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by zemlin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI bonded to Mic6
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: PEI bonded to Mic6

jferguson wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Hi Karl,
3/4 inch seems pretty substantial.
This is tooling for clamping to ensure flatness when bonded - not using it on the printer. My build plate is 1/4" - the thinnest cast plate available.
by zemlin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Nylon

I've had good luck printing nylon on a GAROLITE LE linen phenolic build plate. You might also try glue stick.
by zemlin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI bonded to Mic6
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: PEI bonded to Mic6

I've wanted to get some heavy plates for clamping build surfaces for a long time - today I finally broke down and ordered them. A pair of 12x12x3/4" MIC6 plates - from McMaster. I found they also have glass spacer beads - .01" diameter. A 1-oz size bottle for $11 - so I ordered those too. A little s...
by zemlin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: burned(?) PETG in prints
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: burned(?) PETG in prints

It's tough to get a perfectly clean clear or white PETG print.
To minimize nozzle pick-up I run with zero z-lift. Each lift generally creates a tiny string that will pick up on the nozzle next lap. I also keep travel moves over the part to keep ooze from depositing on the outer layer.
by zemlin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: PEI bonded to Mic6
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: PEI bonded to Mic6

I have considered trying some sort of bond, because you are right - the tape only works for a while. I have a PEI sheet now that needs to be re-bonded - not for an M2 though - it's 12"x12". Needing heavier plates for clamping is also a deterrent for me ... just more $$$. Sounds like you have a great...
by zemlin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming
Replies: 16
Views: 4478

Re: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming

Thanks Zimlin! But what about belt tension? I have them looser than they were from the factory but not sure how loose is too loose. I basically pulled them thight enough to take out any slack but only about 1/2 the original PULLEM tight tension.. Belt tension on timing/toothed belts is not that cri...
by zemlin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming
Replies: 16
Views: 4478

Re: M2 Build Plates Slowly Deforming

Here's how I fixed it:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6428&p=35862
by zemlin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 23
Views: 4062

Re: Black ePC - disappointing first print

I printed filament drives for my M2 dual using clear ePC and never had any issue with them. PETG is pretty sticky in sliding contact. It might not be a good choice for the filament drives.
by zemlin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 23
Views: 4062

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: 23
Views: 4062

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...