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by mhackney
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders
Replies: 52
Views: 23265

Re: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders

I posted some photos of what it looks like at max Z here on my google+ page. At this high Z there is a curlicue in the Bowden but the extruder is more than capable of delivering the filament. If you need to print really tall objects it would be better to have more Z height or mount the extruders hig...
by mhackney
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders
Replies: 52
Views: 23265

Re: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders

The BondTech can be used direct drive too - it has a standard groove mount that fits E3D hot ends and others. No Bowden necessary.

Yes, mixing is not true mixing. But the effect can be quite nice. I've done a bit of this already more to come.
by mhackney
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders
Replies: 52
Views: 23265

Re: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders

In addition to getting clean color separation, I can mix colors. Repetier and RepRap firmware have a great feature where you can create virtual extruders that mix together 2 or more physical extruders in a switching hotend like Cyclops. So if I had red and yellow filaments I can do pure colors and a...
by mhackney
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders
Replies: 52
Views: 23265

Re: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders

Here's the next thing I'm working on, a technique to print logos and inscriptions in 2 colors on my 3D printed fly reels using the E3D Cyclops 2 color switching hot end and BondTech QR extruders. This is a first attempt and is about 95% of the way there. Just a few refinements and it should be ready...
by mhackney
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Software
Topic: TAZ 4 & KITTAZ KISSlicer ini files
Replies: 14
Views: 4326

Re: TAZ 4 & KITTAZ KISSlicer ini files

I do wish that KISS was taking it more seriously. They could be way ahead of the game by now since their core slicer is so good.
by mhackney
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: TAZ 4 & KITTAZ KISSlicer ini files
Replies: 14
Views: 4326

Re: TAZ 4 & KITTAZ KISSlicer ini files

That is not accurate. There is a new forum for more recent updates, although Jonathan hasn't released anything for a few months now.
http://www.kisslicertalk.com
by mhackney
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders
Replies: 52
Views: 23265

Re: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders

If the part is sliced in KISS, no. If in S3D I have lots of problems. It is not handling the switch over very well and there don't appear to be parameters to adjust that. There are a couple of others who reported this too. It's a bummer as I'd like to use a different color for infills than shells to...
by mhackney
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: TAZ 4 & KITTAZ KISSlicer ini files
Replies: 14
Views: 4326

Re: TAZ 4 & KITTAZ KISSlicer ini files

I like KISS because I always get fantastic parts. It's layout path is so much better than the others. I would consider myself a power user of all the slicers out there (open source and S3D) and none is as consistent as KISS. I would love it if S3D would give decent parts but warts and ooze plague th...
by mhackney
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders
Replies: 52
Views: 23265

Re: First dual extrusion print from a Cyclops hot end and BondTech QR extruders

I'll shoot some video the next time but I'm NOT videoing the entire 5 hours of print!