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by airscapes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?

I would be inclined to check for inconstancy in starting height due to sag of the gantry..
Here is one of the threads on the subject viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3844&hilit=gantry
by airscapes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?

Is your M2 in an Closure? Kind of need to be for ABS to not warp but it still does. One think I have found for small parts is to use a brim rather than a raft.. don't really do many larger parts in abs but then ones I have did not warp but I have an enclosure The glass with polymide tape works great...
by airscapes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder

I sometime even stop and let is sit for 30 seconds.. let the cleaning plastic melt and blend with what is still in there .. then finish the extrude..
by airscapes
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder

I have the printer profile in octoprint set to 100 mm per Minute for the extruder.. Pain when you are retracting something as it takes a while . :D I did that more so it would not strip out when extruded.. When printing miniatures with a .25 nozzle after a couple of days of printing small and slow, ...
by airscapes
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder

I switch back and forth between PLA, PETG, EPA (Nylon) and ABS all the time. Never had a clog.. I use Esun Cleaning filament before each change and every so often even when staying with one material. You extrude it SLOW at the temp of the filament you are no longer using. Any time I change a nozzle ...
by airscapes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Avoiding Hairballs with PETG?

Sorry for the cat humor, hair balls between the toes at 2am are common where I live..
To be honest, I would be a little more inclined to diagnose and fix the free falling platform.
With mine powered off, I can not manually force the platform to move, granted it is only 8 months old.
by airscapes
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Bed won't heat...
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Bed won't heat...

The lack of metric hardware in the US sucks! I am dealing with it right now trying to source what I need LOCALLY to build a prosthetic arm for a child. All though school "we" were taught the metric system and it was cake, no freaking fraction to deal with!! But NO, the old farts that run the USA ref...
by airscapes
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Expiration Date on Filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Expiration Date on Filament?

This is the response from the manufacture: Hello, Ninjaflex does not typically absorb water from the atmosphere. We have 90% of our stock sitting in the open air and see no issues when printing. Thanks! Technical Sales Support Specialist NinjaTek | A division of Fenner Drives 311 West Stiegel Street...
by airscapes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Expiration Date on Filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Expiration Date on Filament?

Good resource on Ninjaflex https://ninjatek.com/resources/
by airscapes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Expiration Date on Filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Expiration Date on Filament?

Thanks, I had kind of figured that to be the case ..But to tell the truth, I have not googled the question yet. Since the stuff we not really vacuum sealed I did't think it was hydroscopic but probably should goggle it now :)