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by spikecarter
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: TAZ Slic3r profiles
Replies: 35
Views: 18576

Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Hmmm. Where did the profiles go? I only see one.
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by spikecarter
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: starts, stops, interrupts and cloning
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: starts, stops, interrupts and cloning

hydrocups.JPG They really aren't complex. Literally, looks like a shot glass with a grated bottom. My desktop should handle it, it's a Intel i5, 2.67 GHz, 4 GB ram, not a gaming machine but pretty fast. I printed 5 cups and everything worked fine although I rebooted everything before I started. I s...
by spikecarter
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: starts, stops, interrupts and cloning
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

starts, stops, interrupts and cloning

I attempted to print 12 small cups about 45mm diameter by loading the .stl file 12 times into slic3r. I noticed when the print started, that the printer would stop frequently, like it was processing, and then start up again a few seconds later. It did this throughout the print and the HIPS left a li...
by spikecarter
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: splits and gaps in large print
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: splits and gaps in large print

F, F, D, S, F!! I ran out of filament before it was complete. I paused the print and put a new spool on, thinking it just ran out and maybe the print would continue. Then instead of clicking the "Resume" button, I did a major brain frt and clicked "Restart". :o Oh well, the print had quite a few cra...
by spikecarter
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: splits and gaps in large print
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: splits and gaps in large print

I pulled the power supply out of the enclosure. It was definitely running on the warm side. The temperature of the enclosure has settled down closer to 100 F without the additional heat source. The splits and cracks are still developing, though. Creating plastic parts like this is a critical functio...
by spikecarter
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: splits and gaps in large print
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: splits and gaps in large print

Actually, the temperature inside the enclosure seems to have settled in at somewhere beetween 105 F and 110 F. I have a thermocouple on the left side of the enclosure that reads the higher temp and one on the left that reads lower. The TC that's on the left is above the power supply so I figure it m...
by spikecarter
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: splits and gaps in large print
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: splits and gaps in large print

OK, I actually have to make a larger section that mates with the conical one above. I built an enclosure, added a surveillance camera, and a thermocouple iserver. This print is supposed to take 17 hrs, my guess is quite a bit longer. I also reduced the infill to .5, and a few other adjustments. Look...
by spikecarter
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: splits and gaps in large print
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

splits and gaps in large print

I thought I was getting some settings dialed in and the Taz was doing pretty good on most little prints. We needed to make a mold core so drew it up and sent it to the printer. The print took in excess of 48 hours to complete, and in general the machine functioned fine. But, as the piece got taller,...
by spikecarter
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: torn PET sheet repair
Replies: 6
Views: 2857

torn PET sheet repair

Is there a way to repair a small nick on the PET sheet?
by spikecarter
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Look at this cool thing I made!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Re: Look at this cool thing I made!!

I actually took Antony's advice before I got it! Also, sped up from 30 mm/s to 60 mm/s, reduced infill from .9 to .7, and set 1st and last layers to 3 solid. The results are much better...so far...?