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by cbensch
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Layer height in reation to z-axis micrsep
Replies: 4
Views: 29744

Re: Layer height in reation to z-axis micrsep

Good info. I have read about the heated bed being an issue as well. The odd thing is that the cyclical expansion and contraction of these layers lasts through the entire print. I printed a small tube that was just about the full height of the printer's capabilities and the layer oddities continued t...
by cbensch
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Layer height in reation to z-axis micrsep
Replies: 4
Views: 29744

Layer height in reation to z-axis micrsep

I'm having issues with my filament bulging every 4 or 5 layers. So I did some reading and found an interesting article that talked about how it is critical that the layer thickness is a multiple of the z-axis lift per microstep. It involves knowing how many microsteps the motor has and the diameter ...
by cbensch
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd source for spare thermistors and/or heaters?
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: 2nd source for spare thermistors and/or heaters?

Amazon sells them here in the States. 10 pack for like $12. And free shipping with Amazon Prime.

RioRand™ 10pcs 100K ohm NTC Thermistors for Reprap 3D printer, Mendel, Prusa RioRand http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00INRZKY8/ref ... bvb14G79WQ
by cbensch
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: X/Y/Z access won't respond to manual commands
Replies: 0
Views: 1335

X/Y/Z access won't respond to manual commands

Hi Folks - Had a weird thing happen. I hadn't used my printer for a few weeks. When I plugged it in to print a file the fan in my power supply was making odd noises. I checked it and watched as it came to a noisy halt. I bought a new fan, replaced it, and now the new fan won't turn on at all. When I...
by cbensch
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: X Axis shifting back and forth mid-print
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: X Axis shifting back and forth mid-print

I like Dreide's thought for sure. Good way to test the electronics. Next: 1) Have you done a close visual inspection to see where that grinding sound is coming from? Almost seems like your motors are working too hard. 2) Was this a DIY unit? You didn't lose any bearing from the track did you? I did....
by cbensch
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor printing quality
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: Poor printing quality

There are considerable differences in volume when moving your extrusion multiplier numeric value even a single .1 in either direction. If you're at 2.2 you're much too high. Start at 1.0 then try 1.1. If you are experience low volume at 1.1 then try 1.2...but I bet 1.2 would even be too great and yo...
by cbensch
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor printing quality
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: Poor printing quality

You're English seems fine. :) I agree with kerog. Most definitely looks like a belt tension or pot meter setting issue. I'd look back at your instruction manual and make sure the pot meters are set correctly. I actually looked at the image backwards originally and had the setting mirrored when I fir...
by cbensch
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What happened with Make review?
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: What happened with Make review?

Your inquiry caught my attention. I bought the 2.0 last year simply because of the excellent Make review. So I just bought the newest Make iPad edition and gave the 3.0 review on page 50 a once-over. Their testing machine was obviously dysfunctional in one way or another so the review would suffer n...
by cbensch
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Hacks and printer upgrades
Topic: Very easy and fast Z-Axis adjustment modification
Replies: 41
Views: 18219

Re: Very easy and fast Z-Axis adjustment modification

Printed and installed! Nicely done!

I made the knob a little different but still, a really wonderful mod. Thank you!
by cbensch
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good (Best) PLA filament
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Good (Best) PLA filament

I have tested 16 different filaments...oddly enough the "cheap" Chinese filament I buy from eBay here in the States worked the best for me. Great adhesion to the bed, cleanest perimeter lines. But BuMat was a close second on the list really only because of price. It is sold through Amazon; also avai...

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