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by reibuehl
September 6th, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: Measure in STL files
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Measure in STL files

I have downloaded the free for home use version of Autodesk Netfabb and it's measuring capabilities seem to be what I need. They could be a little bit more intuitive, but I think that goes for the whole Netfabb ;-)
by reibuehl
September 5th, 2017, 7:49 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: Measure in STL files
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Measure in STL files

Every time I need modify 3D models where I only have STL files, I find it extremely difficult to "measure" stuff like distances and angles. If I import the STL in Fusion 360, I can use Inspect but it does not really "snap" to the right places and so I get very unreliable measurements. Is there a too...
by reibuehl
September 4th, 2017, 4:48 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Issues with print job when retracting.
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Issues with print job when retracting.

Since you mention that the printer hasn't been used for a longer time: Has the filament been stored dry? Maybe you have moisture in your filament and that produces these extrusion issues. Gently drying the filament could help then.
by reibuehl
September 4th, 2017, 4:46 am
Forum: Hardware Modifications
Topic: First time owner, need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: First time owner, need advice

In general AWG12 wire is AWG12 wire, so you could use the speaker wire as it is the same gauge. Just make sure that you are not near any hot parts with the speaker wire. If you need to be close to hot parts, e.g. a heated bed, then wires with silicon insulation are better.
by reibuehl
September 3rd, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Simple 3D Printer mainboard for a filament joiner?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Simple 3D Printer mainboard for a filament joiner?

It is surprising how little modification is needed to convert the Adafruit Sous Vide cooker code example to a working filament fuser code :lol: I used the Sous_Viduino code from Adafruit as a starting as it has a menu, PID and storage for set values and uses the RGB backlight version of the monochro...
by reibuehl
September 2nd, 2017, 6:15 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Simple 3D Printer mainboard for a filament joiner?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Simple 3D Printer mainboard for a filament joiner?

I finally managed to convert the ideas that I had collected over (too many) months into an Arduino shield to drive the filament fuser! The shield has a 12V input, an optional 12V to 5V step-down converter to drive the 5V part without the need of an USB connection and the necessary parts to drive the...
by reibuehl
August 17th, 2017, 4:39 am
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer

The card that came with my UM2 also was not readable anymore suddenly some weeks ago. Since I always used two cards interchangeable, I just continued with the remaining one and threw the other away... maybe I should have tried this tool :-(
by reibuehl
August 2nd, 2017, 2:33 am
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Whose good with CAD? Mount for UM2 printhead
Replies: 16
Views: 396

Re: Whose good with CAD? Mount for UM2 printhead

The problem is that only if you have the exact measurements of the mounting points you could create a CAD for it. So you need to at least provide a 2D drawing with some measurements for the holes and such before somebody could look into this. But I agree with Neotko, there is no better way to learn ...
by reibuehl
July 14th, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day
Replies: 1204
Views: 59069

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

If Amazon delivers as promised, I will be busy outdoors tomorrow: The key switch on my electric garage door opener decided to break and the door went up & down erratically. Now I have to replace the whole thing. I thought I could fix the old one but the lousy micro switches inside just felt apart wh...
by reibuehl
July 10th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Ultra Fine Particles from printing report...
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Ultra Fine Particles from printing report...

Maybe I should use my second SDS011 to do some measurements during my next prints...
by reibuehl
July 10th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day
Replies: 1204
Views: 59069

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

You know the rules here, Jonny: Pictures or it didn't happen ;-) Or start "Where welding is cool" on Youtube :-)
by reibuehl
June 27th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Ultimaker Steel Frame Build
Replies: 25
Views: 1319

Re: Interesting Ultimaker Steel Frame Build

Any old leather jacked should do - old motorbike jackets are good as they have the necessary buttons to close up tight all the way up.
by reibuehl
June 27th, 2017, 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Ultimaker Steel Frame Build
Replies: 25
Views: 1319

Re: Interesting Ultimaker Steel Frame Build

Based on my (limited) welding experience, I found aluminium easier to weld than steel with a TIG welder. I hope you got an automatic welding mask and not one of those simple shields or masks that usually come with the kits? If not, get one! You will have so much more fun welding with a mask that swi...
by reibuehl
June 20th, 2017, 8:23 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 2.6 Beta!
Replies: 44
Views: 2173

Re: Cura 2.6 Beta!

BTW: Is it tradition at Ultimaker to send out Cura release announcements after they replaced the download link but before they had time to update the link to the release notes? I have seen this a number of times now that if you follow the announcement to the download page, the download link is there...
by reibuehl
June 12th, 2017, 4:12 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: We Upgraded!
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: We Upgraded!

Many thanks @LePaul! Looks much better now at 100%.

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