Acrylic builders take note . . .

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  1. mike01hu

    mike01hu Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of warnings about being careful when inserting microbarbs and tightening screws but please be aware that there are one or two weak areas around the frame captive nut inserts that really do need extra care when tightening the screws. Hand tight is not what is needed here, but just beyond finger tight is more suited and to leave these until all surrounding screws have been tightened. The picture shows one such point where the screw was tightened carefully then others tightened after; a short time later a small click was heard and the crack appeared i.e. the stresses applied by the other screws pulling the frame into alignment was too much for this narrow area. Superglue and the surreptitiously applied label mask the problem but avoid this if you can.
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  2. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    @mike01hu does that mean you finally have your printer?
     
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    mike01hu Well-Known Member

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    Yes Henry and built except for the X-Carriage as I decided to wait for the hybrid upgrade.
     
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    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, and really like the snazzy red. I am mostly through printing replacement parts to get ready for the upgrade. I printed in PLA/PHA the upper parts with plans to reprint in XT once the hybrid is up and running, since the printer is dialed in now with PLA/PHA and working after "the incident" and once fully operational again will print in XT (once it arrives). The high temp parts were printed perfectly in Bluprint and the main hotend part worked perfectly in 910, so these are the "other parts"
     
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    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    Oh and definitely go with @Alex9779 's RC6, since if you go stock at first you will get in the habit of scrolling the wrong way (haha - I keep finding myself rotating the knob the wrong way until I remember it's fixed now)
     
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  6. mike01hu

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    I have already updated the firmware, having noted the merry dance some peoples' printers have been doing. God bless Alex!
     
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    Has any put together a Pro Titan/Hybrid RC6? I am getting ready to do mine and the only things I am lacking are the firmware and the S3D profile changes.
     
  8. Alex9779

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    Not me but the change to the dual firmware would be only to set extruders from 2 to 1 I think...
    I think I can add a branch and a build job...

    For S3D you could just use the dual profile I updated last night, made some error in the standard config, and just print with right extruder. That's set as default now anyways...
     
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    #9 Alex9779, May 9, 2016
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    Where is the dual S3D profile located?
     
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    I am dying to try out my 910, I will also be printing the most important replacement parts with it. Any advice when printing with it? What do you use to keep it on the build plate?
     
  13. Henry feldman

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    Wolf bite Nitro. Looks like someone ate an orange creamsicle and then puked on your build plate, but worked great.
     
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    Poetic Henry! :rolleyes:
     
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    I cracked my acrylic there as well - I barely had tightened it and 'pop'. Luckily that's the only place I had it happen at, so it's definitely weaker there than anywhere else in my experience.
     
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    What settings did you use to get perfect BluPrint parts? I only just got it nearly perfect this morning. Why not use BluPrint for the main hotend part as well? I ask because that was my plan but if 910 is significantly better I will order a roll.
     
  17. Henry feldman

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    I used the recommended settings from Taulman3D. 910 is way, way tougher (see thread re what happened when my BB vs. 910 lifting off the bed). Bluprint will shatter while 910 can probably be run over by a truck...
     

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