fredag 20. mai 2011

Tips & Tricks - Tape & Layer thickness

Introducing RepRap Tips & Tricks, short blogposts where I share some of the small things you learn when you have a RepRap.
  • Don't tape your PLA filament together! When you're battling with a noncooperative spool of tangled filament, it might seem like a good idea at the time. When you have to degrease the tape residue off 2kg of PLA filament to avoid clogging the extruder, not so much.
  • If you have problems printing at high speed because the layer won't stick to the previous, try lowering the layer thickness under carve in Skeinforge (41). I went from 0.4mm to 0.35mm, and have done near-perfect gears at more than 50% speed increase from before. (Went from 20mm/sec to 33mm/sec).