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by mwester
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Help - Cant Print Taz 5 After Cura 3.6.13
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Help - Cant Print Taz 5 After Cura 3.6.13

Increasing to 200% is rather like propping up one side of the pots on the stove -- you're fixing the symptom, not the problem. So, level the stove, so-to-speak: Adjusting the e-steps is very simple, and something you should be doing regularly. Here's the Lulzbot guide to doing so (I think it shows t...
by mwester
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Old Polymaker PC Plus?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Old Polymaker PC Plus?

Not sure if it's age, or perhaps compromised factory packaging... I had a similar problem with some Lulzbot ABS that I bought on eBay, in supposedly-sealed factory packaging. It sure looked sealed, but it bubbled and spat when I tried to print it. Desiccant alone won't fix it -- it seems to me that ...
by mwester
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Probing of 4 washers Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Probing of 4 washers Problem

(and DO NOT use metal brushes or tools! If you do, YOU WILL short out the wires, and blow your main circuit board inside the machine. So avoid the temptation, stick with non-metallic brushes and scrubbing pads.)
by mwester
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Converting a TAZ 5 single extruder for mini
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Converting a TAZ 5 single extruder for mini

It's a variation of the standard extruder that is capable of handling flexible filaments. Alas, while it does a great job with flexible filaments, it can't do traditional filaments -- so you needed both prior to the introduction of the aerostruder (which effectively obsoleted both of the older hexag...
by mwester
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Converting a TAZ 5 single extruder for mini
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Converting a TAZ 5 single extruder for mini

The old taz-5 print-head was based on a buddaschnozzle hot-end; the newer taz print-heads and the mini heads are all based on the hexagon hot-end. The differences between the taz version with the hexagon hot-end and the mini version are minor - the biggest mechanical differences are the mounting pla...
by mwester
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Lulzbot Mini batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Lulzbot Mini batteries

... May need to keep the vehicle running though to prevent its battery running down. Given the power drain of the Mini, you'll DEFINITELY need to keep the vehicle running, if you value your auto's battery. A car battery is specifically designed for short-duration high-current discharges (i.e. start...
by mwester
Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Newbie needs help
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Newbie needs help

Yes, the extruder is supposed to fit snugly at the bottom of the mount -- that's why the hole for the screw that hold it in place is slotted. If your's won't seat all the way down, you'll need to figure out why, and resolve that. (It might be that one of the two -- the extruder or the mount -- is ou...
by mwester
Tue May 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Lulzbot parts
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Lulzbot parts

Hmmm... the one at the top (the first pair of photos) looks to be a standard older-style mini tool head (not the flexistruder). There are several easy-to-do enhancements to make that a better tool head (better heat-sink fan, and beefier idler and latch) - but other than being older, it looks fine. T...
by mwester
Sun May 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Flow Rate Control
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Filament Flow Rate Control

I have a tough time understanding that “Initial Layer Flow Rate”. Should it be set higher or lower then the “Flow” parameter? Equal to or higher -- I can think of no practical reason to go lower than the normal flow of 100%. Conceptually, if your printer's e-steps is set perfectly, and your filamen...
by mwester
Tue May 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: E3D V6 heater/nozzle socks
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: E3D V6 heater/nozzle socks

Love to have one for my older hexagon hot-ends... anyone know of a source for those?