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by nickw
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue
Replies: 31
Views: 33502

Re: Stratasys vs. Afinia patent issue

At the risk of sounding uneducated about this subject.. I was under the impression that the boom in the reprap and affordable 3d printing sector was due to the fact that all of stratasy's initial patents had expired. I know this is about software, but there are limited options for how an FDM machine...
by nickw
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats your answer to the Printed Gun Question?
Replies: 9
Views: 8076

Re: Whats your answer to the Printed Gun Question?

I try to just avoid the question all together. If someone really presses the issue i try to make it clear that it is analogous to putting explosives into lego plastic. Also, here in the states it's practically easier to get a firearm than a healthy snack so im not worried about printed guns. IMO the...
by nickw
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Now I know what shell mode is for...
Replies: 18
Views: 21679

Re: Now I know what shell mode is for...

Shell mode is fantastic for things that don't need to hold any loads.
Have you had any luck with 'surface'? I've only tried it once, and it looked pretty ragged.
by nickw
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: great tool for support removal
Replies: 0
Views: 3025

great tool for support removal

If anyone wants a safe and woderfull tool for support removal, i have been using a leatherman wingman. It comes with (what i think) is an otherwise useless tool called a "package opener". It is essentialy a razor in the shape of a hook which is great for small spaces or small parts that aren't suite...
by nickw
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: printer not extruding
Replies: 10
Views: 8777

Re: printer not extruding

Thanks for the replies. I took off the cover a couple days ago to see if that drive wheel was dirty. Much to my embarasement, i realized the case wasn't installed correctly last time i removed it, so the filament was just slipping out :oops: :oops: When i reatached it the first time, it just wasn't ...
by nickw
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: printer not extruding
Replies: 10
Views: 8777

Re: printer not extruding

The problem seems to happen when I use the "merge" function.
Printing individual items seems to work fine.

Also, sorry about putting this thread in the wrong place. I was in a rush.
by nickw
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: printer not extruding
Replies: 10
Views: 8777

Re: printer not extruding

I'll give it a try, but if it were clogged, i feel like the 'extrude' option in the maintenance window wouldnt work.
by nickw
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: printer not extruding
Replies: 10
Views: 8777

Re: printer not extruding

Postby juancr » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:30 pm is it something similar to this? viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23492 Sort of. In fact the reason I cleaned the nozzle was because I was getting that clicking noise, but it was still extruding. Now the clicking s gone, but no extrusion. Now it's not extruding anythin...
by nickw
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: printer not extruding
Replies: 10
Views: 8777

printer not extruding

Hi all, I started a print today, but after the initial primer line it just stops extruding. The head and bed continue to move normaly, but nothing comes out. However, when i paused and chose the "extrude" function, it seemed to work perfectly. I cleaned my nozzle about a week ago, and have had succe...
by nickw
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cubify design
Replies: 14
Views: 14949

Re: cubify design

I'm not sure about cogs and wheels and such, but blender used to have a cool IK chain feature, and some physics simulation. The last time i used it was 2007, so i would bet they have made some improvements. Does anyone use blender here?
by nickw
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Hand Print with a brush or spray?
Replies: 2
Views: 5866

Re: Hand Print with a brush or spray?

I have had good results with spray paint on ABS as far as adhesion goes.
However it seems to me that the paint makes layers stand out more to the eye.
by nickw
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions From Minnesota
Replies: 13
Views: 9395

Re: Questions From Minnesota

The up would be a great option for the classroom because of how reliable it is. As far as i know the software is a free download, so that should make your budget happy. This sounds like a great plan. It is so rewarding to get a physical object that you can hold and see after spending all that time d...
by nickw
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Yet another reason the UP! was the right choice
Replies: 3
Views: 5951

Yet another reason the UP! was the right choice

Hi all, The engineering department at my school recently bought a uprint SE for around $15k. I was talking to my professor about it and he was amazed that i bought a printer that got .15mm resolution for only $1,600 (The uprint goes to .2) so i printed this model to show him why they should have bou...
by nickw
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it true??
Replies: 2
Views: 3836

Re: Is it true??

It's a well known fact that superman (aka Clark Kent) has been behind every major invention of the past
1,000 years. The plow, the horse-less carriage, the microwave, and the LHC can all be traced back to
kryptonian origins.
by nickw
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: My Note 2 phone case collection
Replies: 23
Views: 24328

Re: My Note 2 phone case collection

Wow. Thats very informative.
Thank you :D
by nickw
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: My Note 2 phone case collection
Replies: 23
Views: 24328

Re: My Note 2 phone case collection

mr6k wrote:Drew,
Congratulations, you have got the British Union flag the right way up.
Peter
...I always thought that was just a joke. Is the union jack not symmetric??
They don't teach us these things in American schools. We have to learn from
doctor who and monty python
by nickw
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.19 Software
Replies: 29
Views: 20946

Re: 1.19 Software

I have been using 1.19 for a few weeks now and I feel like support material is actually easier to remove with genuine filament. I did have a problem where I started a print and the nozzle seemed to not stop preheating. It started to bubble and smoke for a second before I shut it down. After I reinit...
by nickw
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 prints then crunch
Replies: 11
Views: 9546

Re: 150 prints then crunch

My 5 cents, I have had it on a few occasions when the screws used to level the platform come loose over time. That is the first thing that I would check I would have to agree with this. Those bed screws aren't torqued down and the machine is pretty much a vibration monster. Those screws have a natu...
by nickw
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: automatic scaling question
Replies: 6
Views: 7278

Re: automatic scaling question

that is why they put those choices in the drop down of the scale factors. Regards Drew I thought that this software conversion might be a culprit, but even when I do the up-scaling it just doesn't look right. the part is roughly 160 mm from end to end, so if that was the proper scale factor it shou...
by nickw
Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: automatic scaling question
Replies: 6
Views: 7278

automatic scaling question

Hi all, When i try opening a file i just made to print it opens as a teeny tiny little thing. Other files i have made do just fine and open with the dimensions i have given them. The only thing i can think of is that since the file must be oriented corner to corner in order to fit the software is ju...