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Sep 11, 2020, 01:24 AM
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14 hour printer job


The last functional part rolled off the printer after 3 full days of printing. The last part took 14 hours because the lion kingdom forgot its motor mount. It was supposed to take 16 hours. That was the 1st PLA bodge job. Things would print a lot faster if they were solid instead of isogrids, but lions wanted everything to have isogrids.

Final assembly revealed how the home position & initialization would work. Home position has the segments straight. Fully deflected has it at 90 degrees. The boundary magnets have to be out of the range of functional movement so it knows which way to turn to reset.

Since the mane gears are split & the nozzle is supposed to face sideways, it should be installed so home position has the gear splits on the sides.

This experience revealed the bottom side is absolutely horrendous when using supports & rafts. Those should only be used when necessary.

The pinion/encoder gears using rafts came out absolutely horrendous. They should be done with no adhesion, but with supports. Ideally, they would have a 0.2mm nozzle. Pinions only burn 20 cents of material.


There is quite a bit of sticking when it's horizontal. It'll need plumber's grease to start & maybe have to be rebuilt using ball bearings. Using isogrids definitely lessened the friction.

If this was a manually operated nozzle with friction brakes, it would be done, but the whole show now starts over with the electronicals.

The power LED should ideally be red & inside the nozzle, but to make it more visible, it may have to go on the outside.
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