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Tips for use/maintenance

by NoLiver92

I use my printer a lot and have found certain ways of doing things to make life easier while printing and when undertaking maintenance.

What are your tips for easy maintenance and printing?

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Is there a way to Ungroup objects in an STL file?

by smithtk

I am using makerbot replicator + in an assisitive technology class. A student had downloaded a file which has 4 pieces. When we convert to a makerbot format to print I don't see a way to ungroup the pieces so that we can just print one, not four. Is there an option in Makerbot Print or tinkercad to do this? I have tried tinkercad. The file is https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:899126 -- Thanks.

Arthritis Assist - Button Assist, Zipper Pull, Key Assist, and Bag Handle
by Solstie
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Makerbot Replicator 2 Roof Issues

by Jasonr39

I have a Makerbot Rep 2 that is having an odd issue that i'm looking for some advice on. I have a run of these plates that started out great but all the sudden went south on us. We see gaps between the passes on the roof pass over the infill, sometimes when its building the floor as well. We have tore apart the extruder hoping to find something other than the drive wheel slightly offset from filament there was nothing wrong there. This is a new extruder assembly as well. I listed print specs below. We have tried going from 10% infill to 25% with no change, changed from hexagonal to linear infill with no change. Increased temp to 240 deg C with no change. slowed down speeds by 40% with no change. Tried multiple spools of material with no change.
25% infill Linear
230 deg C extruder temp
support raft and helper disc to keep warp down
roof thickness / floor thickness 0.80mm have went to 0.120mm and no change

starting to pull our hair out as this is the first real issues with this printer in 400+ hrs

we also run a buildtak magnetic build platform system

Any help is appreciated!

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MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D printer

by Philswift1950

I have a MakerBot Replicator 2 and am very happy with it and its performance. I'm thinking of moving to a MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D printer so as I can use the dual extruders. However the reports for this printer are less than good. Does anyone have one and if so, what is their recommendation? Thanks

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Printing a cone using Sketchup make and replicator 2

by pashto

Hi I am having trouble printing a cone that is supposed to be hollow inside. It is hollow on makerbot software but prints with honeycomb inside.
Does anyone know what could be the problem? I am using Sketch up make.

Many thanks


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