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by LePaul
April 6th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: General / RepRap Printers
Topic: Buying 3D printer
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Buying 3D printer

Those are all cheap Chinese printers. My experience with Geeetech has been they have absolutely zero quality control. From what I received, I am doubtful they powered it on after building it. Otherwise many obvious issues would have been noticed. I have Creality CR-10 and Creality CR-10S. Both have ...
by LePaul
April 2nd, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis threads?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Cleaning the Z axis threads?

My Ultimaker 2, upgraded to a 2+, has a pretty dark looking lead screw...Roberts advice is good.
by LePaul
April 1st, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID...stay healthy
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: COVID...stay healthy

Hope everyone is staying healthy!
I have my FT-6 apart to install the E3D Hemera. Been doing a lot of prints on my Ultmaker 2+ and FT-5 How's everyone doing?
by LePaul
March 24th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID...stay healthy
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: COVID...stay healthy

It's kinda like the movie Independence Day...minus the invading aliens!
by LePaul
March 22nd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: 2nd Post - Understanding Supports in Cura
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: 2nd Post - Understanding Supports in Cura

If @nallath isn't too busy maybe he can chime in?
by LePaul
March 22nd, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bad power supply. I think.
Replies: 6
Views: 4504

Re: Bad power supply. I think.

A quick Google search brought up this
by LePaul
March 22nd, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID...stay healthy
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: COVID...stay healthy

I've been reading how hard Italy has been hit with Spain not far behind. Stay healthy!
by LePaul
March 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Thingiverse going the Ultimaker route - downhill :-(
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Thingiverse going the Ultimaker route - downhill :-(

Yeah they made a change to their website recently and I don't know if that added to their woes.

Meanwhile MyMiniFactory works fine!
by LePaul
March 19th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID...stay healthy
Replies: 10
Views: 891

COVID...stay healthy

I've been working from home for a week, since I traveled West where there were infections.

But so far, I am fine

And getting a lot of 3D printing done :-)
by LePaul
February 19th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Why is not Slicing?
Replies: 3
Views: 3987

Re: Why is not Slicing?

Check the Layer view and go layer by layer...i suspect the brim is hiding it?
by LePaul
February 18th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: 1st Post - Understanding relationships in Cura
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: 1st Post - Understanding relationships in Cura

I'm working to master Cura better since I have just setup two Ultimaker S5's at work

Here's a marvelous resource from Ultimaker

https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/21932-mastering-cura
by LePaul
February 5th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Doubling or Tripling up on inner layers?
Replies: 4
Views: 2227

Re: Doubling or Tripling up on inner layers?

I'm not sure I follow what you're asking for...but intrigued
by LePaul
February 2nd, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Material for a peg
Replies: 5
Views: 4824

Re: Material for a peg

Sounds like success!
I know there are some PLA's of varying strength. The ColorFabb I use is a PLA/PHA combination, which might make it a bit stronger.
by LePaul
February 2nd, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: PNP Capacitive sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 2243

Re: PNP Capacitive sensor

Something like that comes with the FT-6 kit and I found it difficult to get to sense It could have been the custom PCB they included which had some issues....I decided to go BL Touch since the version of this didn't offer any way to tune sensitivity

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