Friday, July 12, 2013

Removing support material

TIP-When removing support material, it is best to go in the direction perpendicular to the lines facing the plastic as shown.

Makerware log file location

If makerware ever tells you to check its log, they are saved to:
A new log is created every time the program is started so if you are trying to isolate an error, quit the program, start again and then try to reproduce the error.

Monday, July 1, 2013

What to do if the Afinia print head jams

First see if there is any extra material that can be removed from the print head (threads). If removing these does not fix the problem, Fletcher Grow in the engineering department has another solution:
If when loading the ABS filament you hear a clicking noise, you can fix the problem by taking off the extruding head and soaking it in acetone for about 20 minutes. After that wash off the head.