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by jhaupt
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different
Replies: 7
Views: 4111

Re: Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different

Indeed! And Jules, your point about the color mattering for the Zebra, I realized it might also be a significant effect for the filament itself and might explain why the black appears more gummy to me... just retaining heat longer. As a result I just generated a separate FFF for black and white. I b...
by jhaupt
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different
Replies: 7
Views: 4111

Re: Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different

Nevermind!

I ran the exact same gcode on the black side of the Zebra last night and the adhesion was just as good as the white. It still seems more stringy but adhesion appeared to be identical.

Lesson: Run PC-Plus black on the black Zebra side (until my MIC6 plate from jimc comes in anyway).
by jhaupt
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different
Replies: 7
Views: 4111

Re: Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different

Ahh excellent points. And I wasn't even thinking of the emissivity difference, that could do it too. Okay, will try the same print tonight on the black side.
by jhaupt
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different
Replies: 7
Views: 4111

Polymaker PC-Plus White vs. Black, Very Different

Hi all, It seems like I've been printing with Polymaker PC-Plus White almost exclusively lately. I feel like I finally have an engineering-grade material to work with in PC-Plus (and ePC from eSun using the same FFF). Haven't tried the natural-color PC-Plus yet. That said, I bought some PC-Plus Blac...
by jhaupt
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: any recommendation for colored polycarbonate ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10809

Re: any recommendation for colored polycarbonate ?

Aluminum with hairspray eh? Flat eh?

How much for one?
by jhaupt
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: any recommendation for colored polycarbonate ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10809

Re: any recommendation for colored polycarbonate ?

8 clips! Well, I got my Buildtak and stuck it to the old Zebra, and I'm not as happy with it as I hoped. With the bed at 80 and without brim it still curled up a bit, and where the print didn't release from the BuildTak the BuildTak got pulled up off of the Zebra. After another print of the same par...
by jhaupt
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: instas "filaments that work on the M2" thread
Replies: 27
Views: 49822

Re: instas "filaments that work on the M2" thread

Filament name: PolyWood Filament vendor: Polymaker Hotend used: V4 metal Nozzle diameter: 0.35mm Layer height: 0.25mm Printing temperature: 225C Other information: -Bed: Zebra Plate at 60C. -Slicer: Simplify3D -Retraction: 2.1mm -Cooling: 100% starting on layer 2 -Default printing speed: 2900mm/min ...
by jhaupt
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: any recommendation for colored polycarbonate ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10809

Re: any recommendation for colored polycarbonate ?

A similar discussion about PC-Plus is goin on in the "a stronger material" thread. Farr0wn3d, I'm about to finish my first spool of PC-Plus too and like it very much. I'm finding it to be a harder material, although it seems to curl worse than ePC. My wholly uneducated speculation is that whatever c...
by jhaupt
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: a stronger material
Replies: 15
Views: 3573

Re: a stronger material

Hi beop777, excellent, good to hear it! I'm using the same settings for PC-Plus except that for larger prints I use a big brim (12 outlines) on the Zebra Plate because it seems to curl worse than ePC, but I've also been printing bigger parts with the PC-Plus so it's hard to be sure. Also, I've had t...
by jhaupt
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: a stronger material
Replies: 15
Views: 3573

Re: a stronger material

Carbon filled nylon? Hmm, would like to try that. I would like to put in a plug for Polymaker PC-Plus. I've been running it with the same settings I use for ePC but the material qualities are definitely different. The PC-Plus seems to be noticeably harder than the ePC. I just printed towel rack ends...