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by Phil
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Most Rigid Material?
Replies: 11
Views: 7661

Re: Most Rigid Material?

What the most rigid material is, I do not know. I have found, however, that carbon-fiber filled ABS filament does produce stiffer prints. Since you are familiar with PLA, you might try CF-PLA first. You can get it from 3DXTech or MakerGeeks, maybe others.
by Phil
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the problem with this print?
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

Re: What is the problem with this print?

It sort of looks like some of my prints when I was using damp nylon. Layers were separated due to vapor replacing plastic at times and otherwise rough.
by Phil
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collaboration Opportunity with MakerGear
Replies: 19
Views: 6749

Re: Collaboration Opportunity with MakerGear

I would love to help; (especially in adding high-temp materials to the M2 repertoire). BSAE, MSME, 4 patents, serial entrepreneur,...
by Phil
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Nozzle tip sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

Re: Nozzle tip sizes

What about different materials? Do flexible polyurethanes require different nozzle sizes?
What other changes, (if any), are required when using the 0.25mm nozzle?
by Phil
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: How To - Pausing a print at a specific layer. (Simplify3D)
Replies: 36
Views: 37318

Re: How To - Pausing a print at a specific layer. (Simplify3

Although this link is specific to a different printer company, it might provide some ideas for inserting nuts, etc. https://markforged.com/embedding-components-in-3d-printed-parts/ They have a decent blog that might give you some insights to various issues common to any 3-D printing. In one case, it...
by Phil
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Loading NinjaFlex
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Loading NinjaFlex

This kind of got me thinking... Has anyone tried using a lubricant on the drive gear, or even the filament path? A lubricant might make the filament stick less, but it might also interfere with the print. My best guess as to a lubricant that would be fairly benign is silicone. Another method might b...
by Phil
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: 3DXTech Carbon fiber infused abs
Replies: 18
Views: 8081

Re: 3DXTech Carbon fiber infused abs

I was at the IMTS this past week and talked to a Markforged guy. They actually use an entirely different printer set up for printing their version of CF infused Nylon, called Onyx. He said that on the Onyx printers, the guides and filament driving wheels are all made from different materials, since ...
by Phil
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: I'm looking a Freelance Designer...
Replies: 2
Views: 4561

Re: I'm looking a Freelance Designer...

I do CAD in SolidWorks. Let me know if you still need any help.
by Phil
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Anybody doing CFD Flow analysis? Internal flow simulation?
Replies: 3
Views: 5539

Re: Anybody doing CFD Flow analysis? Internal flow simulatio

I can do it on my copy of SolidWorks. What exactly do you need?