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by airscapes
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: MG black PLA vs White PLA
Replies: 0
Views: 1435

MG black PLA vs White PLA

I have both, the black does not extrude correctly and clogs the the nozzle. The white works fine. The black is rough to the touch, the white is smooth as glass. Looking at the black under magnification it is cracked and covered with clearish crystals. I sent email with pics to tech support and they ...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

Re: size accuracy and finish

Oh one other thing I did read.. Z0 should touch build when the plate and extruder are at operating temp.. So maybe that feeler is the expansion amount?
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

Re: size accuracy and finish

What am i missing? Nothing: you're becoming a careful observer, which is all good! changed to .02 layer height If that's really 0.02 mm, then they layers are way too thin for anything other than bragging contests. If it's 0.02 inch = 0.5 mm, then it's way too thick. Metric units are the default in ...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

Re: size accuracy and finish

That sounds like there may be an offset buried somewhere in the firmware. I want to do a full leveling & zero on my machine, and can see if the shim fits underneath when I command it to Z=0, but it may be a day or two before I can clear enough space to get my laptop next to the printer. Please read...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

Re: size accuracy and finish

airscapes: Thanks for the info! Maybe it's small enough not to matter, or it's intentional, but if you adjust your extruder/nozzle to just touch the shim using: G28 G1 F1000 X100 Y125 Z0 You end up with a Z position offset upward by the shim thickness (0.127 mm), which is about half the thickness o...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: storing PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 9337

Re: storing PLA

Drop the $60 for the presto dehydrator https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008H2OEKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I I was getting lots of strings with some white MG brand PLA and I dried the roll @ 140F over night and put it in a vacuum bag with large descant bag for storage .. When I...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: ABS Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Re: ABS Help

Does freezing the part with canned air work on ABS like PLA??
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: size accuracy and finish
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

Re: size accuracy and finish

Ed if you are still around I am about out of ideas.. must be barking up the wrong tree. When I print my solid square 100% infill I get the bumps along the edges (nothing new been getting them since day one) where the infill meets the perimeter. There is one side that is the worst (highest) then one ...
by airscapes
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa question
Replies: 11
Views: 3414

Re: esun epa question

Phil wrote:I suspect most of the glue sticks are pretty much the same. Different ones have all worked for me. I encourage you to try until you find one that works.
can the glue be used on the polyimide tape of does it have to be on glass. Will it damage the tape? I would think not..
by airscapes
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: esun epa question
Replies: 11
Views: 3414

Re: esun epa question

So, the glue.. you talking white elmers glue or this glue stick stuff https://www.amazon.com/Elmers-Washable- ... B000I6F8C6 ??