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by Phil
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Cleaning a M3 SE Hotend - Best method?
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Cleaning a M3 SE Hotend - Best method?

First, have you removed the nozzle? That would be the most likely failure mode. I ensure mine are working by using a propane torch to consume any lingering plastic, then run piano wire through the hole a few times to knock loose any remaining ash. (This works especially well for brass. I would not d...
by Phil
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: my first dual color print
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: my first dual color print

I did it by making two parts, both with a surface that will lay flat on the bed and with one part ending where the other part begins. It usually means that the part that gets printed on top of the other will include a separate piece that is only for alignment. Then, often, it is a big PITA to align ...
by Phil
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: Printing with Ninjaflex?
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Printing with Ninjaflex?

I recommend a 0.50mm nozzle vice 0.35mm.
by Phil
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Need some advice on a suction device
Replies: 3
Views: 257

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: 981

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: 8894

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: 218

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: 218

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: 17
Views: 597

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.