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by jballard86
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: E3D-V6 pulling my hair out
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: E3D-V6 pulling my hair out

ive noticed this too, what I do is pull it out really fast before it has time to cool (by hand), never had another issue.

On my bowden hot end I release tension on the extruder (bondtech), disconnect bowden tube, then pull sharply, I then cut the larger section off and pull from extruder side.
by jballard86
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: New TaZ 5 Modification Path
Replies: 31
Views: 6466

Re: New TaZ 5 Modification Path

So far the Dual Extruder carriage has been installed and basic tests run to test its function. It installs just fine, and levels just fine. It was simpler than I thought it would be. I have done a few "calibration" type prints with mild success. The wades extruder with bowden setup just isnt an enjo...
by jballard86
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Temperature Controlled Enclosure
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: Temperature Controlled Enclosure

there is plenty of power to activate a relay of any type using the stock power supply. if you are going to use a mains powered heater then another power supply is not necessary. an ssr is preferable due to no clicking and a service life that will last lifetimes for your application. if you are activ...
by jballard86
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Getting axis shift on Taz 5 all of the sudden
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Getting axis shift on Taz 5 all of the sudden

could possibly be an intermittent break in the stepper wires, however that is unlikely. your belt could have missing teeth/tooths. make sure the axis involved moves smoothly by hand. make sure the stepper isn't over heating. reformat your sd card. might have just been a freak accident. try printing ...
by jballard86
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Temperature Controlled Enclosure
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: Temperature Controlled Enclosure

you would need a heater, a thermister, a larger power supply, a preferably solid state relay, and likely some fans. You would use the thermistor to read the enclosure temp. The heater would be wired to the SSR, which in turn would be powered by the heater output from the rambo. The SSR would be powe...
by jballard86
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: New TaZ 5 Modification Path
Replies: 31
Views: 6466

Re: New TaZ 5 Modification Path

I've decided to give dual extrusion a try, but feel that I'm not excited enough to purchase a dual extruder tool head. So, I threw the following up in cad, the heads can be leveled by using the SHCS's to the left or right of the hotels. I've been using a Bondtech extruder setup similar to the right ...
by jballard86
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: HIPS versus PETG with a Lulzbot TAZ5
Replies: 11
Views: 4163

Re: HIPS versus PETG with a Lulzbot TAZ5

Ive been printing with 3dextech cf petg. Due to the carbon fiber there is a lot less stringing (I believe that is why) ive had horrible results with fast printing, im currently getting really strong results with the following settings (simplify 3d): 265c printhead (E3d v6) 70c bed 25mm/s print speed...
by jballard86
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: How to Clean Extruder after Fail
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: How to Clean Extruder after Fail

heat to 200 if pla 230 if abs, and slowly peel it off, should be fine. Keep a close eye on it and be careful as you do it.
by jballard86
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: New TaZ 5 Modification Path
Replies: 31
Views: 6466

Re: New TaZ 5 Modification Path

I decided to experiment with a Bowden setup, so I modified the extruder carriage slightly, created a E3d Mount, also designed my own bowden clips since I couldnt find any that are for a 3mm setup, and decided to use a bondtech filament pusher. It doesnt like to print ABS for longer than 22min jams u...
by jballard86
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Glass bed delamination and glass replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 7314

Re: Glass bed delamination and glass replacement

I froze mine down to below 0f and the pad came off rather easily with all the glue remaining on the glass. I checked the heater with an ohmmeter before and after removal and the resistance stayed the same so I think I'm good. just wondering, did you put it outside to do that, I see you're in Alaska...