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by Fusion916
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting to print with PETG, running into new issue, help?
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Starting to print with PETG, running into new issue, help?

My prints otherwise come out just fine but I'm running into an issue with thing melted strands are connecting between different areas inside the parts. I can easily clean these up post print but I was wondering if there was any way to prevent this? here is a pic: https://s4.postimg.org/tbqjvacd9/pic...
by Fusion916
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: PLA curls very badly upon extruding
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: PLA curls very badly upon extruding

New nozzle arrived and I have it installed. PLA now extrudes straight as an arrow so yes apparently I did damage the nozzle. Lesson learned :D
by Fusion916
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: PLA curls very badly upon extruding
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: PLA curls very badly upon extruding

So I torched the nozzle and got it very clean, however I still have the same result with the extruded PLA immediately curling into a ball and caking up the nozzle. It looks like I might have damaged the nozzle? I did however tweak the extruder temperature, bed temperature, and z height JUST ENOUGH t...
by Fusion916
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: PLA curls very badly upon extruding
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: PLA curls very badly upon extruding

Thanks guys, I went ahead and just ordered 2 extra nozzles just incase but I'll try to blowtorch the nozzle to see if I can clear some blockage is there there. Paint thinner does seem to do something to pla however since after I soak it, it does seem to come lose. Maybe I didnt get everything though...
by Fusion916
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: PLA curls very badly upon extruding
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

PLA curls very badly upon extruding

I have been using my M2 for about 6-8 months problem free and have gone through about 6 filament reels so far. The latest reel for some reason clogged the nozzle after the 2nd print (first print went just fine). I am using the V4 hotend BTW. It took muliple tries but I got the hot end clean after so...
by Fusion916
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Best way to silkscreen on 3d printered boxes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Best way to silkscreen on 3d printered boxes?

Having screen printed for 40+ years, I don't think that it's the best alternative here. Lack of flatness will take all of the fun out of it. Look into "pad printing" instead. It's better for irregular surfaces. Depending on your needs, relatively inexpensive equipment can be found on Ebay, or look ...
by Fusion916
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Best way to silkscreen on 3d printered boxes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Best way to silkscreen on 3d printered boxes?

jsc wrote:How about using photoresist paint, similar to how you would etch a circuit board (without the etching). That should be high resolution enough.
I would need to wipe off the non-cured paint with acetone, which would eat through PLA right?
by Fusion916
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Best way to silkscreen on 3d printered boxes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Best way to silkscreen on 3d printered boxes?

Hi, I print boxes for project enclosures for electronics, and after printing I would like to add a "silk screen"type layer with white text. I was going to just create a "stencil" type print and just use spraypaint, but the resolution of the letters printed is not good enough since the text needs to ...
by Fusion916
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Best Simplify3D settings for printing PLA without a raft?
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Re: Best Simplify3D settings for printing PLA without a raft

If you're having to use a raft with PLA, your main problem is getting the first layer to stick to the bed. What are you using on the bed for adhesion? If you use bare glass, it has to be squeaky clean. If you want PLA first-layer adhesion to be a cinch, just use hairspray. But make sure that the be...
by Fusion916
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Best Simplify3D settings for printing PLA without a raft?
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Best Simplify3D settings for printing PLA without a raft?

Settings such as extruder temp, bed temp, fan controls, first layer height, etc. I have been trying to print without a raft and I cannot get a consistent quality print without one.