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by Phil
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Petg extruding problems
Replies: 11
Views: 25

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: 11
Views: 25

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: 193

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: 1692

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: 2772

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: 440

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: 2709

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...
by Phil
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simplify3D M2 Dual - Single Extruder Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Simplify3D M2 Dual - Single Extruder Issue

I do not remember the name, but there was a previous thread that addressed this issue. I am sure you can find it by searching.
by Phil
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Nylon
Replies: 29
Views: 5725

Re: Nylon

I print lots of nylon, including with a Markforged printer. The MF does not have a heated bed, but the prints stick well with glue stick. The bed is phenolic. I also use other nylons in it with differing success. Most work fine, but also string a lot, since the MF uses a 275C extruder temp. On the M...
by Phil
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: The Dreaded Filament Drive Clicking Sound...
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: The Dreaded Filament Drive Clicking Sound...

The drive motor and gear are much harder/tougher than the plastic filament, so I do not think you can hurt them in that way. I have often heard the 'clunking' and have found it to be from the filament sticking in the extruder, the gear cuts a divot from the filament, and the compression and sudden r...