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by gannon
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Layers not adhering to each other
Replies: 6
Views: 4587

Re: Layers not adhering to each other

hmm...looks like something that might be nice to use all that extra t-slot for.
Any reason for the name "CAT" guard? :P
by gannon
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Making Strong Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 3318

Re: Making Strong Parts

One immediate thought is to rotate the part when printing so that the layers are set down orthogonal to the force you expect the print to be put under.
Or, print in PLA and do some lost casting. I doubt aluminum will break easily ;)
by gannon
Fri May 09, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Any Arduino wizards out there? / FSR bed leveling
Replies: 6
Views: 3189

Re: Any Arduino wizards out there? / FSR bed leveling

I've seen this form of homing / leveling before. The issues come into play when your nozzle is covered in plastic mostly :)
by gannon
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Linear bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Linear bearing

IGUS filament? That is exciting
by gannon
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Smoothieboard and ARM Microcontrollers in General
Replies: 9
Views: 3682

Re: Smoothieboard and ARM Microcontrollers in General

The board layout on the smoothieboard leaves a bit to be desired, but it looks like they did their best to fit it in the constraints of the free version of eagle. I'm currently working on replacing my laser cutter's electronics with one. Just need to get the laser on/off working and the steps/mm con...
by gannon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Support guidance needed....
Replies: 20
Views: 6189

Re: Support guidance needed....

Ah, my misunderstanding then.
I hope you figure something out that works for you, but I doubt you will attain any results that are as good as from printing in multiple parts.
Slic3r 1.1.0 is still an experimental release, but there are some new things related to support in it that may help though.
by gannon
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Support guidance needed....
Replies: 20
Views: 6189

Re: Support guidance needed....

I looked through your posts but saw no mention of the interface spacing, oh well.
Have you considered printing the object as multiple parts and joining them together after printing?
by gannon
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Support guidance needed....
Replies: 20
Views: 6189

Re: Support guidance needed....

In slic3r you should be able to adjust the interface layer and spacing, but I prefer to draw support structures into the model a lot of times.

A good description of support options in slic3r is available at http://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=565#p2873
by gannon
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: musical instrument contest?
Replies: 13
Views: 5788

Re: musical instrument contest?

There's been plenty of mention of it, just not on the forums ;)
http://www.lulzbot.com/blog/reddit-3d-p ... tstruments
by gannon
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: 3D Scanner Software
Topic: LulzBot 3D Scanner
Replies: 35
Views: 21015

Re: LulzBot 3D Scanner

Nice news :)
Thinking of it, how will you be merging scan results? I would initially think a variant of ICP to work well.