[EMS Discuss] Is the 3d printer working?

Tom Conlin EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Jun 11 12:09:32 PDT 2013


I would suggest to avoid printing things with overhangs
for your demo. Pretty sure that was the deciding factor
for why mine came out a mess and Clif's, perfect.

On 06/11/2013 09:28 AM, Rick Osgood wrote:
> OK thanks.  Hopefully we can get something interesting printing at least.
>
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> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Mr. Clif <EMAIL HIDDEN
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>     Yes most likely I can. Earlyer is better for me too. :-)
>
>          Clif
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>     Rick Osgood wrote:
>
>         Can either of you guys show up at 5 tonight or a little before
>         to work on
>         the printer with me?  I haven't used Slicer at all.  I'm going
>         to try and
>         get there by 4:30-4:45 but I might not get there until 5.
>
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>         On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Mr. Clif<EMAIL HIDDEN
>         <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>  wrote:
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>             Tom and I played with it some last night.
>
>             It was strange that my test parts printed very well, but his
>             looked like
>             they were printed by another poorly adjusted printer. One
>             problem was that
>             the parts weren't sticking very well to the bed but if the
>             bed temp was too
>             high, then the layers wouldn't cool properly and you would
>             get a rubbery
>             mess. I haven't really seen that problem before. I wonder if
>             the green
>             plastic has slightly different properties than the others we
>             were using?
>
>             Maybe we need to clean the bed or put new tape on it?
>             Skeinforge has
>             better control over bed temp than Slicer, so that might be
>             the one to use
>             for demos.
>
>                   Clif
>
>
>             Rick Osgood wrote:
>
>                 Are either of you going to be there tomorrow to get the
>                 printer going?  I
>                 haven't used it since the upgrade so it will take some
>                 learning for me to
>                 get it going.  I'm going to try to get there by 5 if not
>                 a little sooner
>                 so
>                 I can try and get it going but it would be nice if
>                 someone familiar with
>                 the new version were there too.
>
>                 On Monday, June 10, 2013, Bob Miller wrote:
>
>                    I tried to print another wide flat thing Friday
>                 night.  One corner
>
>                     came off the bed.  If we print small, well-attached
>                     things, we should
>                     be okay.
>
>                     On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Mr.
>                     Clif<EMAIL HIDDEN <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN><**
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>                     wrote:
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>                         I'm not sure how Bob's part came out but I
>                         printed something and it was
>                         perfect! Granted it was a simple test print. I
>                         was hoping to try some
>
>                     more
>
>                         but may not have time tonight.
>
>                                Clif
>
>                         Rick Osgood wrote:
>
>                             I've heard mixed reports lately about the
>                             thingomatic.  Is it working?
>                                  KVAL is going to be at EMS tomorrow at
>                             6 to get video of it working
>                             so
>                             we
>                             need to make sure it's in working order.
>                               Can someone please let me
>
>                         know?
>                              If it's not working I'm going to have to go
>                         try and fix it.
>
>                             Rick
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