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by Phil
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Re: Black ePC - disappointing first print

I have used the MakerGeeks black PC. It is very hit-or-miss. Lots of warpage, tough to keep on the bed.
by Phil
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Re: Black ePC - disappointing first print

Gwhite wrote:Polymaker PC-Max seems to have the best reviews (along with the highest price), but also wants you to use BuildTak.
BuildTak is polycarbonate. I would think it would be very difficult to remove and might destroy the BuildTak when removing a PC print.
by Phil
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa question
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: esun epa question

I suspect most of the glue sticks are pretty much the same. Different ones have all worked for me. I encourage you to try until you find one that works. can the glue be used on the polyimide tape of does it have to be on glass. Will it damage the tape? I would think not.. Glue stick will not hurt p...
by Phil
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa question
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: esun epa question

I suspect most of the glue sticks are pretty much the same. Different ones have all worked for me. I encourage you to try until you find one that works.
by Phil
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa question
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: esun epa question

Markforged prints only in nylon, and they use a phenolic, unheated bed with Elmer's glue stick applied.
by Phil
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: MIC 6 plate and PEI
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: MIC 6 plate and PEI

Plate temperature depends on the PLA you are using. I use 45C-60C for the PLAs I print. More importantly is to ensure your bed is CLEAN; I usually wipe it with acetone or glass cleaner. Secondly, ensure you are 'squishing' your first layer enough. You may try turning your Z-axis knob one click closer.
by Phil
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jumping into 3D printing from CNC
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Re: Jumping into 3D printing from CNC

Thanks, guys. The main reason I'm interested in the dual extruder design is to print with support materials. Are there limitations on which main materials work with particular support materials?. E.g., Can I use PLA with ABS, nylon, or C.F. filament? PLA and ABS do not stick, so it depends on how t...
by Phil
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jumping into 3D printing from CNC
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Re: Jumping into 3D printing from CNC

An enclosure would add significant expense with a limited gain. You can print most things with most any material without an enclosure; some designs using certain filaments will require an enclosure to print well. The cardboard box over the printer can suffice in those, (usually rare), situations. I ...
by Phil
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: What S3D Sees Before and After
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Re: What S3D Sees Before and After

101? I guess I was allowed to skip that class. Seven years printing with four different printers, and this was the first time I had seen this. I have used SolidWorks since 2001; not much experience with crappy, online CAD software.
by Phil
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: What S3D Sees Before and After
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

What S3D Sees Before and After

I have been printing stuff through 3DHubs. Occasionally, I get files that look totally different once sliced by S3D. Does anyone know why this happens?

I tried to upload screenshots saved in PowerPoint, but they do not seem to be visible.(?)