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by nopick
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Mini 2!
Replies: 29
Views: 2591

Re: Mini 2!

Brent.I wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:48 am
nopick wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am
Are the Z motors geared?
Nope! The benefit of the Z motors being geared was to prevent a drop of the X axis when the unit was powered off. We added a Z brake board to accomplish the same goal.
Thanks.
by nopick
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Mini 2!
Replies: 29
Views: 2591

Re: Mini 2!

Are the Z motors geared?
by nopick
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5

You mentioned you put a larger fan on. What was it?
by nopick
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5

If you are actually having heat creep jams, the jam is happening up in the heat brake. If the filament in that are gets warm, it expands and sticks to the walls. So, the nozzle wouldn't have any effect on that. A heat brake that has a rough interior would make the jamming worse. If you have a 0.5mm ...
by nopick
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5

You can use a retraction test from Thingiverse to set your retraction. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:909901 Print it with 0 retraction then add retraction 0.5mm or 0.1mm per print until stringing is under control. You should be able to get by with 1mm or less, in my experience. What is a pretty ...
by nopick
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Belt driven Z axis as an improvement?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Belt driven Z axis as an improvement?

They were looking at geared steppers in the past. That would allow proper resolution for a belted z axis. They have also added a custom relay board that locks the motor position when power is lost. So, the Z isn't going to fall when you power off the machine. The z axis isn't in constant motion so, ...
by nopick
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Prints Jam Halfway Through - Taz 5

If you are printing PLA, it is probably a heat creep jam. The following changes might help. Cool the room the printer is in. Print at a lower nozzle temperature, if possible. Print thicker layers. Reduce retraction to the minimum needed to prevent blobs and stringing. Place a fan that will blow a ge...
by nopick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Modular Build Plate
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Modular Build Plate

Well, maybe I will pass on the modular plate.

If it helps you decide what to do, I have been running a 0.040" thick PEI sheet from CS Hyde on a gMax heated bed for a couple years with no bubbling issues. No issues at all, actually. It seems to be bulletproof.
by nopick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Modular Build Plate
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Modular Build Plate

That's no good. I was just thinking about buying one of the modular plates. I have seen a couple other people complain about the droop.
by nopick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Modular Build Plate
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Modular Build Plate