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by Phil
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do *you* print a filament drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 5864

Re: How do *you* print a filament drive?

Here are two quick examples of difficult-to-remove supports (PETG with PLA+ support material): I am just now setting up my dual extruder, so I have not tried different filaments for support material. Why did you choose those two? Would not dissolvable support filament work better, such as HIPS or P...
by Phil
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Switch Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Switch Covers

Can you tell which were printed using a 0.35mm nozzle and which used a 0.25mm nozzle?
by Phil
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Switch Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Switch Covers

My airplane had two broken switch covers, so I drew them in SolidWorks and printed them. I am now trying to make them look better, and I am hoping for some suggestions. I am using gray PETG with a 0.35mm nozzle, printing them on their left sides. The two on the outside have black fingernail polish a...
by Phil
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Where Do You Buy Your Filament?
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Re: Where Do You Buy Your Filament?

Since Rick would not want us to talk about competitors on this site, I will not mention ABS or PLA. I have tried PETG from a MO manufacturer that seems good, and you can get it for $15/kg, if you do not care what color you get. :? I have noticed that Ninjaflex from Amazon can be priced very differen...
by Phil
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Printing in POM/Acetal/Delrin with the M2
Replies: 4
Views: 4267

Re: Printing in POM/Acetal/Delrin with the M2

Print Settings/Process: Temp of 258° seems good,... I think that might be a really bad idea. See here: http://gizmodorks.com/acetal-3d-printer-filament/ They recommend a maximum extrusion temperature of 230C and plenty of ventilation. They also recommend printing on wood and enclosing your printer....
by Phil
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Software
Topic: What 3d Modeling Software are we using?
Replies: 14
Views: 6144

Re: What 3d Modeling Software are we using?

Last year, the SolidWorks User Group I belong to brought in the Director of their Education Community. She offered a copy for $100 to any 'entrepreneur'. I have not tried to get one, since I already have access to an older copy that works well enough, but I believe the SolidWorks web site has the de...
by Phil
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: MIC6/PEI - Can I Use Gluestick or Hairspray
Replies: 4
Views: 2908

Re: MIC6/PEI - Can I Use Gluestick or Hairspray

I was wondering if a little hairspray or glue stick glue would harm the pei. As I recall, insta called it virtually indestructible. PEI is very resistant to solvents, so glue stick and hair spray will not hurt it. If you have never read much about the various types of plastic, I would encourage you...
by Phil
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: instas "filaments that work on the M2" thread
Replies: 27
Views: 56205

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

Filament name: Raptor PLA Filament vendor: Maker Geeks Hotend used: V4 PTFE Nozzle diameter: 0.35mm Use the same settings as for PLA. It is just like PLA, but much stronger. I did not do any physical testing with scientific instruments, but it is noticeably different in bending and ultimate yields f...
by Phil
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: instas "filaments that work on the M2" thread
Replies: 27
Views: 56205

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

Filament name: GF PETG
Filament vendor: 3DXTech
Hotend used: V4 PTFE
Nozzle diameter: 0.35mm Steel

Same settings as for PETG. I use the FFF from the eSun PETG thread. Very nice, stable prints.