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by Mecha_Monster
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's a good reliable PLA
Replies: 15
Views: 288

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: 10
Views: 196

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: 388

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: 388

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: 95

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: 153

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: 153

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: 398

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: 420

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: 420

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: 276

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...
by Mecha_Monster
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transparent filament?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Transparent filament?

Ive printed several spools of Transparent PETG and TGlase. Havent had any issues with either, The brand of PETG I use is from Filaments.ca. Printed in Clear, Transparent Red, Green and Blue. Does the T-Glass is made by Taulman3D?. What can you say about its strength and transparency? I am quite int...
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 388

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

Wow, that's some astounding detail. Thanks for sharing your detailed settings - I haven't tried PC-Max yet (but I have a spool), your experience will be very helpful to me when I do use it! Thank you!, yes, you should try it. In other post I have said that the support material of the Polymaker's PL...
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suddenly stopping extrusion.
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Suddenly stopping extrusion.

I print ABS (IC3D) at 220 deg., higher temp was burning the plastic and the residues kept clogging my nozzle. It looks like the debris just goof around inside of the nozzle and occlude it when they fell like; an intermittent issue. Procure to print as cool as possible, that worked for me. by the way...
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big Machine, Small Print - Polymaker PC-Max + 0.4mm Nozzle
Replies: 8
Views: 388

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

Hello, I can't praise enough the Raise3D and all its team. I have access to a Stratasys Objet30 Pro, which I use to print prototypes, nevertheless, After lot of practice with my Raise3D N2, I am capable of producing parts of a quality very similar to Stratasys. Below are images of a valve that I pri...
by Mecha_Monster
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Emergency Stop Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Emergency Stop Switch

I was thinking of the button as a safety feature. I procure to never have unattended prints, therefore I mostly print when I am around to have a close eye on the machine, but sometimes when I am not around, a person not familiarized with the machine is who take care of the print. The on/off button i...
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Emergency Stop Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Emergency Stop Switch

Hello,

I know that this is not standar, and I haven't seen this in other printers, but maybe it would be useful to have an emergency Stop button.
by Mecha_Monster
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using Makerbot PLA
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Using Makerbot PLA

I also tried Makerbot PLA without success... It clogs every time. I haven't experiment a lot with it because cleaning the nozzle is a pain, but as you I also try with lot of heat (220). Probably it may work at low temperatures (190-200), but there is another problem with that PLA; the diameter is no...
by Mecha_Monster
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Clogging during a print
Replies: 28
Views: 723

Re: Clogging during a print

Thank you. How clogging related to filament calibrating? I am ok with wall thickness. Just printed one of details, it was good. Can it be filament? Maybe it just doesn't go straight into channel? When filament was rolled on a spool it is bending sometimes. Maybe when bending gets to that channel it...
by Mecha_Monster
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Consistent Failed Prints
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Consistent Failed Prints

Same process. I use PLA as "glue or silly putty"; Holding the metal part with pliers, move it close to the flame and press the tip of a 10cm tube of filament against the part that you want to clean, be fast, you only want to soften the PLA not melt it, Let it cool down a little bit (I have...

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