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Another printer (it is a disease, once you start collecting them...)

Discussion in 'Projects' started by mark tomlinson, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. danzca6

    danzca6 Well-Known Member

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    That's bananas right there. Glad to see they got the part you needed out to you AND THEN SOME! I also love spare parts.
     
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    That is why having to 'field strip' it every time there was a clog was so bad.
    This will give us a spare that we can modify to fit the E3D into. That is not a drop-in replacement since the E3D is longer/larger.
     
  3. mark tomlinson

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    So today we tried getting it working and still failed although now it is failing in a different way.
    It is acting like the bowden tube is not fully inserted into the hotend. It is as far as we can make it go.

    Trying to work another ticket with them to see what they suggest.
     
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    The solution is in-house:

    trick laser.jpg
     
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  5. mark tomlinson

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    After @Geof pointed out I was being a ninny, I went ahead and ordered the replacement bits for the effector to allow us to use the E3Dv6 (which, I had sitting here since November).

    Those parts are now here and I will get my @ss back on this.
     
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  6. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    I still think ill have a working delta before you;)
     
  7. Geof

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    In all fairness....i may ahve called you a ninny but did offer to do the machining :p
     
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    God, I hope not. Too many curses have plagued me on this already.
     
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    LOL :D waiting patiently for the good news!
     
  10. mark tomlinson

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    It IS silly to have a dollar waiting on a dime. So you were spot on there. I just needed a kick in the seat of the trousers.
     
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    OK, rebuilt the old effector (not the replacement they sent) with the E3D v6:

    20161213_174136.jpg 20161213_174132.jpg 20161213_174124.jpg 20161213_174142.jpg


    That is the good news. Took all day.

    Now the bad news. It did not help.

    I am not sure what is wrong, but I know what it is NOT:

    1) It is NOT the extruder (theirs or the Gregs Wade)
    2) It is NOT the filament
    3) It is NOT the bowden tube.
    4) It is NOT the extruder stepper itself (we already replaced that due to the original they sent us dying).
    5) It is not the hotend (theirs or the E3D)

    WTF

    Not sure what is wrong. If this were a robo I would be looking at the ramps and stepper drivers... neither exist on the RAMBO.
     
  12. Geof

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    Hmmmmmmm swap the z with extruder, preheat and jog ? Maybe bad rambo eh? No way to tune stepper drivers on them :)
     
  13. mark tomlinson

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    This weekend I am going to stick an Arduino/Ramps in there and hook up just the extruder and see what happens.

    Freaking Rambo boards are nearly 200 bucks, but I do have a fastbot BBP I could use...
    Sure they no longer support them, but them boards work OK. If it works with the test jig I am going to raise hell for a replacement.
     
  14. Geof

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    I say boo ob the wait :mad::confused:
     
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    Well, paycheck :)
    We'll see if I squeeze in time for testing.
     
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    At least I have identified the "disease" -- it is stupidity. 'Cuz clearly I must be eat up with stupid to keep sinking time into this :)
     
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    Ship it to me ;) i got yer back
     
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    It has gone beyond a friendly issue... now, it is personal. IT WILL WORK DAMNITALL.

    You know what I mean.
     
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    lol ! Thats what I like to hear! This machine will NOT beat me ! lol!!!!!!:)
     
  20. mark tomlinson

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    Nope... one of us is GOING DOWN (and I am convinced it will not be me)
     

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