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by bhicks22
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion

So I did the extrusion test of measuring 100mm of filament and then having the machine extrude 100mm using the dial. It extruded 98mm, 98.5mm, and 99mm on each test. So the machine is actually under extruding. That tells me that the Z layer height is all messed up. How do I fix that?
by bhicks22
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion

I was composing my reply as you posted. You can also use my image to see the Zsteps and see if your's is close. Also in your slicer what layer size did you set? If you set it too small by accident it may not work. Also did you use the instructions and firmware for the TAZ 5? That is the one for the...
by bhicks22
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion

I may have been wrong with my assumption of the extruder over extruding. I just started a print and sat and watched the first layer print. The first and 2nd printed beautifully but the 3rd layer on looked horrible. It looks like the Z axis is not raising enough for each layer which is just smashing ...
by bhicks22
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

New Firmware and V2 head causing over extrusion

So I picked up the latest V2 extruder for my Taz3. I did the install following the online "Ohai kit" instructions. I also installed the new firmware. I started a print and it was WAY over extruding. Almost 2 times the needed flow rate. It was so bad that it started building up filament on the bed so...
by bhicks22
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Using HIPS for long prints?
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Re: Using HIPS for long prints?

I guess I should update this thread. I ran quite a few prints in HIPS from 2-27 hours in length. It seems to warp and crack exactly like abs BUT you can't repair it with acetone. Acetone has been my go to fix it solution for cracked parts. I bought some limoline since that is supposed to work like a...
by bhicks22
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bed Temp not reading properly
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Bed Temp not reading properly

I finally grabbed one of my old cracked beds with the heater still attached and just slid that under my new 3/16ths tempered glass bed. I had to add some spacers to make it work, but after a couple bucks at the hardware store all was good. I heated up the bed (had to add 10 degrees to the platform t...
by bhicks22
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Adhesive for heated bed
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Re: Adhesive for heated bed

Would love to know how you get the heater off the broken glass. I have 4 broken/cracked beds sitting in my garage with a heater stuck to each. I tried to remove it and it was STUCK. The harder I pulled the more the glass cracked and the more damaged the heater became. I feared cutting myself horribl...
by bhicks22
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: my borosilicate glass chipped off, need advice :(
Replies: 10
Views: 4290

Re: my borosilicate glass chipped off, need advice :(

Magic cheese wedge of destiny? I have upgraded my scrapper/part remover to this:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Allway ... /202251540
That little tool is awesome for removing parts.
by bhicks22
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bed Temp not reading properly
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Bed Temp not reading properly

I finally got a chance to check that bed surface. It seems to be consistently cool over the entire platform. I can send you the info you requested. Where do you want me to send it. In regards to the issue; any ideas on what the problem is. I checked the connections on the heater and mother board end...
by bhicks22
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: my borosilicate glass chipped off, need advice :(
Replies: 10
Views: 4290

Re: my borosilicate glass chipped off, need advice :(

I have used the 3mm borosilicate glass for almost 4 years now with thousands of prints (and 2 different printers) and the only one I ever broke was because I dropped it on concrete. Borosilicate glass is very strong, tough and less prone to thermal shock than regular or tempered glass. How large ar...