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    Hi, I would like to opt out of this since I have...

    Hi, I would like to opt out of this since I have gone to another method of using the Pacific bearings.

    So Clayton, you can have my share: I reserved 24, I think.
  2. I believe both prints have honeycomb infills, the...

    I believe both prints have honeycomb infills, the difference is that the V3 is so fine that the surface is so smooth that the underlying patterns shows up.

    An analogy would be like vericose veins...
  3. Thread: Extruder Jam

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    Check your temps at the area, I had this once...

    Check your temps at the area, I had this once when my fan stopped working and the filaments gotten soft and started to buckled into a pretezel inside.

    If the fans are working, are the outlet vents...
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    Connectivity issues is because when you turn off...

    Connectivity issues is because when you turn off the printer (or unplug the USB) without exiting the software, it holds the port open and won't release it because it thinks the printer is still...
  5. Thread: X Wing Slider

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    About 100 of us early birds paid $399, then $999...

    About 100 of us early birds paid $399, then $999 and now the V2 is $1,299.

    As what Bolsoncerrado says, what we gave back was those QC information that Rapide used to fix and upgrade the later...
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    Hey guys, we did it ! Over 103 and counting...

    Hey guys, we did it !

    Over 103 and counting !!!

    Great job everyone and good karma to all with good intents!

    Keep the Maker: spirit flying, more interesting journey of discoveries ahead...
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    Ah I see :o my bad... I don't think you need...

    Ah I see :o my bad...

    I don't think you need to bend the bed to fit the glass, never had a problem with that.

    Just take off the Kapton from the heat bed for a closer contact but use clips to...
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    Let's help Rapide's Thunderclap!

    Hi guys,

    I'm inspired by what the facebook Rapide 3D User Group is trying to spread the word for Rapide's Thunderclap.

    If you want to help, just click on the link and then choose facebook,...
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    Is that a permanent solution? Glass don't stay...

    Is that a permanent solution? Glass don't stay bent like metal, they flex back the moment pressure is released unless you anneal it with high temperatures but borosilicate is treated to handle wide...
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    Well if you think it's the bed, then the...

    Well if you think it's the bed, then the borosilicate glass should solve your problem.

    No need to change out the bed, just mount the glass over the existing heat bed.

    What I did was to take...
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    It's not the plate. I have borosilicate glass...

    It's not the plate. I have borosilicate glass and the problem is still the same because it's the x-axis optical rods (on the x-wing) that are sagging that makes the plate feels like higher in the...
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    @hive, It looks like clogged nozzle if it was...

    @hive, It looks like clogged nozzle if it was printing properly before.

    If you were to heat up the nozzle and extrude some filament manually, and it comes out very thin (use a caliper to see if...
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    Yeah, simple works. :) The more complex, the...

    Yeah, simple works. :)

    The more complex, the more likely something will screw up. :confused:

    Mechanical wins over electronics for simplicity of implementation, stability and costs of...
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    The comms connection has always been a problem...

    The comms connection has always been a problem for many windows machine because the setting is so "delicate"

    I assume that you have already installed the drivers and followed the instructions from...
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    @dispatcher, photos please - - - Updated - - -...

    @dispatcher, photos please

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    I think Repeitier-Host has a built-in calculator, look in the menus.

    BTW, I've calibrate my X & Y by printing a simple 10x10mm block and...
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    check your spares bag, usually have an extra t-nut

    check your spares bag, usually have an extra t-nut
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    so is it a new board or new heater that failed?

    so is it a new board or new heater that failed?
  18. Thread: Nozzle Flow

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    see my old post: ...

    see my old post: http://www.print3dforum.com/showthread.php/124-How-I-cleaned-the-nozzles-after-print-problems?highlight=lawong

    Look at one of my print, looks like the meshy version of yours as...
  19. Thread: Nozzle Flow

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    ok just saw your pictures... don't think it's...

    ok just saw your pictures...

    don't think it's slicer issue, i've gotten this with my early prints as well.

    increase your extruder temp to initial 220 and 212 for subsequent layers

    The Silver...
  20. Thread: Nozzle Flow

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    I concurr with Bolson, the nozzle is too close to...

    I concurr with Bolson, the nozzle is too close to the two opposite corners thereby breaking the circle.

    Try a multi-ring circle (smaller would be easier and the extuder won't block your fingers)...
  21. Thread: Nozzle Flow

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    Also just to note that fast moving printers don't...

    Also just to note that fast moving printers don't make good quaity prints.

    Slow printing usually works well because of the way the thermoplastics melt.

    Some may quote 120mm/sec printing but the...
  22. Thread: Nozzle Flow

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    Did you level your bed? How much space between...

    Did you level your bed? How much space between the nozzle and bed?

    Also for Rapide supplied PLA (Clear), I find the optimum temperature to be:

    Initial Bed: 76, subsequent 70
    Initial Extruder...
  23. I don't use raft unless the model does not have a...

    I don't use raft unless the model does not have a flat bottom.

    I use the skirt with at least 3 loops to clean the nozzle before it starts the print and to prime the flow, the first layer is...
  24. And the desktop PC power supply is not made in...

    And the desktop PC power supply is not made in China at all? :confused:
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    But you can change the settings in the Repeiter...

    But you can change the settings in the Repeiter Firmware EEPROM configuration too, right? (Alt-E)
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