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by Lez0
May 27th, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Quiet 3D printer
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Quiet 3D printer

I found this video:



I must admit it looks a bit scary.
by Lez0
May 25th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.

Thanks Paul, this looks so easy I should be able to do it.
by Lez0
May 25th, 2018, 3:05 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.

Hi Paul
This Mosfet thing, is it easy to install, it doesn't look complicated.
Also which one did you use?
by Lez0
May 24th, 2018, 2:37 am
Forum: ABS Filament General Discussion
Topic: Layer splitting with ABS
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Layer splitting with ABS

Thanks Anders Olsson What you say makes sense. I have bought another make of ABS and it prints a lot better at the same settings 100°C bed 240°C nozzle. I have no problem with the ABS sticking to the bed as I have a plastic type mat that works, sometimes too well as I can have great difficulty getti...
by Lez0
May 22nd, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Quiet 3D printer
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Quiet 3D printer

Thanks Paul, it's on there.
by Lez0
May 21st, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Quiet 3D printer
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Quiet 3D printer

I am now ready to install the TMC2130's.
I noticed there is extra wiring involved and it seems to take out the LCD screen, is that correct for the FT5?
by Lez0
May 21st, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: J-Head not working.
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: J-Head not working.

Hi all I had a bit of time so I had another look at this. I got another J head and tried it. I set it up so the head was fixed to the frame so it would be easy to change things. I was only going to extrude filament not do any printing. I used ABS with the hot end set to 230°C, I could push the filam...
by Lez0
May 20th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Welcome, where are you from?
Replies: 54
Views: 8909

Re: Welcome, where are you from?

Costa Blanca, Spain (Born in England).
On a steep learning curve with 3D printing.
Folger FT5, it arrived about a years ago, spent 3 months building it, with 2 months gap in the middle for summer.
Using printer to build prototypes, thing for the house and fun stuff.
Thinking about a second printer.
by Lez0
May 18th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: help me new extruder heat sink gap
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: help me new extruder heat sink gap

I think they should be a plastic tube in there.
by Lez0
May 15th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: ABS Filament General Discussion
Topic: Layer splitting with ABS
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Layer splitting with ABS

I tried to set the FT5 to 250°C but it kept stopping with MAX TEMP, so I had to reset it, Like I said the FT5 can only go to 240. I have tried various wall sections but the layers still split. I am thinking of getting another printer anyway, possible a smaller one. I'll also look at these materials:...
by Lez0
May 15th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: What materials have you used on the FT5?
Replies: 1
Views: 94

What materials have you used on the FT5?

Hi all I have been printing on the FT5 for a few months now and I am looking at different material. I started with PLA and am now using ABS, great on smaller parts, problems with larger parts. I was looking at PETG but it seems the recommended temperature of the nozzle is too high for the Folger FT5...
by Lez0
May 15th, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: ABS Filament General Discussion
Topic: Layer splitting with ABS
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Layer splitting with ABS

Hi thanks for the reply.
The Folger FT5 can only go to 240°C also the manufacture recommends 220-240 so I am working at the top end.
The walls are 1mm thick with infill, do you think this is thick enough?
by Lez0
May 14th, 2018, 3:11 am
Forum: ABS Filament General Discussion
Topic: Layer splitting with ABS
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Layer splitting with ABS

I have put a thermometer inside and it get's up to the high 30's, perhaps I need to plug the small gaps.
by Lez0
May 13th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HicTop 3DP12 Newb aid needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: HicTop 3DP12 Newb aid needed!

Hi I use Solidworks. I export the files to .stl. I them import then into Cura to do the slicing and export a file that I put on a SD card that goes into the printer. You can also connect via USB using Pronterface. I would think any 3D CAD system should be able to export a .stl file. Does all this ma...

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