would also like to upgrade all of the other bushings to linear bearings. I have a few questions about the other 10mm rods on the Taz (Z and Y axis)....
by PHugger
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Fans don't spin @ 24% Taz 6
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Fans don't spin @ 24% Taz 6

That sounds about right. These fans don't spin up until around 20-30%. It sounds like you found your minimum. It's kind of dumb IMHO, but that's how they work. There is a minimum amount of juice that is needed to get it spinning.



Best regards,
PCH
by PHugger
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: beware windows updates
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: beware windows updates

I'm running the Windows 10 Insiders Buildss so I can't swear that these options are on all versions - You can pause updates for 35 days You can change your Active Hours You can tell windows that you are on a metered connection You can set your Sleep and Screensaver option to Never All of these will ...