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by Matsugawa
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Why I bought a Taz 5
Replies: 14
Views: 3278

Re: Why I bought a Taz 5

About your z-axis binding issue. I've just started having the exact same problem with mine. We've had it for over a year and only today when it homes does it make that grinding noise (within about 3 inches of the build plate, as you said). If I go through the LCD menu and move the z axis up and down...
by Matsugawa
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Metal Build Plate for TAZ 5
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Metal Build Plate for TAZ 5

Recently, we tried to mimic Zortrax's aluminum, micro-perforated build plate on our TAZ5. The perforated aluminum plate we've used (as a topper to the borosilicate glass and heating element) has thus far been a spectacular failure, with nothing sticking to it, instead gathering up on the nozzle desp...
by Matsugawa
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Dual Extruder HIPS Density Experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 2713

Dual Extruder HIPS Density Experiment

I've been trying to use HIPS as a dissolvable support material in my prints, but I'm not having a lot of good luck. Even at its best, the whole process takes so long an SLA printer could do a better job in less time and with less elbow grease in the post-print realm. At first I was having Cura lay d...
by Matsugawa
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" topic.
Replies: 46
Views: 24327

Re: The "Introduce yourself" topic.

The "Introduce yourself" topic. A bit about yourself: My name is Roland, I'm in my mid-30s living a few miles outside of St. Louis. I work a day job to pay bills, but I'm an artist all other times. I work digitally now, having previously worked in mixed media like ink wash and charcoal. I've always ...
by Matsugawa
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Print Freezing - Large Herringbone Gear from SD Card
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: Print Freezing - Large Herringbone Gear from SD Card

I have a similar intermittent problem with my TAZ5, usually within the first layer or two. It simply locks up and refuses to budge, saying it's still printing when it's clearly not. If it happened more than a few times in a row, I'd reformat the SD card. If it still gave me grief, I'd restart the pr...