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by Phil
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: paint
Replies: 5
Views: 5310

Re: paint

These are switch covers for Mooney aircraft. I use ABS, acetone-based spray paint, and a 50W laser engraver. Someone here, (I do not remember who), suggested the paint-ABS combination. The paint REALLY sticks well.
by Phil
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid Mask
Replies: 5
Views: 2973

Re: Covid Mask

The whole 'wear a mask in public' thing is kind of funny. I see loads of people with cloth masks, constantly fiddling with them with their virus-infested fingers, which makes it worse than useless to wear. Printed masks will work well, if you use the right filter media, and do not touch and contamin...
by Phil
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Replica Statue
Replies: 5
Views: 5169

Re: Replica Statue

Wow! They look identical, (minus the repairs, of course).
I am curious, how does the one on the left look to you compared to the table top? The one on the right is of similar color to the table top.
by Phil
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Petg extruding problems
Replies: 13
Views: 5490

Re: Petg extruding problems

Every so often, I find that crap gets in the nozzle. I do not know if it comes from the filament or from dust in the air, but it seems to stay in the nozzle until I take a torch to it. If you have never done that, it is easy and painless, so I recommend you try.
by Phil
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Petg extruding problems
Replies: 13
Views: 5490

Re: Petg extruding problems

Every so often, I find that crap gets in the nozzle. I do not know if it comes from the filament or from dust in the air, but it seems to stay in the nozzle until I take a torch to it. If you have never done that, it is easy and painless, so I recommend you try.
by Phil
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: .75mm Nozzle and print speed
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Re: .75mm Nozzle and print speed

It is not so much Print Speeds as heating capacity. It takes a certain amount of power to melt a flow of plastic, and the filament heaters have a limit; try to put plastic through the extruder any faster, and it just will not work. You likely have excess heat available at common print speeds, but th...
by Phil
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Squeal at end of print.
Replies: 1
Views: 3325

Re: Squeal at end of print.

I had a similar problem; the know on the Z-axis rod was pinched by the wire housing on the extruder assembly.
by Phil
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Printing nylon on glass bed
Replies: 4
Views: 5440

Re: Printing nylon on glass bed

Seems to be a lot of work. Have you tried glue stick on top of Kapton? That has always worked well for me on both my M2 and Markforged.
by Phil
Mon May 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAPID+tct
Replies: 1
Views: 2052

Re: RAPID+tct

I hope top see you there on Wednesday, Rick.
by Phil
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: HIPS
Replies: 5
Views: 5194

Re: HIPS

I have recently tried using HIPS as support material for ABS and PLA. You remove it, (dissolve it), using Limonene. Unfortunately, the limonene also softens ABS, so that does not work. It works really well with PLA, though. I had a long, small hole that I had to print in the horizontal. I put just a...