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Can anyone recommend a translucent PLA that doesn't suck or have severe issues?
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I've had good luck with the transparent hatchbox... it comes out translucent
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I'm curious if I'm the only one that has a bump in the middle of his build plate from the set screw (?) used to screw it down. It's like "Gee, thanks for putting this .1 mm bump in the middle of my build platform."
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+Michael Forte​, that's what I meant by the first option. The mat adds a small amount of mass but also add insulation to the bottom. Fortunately it's a Nema 23 ... I think it should be able to handle it.
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It looks like most of my problems in my earlier post are crap filament. This is pla on the same printer with extrusion flow set to 110%.
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On something big and flat like that it has more of a tenancy to curl. I try to keep my bed hot.
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So here's one that drives me crazy. The nuts on the four leveling screws on my rigidbot will not stay on. Without fail, if I do a few prints, I'll hear one (often a different one) fall right off. It isn't like we can use locktite on these since we need to adjust them to level the platform (leveling my platform is another rant I could go on about with the rigidbot).

Does anyone else run into this constantly? I've had probably five 3D printers and worked with a few more in my hackerspace and I've never had the nuts on the leveling screws continuously work themselves off like this.
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Replace the normal m3 nuts with some m3 nyloc nuts...no more losing your nuts again :-)
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I'm getting a lot of seemingly clogged nozzle issues with my original IAP extruder and hotend. I'm considering switching to one of the E3D hotends. Looking at them (online), I'm not sure what modifications need to be made, if any, in order to mount an E3D hotend in my bot. Since a number of you have done it, does anyone have any pointers (and maybe details pics) for mounting and which E3D hotend to use?
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Let me know when you want my money, Peter. I filled out your Google doc and I ordered two v6 hoteneds on filastruder last night. I added the Byebye board on the Google doc as I assumed I would need it.
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+John Harper, a question that comes up in Lady Blackbird: As you conceive of it, is gravity in the wild blue yonder down towards the sun or down towards the local planetoid's center of mass? One would assume the latter but that means that small masses (like Magister Lor's home and ships) are zero g environments, which is not stated in anything I've seen. We've actually debated this more than once in my gaming group while playing.
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+John Harper, maybe you could just say that Nightport has a side constantly in the shadow and it is there the outlaws built their city.
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For people using Hatchbox PLA, what temperatures are you using with it?
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195 has been working great with a glass bed with hairspray  set to 50C.  Room temp varies 
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Do people have preferred brands of PLA from the stock available through Amazon?
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+1 Hatchbox  It just works!
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I'm having a hell of a time with layer adhesion using the PET+ that I've been successfully using before.

I suspect it is a leveling / z height issue but I wanted to ask what others think. I've had several prints like the following that I had to abort.


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PETG is my filament of choice. I have had no real issue with it at all except when I had my old RB extruder...
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I think I found my extruder problem.
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I had another tube (actually, another extruder from Inventapart).

I'm waiting for the parts to do the dual E3D mount.
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  • Mozilla Corporation
    Program Manager, 2011 - present
  • Mozilla Corporation
    QA Engineer, 2007 - 2011
  • Microsoft
    QA Lead, Project Manager, 1997 - 2006
  • MobiTV, Inc.
    QA Engineer, 2006 - 2007
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Mozillian, Geek, Zen Buddhist Priest, Would-be Scholar, Co-founder of Ace Monster Toys, an Oakland Hackerspace.
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I'm one of the founders of Ace Monster Toys and a former board member and former president of the organization.

I blog on Buddhist topics at openbuddha.com and occasionally on hacking stuff at makehacklearn.org.

I teach courses in a Buddhist seminary, the Prajna Institute.

I am a security program manager at Mozilla.
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Managed to complete the Five Mountain Buddhist Seminary, founded a hackerspace in Oakland
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  • University of Washington
    Cultural Anthropology, 1991 - 1993
  • Prajna Institute (a Buddhist seminary)
    Buddhist Doctrine, 2008 - 2011
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2005 - 2007
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