On Sunday, July 22, 2012 9:06:52 AM UTC-6, tvett05 wrote:
> Have you tweaked any of the on-board firmware settings for acceleration? I
> cant get anything to print good for the life of me with acceleration
> On Saturday, July 21, 2012 9:22:14 PM UTC-5, Laird Popkin wrote:
>> I've found things thad made good improvements to my Replicator (and how I
>> use it) which I wanted to share for the benefit of other relative newbies:
>> - I replaced the standard with the Beefed Up Replicator Extruder Bracket (
>> http://www.thingiverse.com/derivative:33848). The paint gun tube
>> attachments are rock solid, cost under $10 for two, and arrived in two days
>> from the company linked from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26880 . I
>> also added the strain reliever. thingiverse.com/thing:21570<http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:21570>.
>> Fluorescent red looks good...
>> - I started wiping the print bed with ABS dissolved in acetone. And I
>> bought a gallon of real acetone from the hardware store. The stuff they
>> sell for fingernail removal in drugstores isn't even close. But when they
>> say to use it in a well ventilated area, they mean it. The result is
>> amazing stickiness. Goodbye curling from the base,
>> - I bought David Randolph's 3mm hood and side panels, and they
>> eliminated all drafts (living in Florida, houses have serious AC, which
>> caused problems). This eliminated splitting in tall/wide prints. And looks
>> great with the printed side clips (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:23636).
>> And the number one improvement: acceleration. I've printed everything
>> accelerated for weeks, and i have not once had to turn it off. Prints are
>> crazy fast, and look fine. I love it when physics and math actually work as
>> they are supposed to!
>> - Laird "very happy customer" Popkin