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by GrueMaster
September 17th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Welcome, where are you from?
Replies: 64
Views: 34840

Re: Welcome, where are you from?

Welcome to the group. Browse around, find areas specific to your needs, ask for help when needed.
by GrueMaster
September 15th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Show off your latest print
Topic: Show off My latest Print
Replies: 172
Views: 57843

Re: Show off My latest Print

Nice! Can you share the stl?
by GrueMaster
September 5th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: SOFTWARE QUESTION from a newbie WANTING to learm!
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: SOFTWARE QUESTION from a newbie WANTING to learm!

Cura is very powerful and can be a bit overwhelming when you look at the settings menu, but the default setup is very easy to work with. Plus it supports most printer without any adjustments. And it is free.
by GrueMaster
August 7th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Glob of filament around nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Glob of filament around nozzle

We've all been there before. 20170917_073151.jpg The easiest way to remove it is to use a heat gun (like an industrial strength hair dryer). Don't set the heat too high though as you could melt the insulation around the wires. If you don't have one, turn on the extruder heat to PLA level (~210C) and...
by GrueMaster
August 5th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Need help with Extruder heating then cooling.
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Need help with Extruder heating then cooling.

Check your startup code. You may have something in there that is turning off the extruder heat. You can also view/edit the gcode file that is doing this to see if you have any stray gcodes (it is just a text file, but DON'T use notepad).
by GrueMaster
August 5th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: what printer should i get
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: what printer should i get

To add to Roberts_Clif , I have the Hictop 3DP-17 and the Hictop CR-10S. Both handle printing miniatures just fine. Here are some of my prints (along with some of my glitches). Nozzle clogs happen from time to time. Most of mine happen when the bed adhesion fails and the print head keeps pushing mat...
by GrueMaster
August 5th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: Tronxy X5S-400 and another problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Tronxy X5S-400 and another problem

I found this video that could explain it more.
by GrueMaster
August 4th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: Tronxy X5S-400 and another problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Tronxy X5S-400 and another problem

Not owning one of these or having seen one in action, it is hard to form any hard conclusions, but gravity may in fact be part of the issue. Is it only one side or is the whole bed level but closer? This might suggest that the print head is moving slightly, or that the Z sensor is slightly loose (or...
by GrueMaster
July 30th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: Tronxy X5S-400 problems solving help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Tronxy X5S-400 problems solving help needed

Cool. Glad you found your solution. And I hear you on the self-medicating part. Makes me feel fortunate to live within close proximity of a few micro distilleries.
by GrueMaster
July 29th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: Tronxy X5S-400 problems solving help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Tronxy X5S-400 problems solving help needed

Moved this to the Large Scale Printers area. This printer looks similar to the Folgertech printers, and besides, the electronics forum is really for non-printer specific electronics topics. As to your issue, this sounds like maybe a failing stepper driver. I could be wrong, but there are other more ...
by GrueMaster
July 25th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New job!
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: New job!

Cool! Having a hobby that also pays well is sweet! Congradulations!
by GrueMaster
July 22nd, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: bed leveling issues
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: bed leveling issues

Sounds like there is not enough tension in the bed springs. I'd try adjusting your Z sensor down a little, then tighten your leveling screws to match. Leave some play in the springs though. Another possibility which I see on my CR-10S is that the 2nd Z stepper will slip when the printer is offline f...
by GrueMaster
July 16th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Suddenly very bad printing ??
Replies: 8
Views: 622

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: 622

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: 687

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.

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