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Sometimes, it's the simple things that make me happy. All 5 printers running at once...

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Anyone know how to raise you Z axis using Simplify3d?

Im curently printing eSun PETG and it works greath, but my nozzle is too close to the print (squishing) and it have the tendency to create partials blocks on the tip of the nozzle, its easy to pause and extrude a little, but i dont wana baby sitting the print all the time, so i want to raise the extruder at least 0.1 mm, any expert on the subject??

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Today I received the #Pabst blower fans which will solve my #Extrudr #NX-2 cooling problem. I have designed a holder, printed it in #Green-TEC and installed it on #CarbonoidD1 #0003. Airflow is really strong. Now I need to find the optimal settings for normal non-bridging operation. Currently a #3DBenchy is printing with 50% fan speed and looking good. The fan model is described here:

http://www.ebmpapst.com/de/products/compact-fans/radial-compact-fans/radial_compact_fans_detail.php?pID=54119

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So the new blower fan works as expected and settings are very roughly dialed in for the #3DBenchy printed with #Extrudr #NX2. I've printed 3 boats where I lowered the nozzle temp in steps 220/205/190 degrees. The 1st boat also had the filament fan set to 50% speed. I went up to 75% for the other prints. The bow benefited most from more airflow. With 190 degrees nearly no stringing occurred. All boats were printed with 0.15 mm layers and 30% infill. For high quality Benchies I still need to fine tune the settings but for functional parts this will already work.
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A wee little Pokeman. Benchy in the back for scale. Fabrikator Miniv2 (Maylan M100). Written review upcoming. This ones been . . . fun but it prints now!
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Man I am sick of searching with no results. Maybe you can point me into the right direction: what was that fully-printed planetary-like extruder which was guiding the filament around a central gear by virtue of friction between the filament and the myriad of small gears scattered around the central hub? I can't for my life remember it's name or anything relevant apparently that would bring it up in searches. 

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Why Printrbot Printrbelt?
This.

First long print was 16". Easy. Now swinging for the fences with a 6' hollow sword I designed for fun. A dodgy few layers a foot in or so but not bad, so I let it continue just to see. Since it's only one wall thick (.3mm), it's got the cooling warp but who cares. It's only 3 hours in and it's almost 4 feet long. If it prints, I'll print a little handle too. It's ridiculous it's a small-ish desktop printer. I'm getting excited about what else I can print. No yoda heads allowed. Now I'll have to build a bigger shelf for all my indulgent plastic toys ;) I do have some useful stuff planned, not to worry!

One nice feature: no z wobble. Since there are no acme rods on z, it's totally flat.

And it removes itself from the heated bed. Killer. Your welcome. ;)

Looking forward to putting it in the bot farm and knocking out continuous Smalls parts. Maybe some Printrbelt parts too;)

Brook
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Only 4 prototypes left. Message me, if you want one!
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