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by Phil
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Need some advice on a suction device
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Need some advice on a suction device

I would suggest visiting Home Depot, Lowes, etc. and looking in their HVAC departments. I did that the other night to solve a similar problem. It is amazing the variety of stuff they have on-hand. I used an inline fan and flexible dryer vent tubing. It may be too large for what you have in mind, but...
by Phil
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: PETG Perimeter Separation
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: PETG Perimeter Separation

How many outer layers do you use? If you use more than one, the overlap will not help. Keep increasing the extrusion multiplier. Think about how the extrusion process works; a rectangular-ish stream of plastic is deposited to the substrate. Your slicing software determines how far apart these stream...
by Phil
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Printing with eSun flexible
Replies: 27
Views: 8373

Re: Printing with eSun flexible

What nozzle are you using? I use a 0.50mm SS nozzle for all flexibles. I have tried smaller diameter nozzles, but always had issues with them.
I also use an extruder temperature on the high-end of what the filament manufacturer recommends. It might produce some stringing, but flows much better.
by Phil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Essential Tool Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: M2 Essential Tool Kit?

I use the torch and brush frequently, but I do change between filaments a lot! (Often times oddball filaments, too.)
by Phil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 Essential Tool Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: M2 Essential Tool Kit?

A brass-bristled brush and short piece of piano wire.
Also, a torch.
by Phil
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

Be aware that ABS, PLA, and PETG have not just differing strengths, but also differing densities, (more than 10% difference). That will definitely play a role in choosing the best material for making flying equipment.
by Phil
Wed May 30, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

I have had good luck with MakerGeeks PETG, and you cannot beat the price. https://www.makergeeks.com/collections/petg-filament
by Phil
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa jamming up the drive
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: esun epa jamming up the drive

Store your nylon in a plastic bucket with a desiccant. Even better, feed directly from the bucket using a John Gest fitting and tubing to get the filament to the printer.
by Phil
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa jamming up the drive
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: esun epa jamming up the drive

I have not made any tension changes.
by Phil
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa jamming up the drive
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: esun epa jamming up the drive

I have not used ePA, but I print several other nylons, all at about 265C. Have you tried a higher temperature?