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by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: standoffs for motors to limit heat transfer to print head
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: standoffs for motors to limit heat transfer to print head

How do you stop the heat from traveling down the motor shaft directly into the feed gear that is coming slowly into direct contact with the plastic and lingering in the close proximity as it is pushed into and retracted back as layers and jumps are made having plenty of time to soften the material a...
by DrewPetitclerc
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: how to keep the feed assembly cool
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: how to keep the feed assembly cool

I have a compressor in my shop with all my 3D printers (6 different printers so far) so I run a whisper of air to each extruder blowing directly onto the leading surface of the extruder feed gear to cool it before contact with the plastic, this has proven to work for all the lower softening point p...
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Has Anyone successfully printed PVA with an N2?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Has Anyone successfully printed PVA with an N2?

I've tried to show what I did for this issue here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5914#p24146
by DrewPetitclerc
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: how to keep the feed assembly cool
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: how to keep the feed assembly cool

I have a compressor in my shop with all my 3D printers (6 different printers so far) so I run a whisper of air to each extruder blowing directly onto the leading surface of the extruder feed gear to cool it before contact with the plastic, this has proven to work for all the lower softening point pl...
by DrewPetitclerc
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Brand suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Filament Brand suggestions

I use a ton of Octave filaments, ABS and PLA, they are very good.
https://www.octave.com/octave-abs-filam ... olors.html
by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Black MagiC Conductive PLA
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Black MagiC Conductive PLA

Just a little comment on "conductive" materials, I've had great success printing parts in ABS conductive on both my Zortrax M200 and my UP Plus Pro in the past, this was a carbon filled plastic, the only issue I found was that you have to be careful what you are using the part for, In my c...
by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly
Replies: 41
Views: 3186

Re: New idea for insulating a hot end rapidly

You should check out my post here.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4634#p21471
Could be helpful.
by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Heat Shields?
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Heat Shields?

I found it super easy and it works very well to insulate the hot block to protect delicate parts from excessive heat using a great product from "Z-Temp. http://z-temp.co/ I used Julia's "Extruder Block Insulator" http://z-temp.co/products/extruder-block-insulator.html with safety wire...
by DrewPetitclerc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) to greatly improve adhesion

@EldRick I prefer to load the glue onto the bed while hot, it does apply more glue than a cold plate however it gets the job done! I've been using the "Elmer's water soluble Purple glue stick" on glass for a really long time and it really works best if your build plate is really WELL Tram...
by DrewPetitclerc
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: N2 Plus ... On a Table?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: N2 Plus ... On a Table?

I placed mine on one of these,
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubbermaid-Com ... rt/4459253
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It fit perfectly and got it up to eye level for me, I'm 6' 6", it is in my garage workshop and can easily be moved around.

Regards
Drew
by DrewPetitclerc
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Slicing creates wholes in model
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Slicing creates wholes in model

Take a moment to understand what an STL is, lots of small triangles describing a surface, the triangles on both sides of the wall if the wall is curved or organic are not aligned one to another so some point/intersections of one triangle will be close to the opposite surface triangle and violate the...

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