Hello all, Just as the subject says, my rafts are automatically connecting and it's driving me nuts! Makerbot print updated itself not too long ago and it seems to be automatically connecting rafts when I don't want them to. I used to be able to separate my parts to assist with lifting issues. Instead, the software is making some strange connections as you can see in the picture.
Hi all, I recently replaced my Replicator 2 heater block with a kit from fargo3d. I am now able to print for about 20 minutes before the air-printing begins. I was there at the moment the printing stopped just now, and I heard a small "pop". Hoping you all can help me track down the cause.
This has been happening for about a month. I use simplify3d and I print in all types of filament. at the end of the print, the extruder pauses and leaves a blob (bigger than a zit, smaller than a watermelon). Any ideas?
I must get asked this 10-15 times a month now that these printers are getting old enough that their keypads are wearing out. The problem with the keypads is that Makerbot used a really cheap method of manufacturing that coats/paints on the black conductive spot on the back of the keypad buttons, and they wear out from use pretty quickly. So i wanted to show how i fix these all the time.
Anyone know why my Makerbot mini will not home? When it tries to do so, the print platform does not lower and the extruder + nozzle ends up melting into the platform support plastic.
I’ve been using MakerBot products for several years, and this is the first time I’ve ever ran into a model that won’t go through Makerware. It’s a car model I got off Thingiverse. Long story short, it I cut it in half to print larger and then join the halves after printing. The model is clean and no holes, flat surfaces down and after 45 minutes the preview of it is empty. Here’s how it looks.
The filament extruding from my extruder+ on our Makerbot mini is very thin. Why might this be?I have cleared filament traces from within the extruder and the filament is makerbots own PLA.
Hi all, I'm trying to print a case (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:978335) on a Makerbot Replicator 2, but the printer just prints the first layer and then seems to fail for some reason. I ran the .stl's through the newest version of Makerbot Print, with Support and Bridge Support enabled. I then printed the .x3g via SD Card on the printer.
I have an R2X with a HPB, but it is either: Heating unevenly "Cold Spots" on the silicone heating pad, perhaps? Warped
I've been trying to make something on my Makerbot Gen 5 and there's sunken in letters face down on it, but when it prints it turns out like in the picture (It's supposed to say TSI) It's been put on 100% infil and balanced settings on the Makerbot Print program.
I have a Makerbot Replicator 1 Dual that has never worked that great and I have spent the last 6 years messing with it. My print seems to fail around the 30 minute mark and the drive gear just spins on the filament leaving a notch so it no longer moves. I've used new nosles and upgraded to the spring loaded drive block. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53125 I recently noticed that while clea
I've been asked by a local elementary school to have a look at their Replicator 2. It seems that when powered, the up/down/left/right buttons don't function. I've tried cleaning the contacts and as well as shorting them with a paperclip, but only the "M" will operate. This makes doing routine functions difficult.
Every time I print the print head goes to the back right corner of the replicator build plate and calibrates where the hole in the plate is. Is there a part that I'm missing, I've only had the printer for a couple of weeks. Using that spot it obviously goes to low and won't print properly
I have a 25t female spline at the bottom of an 80mm diameter plate see attached STL. The top of the spline is filled with a hole in the middle. The spline detail is filled with plastic when printed. The hole detail at the top is there. It does not seem to be support material. It is very solid like regular print material.
Hi, I am very new to 3D printing and I'm on an incredibly steep learning curve. The problem: Using MakerBot Replicator 2X. Been doing fine until I changed spools. First school boy error is i didn't know there was different spools. I swapped from ABS to PLA (didn't change settings) caused loads of issues including clogging the heads.
I own a Makerbot Replicator Plus and when printing large flat parts or even flat parts the warping is atrocious near the edges, some of my prints have warped almost an inch off of the plate. I've tried pretty much everything, table on the build plate, adhesives on the plate, etc. Nothing is working and as far as I know the Replicator Plus does not have a heated plate yet. Any ideas?
Hi. I'd like to print a small part. Reference : SWS-0623 part. It's a shoulder washer. What are the best print settings i can print this part in.