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Old Oct 11, 2014, 06:04 PM
Flying Wood For Fun
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they look like 2mm screws
hard to find at most hardware stores in this area
I get mine on ebay and they are still scarce

even worse when a small motor mount uses them and you drop one
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 06:27 PM
I'd Rather Be Flying
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I actually have 2mm and they were too big..... Found some assorted ones that can hold it till the glue sets
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 09:55 PM
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What is the strength like on those thin walled parts like the spinner? I've been struggling with thin wall parts (less than 5 perimeters) where the layers will separate when I squeeze them. Maybe I'm expecting too much...
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 10:05 PM
Flying Wood For Fun
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sounds like maybe you need to do a bed calibration for nozzle clearance
when I had mine to high the layers weren't blending (Fusing) together enough

the first layer should slightly appear flat topped on the first pass
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 12:36 AM
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We have one and a Makerbot Replicator Dual. The Lulzbot is garbage IMO compared to the Replicator. The build plate is warped so badly that the max allowable adjustment can't compensate. Yes, we've printed the test prints and they came out OK. For ABS printing, you are joking if you aren't operating in an enclosed build chamber for larger prints. This is a problem for the Makerbot as well, so we generally print in PLA on that (Mkaerbot PLA is good up to 108degrees continuous duty operation). Further, the claims of the Lulzbots ability to print materials besides PLA and ABS are sort of a joke, at least if you order T-Glas and PC from the lulzbot site you need to bake the filament to remove water, otherwise you can't get a continuous extrusion of filament.

I also have experience with the Makerbot 2X, at least right now it blows the Lulzbot out of the water and is superior to the Replicator Dual for ABS prints. I'm not a huge fan of Makerbots practices or customer support, so we are looking at the Ultimaker 2 for a second printer to supplement. Any thoughts on that are appreciated.

Which model of the Lulzbot do you have?

Thanks,

Scott
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 12:49 AM
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What is the strength like on those thin walled parts like the spinner? I've been struggling with thin wall parts (less than 5 perimeters) where the layers will separate when I squeeze them. Maybe I'm expecting too much...
That's happened to me on vertical walls. Went back to adjust the design so the thickness was a multiple of my nozzle.
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 01:39 AM
4 blades! Scale blades!
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Nice mike!

What gear you plan to use on it?
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Old Oct 14, 2014, 06:37 PM
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It's been quite some time since I posted the last picture of my Printrbot Simple - almost 6 months.

It's a different beast now. Here's what's different:
- 6in^3 (with possibly more Z height, but limited by wiring) build volume
- 6x6in heated bed
- E3D V5 w/ v6 heater block - can reach 300c+ temperatures just fine.
- Bowden assembly to reduce weight on moving parts.
- Metal Z coupling
- Fully belt driven


Original link: http://imgur.com/zlEXprN
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 08:41 AM
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We did it guys! we have our own 3D printing forum! thanks for everyones support making this possible!

http://www.rcgroups.com/3d-printing-922/
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