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    Sticky: Hey W, did you ever receive and install the...

    Hey W, did you ever receive and install the multi-color /filament options for your Prusa? If so, how does that work?
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    Sticky: FYI Here are some additional clues about S3D...

    FYI Here are some additional clues about S3D functions that I got from them.

    https://forum.simplify3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1959
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    Sticky: I think I understand how to do a filament change...

    I think I understand how to do a filament change now with Sailfish on a QiDi under S3D. The M322 command works, but you have to define the Z height where the change is to occur, and insert the "M322...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I wanted something a bit more repeatable.

    Yeah, I wanted something a bit more repeatable.
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    MakerGeeks Makes their own filament in the USA...

    MakerGeeks Makes their own filament in the USA and ships direct, so you know who to credit/blame. I am extremely favorably impressed by their Raptor PLA series. The Raptor PLA carries a premium...
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    Sticky: Any QiDi users know how to coerce S3D and QiDi to...

    Any QiDi users know how to coerce S3D and QiDi to pause for filament change when printing from an SD?
  7. Thread: Heat Treated PLA

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    Yes. The MG Raptor PLA is "annealed" by heating...

    Yes. The MG Raptor PLA is "annealed" by heating the finished part to 100C for 5-10 minutes. Some folks use an oven to heat the piece, I just drop mine in boiling water as the temperature is exact,...
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    Sticky: I do not have an all metal hot end on my QiDi...

    I do not have an all metal hot end on my QiDi printer. I don't know what its top operating temperature might be.
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    Sticky: If you end up taking the hot end approach, you...

    If you end up taking the hot end approach, you might check out jfkansas site. He makes some kits that might help with that changeover. I think there are some size differences that need to be...
  10. Thread: Heat Treated PLA

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    Heat Treated PLA

    I've been using MakerGeeks "Raptor" PLA. Aside from the ~$15 premium per Kg Roll over their standard PLA prices, I really, really like it. Give/take some growing pains, MG has been a reliable...
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    Sticky: !! 32 to 50 open rolls !! Holy cow W, what are...

    !! 32 to 50 open rolls !! Holy cow W, what are you doing there? I've been really pleased with the platform upgrade from JFK, which mod are you getting?

    I've not measured the MG filament...
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    Sticky: Hi W! Glad to hear it was an easy fix for you. I...

    Hi W! Glad to hear it was an easy fix for you. I got some more Raptor PLA filament from MG last week. All bags sealed and filament is working well. I continue to be extremely pleased with the...
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    Sticky: Apoc4, I totally agree w/ Rcleav's comments re....

    Apoc4, I totally agree w/ Rcleav's comments re. S3D. Well worth the $. How is your slicer configured wrt the type of printer you are using? Can you do a single extruder print without issues?
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    Sticky: I'm in the PLA camp as well. Every so often I...

    I'm in the PLA camp as well. Every so often I beat my head against the wall for a while, hit all my fingers with hammers, walk on some thumbtacks and then try ABS again just to remind myself how...
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    Sticky: Aw geeze W. That stinks.

    Aw geeze W. That stinks.
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    Sticky: Hi W, which of MG's PLA's? I run their (plain...

    Hi W, which of MG's PLA's? I run their (plain old) Maker PLA at 205, their Raptor PLA at 230, and their Crystal PLA at 230. I run the bed at 60 for them all. I have not found any reason to chase...
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    Sticky: There are plenty of 24V fans available too.

    There are plenty of 24V fans available too.
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    Sticky: I use 1/4" boro from McMaster as well. Had a...

    I use 1/4" boro from McMaster as well. Had a small chunk of the glass come out with an ABS print, but I think I may have been too rough with it when removing the print. I flipped the glass over and...
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    Sticky: Looks very good W, what did you use for the...

    Looks very good W, what did you use for the dehumidifier?
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    Sticky: The Toshiba Aircard has been working...

    The Toshiba Aircard has been working exceptionally well for me, but installation was a bit of guessing. Here is a link to info on it if you need more just message me..
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    Sticky: For additional info look on youtube for qidi tech...

    For additional info look on youtube for qidi tech videos. here is one on removing the nozzle using the large bolt provided in the accesories parts box that you probably always wondered what to do...
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    Sticky: I've looked at those on his website, but haven't...

    I've looked at those on his website, but haven't purchased them yet. I think they seem a much more elegant arrangement than the stock one. Should make keeping things accessible, aligned and stable...
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    Sticky: Hey W, Here is a New Years present. I guess...

    Hey W, Here is a New Years present. I guess it's actually a re-gift cause I just found it on Thingiverse. No idea if it works or will crash your printer either, so I guess that makes it kind of a...
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    Sticky: Does the QiDi control board have a battery?

    Does the QiDi control board have a battery?
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    Sticky: Hmm, what was the last thing you printed? Just...

    Hmm, what was the last thing you printed? Just kidding. Check all of the power supply output voltages are getting to the main board. Check that the connections to the LCD are screen are intact,...
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