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by Xerxes
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Assembly tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Re: Assembly tips?

Update; I did remove all the connectors and it's a massive improvement. I use a bowden setup now 60cm.. I replaced the wiring with my own cable 28awg and 26awg for the heater, and wrapped it on the bowden tube with spiral cable sheath.. Really neat now..

I will write this up in a thread soon..
by Xerxes
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: What's your day job?

Ha ha, I guess this is a chance to show off something rare.. A 3D printing truck driver. To be fair I used to be a Unix systems admin, software engineer, and network engineer back in the day (2000-2010). Though most recently I have been working as a trucker! ;-) Ended up with a MC licence, and mobil...
by Xerxes
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATTN: Admin; guests cannot see attachments
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: ATTN: Admin; guests cannot see attachments

Found that email.. spam filter didn't like it, so at least I can confirm that is working, my mistake.
by Xerxes
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEI For 3D Printer Beds
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: PEI For 3D Printer Beds

I've never had any luck with PEI (instantly destroyed even if i don't heat the bed) and found that buildtak works but wears out fairly quickly. The best surface I've ever used is heated glass coated with a filament specific adhesive. For ABS the best results are with 110C glass (all layers) and ABS ...
by Xerxes
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATTN: Admin; guests cannot see attachments
Replies: 1
Views: 25

ATTN: Admin; guests cannot see attachments

Hi Lee / Admins, Just letting you know guests can still not see attachments. I think it would be good for the forum if they could because there are a lot of posts here that need pictures to explain things, which guests are no able to see without signing up for an account. That will actually discoura...
by Xerxes
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Little Monster calibration and configuration in 5 steps
Replies: 1
Views: 2650

Re: Little Monster calibration and configuration in 5 steps

I need to add some information to the guide: As my experience increases I've learned a few things worth noting. While you can print ABS, the object size you can do reliably without an actively heated enclosure in a cold room is going to be about 4cm x 4cm x 4cm. Bigger, maybe, if you live in a hot c...
by Xerxes
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Prints
Topic: Results
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Results

The printer responsible....
by Xerxes
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Prints
Topic: Results
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Results

ABS printed at 120mm/s on a heavily modified TLM with bowden setup using all the stock hardware and electronics. Also with TL smoothers that have heatsinks on them. This setup also has a 60cm bowden tube and the extruder is outside the enclosure (on the side.) The printer settings are: active heated...
by Xerxes
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First layer print not printing evenly
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: First layer print not printing evenly

I found issues printing large objects as well.. The glass is not completely flat.. I think distortion mapping can help which is built into the calibration routine. But the bed sticker can warp more than the distortion mapping can help (as does the glass a little bit.) I know the supplied sticker is ...
by Xerxes
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tevo Seriously Need to take a hard look at themselves
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: Tevo Seriously Need to take a hard look at themselves

Having now owned a couple kits from different manufacturers I can now say with certainty that these issues are not Tevo-specific, they are industry wide. No printer as sold under USD $10,000 will perform on all the filaments they advertise that it will. They can print PLA and maybe PETG only, and wo...