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by Phil
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: filament vault
Replies: 8
Views: 2968

Re: filament vault

Another thing you can add is three/four John Guest fittings in the lid. You can have tubing run from the fitting directly to your printer, and when not using a strand of filament, you can cap off the tube to prevent outside air from reaching the container. http://www.johnguest.com/products/drinks-di...
by Phil
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taulman Alloy 910 Profile?
Replies: 5
Views: 4858

Re: Taulman Alloy 910 Profile?

This thread had been a good repository of filament success, (and some failure). viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1951&start=20
Please post to there as well and add any filament not already mentioned that you use.
by Phil
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Watertight Vases - Are they possible
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: Watertight Vases - Are they possible

I have printed water-tight containers, made from polypropylene or nylon. I used 100% fill, no other setting changes. The sides were at least 0.100" thick.
by Phil
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Single Outside Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 3475

Re: Single Outside Layer

I made this by creating two files in SolidWorks from my original. All I did was use the "Offset" command 0.4mm/0.016". When I printed it/them, S3D actually made two passes of the white. This is made from PLA; I will try nylon later. Now, if the laser cuts through the white layer...
by Phil
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Filament Drive Gear Worn Out by Carbon Filament
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Filament Drive Gear Worn Out by Carbon Filament

Just do not try to clear a clog with a torch, since it is, (presumably), heat treated.
Although, looking at the web site, the coating can supposedly take up to 1800C.
by Phil
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: CNC Laser cutter/engraver
Replies: 3
Views: 2883

Re: CNC Laser cutter/engraver

I intermittently belong to a local 'maker space' that has three laser engravers/cutters, ($35/month). They are large, powerful, and accurate. (40-60 Watts, 24"x36"). It was a mild PITA to go to the class to learn how to use the machines, but it is well worth having professional-quality equipment ava...
by Phil
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Stainless Steel v4 Nozzles not magnetic
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Stainless Steel v4 Nozzles not magnetic

sthone wrote:
aerodan wrote:It's stainless steel, which should be... no?
Nope other way around.. stainless is not magnetic.
It depends; some is, some is not. Some can be cold-worked to make it magnetic.
by Phil
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Single Outside Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 3475

Single Outside Layer

I have been trying to build aircraft switch covers for a while now. I found trying to print lettering just does not look good enough, however, a laser engraver does a great job. That still leaves the problem of contrasting color in the lettering. I made some that look great by painting a cover made ...
by Phil
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Dupont Filaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2937

Dupont Filaments

Has anyone tried any of the new Dupont filaments? They seem to have some really good characteristics: http://www.dupont.com/products-and-serv ... ty_2017_10
by Phil
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PLA Plus Other Than eSun?
Replies: 10
Views: 5340

Re: PLA Plus Other Than eSun?

I have had good luck with these guys: https://www.makergeeks.com/collections/ ... series-pla
Their price cannot be beat.