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by treat1
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Printing with eSun flexible
Replies: 27
Views: 12040

Re: eSun eLastic 2017 - My Solution to Jamming

I came to this thread that was over a year old looking for some advice. I bought some eSun eLastic and even at 30mm/sec (1800mm/min) I kept having the filament wrap around the filament drive gear after only a very short printing. I didn't like how the original (V4) had the flexible filament sort of ...
by treat1
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 8545

Re: Feed Failures with PETG

Jules, no doubt it may behave differently in the long run, it is obviously a different formulation. I does feel a little stiffer than the other PETG's I have tried but it is tougher and more flexible than PLA. It will work for my purposes for now and has me off and running. A huge beginner's advanta...
by treat1
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 8545

PETG that prints similar to PLA

I'm new at 3-D printing and making a lot of newbie mistakes and needing to print PETG for its properties. In trying to figure things out I tried ESUN, Hatchbox, and then 3D Solutech semi-transparent blue (each are a different shade of blue). One discovery is that th 3D Solutech PETG prints at the sa...
by treat1
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S3D
Replies: 9
Views: 4760

Re: Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S

Thanks again, I get that this is a learning experience. I'm trying to jump into the deep end of the pool in a hurry. The M2 is perhaps a "higher end" printer for first timer and I don't mean to be too critical. I'm doing this for a startup and I am printing out parts made by an M.E. I need to use PE...
by treat1
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S3D
Replies: 9
Views: 4760

Re: Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S

Thanks Jules, this is very helpful. But why does MakerGear set me up to fail doing something logical? MakerGear gives the user an STL and a G version of the same file. I'm trying to work my way up. Why give me an STL file that prints differently from the G-File without having to go into advanced set...
by treat1
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S3D
Replies: 9
Views: 4760

Different Results Using Tinythin.g verus Tinything.stl/S3D

I'm trying to "calibrate" a some new material using tinything.stl as my test case. When I print from the .g file from the quickstart Demo Folder the part comes out correctly with nice thick walls. When I print using Simplify3D using the .stl file and the MakerGear M2 (24V V4 hotend) PLA option and H...
by treat1
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 8545

Re: Feed Failures with PETG

Thanks for all the help and input . . . but I am hoping my problem is the ESUN filament. I have tried doing the calibration of the feed by making the 10% to 15% bites into the filament. I have back off and gone and littel tighter and NOTHING works. It will feed for one to as many as 3 hours and then...
by treat1
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 8545

Re: Feed Failures with PETG

Jade, thanks, I knew about the temperature and print speed and downloaded an FFF from another thread on the PETG subject. There is all kinds of information about what print settings to use, BUT I did not find out anything about the extruder screw tension until I found this tread. It was a doh moment...
by treat1
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 8545

Re: Feed Failures with PETG

As I warned, I am a newbie. Well I think I had too much tension and/or a combination of size issues with the ESUN filament. About 4 hours (approximately due to where it stopped) into printing I got an extruder jam. The there was a lump of filament after the roller so the filament could not extrude. ...
by treat1
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 8545

Re: Feed Failures with PETG

First a warning, I am an EE and a rank amateur at 3-D printing. I read about PETG and really wanted to use it and I made some test prints and it came out great, much better than expected. I love the combination of tuffness and flexibility, plus the semi transparent material has a jewel look to it. S...