Printing Filament Drive

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steve220
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Printing Filament Drive

Post by steve220 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:37 am

Filament drive has finally worn out. Are there recommended settings for fill, layer height, supports, etc?

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zemlin
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Re: Printing Filament Drive

Post by zemlin » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:33 pm

I printed mine from ePC and have been very happy with how they are holding up and the lack of creep on the tension screw.
Also, I print mine upside down from how he original parts were made. It reduces the amount of support and the internal surfaces print much cleaner. It requires a minor change or two on the model, if I recall.

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Re: Printing Filament Drive

Post by 3dPrintingMD » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:09 pm

ePC here as well, I don't want to jinx it, but its been fine for way too long. Probably have 12 months on this one.
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Re: Printing Filament Drive

Post by insta » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:28 pm

Just to buck it, I printed mine in 90% fill black HIPS. They're cheap and stiff, and I change them out about every 6 months (the plastic slowly creeps).
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Re: Printing Filament Drive

Post by steve220 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:46 pm

Thanks everyone. I'll have to see about picking up some ePC!

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