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by isaac_alaska
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: TG All metal Hot End - Call for help
Replies: 84
Views: 26185

Re: TG All metal Hot End - Call for help

How is this project coming? seems a lot of threads on here just dead-end :(
by isaac_alaska
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Not epic, but here is a tardis
Replies: 13
Views: 7319

Re: Not epic, but here is a tardis

with heated glass, do you apply anything to the glass? or just print pla directly to glass? i haven't been able to print to cold glass at all, but prints pretty nicely with glue stick. i have yet to try 50 micron but now i want to!
by isaac_alaska
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Series 1 Modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 4824

Re: Series 1 Modifications

is this still a mod in progress? looks really cool, might be my next mod project. i'm adding the glass bed with 3point leveling right now, found a place that will supply the needed brace for $66, out of 3/16" aluminum, if anyone wants one they will be cheaper in "bulk" because the wat...
by isaac_alaska
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RepRap Discount Hexagon Hot End
Replies: 11
Views: 7029

Re: RepRap Discount Hexagon Hot End

i drilled mounting holes into the hotend retaining block to mount the fan, and have it blowing directly on the fins, with no cooling on the print itself, printing at 210 (i think i'm going to try going back to 205 or 200, because the filament comes out looking pretty hot) and i'm using the upgraded ...
by isaac_alaska
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: My version of a glass bed with improved leveling
Replies: 16
Views: 7525

Re: My version of a glass bed with improved leveling

i really like this idea! looks awesome! where did you get the piece of glass? having trouble finding borosilicate that size on ebay or amazon :(


*edit*
found the glass on mcmaster, and ordered a sheet. i'll update with pics once i decide how i want to build the 3 supports and get it finished
by isaac_alaska
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Quick, easy, effective filament guide and wiper
Replies: 0
Views: 3564

Quick, easy, effective filament guide and wiper

Threw this together as a quick solution for keeping the filament managed. I was having problems with it falling off of new rolls, and was getting dirt and dust in the extruder nozzle. This could be prettied up with some printed parts, but works extremely well as-is. The dowel is taped in place cause...
by isaac_alaska
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: I printed a filament guide
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: I printed a filament guide

i use a very similar but much simpler filament guide, just a zip tie through the hole in the idler bearing handle. i also have a piece of felt in the zip tie that i oil occasionally. looks like the new handle doesn't have this hole though? but it could be drilled easily (preferably remove to drill s...
by isaac_alaska
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Glass print bed, no aluminum required?
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Glass print bed, no aluminum required?

this could be done on the cheap by anyone wanting to try it, if you have a piece of (preferably pyrex) glass big enough to use for a bed, you can drill the holes through it with a piece of copper tubing mounted in a drill press, coated in valve grinding compound. turn the drill press on and hold the...
by isaac_alaska
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: PID Autotune, how to store settings
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Re: PID Autotune, how to store settings

i'm using the 2013 series 1, and trying to set the pid parameters (because i got a new hexagon hotend, and the temp swing is about +-10, so 20 degrees total. not real good) autotune runs, but the M500 and M501 codes don't seem to do anything. sending M500 gives no reply, and M501 says "echo: us...
by isaac_alaska
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Threaded piece = No luck
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Threaded piece = No luck

i printed a threaded piece that screws together around the filament (insert filament, then screw together with a sponge in the middle to help wipe dust off the filament) and it printed and threads together very well. they are large threads though, about 2.2mm pitch and 15.2mm OD

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