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by jhaupt
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 13982

Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

I was thinking about PETG for outdoor parts a couple weeks ago. I was searching the internet for things like "PETG weather resistance" and "PETG outdoors" and the internet's consensus seems to be that it's not a good outdoor material (due to lack of UV resistance) unless there's a UV-resistant addit...
by jhaupt
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: New Filament Announcement from Polymaker
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: New Filament Announcement from Polymaker

Surprising! What temperature are you using for white? The packaging says 250-270 but I'm finding 272 to be good for white. Lower and yes, layer bonding can be an issue. It was pointed out to me in another thread that the colors make a difference too for emissivity reasons. I would expect black to lo...
by jhaupt
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: New Filament Announcement from Polymaker
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

New Filament Announcement from Polymaker

It looks like the Polymaker website has been updated with an announcement for a new filament called PC-Max, which isn't available yet. From the terse description I gather it's even tougher than PC-Plus. It says: Polymaker PC-Max™ offers the absolute best in toughness that is simply unobtainable from...
by jhaupt
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana
Replies: 65
Views: 28165

Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

So I have an update for PC-Plus... Didn't get the PEI for my M2 yet but we just got a TAZ5 at work which comes with PEI stock (needed the build volume) and I'm sitting next to the machine running it's first print in black PC-Plus right now. While it will take some time to dial in settings there's no...
by jhaupt
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 9541

Re: Feed Failures with PETG

Something in the air indeed! Lot's of good info here. PcS, by "print ending inconsistencies" do you mean it just stops feeding like people are describing? And you definitely notice better results with other brands? I hadn't thought of extrusion pressure and having to increase temperature or decrease...
by jhaupt
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Feed Failures with PETG
Replies: 33
Views: 9541

Feed Failures with PETG

Is anyone else having a recurring problem where PETG inexplicably stops feeding during the print? I like PETG for certain things but this is an ongoing annoyance and a showstopper. I had assumed it was clogging but just last night I just happened to notice it stop feeding during a print, so I jumped...
by jhaupt
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: larger Nozzle diameter to prevent clogs?
Replies: 6
Views: 4650

Re: larger Nozzle diameter to prevent clogs?

Twice now I've had a clog since upgrading to the v4 and was just thinking the same thing, that a .5mm nozzle might help. The nature of the clog was odd: After running ePC and PC-Plus for a while and switching to PLA for a while, I got a clog a month or so ago where what appeared to be a remnant of P...
by jhaupt
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana
Replies: 65
Views: 28165

Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Hey Jules, I see .003" PEI on McMaster but not .03". Did you use .003"?
by jhaupt
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana
Replies: 65
Views: 28165

Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Jules, have you tried with PC-Plus?
by jhaupt
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Mic 6 tooling plate
Replies: 212
Views: 52283

Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Mine just came in Friday -- thanks jimc!

Printing first print with it now, PC-Plus White with Jim's hairspray application recipe and Garnier Fructis no. 5. This printer may finally have reached its ultimate state. So happy:

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