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by will1384
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 50410

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

A few things that helped me with 3D Printing. (1) You need a level and flat surface, the clearance between nozzle and bed should be the thickness of one sheet of paper. (2) A small fan blowing on the parts as as they are being printed works wonders, you only need a gentle breeze. (3) The MBE Extrude...
by will1384
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 50410

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I did try the heated bed, but without temperature control, and I used hairspray, but I was never able to get things to stick, I ran into the problem of trying to mount the thermocouple to the heated bed, I have read that you could just cut the threaded end off and twist the wires together, but at th...
by will1384
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 50410

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

:D Yep the fan worked wonders, I took an old CPU fan and made a paper funnel to blow toward the part being made, the parts stopped getting distorted, the prints are still not perfect but once you drill out the holes and sand a few rough edges the parts are usable. I also printed this extruder block ...
by will1384
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 50410

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I had lots of jams with the way I had the extruder / hotend setup, so I redid the extruder / hotend. This does setup does not jam, but sometimes the filament melts and seems form a gap or air pocket between the filament and melted plastic, it seems like I have to prime it like a pump by pushing some...
by will1384
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 50410

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

Are you printing with PLA? Yes PLA, the box that the PLA came in said 190c to 220c, I am trying to get the PID Digital Temperature Controller into that temperature window, I did the temperature controller's auto calibration but I think its off, it may be the placement of the thermocouple, lack of h...
by will1384
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 50410

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I got more done today :D I cut some plastic away from the Makerbot Extruder Upgrade https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UQzZdKGE6Bs/UxftJa9BnfI/AAAAAAAADGc/AvmUlwU8XdA/s800/3d_print_cnc_007.jpg Then I drilled out a M6 bolt, and made the top act like a funnel. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0_uMLS...
by will1384
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: I need help with Mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 5602

Re: I need help with Mach3

Yep, deleting the Mach3 configuration helped, I am able to make it move 1 inch / 25.4mm in Mach3's "Axis Calibration".
by will1384
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: I need help with Mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 5602

Re: I need help with Mach3

id recommend stepping up to a dial gauge as opposed to a ruler, much more accurate. Mach 3 has a step per in calculator for use with a dial gauge. I have one on order now. I found this page RepRap Calculator3 http://calculator.josefprusa.cz/#steppers And Steps Per Unit Calculator spread sheet - I t...
by will1384
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z-travel on Shapeoko 2
Replies: 31
Views: 9907

Re: Z-travel on Shapeoko 2

I liked Threefer's solution of cutting back the z-axis motor plate so much (especially since I'd upgraded to the Bosch Colt router mount (sold by Inventables) that I did the mod to my machine. Now, I have full z-axis travel without cantilevering the router further from the z-axis slide. Note: The B...
by will1384
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 50410

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I had got the "MBE Extruder v9" 3D print head and found out later all the problems it has, so I also ordered the parts to fix it: MK7 Extruder Gear Pulley - get the short one, not the longer one, cost $8 Makerbot Extruder Upgrade - from eBay, cost $12 M6x26 Rod Barrel, and PTFE tube 4mm OD, 2mm ID t...