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by MakerMike7
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Kapton 'Polyamide' Tape - What's the skinny?
Replies: 13
Views: 6537

Re: Kapton 'Polyamide' Tape - What's the skinny?

Great and thanks for the answers. I'm having awesome luck with Hairspray and PLA. I wasn't aware that you could get away with hairspray and ABS. So just to confirm, some of you are using bare glass + hairspray and printing ABS correct? If so what is the bed temperature? Thanks in advance, I love thi...
by MakerMike7
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PLA & Moisture
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

PLA & Moisture

Just got the M2 and have been printing with RED PLA for a few days. Really happy with the unit.... What is considered good practice for removal and or storage of PLA rolls? I've read and understand that PLA will absorb Humidity from the air and may affect printing. How long can I leave the roll on t...
by MakerMike7
Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Kapton 'Polyamide' Tape - What's the skinny?
Replies: 13
Views: 6537

Kapton 'Polyamide' Tape - What's the skinny?

As a first week newbie I'm having great luck with PLA. However I need some white parts and ordered ABS White with my printer. I've seen the prep on Kapton tape but had a few questions? 1) How much usage can the tape take (parts over time) etc... before it needs to be replaced? 2) Is it hard to remov...
by MakerMike7
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Favorite way to prep your bed surface for printing PLA?
Replies: 34
Views: 19268

Re: Favorite way to prep your bed surface for printing PLA?

Been printing for 2 days. Zero error parts with Aquanet extra hold... Using S3D with no bed heating. 90% first layer height, 35% first layer speed with 3 outlines on the skirt. I wait for 2-3 min for the hairspray to dry, clean with windex and lint free screen cleaning cloth after each print session...
by MakerMike7
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Great Start - Out of the Box!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1828

Great Start - Out of the Box!!!

The M2 just arrived and today was the first day I had a few hours to setup the unit. Wanted to say, the bed was already leveled so no adjusting was needed there. I had to slightly adjust the Z-stop screw and loaded a new roll of Red PLA. Created a couple of test prints. A 5x5mm cube with 1mm chamfer...