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by GrueMaster
July 16th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Suddenly very bad printing ??
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Suddenly very bad printing ??

We'd never buy a car expecting to replace the motor, wheels and exhaust within months, would we? Well, some people do. Honestly, it boils down to your confidence in your skills and whether or not you want that kind of challenge. When I bought my Hictop 3DP-17, I knew going in that it was going to b...
by GrueMaster
July 7th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Suddenly very bad printing ??
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Suddenly very bad printing ??

You may need to run it through a program that cleans up the mesh. Or your temp or layer height is off.
by GrueMaster
July 1st, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Extruder problem
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Extruder problem

Make sure the teflon inside the hotend is pushed all the way down so it has no gaps between it and the brass nozzle. You may have to replace the teflon tube, if you don't have a very straight flat cut on the end.
by GrueMaster
June 28th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Creality Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: Anyone knows what causes this?
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Anyone knows what causes this?

I use Hatchbox almost exclusively (better quality for the colors I use). I run at 200 for most everything.
by GrueMaster
June 27th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Need help continuing a print.
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Need help continuing a print.

Actually, that was a box containing an old (80's) set of encyclopedias (hard copy of Wikipedia for the millennials in the forum). I wouldn't use MacNaughton whiskey to treat snake bites on my enemies.
by GrueMaster
June 27th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Creality Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: Anyone knows what causes this?
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Anyone knows what causes this?

I get that occasionally, depending on the filament and hot-end temperature. I have run temp calibrations before (when I first started), and found that some filaments vary in preferred temperature by as much as 10 degrees. With PLA, I found 190-210 range works best overall. Some filaments require hig...
by GrueMaster
June 26th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Need help continuing a print.
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Need help continuing a print.

I had something similar happen when printing a headphone stand. The printer powercycled or something (can't remember now). First thing to do is rehome Z only (not sure on the Ender 3, but my CR-10S and Hictop 3DP-17 both have gantries that would prevent homing X & Y in this situation). Then raise Z ...
by GrueMaster
June 26th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: V1 Engineering's Piper
Replies: 44
Views: 2583

Re: V1 Engineering's Piper

Looks like a good start so far.
by GrueMaster
June 24th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: which printer?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: which printer?

I'm working towards the Duale 3 Pro . Just haven't had room (yet) to get it.
by GrueMaster
June 24th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Testing out a new style!
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: Testing out a new style!

YEAY! :-D

by GrueMaster
June 16th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Support not supporting anything ??
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Support not supporting anything ??

Are you manually adding support into the model design or letting Cura figure out the best way to add supports? Personally, I use the Custom Support tool in Cura to add supports where I want them, depending on the model.
by GrueMaster
June 13th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Novice CR10s PRO CURA 4 user - direct print ??
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Novice CR10s PRO CURA 4 user - direct print ??

First, check your connection setup. You should be able to go into monitor mode and use the controls to move your printer axis or set temperatures for the bed and the nozzle. If those don't work, your connection isn't setup right. Assuming Windows, check device manager to see if a serial device shows...
by GrueMaster
June 12th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: RepRap Printers
Topic: A long sad tale...
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: A long sad tale...

Not seeing a video. Aside from that, some simple tests: Since X & Y work, try swapping X or Y with Z. After swap, just move the two axis independently. This will eliminate a lot of possible issues (cable, motor, controller, etc). Don't try to do full range motion, just 10 mm or so, away from 0 (so a...
by GrueMaster
June 1st, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Testing out a new style!
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: Testing out a new style!

Ok, quick reply is in some forums (just not this one). Hrmmmm.
by GrueMaster
June 1st, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Testing out a new style!
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: Testing out a new style!

Erm, not seeing the quick reply window here. Nothing has changed on my end. What am I missing? Screenshot from 2019-06-01 01-35-19.png Also, yes I do see that the circle is red when there are unread posts. Just harder to see than the previous icons. And I agree that we need more traffic. I really ha...

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