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    I guess scale matters

    Not at all... they perfectly grab the loops of the chip contacts.
    Add a couple of wires and a solder them to the chip and you have clip-on chip.

    Of course, it has to be used with an external spool hub

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    This is for those looking for an adjustable filament driver mechanism...

    This is -NOT- mine. This is something I found and find intriguing.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2289203

    Shouldn't require too much modification for the Cube 3.
    This also makes the square drive stepper motor more tolerable to the function.

    x11.PNG

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    Cube 3 torture test

    x10.PNG

    3DS way-cool purple ABS

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    ...not every hack has to be printed!!!

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolsoncerrado View Post
    Is the filaboat working fine with the dented spools?
    Finally gave this new FilaBoat a run for its money. Held up perfectly fine; no spills tumbles or tangles.
    Ran loose spools, stock spools, and tightly rewound spools. The neon green is bypassed in this image.

    b1.PNG

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    Today I finally figured out what the Cube 3 is doing when it slows down...

    It has something to do with a G-code setting for "minimum layer time".
    Apparently, the Cube 3 deals with this two ways;
    1) It slows the print velocity...
    2) It parks and rests for a period.

    Not sure where the 3DS slicer makes the distinction, but now it makes sense.

    This is where the Cube Print 4.03 app differs from M$ 3D Builder app.
    3D builder knows to slow down on Marvin's loop when printing in ABS.
    Cube Print 4.03 just makes a mess of the loop.

    This comment applies to printing 1 marvin by itself.
    I am suggesting 3D Builder has better thermal management.


    I also found the "alternate" raft... literally, raft vs. skirt.
    It is an option that showed up in the decoded .cube3 file.
    Neither app lets you take control over this setting.

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    I finally feel vindicated about the test print provided by 3D Systems.
    Yes, it is a 3D System sliced object...

    ...back from V1.00 with a minimum FW version of 0.00!

    And the notable difference that I've argued more than once...

    I've stated in the past that the test print does a sparse fill as compared to current prints on the build plate.
    I've tested and proven this to myself over and over again.

    Today I finally figured out why.

    The two test prints in the F/W drive (the internal SD) has both test prints in a "FT" folder.
    When I decompiled the test prints (welcome.cube3) it shows a first layer at 0.38mm
    If you look at any current print file, it is set to 0.25mm.

    This explains SO MUCH!

    And on another note, NONE OF THE KANJI CHARACTERS ARE THERE! In neither file!

    This is just further proof that the Kanji data is just the image on the screen.

    Here's the header data for both:

    PLA:

    ^Firmware:V1.00
    ^Minfirmware:V0.00
    ^DRM:000000000000
    ^PrinterModel:CUBE3
    ^MaterialCodeE1:86
    ^MaterialCodeE2:-1
    ^MaterialCodeE3:-1
    ^MaterialLengthE1: 501.027
    ^MaterialLengthE2: 0.000
    ^MaterialLengthE3: 0.000
    ^ModelHeight: 2.310
    ^LayerCount: 12
    ^LayerHeight:0.1925
    ^Supports:-1
    ^Raft:-1
    ^Density:Hollow
    ^Pattern:Lines
    ^Version:244-567
    ^Time:17
    M227 P550 S550 G450 F600
    M228 P0 S550
    M231 P0 S0
    M232 P5000 S5000
    M233 P1000
    M106 P100
    G4 P45
    M601 P2 S60 F5
    M542
    M228 P0 S5
    M227 P1 S1 G500 F500
    M601 P8 S60 F5
    M240 S450
    M204 S120 P1
    M104 S173 P1
    G1 X-103.500 Y0.000 Z5.3800 F750.0
    M104 S215
    G4 P15
    M551 P850 S50
    G1 X-88.500 Y0.000 Z5.3800 F7000.0
    G1 X-103.500 Y0.000 Z5.3800 F7000.0
    M104 S215 P1
    M601 P2 S60 F5
    M103
    M543
    M107
    G92 X0 Y0 Z-0.080
    ^InitComplete

    ABS:
    ^Firmware:V1.00
    ^Minfirmware:V0.00
    ^DRM:000000000000
    ^PrinterModel:CUBE3
    ^MaterialCodeE1:136
    ^MaterialCodeE2:-1
    ^MaterialCodeE3:-1
    ^MaterialLengthE1: 665.144
    ^MaterialLengthE2: 0.000
    ^MaterialLengthE3: 0.000
    ^ModelHeight: 2.310
    ^LayerCount: 12
    ^LayerHeight:0.1925
    ^Supports:-1
    ^Raft:-1
    ^Density:Hollow
    ^Pattern:Lines
    ^Version:244-567
    ^Time:18
    M227 P400 S400 G750 F1000
    M228 P0 S400
    M231 P0 S0
    M232 P5000 S5000
    M233 P1000
    M106 P100
    G4 P45
    M601 P2 S60 F5
    M542
    M228 P0 S5
    M227 P5 S5 G500 F500
    M601 P8 S60 F5
    M240 S450
    M204 S200 P1
    M104 S230 P1
    G1 X-103.500 Y0.000 Z0.3800 F750.0
    M104 S260
    G4 P15
    M551 P500 S50
    G1 X-88.500 Y0.000 Z0.3800 F7000.0
    G1 X-103.500 Y0.000 Z0.3800 F7000.0
    M104 S260 P1
    M601 P2 S60 F5
    M103
    M543
    M107
    G92 X0 Y0 Z-0.10
    ^InitComplete

    - This is really strange, Alex... When I pasted these from Excel, all my M601 Pn S60 F5 changed to S-60! Dangerous for sharing code!-

    My how little things change... <<== PDF BFB-3000 manual link
    Operation manual for the BFB-3000... LINK

    I wonder if we can glean stuff from the Axon BFB generator noted in this manual.
    It is obvious 3D Systems remained on a single freight train from day one of their consumer printer market.
    It even has some NASA references when you dig into this printer and the code. This means there is public record regarding this printer.
    We truly need to better understand the custom Mxxx codes used in the .cube() files.
    I have a feeling these routines and assigned codes spawned from the Axon app and were never fully adopted by the community at large.
    Yet, 3D Systems chose to maintain their legacy interpretations and continue building on them. That decision can really mess with conversion apps.
    The command set is so small that the required detailed information could be covered in a few pages.

    No matter what, today was a good day. Got rid of my woes with ABS on the Cube3! Resolved a nagging itch about the stiffer bowden tube on the Cube3.
    In all, I owe you, John Tee! A few simple words cleared the skies. Conversion is working perfectly. Shame to loose WiFi though.

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    Here is some nostalgia...

    BFB_materials.PNG

    Anyone know the backstory between BFB and 3DS?

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    When it rains it pours... and not just salt!

    I took a chance on the re-listing of the two red PLA cube3 carts on ebay by making an offer.
    Looks like I have 3 new cube3 carts coming my way.

    I may have to do a B2B upgrade offer on one or two of these.
    Last edited by TommyDee; 09-08-2018 at 12:55 AM.

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