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by Phil
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Suggestion on Filament stiffer than PETG
Replies: 4
Views: 3128

Re: Suggestion on Filament stiffer than PETG

I would think for R/C your #1 concern is weight. The specific gravities are: ABS=1.05, PLA=1.25, PETG=1.38. I suspect CF or GF raises those numbers a little, but shouldn't the main comparison be strength-weight ratio?
by Phil
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Most Rigid Material?
Replies: 11
Views: 8836

Re: Most Rigid Material?

If you are game to try more filaments, you might want to try GF-PETG. I have not used CF-PETG, but have tried several other CFs. The GF is much shinier with other differences, too.
BTW, I would recommend using a steel nozzle for any filled filament.
by Phil
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: What Sticks to Ninjaflex?
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

Re: What Sticks to Ninjaflex?

I tried to upload this video, but it must be too large. https://youtu.be/exFbOX4EDJM
Shows the huge difference between flexible filaments. How does Semiflex compare?
by Phil
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Funniest print on Thingiverse?
Replies: 7
Views: 9342

Re: Funniest print on Thingiverse?

I thought this one might qualify: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:421542
by Phil
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOT show 2017 - Who's going, what are you bringing
Replies: 15
Views: 8198

Re: SHOT show 2017 - Who's going, what are you bringing

Vandal968 wrote: My printer has been running 24x7 for the last few weeks getting ready.c
Are you printing samples or parts for sale on the floor?
I am not going this year, but hopefully next. I am a licensed Class 3 NFA manufacturer.
by Phil
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Dual extruder, buy now or later?
Replies: 14
Views: 11879

Re: Dual extruder, buy now or later?

zemlin wrote:I do plan to spend more quality time on two-material printing - the early test prints I've done were impressive (PETG with PLA support). .
Do the two stick together, or does the support come off without so much as a click?
by Phil
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: What Sticks to Ninjaflex?
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

Re: What Sticks to Ninjaflex?

I had already decided to try using a 50% infill for that purpose. I will let you know how it works. There are a lot of MakerGeeks (?) filaments that are down in the 40A durometer range. Those would be spectacular for this. They're a mixture of PVA + foam, and the PVA is dissolved out after printing...
by Phil
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: control board issue I think
Replies: 14
Views: 4980

Re: control board issue I think

Most likely a CPU failure. I had a different, (non-M2), printer die like that. I replaced the CPU, and it works fine.
by Phil
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: What Sticks to Ninjaflex?
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

Re: What Sticks to Ninjaflex?

I had already decided to try using a 50% infill for that purpose. I will let you know how it works.
by Phil
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: What Sticks to Ninjaflex?
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

What Sticks to Ninjaflex?

I need to build a part that has a rigid base and a soft, flexible body, (shotgun butt-pad). I intend to print one on top of the other with a dual extruder. I asked MakerGeeks what sticks to their Makerflex, and they said any type of PLA. The Makerflex is not as flexible as I may want, so, what stick...