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by dan3008
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Infitary m508, marlin, extrusion issue
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Infitary m508, marlin, extrusion issue

Ok, my steps per unit seems to be right. I took the motor off, and "extruded" 25mm, and sure enough, 25mm of filament were "extruded" So I have an interesting problem. My slicer is set up for 1.75mm filament, my printer is using 1.75mm filament, but extruding as if it's running 3mm filament. Now I'm...
by dan3008
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Infitary m508, marlin, extrusion issue
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Infitary m508, marlin, extrusion issue

I'll take a look, but i don't think that's the problem. (DEFAULT_AXIS_STEPS_PER_UNIT {100,100,400,92.6}) - looks the same as the previous firmware before i updated to marlin When I tell the extruder to move 10mm, it does move 10mm of filament Had me confused, and trying to unclog my nozzle for ages ...
by dan3008
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 0.9 step motors, worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: 0.9 step motors, worth it?

Twice the resolution on the axis... But that said, is your nozzle small enough to take full advantage. A friend of mine got a 1mm nozzle (yes 1mm) and 0.9 motors + drivers, and the smaller steps were a total waste of time lol
by dan3008
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Infitary m508, marlin, extrusion issue
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Infitary m508, marlin, extrusion issue

Ok, I've totally lost the plot. Installed marlin + a bltouch on my infitary m508, and now I'm getting constant under extrusion unless I set my extrusion multiplayer to about 1.8 I've seen (and fixed) this before where the slicer has the wrong filament diameter. But that's not the case this time. Bee...
by dan3008
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hotend Problems (advice needed)
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Hotend Problems (advice needed)

I was coming to the same conclusion about just replace it. " E3D Titan Aero kit" :lol: that costs almost as much as the rest of my printer put together :lol: I was looking at e3d clones, looks like if i go down that rout, I'll be moving to a bowden rather than direct drive. Actually an upgrade I was...
by dan3008
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hotend Problems (advice needed)
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Hotend Problems (advice needed)

So, when buying the parts for my printer, I thought I'd be smart and buy a dirt cheap direct drive hotend & extruder combo... now, just over a year later, I'm more knowledgeable, and realise how much of a mistake I made. The hotend I got was one like this one . When printing with PLA, its ok most th...
by dan3008
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Filaments
Topic: Anyone tried this?
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Anyone tried this?

Dont know, as I never tried it, but if you are looking for cheap in the EU, check out Hobbyking. I have not yet tried their house brand, which is ridiculously cheap (12-13 euro per kg of PLA!), but I have used Esun a lot, and its perfectly good filament that they sell for €15.4 per Kg from their EU...
by dan3008
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Filaments
Topic: Anyone tried this?
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Anyone tried this?

posted about this on my local hackspace's forum. Apparently its ok they said layer adhesion leaves something to be desired, and it takes more tuning than normal, but it is an acceptable filament (the guy had used the PLA, I cant comment on the others) We have a role at the hack space, so I've booked...
by dan3008
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Incubator
Topic: Multi Material Printing Purge Blocks
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: Multi Material Printing Purge Blocks

The real problem with the implementation is the physical translucency of the plastic. With only 3 walls (the usual print parameters for most people, or at least for me) the colours of the infill will bleed through the thin walls. causing two or more colours to affect the surface colour. Yes, you ca...
by dan3008
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Prusa style vs CoreXY
Replies: 15
Views: 15426

Re: Prusa style vs CoreXY

I certainly dont want to stop you from designing and building your own printer, but, if we're being honest, you're not likely to end up cheaper. If price was your main motivation, I would tell you to buy that CR10. But it will not give you the same satisfaction :). Maybe not cheaper, but with all t...