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by Phil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printed Text: Recessed or Raised?
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Re: Printed Text: Recessed or Raised?

I played with the laser engraver for a while. The big adjustments you make on it are speed and power. I used all 50W of the laser, and these are results of speed changes. Note that too slow = melting. I also varied the font size and tried Regular and Bold. I then used black nail polish to fill in th...
by Phil
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PEI Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Re: PEI Filament

Farr0wn3d wrote: -hot end at 355C
What mods do you have to get 355C?
by Phil
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: filaflex
Replies: 8
Views: 4581

Re: filaflex

psd wrote:am I just blind?
No, my fault. I thought it was there, but in fact, it is here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3971
by Phil
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PEI Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Re: PEI Filament

Farr0wn3d wrote:I just picked up a small roll of the 3dxtech ultem 1010 filament, and the other upgrades (PT100, and FR4 perfboard) to print with it. Once I am done making my enclosures, this is next on the list to start working with.
Did you ever get the Ultem 1010 to work?
by Phil
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: filaflex
Replies: 8
Views: 4581

Re: filaflex

I have had great success with both Makerflex and Ninjaflex. I have posted on "Insta's Filaments that Work on the M2" thread. super, just bought some MakerFlex can you include the link to your post? thanks[/quote] The thread is as the top of the "Filament" group heading. I recommend reading all the ...
by Phil
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: filaflex
Replies: 8
Views: 4581

Re: filaflex

I would suggest Makerflex from MakerGeeks. It may not be quite as soft as Ninjaflex, but it also seems tougher and is definitely a lot less expensive. Can you get better feed? Better print feeds with it? I have had great success with both Makerflex and Ninjaflex. I have posted on "Insta's Filaments...
by Phil
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printed Text: Recessed or Raised?
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Re: Printed Text: Recessed or Raised?

I printed some nylon switch covers without lettering that I intend to engrave with a laser. There is a local 'maker space' that has the equipment. It costs $35/month, so I want to try a few things at once to make it all worthwhile.
I will post my results.
by Phil
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printed Text: Recessed or Raised?
Replies: 7
Views: 4087

Re: Printed Text: Recessed or Raised?

Nail polish is good, but just remember, it contains acetone which affects plastics, particularly ABS. You can see the shading on these prints. I have experimented with this to make replacement switch covers for my airplane. The unfortunate part is that I am trying to make very small print, and the p...
by Phil
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: filaflex
Replies: 8
Views: 4581

Re: filaflex

I would suggest Makerflex from MakerGeeks. It may not be quite as soft as Ninjaflex, but it also seems tougher and is definitely a lot less expensive.
by Phil
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: dual extruder - should I do it?
Replies: 3
Views: 3481

Re: dual extruder - should I do it?

Everything Tim said, and more. I actually had prints fail due to the oozing. I was trying to use an expensive filament for the part and cheap PLA for the support. The PLA nozzle would run along the part as the other nozzle extruded, leaving just enough PLA to destroy the layer adhesion. The independ...