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by rjmorel
Fri May 16, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 31515

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

see my post above yours "!$%!@! 3D printing" the enclosure really made a difference, rj
by rjmorel
Fri May 16, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 22
Views: 18077

Re: !$%!@! 3D printing

ran a part the other day and think this enclosure is the cat's meow. No lifting of the raft from platform, hardly any delamination. Ran part till finished without the printer stopping mid print. I did open the top flip up door where the filament goes through to let some hot air out and it ran part g...
by rjmorel
Fri May 09, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 22
Views: 18077

Re: !$%!@! 3D printing

Ran my first print in the Octave enclosure and was impressed with the enclosure. It did get warm in there with the enclosure fan off. I just unplugged fan from the terminal. Print had no delamination and the raft didn't pull up from the perf board like before. Yay. I left it running for 45 min and c...
by rjmorel
Thu May 08, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 22
Views: 18077

Re: !$%!@! 3D printing

OK so the Octave enclosure just came in. Nice unit, well built out of plastic sheeting. Has 3 little lights and fan. It's all wired together so when lights are on , fan is on My question is do I run the fan while printing or not ???? It seems that the fan would negate the purpose of the enclosure by...
by rjmorel
Fri May 02, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 22
Views: 18077

Re: !$%!@! 3D printing

I just bought an enclosure off Ebay and have the Octive temp control to run it at a cooler temp for the Octive mtrl. Fan is closed off . How does PLA compare to ABS strength wise and longevity wise. Is the warping a universal problem with all ABS printing when doing large parts? I make prototype par...
by rjmorel
Thu May 01, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 22
Views: 18077

Re: !$%!@! 3D printing

And I do have the cooling fan closed down also, rj
by rjmorel
Thu May 01, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 22
Views: 18077

Re: !$%!@! 3D printing

Yes I have a 2 setting temp switch from octiva that runs it a little cooler for their ABS. I just bought a enclosure off Ebay this morning for my Afinia and will try that next. I had a cardboard box enclosure but it was a pain to use. Thanks for your speedy replies. I'm wondering if I should look at...
by rjmorel
Thu May 01, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 22
Views: 18077

!$%!@! 3D printing

Have any of you been able to consistently print good, large parts with your Afinia?? I'm really put out with my printing results, I've leveled the platform, checked and rechecked the nozzle height on my Afinia. The software and machine seem to work like they are supposed to. But the warping and pull...
by rjmorel
Thu May 01, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: !$%!@! 3D printing
Replies: 0
Views: 2857

!$%!@! 3D printing

Have any of you been able to consistently print good, large parts with your Afinia?? I'm really put out with my printing results, I've leveled the platform, checked and rechecked the nozzle height on my Afinia. The software and machine seem to work like they are supposed to. But the warping and pull...
by rjmorel
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: extruder heat shield removal?
Replies: 1
Views: 3745

Re: extruder heat shield removal?

never mind, got it off, rj
by rjmorel
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: extruder heat shield removal?
Replies: 1
Views: 3745

extruder heat shield removal?

Just got my mini and wanted to take off the plastic extruder heat shield to have a look see but can't see how it comes off and I don't want to force things and break it. How do we remove it? thanks, rj