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by billyd
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: X-axis 12mm upgrade for Taz 5. No more Sag!
Replies: 5
Views: 1868

X-axis 12mm upgrade for Taz 5. No more Sag!

Just finished installing 12mm rods on my Taz 5 X-Axis. I believe they are incorporating 12mm rods on the Taz 6 (although differently than I did it). The reason to increase to 12mm rods is to reduce the sag that occurs (worst at the center of X travel) as the extruder moves in X. The weight of the ex...
by billyd
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: What would cause zits on curved walls only?
Replies: 34
Views: 4707

Re: What would cause zits on curved walls only?

Here's some pics of my new extruder, 12mm bar upgrade and a view of some early layers of a print. And Piercet's antiwobble upgrade too.
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by billyd
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: What would cause zits on curved walls only?
Replies: 34
Views: 4707

Re: What would cause zits on curved walls only?

I just purchased an E3D V6 to test it out. I am not getting any zits on curved walls with this new extruder. The main difference between the Taz Hex and the E3D is the cooling above the hot end. So that leads me to think the cooling above the hot end is the cause of the zits on curved walls. Makes ...
by billyd
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: What would cause zits on curved walls only?
Replies: 34
Views: 4707

Re: What would cause zits on curved walls only?

I just purchased an E3D V6 to test it out. I am not getting any zits on curved walls with this new extruder. The main difference between the Taz Hex and the E3D is the cooling above the hot end. So that leads me to think the cooling above the hot end is the cause of the zits on curved walls. Makes s...
by billyd
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Brand new at this stuff
Replies: 38
Views: 7135

Re: Brand new at this stuff

With the right bed setup you don't need an enclosure for abs at all. If sticking to the bed was the only issue that would be true. With my printer that is the only issue, and it is true. I print very large crack free abs items on a regular basis. I do not have an enclosure. Ok but that is not typic...
by billyd
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Brand new at this stuff
Replies: 38
Views: 7135

Re: Brand new at this stuff

piercet wrote:With the right bed setup you don't need an enclosure for abs at all.

If sticking to the bed was the only issue that would be true.
by billyd
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anti Z wobble Z nut
Replies: 55
Views: 21875

Re: Anti Z wobble Z nut

Did the install yesterday. It was a fairly big job because the top bearing on one threaded rod wouldn't come off. So I had to remove it from the stepper instead. Did a print and it came out great. Thanks for this great mod. I had a question, when I reinstalled the x rods I had to pull the printed x...
by billyd
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anti Z wobble Z nut
Replies: 55
Views: 21875

Re: Anti Z wobble Z nut

Did the install yesterday. It was a fairly big job because the top bearing on one threaded rod wouldn't come off. So I had to remove it from the stepper instead. Did a print and it came out great. Thanks for this great mod. I had a question, when I reinstalled the x rods I had to pull the printed x ...
by billyd
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Brand new at this stuff
Replies: 38
Views: 7135

Re: Brand new at this stuff

You don't need an enclosure for ABS if you print small parts or don't care if large parts warp like crazy.
by billyd
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Brand new at this stuff
Replies: 38
Views: 7135

Re: Brand new at this stuff

ABS is easy to print with. You just need to get your settings right and have an enclosure. I don't print anything in PLA. I have a spool of PETG but haven't tried it yet. ABS: No Fan, 100c on the build plate, enclosure, and extruder temps between 240 and 250c. That's all there is to it. Because you ...