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by Artenen
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: How to get a smooth finish on a PLA printed part
Replies: 21
Views: 16740

Re: How to get a smooth finish on a PLA printed part

Paint works ok I got the smooth on stuff... works but eh.. Then I can across Tetrahydrofuran as it works like acetone. Here is a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJYaqaUr7iw Vapor Smoothing and Polishing PLA with Tetrahydrofuran (THF) Article http://www.protoparadigm.com/news-updates/vapor-sm...
by Artenen
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder gearbox pinion
Replies: 14
Views: 10462

Re: Extruder gearbox pinion

Clunk... umm ya https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KXYLvKMxppc/VNAHBfETbrI/AAAAAAABDZQ/_QZ5ZtUk6v0/w1325-h746-no/IMG_20150202_171748654.jpg back to the parts shop I guess... looks like it broke where they was an air pocket in the metal or some kinda slag or impurity... or that's simply where it brok...
by Artenen
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: HeMan Sword
Replies: 4
Views: 4835

Re: HeMan Sword

Here is the final usable item that will be finished and molded.
together for the first time.jpg
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by Artenen
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: How to get a smooth finish on a PLA printed part
Replies: 21
Views: 16740

How to get a smooth finish on a PLA printed part

I'm wondering the best ways to get an ultra smooth finish on a PLA printed part.

Sanding?

Primer?

What has worked for the veterans here?
by Artenen
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slight problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3146

Re: Slight problems

I installed M2Marlinx1619V.zip I have the big box.
by Artenen
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slight problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3146

Slight problems

I'm having trouble with the following items: Hot end doesn't raise above 208.1C and fluctuates per the image below heat.JPG The extruder seems to keep extruding even when nothing is happening Hot end keeps plugging up (I have 2 and both are doing the same heat and extruding things. I think I loaded ...
by Artenen
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: some handy tools for cleaning the hot end
Replies: 24
Views: 18337

Re: some handy tools for cleaning the hot end

broke that little bit in under 1 minute... :roll:
by Artenen
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: some handy tools for cleaning the hot end
Replies: 24
Views: 18337

Re: some handy tools for cleaning the hot end

Thanks for posting! Ordered mine as well.
by Artenen
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Shutting Down?
Replies: 9
Views: 11466

Re: Shutting Down?

That end code was the bees knees! Thanks for posting it!!! I usually set up a print before going to bed.
by Artenen
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: HeMan Sword
Replies: 4
Views: 4835

Re: HeMan Sword

He used a few different ones through the years and yes, those are I think. I'm not a huge toy guy so I can't say for sure.