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by Elmwolf
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Hacks and printer upgrades
Topic: The ultimate anti curling fix so far
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

Re: The ultimate anti curling fix so far

i am running pla so far. i have actually tested something new. i taped a letter sized sheet of transparency plastic down and sprayed the aquanet on it. now i am printing nearly perfect every time :D
by Elmwolf
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Hacks and printer upgrades
Topic: The ultimate anti curling fix so far
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

The ultimate anti curling fix so far

not sure if any of you all have tried this yet but if your having problems with your larger prints lifting off the platform (I was possibly due to humidity and air flow issues) try spraying aquanet hair spray in a decent coat over your kapton tape. Let it dry as the platform heats up. (i usually low...
by Elmwolf
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Overheating extruder
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Re: Overheating extruder

Ohhkay (big sarcastic sigh) i will try to be patient when i fix it tonight and wait till tomorrow before i fire it up. Patients or a lack there of is the one thing i freely admit as one of my faults and something i need to work on. Thanks again for the info.
by Elmwolf
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Overheating extruder
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Re: Overheating extruder

I will look it up and compare it to what we have here locally. I want to make sure if I need parts I can find them local in the event that i need something and your not available. Besides we have a couple pretty good electronics shops here in town. Thanks for the offer though. :c) The rigidity wasn'...
by Elmwolf
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Overheating extruder
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Re: Overheating extruder

i think it was the way i had them all coiled together in addition to the way the entire bundle of wires was routed around the handle on the top. In the end it was most likely an operator error. wether or not the plastic part is stable remains to be seen. in the process of extricating the hot end fro...
by Elmwolf
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Overheating extruder
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Overheating extruder

So I got the printer up and running. It was making some beautiful stuff until i noticed it starting to fail to extrude after a point no matter how many times i tried to print things. If it was a very small model it would print but anything that took more then 1/2 an hour to print would end up failin...

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