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by John Mc
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Anneal HIPS ??
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Anneal HIPS ??

Is there any point in annealing HIPS? I'm printing a part with some tall thin walls, and it doesn't quite have the strength I would like: it's coming apart at the layers when any stress is put on it. I'm trying one now with the print temperature bumped up a bit to see if that helps. I'm just wonderi...
by John Mc
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: HIPS profiles in Lulzbot Cura 2.6.52?
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: HIPS profiles in Lulzbot Cura 2.6.52?

Thanks, Brent.

Some of the text pop-ups made me think that other temps keyed off of the default temp. Is it safe to assume that if I change the Default Printing Temperature" in my custom profile (just so it makes sense to me when I am looking at it), it won't throw off any calculated numbers?
by John Mc
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Z offset adjustment in Cura 2.6.52 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: Z offset adjustment in Cura 2.6.52 ??

Scott - I haven't poked around in this much yet. I assume you found where you can change the wipe temperature under the print settings cube in the upper right (then select "custom" toggle and "material"). I think I read somewhere in my skimming over materials that you can change the default in the i...
by John Mc
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: HIPS profiles in Lulzbot Cura 2.6.52?
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

HIPS profiles in Lulzbot Cura 2.6.52?

I just downloaded Lulzbot Cura 2.6.52 (Mac) to play around with. I had been using Cura 21.03 and recently 21.08. I wanted to try a print with Cura 2.6.52 and have about 4 or 5 rolls of eSun HIPS filament I would like to use. I see no filament profile for eSun HIPS, just one for Village Plastics HIPS...
by John Mc
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Z offset adjustment in Cura 2.6.52 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Z offset adjustment in Cura 2.6.52 ??

Where is the Z offset adjustment in Lulzbot Cura 2.6.52? I just downloaded this and wanted to pay with things a bit. In Cura 21.08 it was found under "Machine->Machine Settings". You could tweak the z-offset without having to enter G-codes (I do this rarely enough that I never remember the g-code se...
by John Mc
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Setting for nicer (more contiguous) top layer?
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Setting for nicer (more contiguous) top layer?

I've noticed that behavior across multiple versions of Cura. I have no idea how to stop or minimize it, but have you tried playing with your retraction and z-hop settings?
by John Mc
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Adding a display/Untethered use
Replies: 18
Views: 4118

Re: Adding a display/Untethered use

Nice find! While I don't travel with my Taz, I can see how this could come in handy for transportable setups. Thanks for sharing! I helped Kenneth debug and improve it (mostly by being good at breaking things... I don't claim to be good at programming). I requested Kenneth's help because the IT guy...
by John Mc
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Low infill on factory lulzbot mini printed parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Low infill on factory lulzbot mini printed parts

If you are printing your own parts, I've had better luck printing from their g-code files, rather than trying to make my own settings by downloading the STL and putting in my own tweaks. I believe their G_Codes are optimized for ABS (I forget the brand - someone told me once, maybe Village Plastics??)
by John Mc
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Adding a display/Untethered use
Replies: 18
Views: 4118

Re: Adding a display/Untethered use

If you are using the Raspberry Pi and don't always have a WiFi network available, there is a great solution to this. Kenneth Jiang wrote a great set of directions for setting up the Pi and OctoPrint for just your situation. On boot, the Pi will look for known WiFi networks to log on to. If no known ...
by John Mc
Sat May 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cura 21.04 release notes?
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Cura 21.04 release notes?

I see that Cura 21.04 was released while ago. The release notes stop at 21.03. What were the changes for 21.04?