Sunday, May 8, 2011

Getting there


I am getting closer but I have hit a stumbling block
I'm getting closer to have it working.I know have an issue with my extruder.it keeps on slipping and jamming during the prints. so I think I will try to make a wade's extruder but I need a hobbled bolt for that. At least I have the rest of the hardware for it .
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i am trying to learn how to use skeinforge still, so most of my printing is being done with just repsnapper. i do wish it did a better job on its gcode. my prints are square for the most part, thought i wonder when i get things working better i think they might be a bit on the small side.

i am also going to try using my new grey pla, seeing how during my testing so far that one has given me the least amount of troubles. i have just had my other samples in a unsealed box, so i dont know if that is going to cause me much of my troubles.

4 comments:

  1. I have a few hobbed bolts. They are a hair on the short side, but they should work. If you want to try it out, send me an email. I think the bolt cost me $2 to make.

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  2. i would love to email ya back but i am having issues finding a way to contact you, bet then again i am not much better.

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  3. is the brass gear slipping on the shaft? if so maybe you could just epoxy it in place.

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  4. the brass gear is on there good and tight, i think my setting is set too fast, and it is chewing into the filament.

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