Damn stepper motor. We were fiddling for about 2-3hours figuring out why the feeder motor worked before then suddenly was just jiggling about not turning. Checked everything if we made a mistake in the settings or whatever. I decided to switch it with one of the axes to eliminate if it's a driver channel or bad motor. Then the output worked. My friend started to blame that I broke it for turning it while it was running. :wtf: I know how steppers work and they don't get damaged that easily.
Opened up the suspect motor and this is what I got.
Turned out the internal wiring was poorly soldered. The magnet wire did get some solder but the stranded wire within never got any good coat of solder and was literally still a stranded wire not a solid piece.
The good part was that it was the feeder motor. If it was one of the axis, that would suck bigtime to take out and repair.
Im still not impressed with the outcome of most 3D printers to invest in one just yet. From all the videos I have seen and the piece of printed plastic on a RC part I have it just feels way to fragile to me. Ill give it a few years for more advancments to come before I take the dive. Now if I could inly get me a CO2 laser cutter I would be set until then
The glass plate has already been installed on the heated bed. Breaking that would be worse.
After the stepper motor issue, we are already printing but never got beyond the first and second layer since the nylon material keeps on peeling off the heated bed. We tried bare glass, various tapes and different temps but it still keeps on peeling off. I think the filament was a Taulman 618. Maybe you guys have tips?
I've not done acrylic and this was my first kydex. With the kydex there's that point where too much heat makes it almost gel like and very unstable. I used the low heat setting and tried not to overheat it. You can see it start to flex and that's when I removed the heat and started to bend.
I used the head as the form to get straight bends. Because of that I also did not want to use too much heat. While not perfect, it came out better than I expected. There is enough friction to hold it in place but not too much that it damages the finish.