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by Lez0
February 12th, 2018, 2:44 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Heating failed, Printer halted, Please reset.

I get this error when I am trying to heat the bed to 100°C, it happens after about 80°C. Sometimes I don't get it for a few days, then, like yesterday it happened 5 or 6 times while heating the bed. I have reset, switched it off and back on again, but it happens again, then it will work OK no proble...
by Lez0
February 9th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Offset in the X & Y directions
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Offset in the X & Y directions

Hi all
Found the solution to the slipping in the Y axis as above.
I tuned the motors, I increased the power by a quarter turn see:


It has been working for a few days now without any skipping. :-)
by Lez0
January 31st, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folger ABS
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: Folger ABS

The "ABS Slurry" worked very well. It was like a thick milk when I applied it to the glass. :-)



Lez0
by Lez0
January 30th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folger ABS
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: Folger ABS

I found some "normal" ABS and it dissolved in minutes, so it is the Folger ABS that's the problem.

I got this reply frm Folger:
It is mainly ABS but there are some additives as well.

Thanks,
Folger Tech Team

Now we know.
Lez0
by Lez0
January 29th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folger ABS
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: Folger ABS

I can get the bed to over 100°C, it does take a little time.
I have been using glue but it doesn't always work with ABS.
by Lez0
January 29th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folger ABS
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Folger ABS

Hi All I have been trying to print with ABS with various results. One problem I am having like everyone else is sticking the ABS to the bed. I have tried making slurry but the ABS will not dissolve even after a few days. I am using pure Acetone and cut 1.75 filament straight off the reel. According ...
by Lez0
October 16th, 2017, 8:01 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: What size UPS will I need.
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: What size UPS will I need.

Thanks for the info Meduza, very useful.
by Lez0
October 16th, 2017, 7:55 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Offset in the X & Y directions
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Offset in the X & Y directions

Thanks LePaul
I have a stock FT-5 apart from a 4mm glass plate on the bed.
I plan to improve areas of the printer that need it as I go.
My first aim is to learn how to use a 3D printer and get good parts from it.
by Lez0
October 15th, 2017, 10:47 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Folgertech FT-5
Replies: 33
Views: 5109

Re: Folgertech FT-5

Thanks for the tip LePaul.
I have seen these nozzles and they look good, do you need to modify anything because the E3Dv6 nozzle has a different connection to the existing nozzle.

regards
by Lez0
October 15th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: What size UPS will I need.
Replies: 4
Views: 399

What size UPS will I need.

Hi all I am starting to do longer prints, the problem is the power supply in our house isn't good. I have a ups on the PC's, but what size will I need for the FT-5. The power usually goes off for 1 min sometime a little bit longer but generally no more than 5 mins.. It's frustrating getting 2 hours ...
by Lez0
October 14th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Offset in the X & Y directions
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Offset in the X & Y directions

I think I have solved the problem. It was gradually improving the more I printed. I tried various positions on the bed and found that if I printed close to "home" there was no problem. This morning I checked everything mechanical. I added a link to the umbilical on the y axis, 1 more than in the ins...
by Lez0
October 12th, 2017, 2:59 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Offset in the X & Y directions
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Offset in the X & Y directions

Hi all I have managed to build and get running the FT5. I have gone through the usual problems of the plastic not sticking to the table etc. I now have a problem I don't know how to solve. I can print a part that has a small footprint (X&Y) OK but when I do something bigger I get an offset in the x ...

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