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by Mecha_Monster
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Trouble with extruded filament accumulating on nozzle
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Trouble with extruded filament accumulating on nozzle

Hey everyone, ...everything worked straight out of the box with PLA as supplied from Raise3D, but changing to ABS caused some problems. That's exactly what happened to me 8 moths ago. Long story short; I printed too hot and the ABS carbonized, it is extremely difficult to remove from inside of the ...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice on best print oritentation, supports and settings
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Advice on best print oritentation, supports and settings

I have used Polymax PLA before; not so good for support material, it sticks to the print and is not so easy to remove.
For complex parts that require lots of support, I have had more luck with Polymaker's PC-Max. It's tough and the supports can be remover in a more clean manner.
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prints Welded to Raft
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Prints Welded to Raft

Check the raft gap from model distance on raft settings and the first layer height. What works for me is a 0.10 mm gap and a 0.3 mm first layer height.
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Look what I found on my build plate this morning!
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Look what I found on my build plate this morning!

Great work!,

Managing to consistent print for almost 200 hours means that you set quite well your settings. Mind to share? :)
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More on removing parts with alcohol
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: More on removing parts with alcohol

Very useful information John, I read your first post and try it myself with PC. It was just a small experiment, but so far I think it may also work with Polycarbonate-base filaments. It really helps to lengthen the lifespan of the buildplate; the constant removal of the prints was ripping apart my b...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spool Holder for N2
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: Spool Holder for N2

Very low tec solution; apply a small amount of lube to the holder. The lub wont contaminate the filament, and the spool will easily roll.
I did it and I notice a drastic improvement with my feeder skipping issue.
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament strength question
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Filament strength question

Try Polymaker PC-Max, I constantly use it and it is strong as hell. Also, increase the number of shells to improve resistance (#shells impact more the strenght of a printed than increasing the infill)
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extruder gear clicking on 1st layer only
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Extruder gear clicking on 1st layer only

Image of the finished print; does the translucent contour is a skirt? If so, probably your nozzle is too close to the bed making it difficult to extrude material (most noticeable on the first layer because is the layer with the most flowrate).
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surface quality on tall prints
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Surface quality on tall prints

As you move farther away from the embedment (section adhere to the plate) the stress applied to the print increases and it waggles, it may be more noticeable in your print because it is thin and tall. Maybe slowing it down after 25cm by decreasing the feedrate?
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's a good reliable PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: What's a good reliable PLA

For PLA my first option is always Raise3D brand. Anyhow, it is more difficult to get than other brands that can be buy through amazon. Second option: I get really good results with Hatchbox PLA, and it is available on Amazon. Just a couple of recomendations: for white PLA set the temp to about 195 d...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad adhesion of Buildtak
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: Bad adhesion of Buildtak

Clean the Buildtak with Isopropyl Alcohol. Grease, dirt, dust, debris, etc. All that sticks on the surface and interfere with the adhesion. Even by touching the platform you deposit grease/oil of your hands on the plate. Clean it like it own you money, ensure that the height is correct, rise your bu...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle

Great advice. I'll get PC a try. I always get concerned printing new material and clogging up my printer. The only way I change my filaments to date is cutting the material at the top of the extruder and feed new material right behind it avoiding pulling the filament out through the cold end. That'...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle

I was just researching this material to print quad racing drone parts for it durability. What's the difference between Polymaker PC-Max and Polymax-pla as far as toughness ? And can I use my brass stock nozzle? I have used both materials. Polymax-PLA have a high impact resistance because it can be ...
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glueing, Filling & Painting
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Glueing, Filling & Painting

Not an expert. I have only try one product, and it works decent. I use loctite to glue PLA parts and to smooth surfaces. It is transparent and easy to use, just don't put too much on the part or the loctite will "eat it".

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by Mecha_Monster
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Ideas??? 0.2 nozzle
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Any Ideas??? 0.2 nozzle

Commonly I set my first layer at 0.08mm and 6mm/s, no modifications to the flowrate
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Ideas??? 0.2 nozzle
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Any Ideas??? 0.2 nozzle

I haven't printed on blue tape using my N2, but I do it a lot with my makerbot; your nozzle is too far from the surface. Usually I set my first layer height about 40% that of the other layers, I think you should go for a 0.08mm or 0.1mm first layer height.
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Magnified Pictures of Nozzles - Fascinating!

I think that this is a very important topic. Time ago I was struggling very badly with a "clicking" issue. I dissembled and cleaned the hot-end at least 4 times without solving the problem, in the end I noticed that the tip perforation was oddly shaped (presumably because I doped it a coup...
by Mecha_Monster
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament problem
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Filament problem

Below are some ABS prints that I made. 220 - 230 degrees (cant quite remember), 40 mm/s IC3D brand. Love the intense red of the material (by the way, the hotter I print, the more brittle the material. Also the color is less intense). It also nailed the overhangs. (The black gear is Polymaker PC-Max)...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament problem
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Filament problem

It may be contradictory, but I found that the hotter I print with ABS, the more problems I had. It seems that this material burns and debris stay inside of the nozzle goofing around and causing problems; hard times for the extruder's motor which have to push harder, sometimes grinding the filament. ...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Delrin filament (POM)
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Delrin filament (POM)

Hello, I stumbled on POM filament (a.k.a Delrin when manufactured by DuPont). This material may be the holy grail for figs and fixture manufacturing (extensively used for machined parts) , but I know that POM emits toxic fumes when melted, and I haven't read about anyone that had use it. What are yo...

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