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Welcome / News / Announcements / Rules / Re: SMF v2.1
February 08, 2019, 05:39:28 pm
Not a biggie, since I can get in, but if I try to login via the top bar a login window opens with "error" in it.

If I login via the USER left hand column section it logs me in OK, but despite using "forever" it does not hold that login, and on the next visit I have to login again.  This is true even if I select other than forever and then go back to it to force it to toggle.

Forgot to say Windows 7, latest Firefox.
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Welcome / News / Announcements / Rules / Re: SMF v2.1
February 06, 2019, 01:42:18 pm
 :popcorn:

Yay..................  It's a keeper...............

I prefer the non-serif font default (which also meets DDA requirements).
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Welcome / News / Announcements / Rules / Re: SMF v2.1
February 06, 2019, 07:20:30 am
I Liked it!

Smilies............ from evil onwards all the rest are text not graphics.
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General Discussion / Re: Both Are Red
February 03, 2019, 03:08:27 pm
Nope.............   :cry

" Exclusively for Prime Members
This item is reserved for Prime members. "

and no add to cart.
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General Discussion / Re: Both Are Red
February 03, 2019, 01:53:53 pm
For Prime customers only.
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General Discussion / Re: Slicer/Cura Vagaries
February 01, 2019, 07:01:12 am
And have now printed four more of the range.

All proving impossible so far on the Prusa as all slicers tried with it corrupt the files (or fail to correct errors).  At the same time it prints other files perfectly, so of the many tried recently, these are the only failures.

All have printed perfectly well via Repetier Host on the Fab II Mini.

Have never attempted to set up Repetier for the Prusa, partly as I don't want to risk screwing up the setup I have for the Fab II Mini which just works, reliably.
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General Discussion / Slicer/Cura Vagaries
January 31, 2019, 08:09:04 am
I have come across a range of files on Thingiverse that currently I am unable to print as they will not slice correctly.

Slicer shows some minor lost points causing triangular artefacts inside the object. (It is also stating it is correcting thousands of errors, too)

When printed on the i3 Mk3 all sorts of errors appear, internal angled planes, more than shown, solid parts where there should be holes surrounded by holes where there should be solid, etc.

Cura appears to slice OK with no error report and visually OK, but despite being set to i3 and PLA, insists on trying to start print with a bed temp of 40 and an extruder temp of 0 in the settings side and an actual not yet at the right level, starting while it is still heating up. If this is overwritten by manual tuning at the printer, it starts print at the manual settings, but does no bed level check, nor any pre-stripe (OK, its set for a generic i3), but then starts the print off with much greater filament extrusion rate so larger cross section than usual and extremely poor bed adhesion (despite now being manually set to and at the right temp for the filament).

Taking the visually correct and supposedly error corrected file out of Cura and into Slicer still shows the errors that were there before when direct to Slicer.


Not something maybe to spend much more time over, but it staggers me how a relatively simple model (it is a box shaped pitch roof "house" with holes for windows and doors, nothing at all exotic, can be so comprehensively screwed up by Slicer programs!

I got the guy to re-upload a second version of one file he'd checked sliced and printed. Still thousands of errors "corrected" and an unusable result in Slic3rPE.

Have only had similar once before, one which I could not resolve.

I'm now as I write trying from the original file posted using Repetier Host (which is using Cura) without ANY error correction before or notified and so far it appears to be printing it OK on the Fab II Mini, it certainly showed no artefacts on loading the file in. It has got way above the level where errors showed, and so far no problem.

SO, why is SlicerPE, Slic3r AND Cura when used standalone creating so many "errors" and solving things that are not there, when good old Repetier with its Cura version just plods away and does the job??   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Cartesian / Re: Geetech A10M
January 29, 2019, 04:06:29 pm
Interesting Printer, your post made me look at a couple of reviews, but as is usual they don't seem to say clearly enough what I'd like to bottom out before even thinking about purchase.

Having got used to the magnetic quick remove flex bed (std on the i3 Mk3 and my mod to the Fab II Mini), reliable auto bed level or an easy set up with no drift and an easily removable flex bed plate to separate prints are must haves.

Been looking at another  i3 Mk3 with MMU, however, I'm not completely sold on the Prusa MMU2 (yet?), made worse by not knowing anyone with one to have a prod and a poke.

So, just to say really, following with interest.   :azn

Things I'd be keen to explore:-

Bed Levelling
Print removal (flex bed)
Max ACTUAL print size
Other materials
Amount of material wasted in dual filament prints compared to Prusa system
Practical Speed
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General Discussion / Prusa "Stats"
January 20, 2019, 10:11:19 pm
Over 500 Printers running in the production farm.
Over 320 employees
Over 1000 packages leave the factory every day (inc Filament, Upgrades, MMU, etc)
Over 6000 printers sent out a month

25% of printer production time spent on Checking/Quality Control/Heat Soaking, etc.

Wonder how that compares to other makes?
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General Discussion / Bed Adhesion
January 11, 2019, 05:48:09 pm
Yes, I know, boring..................

I have no problems with getting adhesion when printing.............. except when the object needs a lot of supports, when at a late stage in the print it only too frequently releases cleanly off the bed.

I'm on the Prusa Mk3 using Slic3rPE and PLA, and it does not seem to make any difference on using any of the preset print settings.

Anything avoiding supports seems to work fine.

Any tips/constructive thoughts please?
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Quote from: ched999uk on January 08, 2019, 05:13:22 pm
Quote from: Bad Raven on January 08, 2019, 07:49:26 am
Quote from: ched999uk on January 06, 2019, 07:29:49 pm
Quote from: Bad Raven on January 06, 2019, 07:22:44 pm
This is the one I have :-

https://www.banggood.com/GM550E-Digital-IR-Non-Contact-Laser-LCD-Infrared-Thermometer-Temperature-Meter-Gun-p-1111798.html

Had it two years, used more than once weekly on tanks, prob overall 3/4 times a week in all.

(It was only £9 then!!)


Cheers. Looks good.
Tanks? water or Army?


My post of January 06, 2019, 07:19:36 AM refers.  :smiley:

You did sorry.  Fishy ones   ::)


Well, and Shrimpy ones!  ::)
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General Discussion / Re: Did 'YOU' print today?
January 11, 2019, 05:27:18 pm
NICE!
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Quote from: ched999uk on January 06, 2019, 07:29:49 pm
Quote from: Bad Raven on January 06, 2019, 07:22:44 pm
This is the one I have :-

https://www.banggood.com/GM550E-Digital-IR-Non-Contact-Laser-LCD-Infrared-Thermometer-Temperature-Meter-Gun-p-1111798.html

Had it two years, used more than once weekly on tanks, prob overall 3/4 times a week in all.

(It was only £9 then!!)


Cheers. Looks good.
Tanks? water or Army?


My post of January 06, 2019, 07:19:36 AM refers.  :smiley:
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General Discussion / Re: Did 'YOU' print today?
January 06, 2019, 07:29:00 pm
Great, how does she scale to the Hatter and Cat?
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This is the one I have :-

https://www.banggood.com/GM550E-Digital-IR-Non-Contact-Laser-LCD-Infrared-Thermometer-Temperature-Meter-Gun-p-1111798.html

Had it two years, used more than once weekly on tanks, prob overall 3/4 times a week in all.

(It was only £9 then!!)

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