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by edlink
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Roctopuses rock, but sponges sock
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Re: Roctopuses rock, but sponges sock

You need to enclose your printer inside a box-like structure to trap in heat and keep out "colder" drafts. ABS shrinks when it cools. You need to slow that shrinking process way down. Build a box around your printer with cardboard and try to get the ambient temp around your entire printer to be clos...
by edlink
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Multiple Tiny ABS parts
Replies: 12
Views: 3673

Re: Multiple Tiny ABS parts

WOW. Awesome.

I'd have lost hair and time off my life worrying that part number 87 would break free and create a chain reaction mess.....
by edlink
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Multiple Tiny ABS parts
Replies: 12
Views: 3673

Re: Multiple Tiny ABS parts

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Wow!!!! Are they done? Pictures?
by edlink
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Confusing slicer issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: Confusing slicer issues

Wow. Slic3r says it "auto-repaired" 4319 errors. :shock:

Then the Pronterface "review" of slices shows some bizarre stuff going on.

I think there's issues with the stl file from Thingiverse. I'd find a different one, or design my own.
by edlink
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Confusing slicer issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: Confusing slicer issues

What version of the Pi cover did you download, and what version of Slic3r are you using?

There's a View/Cut button in slic3r. What does that look like in Slic3r?

There's a v2 and a v3 of the Pi cover. Which one did you try? Have you tried the other one? :?:
by edlink
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Confusing slicer issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: Confusing slicer issues

After slicing this however, the gcode in pronterface seem to want to print a strange block of the negative space under the cover.
Are you talking about support material?

Are you using the "no_support" slic3r profile?
by edlink
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: First Layer
Replies: 20
Views: 5703

Re: First Layer

Are you using Slic3r?

If you are, there's a specific setting you can adjust for the first layer. You can make it bigger or smaller in height than all other layers. It's completely customizable to your needs.

Also - are you using the material profiles that Lulzbot provides?
by edlink
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Powder on Extruder Gears
Replies: 12
Views: 3854

Re: Powder on Extruder Gears

I would definitely print, and have on hand replacement small herringbone gears.

We had one break in half as well. Saw the dust before it broke.

Print them. It's better to have and never need than to need and not have.
by edlink
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Warped Print Bed
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Warped Print Bed

The glass bed is level.

It's flex in the x-axis bars due to the weight of the extruder head you're seeing.
We all have this. See here:

https://youtu.be/v_DNH8JNAfQ
Level the four corners. Then set z height in center of bed.

Everything is fine. Print and be happy.
by edlink
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Kisslicer Help - calling mhackney
Replies: 19
Views: 4436

Re: Kisslicer Help - calling mhackney

In Kisslicer, is there a way to change the first layer height and not change all the subsequent layers after that?

I know this is available in Slic3r and it's a wonderful option to have. Especially when using glass with the PET sheets.