After months and months collecting dust I finally changed the thermistor, nozzle etc. and the old girl is as good as new! It's half way through a sweet looking elephant print. Michael Lundwall - your a legend mate, beautiful piece of engineering. This thing will be printing my tombstone ornament in 50 years time. Rigidbot was the best $500ish I ever spent.

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In this past when I had seen this issue it was due to the PID being off, with the hotend fluctuating +/- 5° C. Now my PID is much better, only fluctuating +/- 1° C. That said, I can't figure out what is causing this. I'm using the same settings for this filament that I have used for a long time now. Only recently this issue has started showing up again. It has also done this with multiple spools of the same material, so I don't think it's poor filament quality. Any ideas of what's causing this pattern all the way down the print?
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I am upgrading to an E3D v6 on a stock RB2. Do I need a new plate for the extruder or can it be mounted to the printer as is?

Thanks,

John Luciano

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Hey guys. I think I have an issue with underextruding. Some of my prints have been coming off of the build plate. I added a brim which generally helps but the brim looks pretty pathetic. Any thoughts?

Or maybe it's just a build distance issue?


(Edit: RB1 w/ CURA)
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Printed in Rigidbot
Designed and printed a camera mount for,
- Point Grey Firefly MV Camera
- 12x12x30mm Cross laser module.

The adjustable mount allows tilting the camera around its optical center. Also, the laser module axis goes through the optical center as well. Compatible with gopro mounts.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2491861
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8/20/17
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Functional print: The key to my office desk drawer broke, so it took me 20 minutes fiddling with Autodesk Fusion and then an hour printing at 0.05mm layer on ABS
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Recently switched to using Simplify3D as my slicer software and I'm experiencing some weird anomalies. The y axis (bed) will jerk or backlash during the print causing layer misalignment. The pics are simple 20mm cubes printed in vase mode. The first one I stopped about half way through it was so bad. I moved position of the model on the buildplate and resliced and got the second picture. As you can see there are still layer shift issues. I didn't have these issues with Cura. Anyone know what might be causing this problem?
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8/18/17
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My prints keep shifting up and down and I made shore that the print bed was level what should I do? It is a Rigidbot 2

Haven't touched my RB since the spring, been rather busy. Got it out yesterday to print some feet for a chair, ever still impressed with this machine. Printed impressively well save some leveling and steps tuning. Cannot stress enough how important it is to level your bed. Doing it manually is best if you ask me. Awesome stickage every time with PLA on clean hot (60) glass. The size on this part was crucial so I found that my steps were slightly off. Two 20x20x10 calib-boxes later and I was dead on the 0.5mm mark. That's close enough for what I need. What really impressed me is the lengths people go to trying to keep their filament dry. I live in 100% humidity almost year round and leave my spools sitting on the stock spool bar all the time. The PLA I was using is the original one that came with my RB a few years ago.
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