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by zemlin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 20
Views: 2005

Re: Black ePC - disappointing first print

Yes, the printer is enclosed, but not temperature controlled. It's been running around 50C on the inside.
by zemlin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 20
Views: 2005

Re: Black ePC - disappointing first print

Well, back on the topic of black ePC, I finally had reason to spool it back up and see what I can get from it again. Just to clarify, my M2 has been removed from service and replaced by Raise printers, but I see that as a fairly minor detail in this subject. eSun had suggested I run the black at a l...
by zemlin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Forum Attachments jacked up
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Forum Attachments jacked up

Thanks - just went into that thread and clicked EDIT on a couple posts. All seemed fine - the attachments didn't get lost.
by zemlin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 20
Views: 2005

Re: Black ePC - disappointing first print

Karl, I've been printing eSun PETG clear at 247C for thin shells for R/C aircraft wings. they seem pretty strong to me, but i will have to mess with rafts to deal with what appears to be some shrinkage distortion just above the table - first 3/8 inch or so. No fan, bed at 87C. What temperature do y...
by zemlin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

Apparently ABS is not a good choice for this sort of thin shell fabrication, but I'm not sure why. The Czechs advise against it, but don't say why. I run single-wall vase-mode prints to dial in the best temperature for a filament. The single-wall shell is easy to flex to see how easily the layers s...
by zemlin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: Printing with Ninjaflex?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Printing with Ninjaflex?

The best build surface I've found for Ninjaflex is Garolite LE - linen-based phenolic sheet - which also works well for nylons.
by zemlin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Need some advice on a suction device
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Need some advice on a suction device

That link doesn't work. What diameter is the hose?
by zemlin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Forum Attachments jacked up
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Forum Attachments jacked up

Posted a reply in this thread a few days back http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3885 Was able to post attachments and inline images, but if I hit PREVIEW, all but one of the files would be removed from the post. I had to compose the image and just hit SUBMIT for the attachments to stick...
by zemlin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

Thanks! I will have to experiment, but my assumption was that the scaling settings you show are associated with the model, and not the process. That's not how I work. I come up with scaling for the process using the Calibration Cross and apply that to whatever model I am printing with that process....
by zemlin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Scaling and Horizontal Offset
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: Scaling and Horizontal Offset

I use the scaling factors on the part settings on the main screen. S3D-Scale.JPG Horizontal Offset is called Horizontal Offset on the OTHER tab. S3D-Offset.JPG Z scaling is machine dependent, not material dependent. Doing that once should be enough. The X-Y scaling and offset will change with materi...