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by Mecha_Monster
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: having issues with curved thin angled walls
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: having issues with curved thin angled walls

What are your temperature settings and print speed?

I also print with white ABS, and got similar results when printing too cold. For ABS, it works better when the new layer of filament is lay on top of one still hot/warm, it fuses/flow better
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Print Settings for Polyflex - No Bondtech??
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Print Settings for Polyflex - No Bondtech??

Hello, I am working on a project that requires to print using flexible material. I already bought a Roll of Polymaker's Polyflex, Yellow. Who has been able to successfully printing with this material without a Bontech extruder? I also have installed a PEI sheet on my buildplate. What are your recomm...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Raise 3d N2 Plus dual nozzle for sale - $2800
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Raise 3d N2 Plus dual nozzle for sale - $2800

Hi guys, Selling my barely used N2 Plus with dual nozzles. Got it to print large projects for a client, and now that the project is done I don't use it as much anymore. It's taking too much room in my garage, so looking to sell. Local pickup only please. Don't want to deal with shipping. I priced i...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just Released N2 Pro
Replies: 106
Views: 3427

Re: Just Released N2 Pro

I really like this new PRO series, I am a two year owner of a N2, and it is still working as good as the first day. There are still 2 things that I would like that they also addressed: Buildplate max temp and Spool Size. IMHO it would be nice that the buildplate reach 130 degrees, not just 110. That...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your favorite ABS
Replies: 30
Views: 703

Re: Your favorite ABS

zemlin wrote:
3DWP wrote:OK, which brand do you use?

I have used Hatchbox and eSun. eSun black gets brittle if printed too hot.
I prefer Hatchbox, but they have serious supply issues so I'm giving up on them.


What temperatures do you use for both?. I really like Hatchbox PLA, maybe it is worth giving a try to its ABS
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your favorite ABS
Replies: 30
Views: 703

Re: Your favorite ABS

Billucas wrote:Esun ABS+, Appollo X industrial ASA.
Luc


Amazing results.
The biggest I had print is 11", and the print cracked. Did you had the same issues with the print in your images? it looks great, what material is it?
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your favorite ABS
Replies: 30
Views: 703

Re: Your favorite ABS

I really like IC3D ABS, natural (beige). Overall, among all the types (pla, pc, abs), colors and brands, this is the one which have gave me the best surface finish results and supports removal. But yeah, still kind of tricky to get proper buildplate adhesion.
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC mini clog after PLA
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: PC mini clog after PLA

As someone that mainly prints with PC and then PLA, my advice is that the load/unload function is not the most adequate way to switch between those two materials. The unload function drags material back to the cold zone, which sticks to the tube like a thin inner wall. I would suggest to dissasemble...
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 3rd party PLA clicking/heat creep?
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: 3rd party PLA clicking/heat creep?

How often do you switch filaments? Do you follow the unload-load process?
by Mecha_Monster
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Engine Cylinder head
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Engine Cylinder head

My 2 cents. Probably the cause of the shift was the head hitting the support material. as per your images, it looks weak and probably it wobble. Try to modified the support angle, remove the 0 angle and add -45 degrees and +45 degrees, your support will be generated as a grill of tangential lines, i...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Does the fixture need to bear the tensile?



Well, is a test that involves low forces, around 5-10N. The fixtures were made to evaluate the disassemble force for a small component.
The final results are only valid with fixtures made of steel, but the 3D printed ones are good for concept proof.
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Fixtures for Tensile Testing Machine

Before spending >$5,000 in fixtures for a Tensile Strength test, I wanted to confirm that the design for the tooling is viable. The design of the tooling took me about a day, and the printing process a couple of days. Anyhow, in less than 3 days I had working prototypes of my tools and then I procee...
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 786

Re: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?

Besides my RaiseN2, I have acces to various Stratasys machines @ work. Even those high-end machines requires a ventilation system that extracts the air. I mean, those machines have air filters, but still the manufacturer sells and recommend to install an additament that expells the fumes through a v...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 786

Re: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?

Hello and welcome to the community!. Well, PLA is a "low" temperature material; the cooler the environment the better for the printing process. Too much heat and the filament will soften, driving it impossible for the motors to push it through the extruder. The acrylic cover of the printer...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mazinger Z
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Mazinger Z

No idea Vicky, i have been out of the loop for quite long time.
By the way, the robot is still missing an important part; inside of the head goes a small airplane, that due to its size and thin details have been difficult to print. I will post it when I manage to get a successful print.
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: fixing heat creep in the print head
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: fixing heat creep in the print head

What filament are you using? Do you have issues with other types/brands?
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Mazinger Z
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Mazinger Z

Hello, Quick project. I printed one of my favorites characters of my childhood; Mazinger Z. A 400mm tall robot. eSun silver PLA, and painted with acrylic paints (those small bottles that you can get at wallmart for 76c each). eSUN PLA is a very good cheap/good-looking option, but still Hatchbox PLA ...
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extruding air???
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Extruding air???

Yup, as Rogman suggest, the nozzle is done. The tip of the nozzle is very easy to damage; did you drop the nozzle? yup, is damaged. Did you hit the builplate with the tip? yup, probably damaged. Also, consider the nozzle as a consumable, even with good care you have to replace it every few months. G...
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: Ruler function for Ideamaker
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Ruler function for Ideamaker

I think it would be useful to have a ruler in ideamaker. Something simple like measuring the normal distance between 2 arbitrarily selected surfaces.
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Trouble with overhang printing
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Trouble with overhang printing

My 2 cents: I dont like Polymax PLA, its cooling is just odd...
Ill sugest to try another brand and see if the problem still persist.

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