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by mwester
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Converting a TAZ 5 single extruder for mini
Replies: 5
Views: 340

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: 340

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: 78

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: 174

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: 129

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: 930

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: 5
Views: 699

Re: E3D V6 heater/nozzle socks

Love to have one for my older hexagon hot-ends... anyone know of a source for those?
by mwester
Sun May 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Achieving the thinnest successful first layer
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Achieving the thinnest successful first layer

I just use a raft.
by mwester
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fast Settings advice (Looks don't matter)
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Fast Settings advice (Looks don't matter)

You don't say how large they are (i.e. how long a layer takes to print), nor how many you wish to print at once... but those are important considerations. First, though, if it t'were me, I'd stick with PLA (time to heat up and cool down the bed is much faster than the hotter temps required for ABS)....
by mwester
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Autoleveling questions
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Autoleveling questions

Your Y axis is probably out of adjustment. This could be because the head is loose - so check that first (wiggle it, it should have no looseness, although it will flex a bit on the rods). If not that, then check the bed itself -- it may move side to side a bit (the bearings are often pretty loose in...