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by Phil
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 14817

Re: Any heat resistant Plastics for GPS bracket in a boat?

Why do people even use ABS anymore? And why even use PLA? It seems that PETG renders them both obsolete? For one thing, the specific gravities are different. ABS=1.05, PLA=1.25, PETG=1.38. For another, I tried to print with PETG on my Afinia printer. It has settings for PLA and ABS. The PLA setting...
by Phil
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Most Rigid Material?
Replies: 11
Views: 8090

Re: Most Rigid Material?

Can you post a link to the FFF you use?
by Phil
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Fliament for outdoors
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

Re: Fliament for outdoors

ASA is supposed to be UV resistant, unlike PLA or ABS, so maybe it is worth a look. I have not printed with it, so I cannot recommend it or not.
http://www.3dxtech.com/asa-filament/
by Phil
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New to 3D printing, trying to hone in my settings
Replies: 2
Views: 2221

Re: New to 3D printing, trying to hone in my settings

Even if you do not use Simplify3D, this link might help. https://www.simplify3d.com/support/prin ... eshooting/
It has explanations of defects you often find with 3D prints.
by Phil
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Most Rigid Material?
Replies: 11
Views: 8090

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: 3432

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: 7417

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: 2334

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: 39769

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: 2305

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...