Equipment and Tool Defect List

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Equipment & Tool Defect List
Tool / Equipment Snag Date Reported By Reported To Fixed By / Being Worked On By Date Fixed Comments
Geetech 3D Printer Blocked Extruder 13/6/2023 Ian B Andy
Zombie 3D Printer Filament not feeding 13/6/2023 Ian B Andy 20/6/2023 (temp. fix) Extruder pressure arm loose, replace extruder mechanism? Currently working, but bodged with a rubber band to hold the arm flat against the base plate!
Lights (main room) Old tubes, Old ballasts Seems OK at the moment, none of them are flickering or out
Equipment & Tool Completed Repairs List
Tool / Equipment Snag Date Reported By Reported To Fixed By / Being Worked On By Date Fixed Comments
Full size Hacksaw Blade lacks teeth 15/12/2022 Grant IanM 12/6/2023 Needs spare blades, last good one fitted. Can we get a range of TPI suitable for different materials and sheet thicknesses? Pack of Draper blades purchased (2x 18TPI, 3x 24TPI)
Digital Calipers Battery issues 12/1/2023 Ian M Ian B Ian B 26/1/2023
Fan Heater Cable and plug hot in use 26/1/2023 Peter H   Ian M 2/3/2023 Cable and plug replaced with 13A rated ones
Solder Sucker Nozzle missing 16/2/2023 ? ??? Ian B Ian M 2/3/2023 Part ordered 21/2/2023
Laser Cutter Being Serviced and Realigned 10/02/2023 Ian B Andy H / Ian B 23/2/2023 Telegram (Andy H) 23/02/2023: Laser update. Pew pew.

I had the new tube working well cutting at 18mm/s @60%. Best we've had it. But apparently hadn't tightened everything, so it lost it's will to live and wouldn't cut at all.

It's useable now but only cutting at about 10-12mm/s depending where you are on the bed. The current plan is to let people use it and check that it's at least staying on that level of cutting and then I'll try to get it to it's full power.

FYI. The tube is slightly different so we're limiting cutting power to 60% to extend the life of the tube please.

Any questions or if it's lost all power please give me a shout.

14/02/2023: New tube fitted. Cooler coupling replaced

Telegram (Ian B): The laser cutter is having a new tube fitted this weekend. We need to get a spare part for the cooler, so its likely the cutter will be out of action this Tuesday and Thursday.

Pillar Drill Unusable: Drive belt failed 2/02/2023 Jonathan H Jonathan H Jonathan H 16/02/2023 New belt fitted
Laser Cutter Not cutting as well as it was 4/10/2022 Hassan Ian B Ian B 04/10/2022 10/02/2023 (Being Serviced) Still not cutting well as of 11/10/2022, traced to poor focus due to uneven bed - avoid the back right corner for now! Also the tube is weak.
Geetech 3D printer Z-limit not working 13/09/2022 Ian B Ian B Ian B 15/11/22 Bad contact on Z-probe servo wire at mainboard.
Zombie 3D printer Extruder heater fault 10/09/2022 Andy Ian B Ian B 03/10/2022
Dremel Broken attachments + not chucking them 26/07/2022 Raphael Ian B Ian M 02/08/2022 Replaced broken collet. Many Dremel tool bits are wear items and are expected to wear out or break - please report if supplies of any specific type are running low.
Lathe Blows 10A fuse 19/07/2022 Ian B Ian B Ian B circa 06/09/2022
Laser Cutter Red light intermittent 16/06/2022 Kim Ian B Andy / Ian B 21/06/2022
Tenon saw Broken & blunt 02/06/2022 Chris R Chris R Ian B 22/06/2022
Geetech 3D printer Thermistor replacement 26/05/2022 Andy Andy Andy 31/05/2022
Zombie 3D printer X-axis motor drive 26/05/2022 Andy Andy Andy 31/05/2022
Zombie 3D printer X-axis motor drive 17/05/2022 Ian B Ian B 23/05/2022

Transcribed from the paper Equipment Snags list on the cloakroom door, with some additions. If there is no date fixed, please assume the item is still unavailable. This is not a 'live' defect list, and tools/equipment may fail unexpectedly between its update and your intended visit.

Last full updated by IanM (talk) 19:24, 23 February 2023 (UTC), partial update 11:48, 19 June 2023 (UTC). Now in inverse reporting date order.