This other guys very helpful I see.
100 x $599 CAD | $499 USD = a whole lot more than a metal 3d printer costs.
To possibly provide a bit more of a helpful answer this is the heat info you need on your machine:
Use a Glass Bed with Dimafix for proper adhesion.
225°C +/- 10°C is the optimal printing temperature for most machines. Never exceed 250°C.
A heated build plate at 110°C +/- 10°C is nominal for improved adhesion.
Use an abrasion resistant nozzle that's clean of any other material.
Pros to this machine:
The nozzle will print upwards of 250 so the 225°C +/- 10°C - this temp is not an issue.
The cons to this machine is "stock and unmodified" the Bed only heats to 90 - you need it at 110
The bed is also not glass so you need another printing bed.
and the nozzle is certainly not abrasion resistant.
A few extra 100$ bills and I'm sure you could print some metal. I can guarantee though its not going to cost you almost $50,000 (100x what you paid for the Mega X)
I'm new to this forum but not to printing with my pulse E224M. I have been printing successfully with this printer for 2 years now but am now running into an issue which I have not encountered before. When initializing prints, the printer is printing in small bursts and dropping small puddles of filament along the path of the print. This issue persists thru the entirety of the print. I have attached a photo of what I am describing. Some of the troubleshooting I have done so far:
Ensured firmware was up to date on both MatterControl and printer
Ensured that the STL file I was using is not corrupt (tried it on another printer and it works)
Ensured the G code is not corrupt (tried it on another computer and it works)
Verified that print settings matched previous print settings for PLA
Tried to upload the Gcode via SD card instead of from computer
Changed data transfer cable
I am now running out of options and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
While attempting to hot tighten, I had the parts laid out and plugged in, but not assembled inside the print head when I got the error.
In desperation, I assembled the print head on the printer, and then started up printer. Found Home, raised the print head 60mm and over on the X axis until I could fit the wrench (about 150mm or so). I raised the temperature and no error thus far.
Lesson learned, hot tighten on the TAZ 5 fully assembled.
I was wondering if there is a way to change my fill type in the same part. For instance I am making a wrench hook that will be stuck to a machine with a magnet. I am ok with the body being 25% fill but I want the hooks to be solid. Anybody know how I can do that?
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