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by Phil
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Cleaning filament
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Cleaning filament

I have been using eSun's Cleaning Filament for some time now, but not so much from conviction, as from being recommended by other people here...until now. I would not have believed so much old filament stayed in the extruder when you changed to a new filament. Take a look at the attached photo to se...
by Phil
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printed samples, nothing else prints successfully
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Printed samples, nothing else prints successfully

When asking for help with a print, we really need to know:
- what material?
- temperatures?
- speeds?
- layer heights?

BUT...the most important, (in this case), was your bed clean? Try cleaning with acetone; this eliminates oils, etc. which can cause adhesion problems.
by Phil
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nozzle sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 8782

Re: Nozzle sizes

The first thing you need to know is that not all nozzles will fit on the M2. Unless you are sure it will fit, buy your nozzles from MakerGear.
Second thing, if you have S3D, you can adjust pretty easily between nozzle sizes; just remember to change the setting.
by Phil
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: New method for making parts stick and come off easily
Replies: 17
Views: 9550

Re: New method for making parts stick and come off easily

I was at Lowe's last night; looked for Rust-Oleum-Peel-Coat-Graphite; could not find any. Where do you buy it?
by Phil
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: instas "filaments that work on the M2" thread
Replies: 27
Views: 55966

Re: instas "filaments that work on the M2" thread

Filament name: Brassfill Filament vendor: ColorFabb Hotend used: V4 PTFE Nozzle diameter: 0.35mm Stainless Steel All settings are the same as PLA. This stuff is a little weird. As the extruder clears over free space, the filament is dense so it falls away from the nozzle and does not retain itself i...
by Phil
Fri May 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Printing a Solid Ring, Not Two Outlines
Replies: 3
Views: 3500

Re: Printing a Solid Ring, Not Two Outlines

I think I will first try the larger nozzle. I was using a 0.35mm and will try a 0.50mm. If that does not do it, then on to the height vs width adjustments.
by Phil
Thu May 25, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Printing a Solid Ring, Not Two Outlines
Replies: 3
Views: 3500

Printing a Solid Ring, Not Two Outlines

I am not sure how to solve this problem, but I am almost sure someone here has a change to S3D to fix it. I am trying to print a thin-wall, and instead of the printer filling in between the two outlines, I am left with two much thinner walls. I presume I am missing something in S3D to correct for th...
by Phil
Wed May 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Hatchbox TPU Jamming / Not Feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 4074

Re: Hatchbox TPU Jamming / Not Feeding

Ed,
What's with the chewing gum?
by Phil
Tue May 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Hatchbox TPU Jamming / Not Feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 4074

Re: Hatchbox TPU Jamming / Not Feeding

I am not sure about Hatchbox TPU; there is information about other flexibles in other threads. I find a larger nozzle helps, 0.50mm, and I print roughly 50% the speed of ABS,PLA, etc. Your temperature also seems low. Other flexibles I use require 250C or so. I had trouble printing softer filaments w...
by Phil
Sun May 07, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: What are the best flexible filaments?
Replies: 14
Views: 8497

Re: What are the best flexible filaments?

I have used several flexible filaments. You can read about them on "Insta's Filaments That Work on the M2" thread.