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by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Anybody got an ark handy?
Replies: 16
Views: 12006

Re: Anybody got an ark handy?

Their doing the same thing on this side of town too. I'm betting there will be a lot more people at the planning committee meetings now :)
by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder mount failed
Replies: 12
Views: 4275

Re: Extruder mount failed

Thanks. I started out printing them in PLA but then discovered acetone vapor smoothing with ABS. It really give them a glass like finish. I'm still surprised the mount failed due to acetone vapors. Folks who are using an acetone slurry on their glass are likely using more than I was and would see si...
by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Anybody got an ark handy?
Replies: 16
Views: 12006

Re: Anybody got an ark handy?

We didn't get it too bad. Yes, I'm south of I-10, north of westheimer, and west of beltway 8. We had 2-3 feet in the street cul-de-sac and 8 inches in the back yard when the drains couldn't keep up but when the rain relented, it went down within a couple of hours. I need to check on my friends in To...
by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder mount failed
Replies: 12
Views: 4275

Re: Extruder mount failed

Thanks for the confirmation. I'm surprised that such a small amount would do this but live and learn. I'll fix the motor mount and start printing replacements for the other parts. Any suggestions for alternate filament than abs? I've seen ePC recommended but I'm not crazy about the color. I have a c...
by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Anybody got an ark handy?
Replies: 16
Views: 12006

Re: Anybody got an ark handy?

We were ok on the west side. Water in the streets but haven't heard of any neighbors with water in their house. I noticed that everyone did move their cars to their driveways when the rain got bad. Lesson learned from the memorial day flooding when all the cars were under 2 ft of water.
by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder mount failed
Replies: 12
Views: 4275

Re: Extruder mount failed

Not sure, what are these printed with? ABS? I've used lithium grease on the rails. The last 8-10 bottles that I'm printing, I'm wiping the neck of the bottle with a small amount of acetone but its a very small amount. Could acetone vapor have caused embrittlement in the heated environment? To be cle...
by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Glow in the dark - need suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 3385

Re: Glow in the dark - need suggestions

Sorry, my ipad and the forum software don't get along. The 2nd part of my post disappeared. I'd second Colorfabb. Hatchbox has been hit or miss for me. Any of the phosphorescent filaments can erode the nozzle. If you haven't already you can order a stainless steel one here. http://www.makergear.com/...
by Mach
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder mount failed
Replies: 12
Views: 4275

Extruder mount failed

https://retroforge.smugmug.com/Other/3D-Printing/Gallery/i-gZ3cpLf/0/L/IMG_9310-L.jpg How hot should the extruder motor (X-axis) be? Mine was 130F this evening. I've been printing alot of ABS lately in an Ikea enclosure that is ventilated via a 140 mm blowhole in the side and top. I'm printing 8-9 ...
by Mach
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Glow in the dark - need suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 3385

Re: Glow in the dark - need suggestions

Suggestions for an object to print?
Slimer - search for mustangdave's file on Thingiverse
by Mach
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: instas "filaments that work on the M2" thread
Replies: 27
Views: 63737

Afinia Glow Blue ABS - Hatchbox Transparent ABS

Filament name: ABS - Glow Blue / ABS - Transparent Filament vendor: Afinia / Hatchbox Hotend used: V4 Nozzle diameter: 0.35mm Layer height: 0.1mm Printing temperature: 230c Other information: Simplify 3D - Retraction 1.4, 50 mm/s, 20mm coast, Speed 50 mm/s, Z axis 20 mm/s Filament was manually swap...