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by charles.yates
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Experimenting with ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Experimenting with ABS

The clear stuff is a lot stickier than regular ABS, I guess the gratituous lack of butadiene helps in that regard. It makes ABS behave a lot more like PETG -- much more flexible and less warping. Try it with real, opaque, natural-colored ABS and you'll be missing the clear stuff and pining for PETG...
by charles.yates
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Experimenting with ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Experimenting with ABS

Well, your tray is certainly boxier than the dragon, but it also has some design features that make it far from the worst case scenario. The various indented segments break up and shorten the linear runs, and it's not a solid box so you're not dealing with infill strain across the whole volume. Tru...
by charles.yates
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Experimenting with ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Experimenting with ABS

And some time later....
by charles.yates
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Experimenting with ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Experimenting with ABS

Hmm - not so sure about that :).

Same filament, same settings.
by charles.yates
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Experimenting with ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Experimenting with ABS

Nope, no cracking, lifting or curling with that one - other prints have been more problematic, but that was surprisingly stress free, especially considering the size. I printed it quite slowly (around 75% initially, but when I went to bed, I dropped it to 50% as I didn't want to wake up to a broken ...
by charles.yates
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Experimenting with ABS
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Experimenting with ABS

Having a few spools of ABS kicking around, I thought I'd see how it fared on the M2 - end results aren't really too bad considering I'm using the box the printer came in for insulation. This is a print of Adalinda: The Singing Serpent sliced at 0.3mm and printed with some transparent ABS I picked up...
by charles.yates
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Which Software to use for Makergear M2?
Replies: 10
Views: 8006

Re: Which Software to use for Makergear M2?

There's a config file for slic3r which comes on the SD card with the printer - you should be able to use that when it arrives.

I've been using repetierHost and slic3r here and getting very good results.
by charles.yates
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Loading a New Filament
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Loading a New Filament

I'd also suggest making a clean cut of the filament a couple of centimetres from the current end can also resolve problems.
by charles.yates
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Where to get good filament in EU (Germany?)
Replies: 6
Views: 3664

Re: Where to get good filament in EU (Germany?)

Hi, Kinda new to the M2 (arrived earlier in the week), but since I had some filament left over from my old printer, I've been giving it a shot and getting brilliant results with it too. The filament I have is MAXX Economy ABS Tooth White - bought from the vendor of the old printer via http://www.lpf...