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by Xeno
August 11th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Suddenly my SD card isn't read by my printer
Replies: 12
Views: 649

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

Check all you cables, with the FT-5 my cable was wrong and it would just read as empty or not at all.
by Xeno
July 20th, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Paul's FT-5 Build
Replies: 70
Views: 4384

Re: Paul's FT-5 Build

great to hear about the homing :) but weird. for the binding, you can try to completely loosen/remove the top attached parts of the leadscrews , the side rods supply guidance for the bed, and the leadscrew only needs to be connected at the bottom. that solved it for me. most if not all leadscrews ha...
by Xeno
July 18th, 2017, 2:34 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Paul's FT-5 Build
Replies: 70
Views: 4384

Re: Paul's FT-5 Build

Did yours to that on first power up/testing too? Mine homed correctly in first try, but I hear of builders having the same issue, but it is not a big problem, just adjust the firmware, and upload again :) I have more issues with layer shifts that won't go away, that others have no problem with ;-) ...
by Xeno
July 18th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day
Replies: 1294
Views: 72767

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

Lazy question...with only a mesh-file available (e.g. STL)...how can one turn it into a solid that you can, kind of, modify? I have tried to find ways to do it in Fusion360 but so far I have not been able to do it. If the model is not too complex, I would make some slices and redraw the shape, ther...
by Xeno
July 18th, 2017, 2:32 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Paul's FT-5 Build
Replies: 70
Views: 4384

Re: Paul's FT-5 Build

If the print head moves to the oposite side then where the switch is, you need to adjust the X firmware from + to - or otherway around :)

only if you have done a successful homing, then you can move all the X-Y-Z positions, otherwise the printer thinks the axis is already at it's limit and wont move.
by Xeno
July 10th, 2017, 3:32 am
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Pancake? Stepper? Or go Bowden setup?
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Pancake? Stepper? Or go Bowden setup?

I could not get it to work properly (2.85mm), it kept slipping on the first layer, and was just too weak to handle large filament volumes when using the Vulcano nozzle.
I went back to the normal Nema17 motor, and it works great :)
by Xeno
June 21st, 2017, 2:15 am
Forum: Simplify 3D
Topic: Rubbing on travel move
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Rubbing on travel move

I use Z-hop a lot, it helps to keep fragile parts from being bumped by the nozzle,
I still have some flow trouble/adjustments to do, and some filament is extruded more then I want to, this gives some bumps on the surface.

it only extends the printing time by a small margin.
by Xeno
June 19th, 2017, 2:20 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: E3D Titan / v6 Aero Upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: E3D Titan / v6 Aero Upgrade

Looks good, I'm also happy with mine, less wobble in the head because it is a lot shorter.

Be careful with the extra small bearing you had to insert into the alu part, I already lost mine (don't ask), as it is not tight in the hole, luckily the old plastic cover had exact the same bearing :)
by Xeno
June 15th, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: How much should a good 3D printer cost?
Replies: 36
Views: 1537

Re: How much should a good 3D printer cost?

Getting into that $2000 - $3000 price range, then most will probably buy an Ultimaker, building a good printer is not the biggest deal, but keeping it going day, after day, after day is more of a challenge :) That is where Ultimaker excels. You would need to make a printer that has something special...
by Xeno
June 14th, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: Filament and printing material
Topic: 4D Printing!!! What.
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: 4D Printing!!! What.

I' have been printing in the 4th dimension for a long time, some of these prints take a (%$###%%^^) very long time to finish :)
by Xeno
June 14th, 2017, 2:14 am
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: Has anyone used nGen_FLEX yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Has anyone used nGen_FLEX yet?

I used 80c for the bed with 3Dlac spray and it kept it stuck,
I did not print big parts just some tests with their samples.
by Xeno
June 7th, 2017, 1:08 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Paul's FT-5 Build
Replies: 70
Views: 4384

Re: Paul's FT-5 Build

Yeah, I also use a 4mm Borosilicate Glass plate, it's very flat and great to print on with some 3dLac.
by Xeno
June 6th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Folger Tech FT-5 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Paul's FT-5 Build
Replies: 70
Views: 4384

Re: Paul's FT-5 Build

Looking nice :)
most have just flipped the heated bed around, less wiring, and no problem it dropping on the Z-stage belts
by Xeno
May 29th, 2017, 2:26 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hictop 3dp-17 Both thermistors reading 0
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Hictop 3dp-17 Both thermistors reading 0

It could be faulty wiring, did you check it ?

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