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by akrumsee
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: z-offset and 1st layer height
Replies: 1
Views: 152

z-offset and 1st layer height

I've had my Taz 6 for a couple of years and recently replaced the standard bed with the new modular print bed. I'm also using the Lulzbot print head with a .35mm nozzle. Since installing the new bed my first layer seems very thin and I'm getting very strong adhesion to the bed in comparison to with ...
by akrumsee
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Using Cura 2.3.1 with LulzBot 3D Printers
Replies: 10
Views: 19381

Re: Using Cura 2.3.1 with LulzBot 3D Printers

Just getting started with this. Two quick questions: 1) I see that on the Ultimaker site they are now making a 2.5 version of Cura available. Should I stick with 2.3.1 for this effort or experiment with 2.5? 2) When I look at the Taz6 profiles I see sections like start2.gcode and end3.gcode. Do I in...
by akrumsee
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PVA Support Adhesion
Replies: 0
Views: 505

PVA Support Adhesion

I'm printing a fairly large object, a bust/head for a doll, on a Taz6 with a dual extruder head. The bust is roughly 170x170x240mm tall. Laying on its side, it covers most of the bed. But because the bust has no base, is hollow, and is extremely irregular, most of the early layers are almost entirel...
by akrumsee
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Interlocking Part Woes
Replies: 2
Views: 4383

Re: Interlocking Part Woes

Just a follow-up here. I was watching the gCode execute (using OctoPrint) and this wasn't a retraction issue. On each layer, the individual gears in this object printed separately. I believe what was going on was different than my first thought. When layer of an internal gear was printed, the sectio...
by akrumsee
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Interlocking Part Woes
Replies: 2
Views: 4383

Interlocking Part Woes

I'm trying to print a Thingiverse object: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53451 My first attempts have failed miserably. Breaking parts free was a challenge but even then I couldn't get this to spin freely. Eventually forcing it caused the outer ring to break. Looking at the individual parts, it s...
by akrumsee
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Switching to .35mm hot end
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Switching to .35mm hot end

I've just ordered a .35mm hot end for my TAZ 6. I'm wondering what changes I'll need to make in Cura if I'm starting with the proper .5mm profile for my filament. Of course, I'll change the nozzle diameter. Speed? Layer thickness? Has anyone been through this transition?

Art
by akrumsee
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Nozzle diameter and clockworks
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Nozzle diameter and clockworks

I'm interested in creating a couple of 3d print clocks using my Taz6. Here are a couople of examples: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1249221 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1624844 But I've noticed that the designers typically specify a nozzle width and it is usually 0.4mm. Of course the Taz6 noz...
by akrumsee
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

I wish I had seen your note a few hours earlier. I'd already ordered 645. In the absence of recommendations I based my decision on the descriptive text in the Lulzbot store. Afterwards I spotted this: http://www.taulman3d.com/how-to-choose.html Obviously 910 is the strongest and by their description...
by akrumsee
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

I think I'm about to launch into that realm of more detailed experimentation. My next project is some patio furniture clips I can't buy anymore. I'll need to print them in nylon and from what I've read so far, that will be tricky indeed.

Thanks
by akrumsee
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Thanks for this and your reply to the question about print bed requirements. I've already encountered a few problems with ABS, particularly warping even when the item stuck well to the bed. I was creating a box for a PCB. The base stuck well to the bed but the sides bowed up in the middle. When I ch...