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by Phil
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jumping into 3D printing from CNC
Replies: 16
Views: 4543

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: 4543

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: 3131

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: 3131

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.(?)
by Phil
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: filament vault
Replies: 8
Views: 3303

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: 5109

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: 2896

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: 3791

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: 1396

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: 3314

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...