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by Neamerjell
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: ABS Rippling Badly
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: ABS Rippling Badly

Don't recall seeing that before... it seems like a small deviation in the x and or y axis. I think you're on the right path in checking that the rails are clean. Also check the bearing holders underneath the bed and on the X-carriage. Have you considered switching to metal linear bearing and harden...
by Neamerjell
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: ABS Rippling Badly
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: ABS Rippling Badly

Could be your bearings. How old is the printer? Its not the printer, its just over a year old. I printed the same thing in Colorfabb nGen and it came out looking perfect. Problem is nGen is brittle and nowhere near as strong as ABS; the thin walls of the box snapped off at the base while trying to ...
by Neamerjell
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: ABS Rippling Badly
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

ABS Rippling Badly

I used Hatchbox ABS with my Mini, 0.2mm layer height, 230C, and it has massive rippling on the right side, but the left is clean. Any ideas what is causing it? Temp too low? Print speed too fast? This has only happened on Hatchbox ABS, I never had this problem with Colorfab nGen. Front: box-front.jp...
by Neamerjell
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Hatchbox ABS with Lulzbot Mini
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Hatchbox ABS with Lulzbot Mini

I bought my first roll of ABS by Hatchbox to print replacement parts for my Mini and have found it surprisingly easy to work with. The surprise is that it doesn't exhibit ANY of the shortcomings of ABS which I have read about (odor, curling off the build plate, poor first layer adhesion). I also rea...
by Neamerjell
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: NEED for Systematic approach to print settings.
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: NEED for Systematic approach to print settings.

I totally agree with you! I wish that such a resource existed when I first got my 3D printer (Lulzbot Mini). I struggled for two weeks trying to get decent results from MicroCenter's Inland PLA. I learned the hard way that the profiles provided by Lulzbot are often merely a starting point and that t...
by Neamerjell
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Printing Mini Spare Parts?
Replies: 20
Views: 8284

Re: Printing Mini Spare Parts?

John Mc wrote:THere are STLs and Gcode on Lulzbot's site for the "beefy idler" and latch as well.
I think those and the ones I found on Thingiverse are different. It would be interesting to see a test of both to find out which one is more durable.
by Neamerjell
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Printing Mini Spare Parts?
Replies: 20
Views: 8284

Re: Printing Mini Spare Parts?

Awesome thread! I'm planning to print spare parts before I need them. I happened to find a beefed up version of the extruder idler and latch on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1766022 I have read that this is a common failure part. I also found a filament spool bushing: http://www.thin...
by Neamerjell
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: PEI Film Woes
Replies: 17
Views: 3519

Re: PEI Film Woes

This is good info. In contrast with so many people who had problems trying to get their print to stick to the bed, I had a tough time attempting to remove stubborn prints from my bed. I had read suggestions in the forum about heating the bed to about 60-80C (just below the glass transition temperatu...
by Neamerjell
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: mods for mini
Replies: 46
Views: 10926

Re: mods for mini

Well on my wire feed welder they have a adjustable tension adjustment on the spool. The same thing could be done for this printer. (But I have not had any jamming... yet.) It would almost take an attachment for the arm that would hold the spool whatever size the hole happens to be. Then a tension a...
by Neamerjell
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Adding second print fan
Replies: 15
Views: 3747

Re: Adding second print fan

The mini is a lower cost, fewer options, smaller printer. Funny you should say that because the major selling points of this printer were that it included a heated bed and automatic bed leveling - features that you normally don't find in printers unless you double the price. I had my heart set on a...