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by Phil
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Swapping Build Surfaces?
Replies: 9
Views: 6571

Re: Swapping Build Surfaces?

You got me to thinking...How much is the bed raised/lowered per 'click' of the Z-adjustment knob?
by Phil
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printed Text: Recessed or Raised?
Replies: 7
Views: 4378

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: 4195

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: 4906

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: 4195

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: 4906

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: 4906

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: 4378

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: 4378

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: 4906

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.