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by jstevewhite
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: RailCore Build Support
Topic: What to look for in linear rails
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: What to look for in linear rails

Yeah, SuperLube is a win. Tony and I both had a tube laying around while we were designing the RC - he got it for his AstroPhotography setup, and I had it because I like the fact that it displaces other lubes without negative interaction. Good stuff.
by jstevewhite
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: RailCore Build Support
Topic: What to look for in linear rails
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: What to look for in linear rails

The single rail is "Y" on the railcore; the duals are X rails (that's convention, anyway). Anyway, my X rails are more than a year old and have had no issues. Perhaps you've got your belts a LOT tighter than I do. Gates suggests 9 newtons, which is well within the load range of the rails. I just re-...
by jstevewhite
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: BuildLogs
Topic: Project R3D built machine with mods
Replies: 28
Views: 1719

Re: Project R3D built machine with mods

I've seen the variance in bed probing. I suspect that the actual bed is flatter than that; in my own setup, I showed a not-quite-flat bed, but I can lay a nice glossy .2 layer across those hills and valleys with no mesh compensation enabled. YMMV, of course, but most of my variance appears to be in ...
by jstevewhite
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: BuildLogs
Topic: RailCore II ZLT Scratch Build
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: RailCore II ZLT Scratch Build

Sorry about the slow response. The bits you're machining were optimized for 3d printing. likely none of that lower geometry is necessary in a milled part. The cut out at the top center of your drawing was to avoid interference with the screw head you can just see the hole for peeking through. THe ho...
by jstevewhite
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: BuildLogs
Topic: Project R3D built machine with mods
Replies: 28
Views: 1719

Re: Learning to use my 300 ZL

For what it's worth, I'm with you on the steel nozzle. I get a much higher throughput and nicer surface finish on PLA with brass or copper. The steel works great with higher temp filaments (PETG, Nylon, PC) but with PLA it's a chore.
by jstevewhite
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: BuildLogs
Topic: Project R3D built machine with mods
Replies: 28
Views: 1719

Re: Learning to use my 300 ZL

A few more notes about the printer setup Spool Holder: The kit did not include a spool holder. It seems like a good option would just be to mount something flush to one of the side-panels. This one from thingiverse should work well (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:104113). The best place to mount...
by jstevewhite
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: ShowOff
Topic: My RailCore
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: My RailCore

Well, we were not going to say anything, out of respect for your feelings. However, now that you brought it up..... I kinda like the fact that mine (with all the aluminum bits) is starting to look like some kinda lab gear. :D kraegar's looks much more industrial, though. Eh, I like 'em both. I want...
by jstevewhite
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Firmware and Configuration
Topic: configs
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: configs

Wow, falling down on the job here! You've probably already got this sorted, but I'll mention a couple of things. The kit fan/cooler combo will overcool PLA to the point that it will delaminate, so for normal PLA, fan should be limited to ~20-25% max. The kit uses an IR probe; if you chose something ...
by jstevewhite
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: BuildLogs
Topic: E3D Titan Aero extruder mod
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: E3D Titan Aero extruder mod

Ah, I wasn't aware you were building a custom version. Some things are still strange here. The bottom panel aligns fine in the kit and non-custom versions; could you have perhaps flipped it? Also, the Z brackets don't normally stick out past the extrusion; perhaps the crossbar is switched around? So...
by jstevewhite
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: RailCore Build Support
Topic: Top for the 300ZL?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Top for the 300ZL?

There's a cascade of upgrades in the pipeline. I'm waiting on a final part to convert my 250 to ZL, then install Wade's blingy aluminum parts, then assemble and install the top. Then we can refine the design and scale to 300ZL. Sorry it's slow, my day job is treating me like they pay me to do stuff :D