October 4, 2018 at 2:41 pm #71048October 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm #71053
YES!!!!October 5, 2018 at 10:47 am #71117
Should I paint this? All my 3D printed parts are red so I was thinking about painting it black?
This video is 1.9 gb so it might take a second to load. What do you think about the speed of cutting the entire piece in one pass? It starts cutting the part out at 1:30 of the 5 minute video.October 5, 2018 at 10:53 am #71119
Looks good, I always use a finishing pass but other than that looks great.
I think some sort of paint or finish is a good idea to keep the greasy finger prints off of it. One day you will get a clogged nozzle or filament jam and next thing you know it will be a mess.October 5, 2018 at 11:07 am #71124
Paint is a good choice for mdf. It will go on quick and thick and protect it. Something glossy, what goes with red? Maybe black or gray or white? Superman blue to go with the joker v1 from fish tacos?October 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm #71746October 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm #71749
Gravity, it is a good way to tell when/if your bearings go bad. If you are nervous you can add a drop of Super Glue and it should not move.October 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm #71750
I guess neither end of it has a good enough hold on the rod so it falls out easily.October 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm #71752
Drop of glue is good, it comes off the metal just easy enough not to worry about it down the road.October 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm #71753
Will do. Some of these bearings don’t slide as easy as I would have thought. The bed takes a bit to move it. Maybe the bearing holder brackets are too tight?October 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm #71754
Yeah, very little pressure. I think I have a picture in the instructions. One side is flush and should be tight, the other side just needs a touch of tension.October 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm #71763
The Z stepper should keep that rod up, and gravity down.October 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm #71776
Now the bed is sliding along like butter. I switched back to the HeffePlate V2. What are the 4 holes in the back left corner of the plate?
I put a little super glue on there. I will have to wait until it dries before I can test the movement out.
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What are the 4 holes in the back left corner of the plate?
Cable tie your bed wires.October 23, 2018 at 9:37 am #73053
Looks awesome! How did you paint the MDF? Shellac followed by black? Which black, that’s the finish I want for mine as well.October 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm #73067
Looks awesome! How did you paint the MDF? Shellac followed by black? Which black, that’s the finish I want for mine as well.
Thanks! I used the ACE Hardware brand of spray paint. The nozzle on these cans are great. I painted these parts with 2 coats.
I tried using the primer and then paint on another LowRider MDF piece but the MP3DP pieces turned out better IMO.
1 user thanked author for this post.October 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm #73086
Oh no the X carriage is backwards.October 23, 2018 at 3:58 pm #73091
Oh no the X carriage is backwards.
I’m not sure I’m following.. Unless this isn’t the part you are talking about.
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That photo is taken from the back… Oops. Not a huge deal to fix.October 23, 2018 at 4:02 pm #73096
Yes it is. Ooops! I guess we will see how strong the little dab of super glue is.
Thanks for pointing that out.October 24, 2018 at 1:25 pm #73193October 24, 2018 at 1:27 pm #73196
yesOctober 24, 2018 at 1:32 pm #73197
Awesome! I just ordered the other two from the V1 Engineering Shop.
1 user thanked author for this post.November 23, 2018 at 11:25 pm #76688
What are your thoughts on the dualmk8 extruder? I’d like to bring my 3d printing frustration up to a new level…
Link to mk8dual extruder.November 24, 2018 at 10:08 am #76716
My opinion would be to go bowden if you want to do dual, but do it through a single nozzle. See Me CNC and Prusa Research have the mixing bowden attachment, probably the usual places as well.November 28, 2018 at 12:42 pm #77281
So I’m just messing around with this X5 Mini on my MP3DP. I have the Z axis pins set to 1/32 stepping and 5120 steps per unit. (M92 Z5120.00) When I try to move it 1 mm, it’s actually moving 5 mm. I’m not sure what I’m missing.November 28, 2018 at 1:38 pm #77284
I don’t know what an X5 mini is, but that is a ton of steps. Are you using a regular T8 leadscrew? It should be like 400, 800, or 1600 steps. I think 800 for 1/32nds.November 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm #77449
800 steps seems to be the magic number.December 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm #78406
Would this work with the MP3DP?
Original Prusa i3 MK3 Multi Material 2.0 upgrade kit
It prints up to 5 filaments at a time.December 7, 2018 at 8:57 am #78450
I don’t see why not. I believe all the code is in Marlin now, you just have to make sure your board has enough pinouts. There is also the Pallet system, which has one feature I really want. The ability to use up old rolls. when one runs out it will auto feed/start the next roll. The easiest way is two color through a bowden though.
The trouble for most with muti-color I believe is model building.
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