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by AR_LA
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

Re: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles

@jmp: I was told that these ingredients are what's needed: VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Nedecanoate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer I couldn't get aquanaut, so I got aussie. Had the stated active ingredients. It worked fine for a while. I got 5/6 of the way done on one of the prints. Then it just lets go like...
by AR_LA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

Re: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles

The problem isn't getting plastic to stick. It's that after about a half dozen hours, adhesion goes away. In the first few hours if I remove the part the raft stays. After 6+ hours everything just loosens. And I am printing enclosed. If I can get consistent results with heavy glue at 45, then I'll t...
by AR_LA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

Re: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles

Partial success while waiting for the pei. Hairspray did not work on glass either. It really seems to make the surface more slick when warm. I don't get, but I guess it works for some people. Since heat really seems to be breaking down the adhesives, I dialed bed temp back to 45C and layer down a th...
by AR_LA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

Re: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles

Thanks. I just ordered the bts plate also, but I'll order a pei sheet and try that out too on my spare borosilicate glass plate.
by AR_LA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having Bed Adhesion Troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 4024

Having Bed Adhesion Troubles

Like the title states. I'm trying to print some tubes, so already it's not ideal. They're about 18mm OD, 12mm ID and 160mm tall... so it's really not ideal. I'm using colorfabb XT and dialed in the settings to get no curling but the prints are toppling over around the 120mm mark. I first tried glue ...
by AR_LA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Push Plastics Large Roll clear PETG
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: Push Plastics Large Roll clear PETG

Thanks, I'll try those settings. And a good reminder about that bed. I meant to get it back when it was announced then forgot. Hopefully it's still available.
by AR_LA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Printing with NylonX
Replies: 11
Views: 3680

Re: Printing with NylonX

What were your setting on that? Looks awesome.
by AR_LA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Push Plastics Large Roll clear PETG
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: Push Plastics Large Roll clear PETG

What is your bed adhesion like? I've been having success in the past with 45C with glue stick, but I just had my first birds nest using XT, as the parts simply lost all adhesion in the 10hr mark or so (glue stick, 55C). I'm probably going to grab some hairspray on my way home from work to try that o...
by AR_LA
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Printing with NylonX
Replies: 11
Views: 3680

Re: Printing with NylonX

You can add a new filament from the filament settings, under the printer menu. I don't know what you should be using for that filament, but I'd like to hear how it works, especially if you have also have some polycarbonate to compare it to.
by AR_LA
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Printing Settings
Topic: Matterhacker PETG Temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 5473

Re: Matterhacker PETG Temperature

That's good to know, I've been having serious ooze issues with tech-g on the bowden side at 230-240. I never went too low on it since the recommended temps are kind of up there. I'll try dropping them next time, but layer adhesion is amazing with both tech G and XT. I found that PETG materials bond ...
by AR_LA
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raise3d V2H Nozzle
Replies: 40
Views: 8858

Re: Raise3d V2H Nozzle

I got a .4 and .2. Haven't got around to installing them yet though. I bought them as soon as I could, and of course the R3D premium PLA in black was sold out. There's always one. :|
by AR_LA
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suggestions on what causes this issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 2330

Re: Suggestions on what causes this issue.

I noticed something somewhat similar on one of my prints. Certain layers were bulging out slightly but noticably. I wrote it off as just imperfect settings, and I didn't need the cosmetics of that item. I've since printed 9 more of the same object and they're all identical. One of these days I'll ge...
by AR_LA
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raise3d V2H Nozzle
Replies: 40
Views: 8858

Re: Raise3d V2H Nozzle

Ah, I'm just looking for plated brass. Though I guess carbon filaments will take those down faster than stainless steel still.

E3D seems promising. What do you do about the exposed thread? Seems like a ceramic washer or spacer (or silicone) would be good.
by AR_LA
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raise3d V2H Nozzle
Replies: 40
Views: 8858

Re: Raise3d V2H Nozzle

I bought an Alfina/Zortrax nozzle but the ID of the upper threaded portion is much larger than the raise nozzle.

It might work, but I'd rather wait until I have a better option or no choice.
by AR_LA
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Extrusion width in ideamaker
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: Extrusion width in ideamaker

So if you do a single wall object, it shows a wall thickness of 0.4mm. You can also set a nozzle diameter in printer settings, but I don't think it's quite that simple to change extrusion width.
by AR_LA
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wall mounted holder for jump ropes
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Wall mounted holder for jump ropes

This is one of the few things I've printed that isn't under stress or load, so the power resume was really useful. Otherwise I end up getting a very weak layer, and that discovery led to me using the pause feature to create weak/breakaway points in one of my designs.
by AR_LA
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Well this has been a rough weekend.
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Well this has been a rough weekend.

I cleaned off all the grease again, re-applied liberally, and ran a print at 60mm/s which is my usual speed, and it's quiet again. I gave an extra 1/8 of a turn to the z-gap and the nozzle drag is much better. I can hear it strike the infil, so it's probably a little over extrusion, but this didn't ...
by AR_LA
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which is your default printing material and why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2975

Re: Which is your default printing material and why?

PC is next on my list to try. PC-Plus that is. Out of curiosity, how long are your longer PC prints? Most of my prints are in the 8hr range. That bed really puts out a ton of heat. When I print with a 45C bed, enclosed, the chamber is warm. When I print with a 60C bed open top, the chamber feels eve...
by AR_LA
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Well this has been a rough weekend.
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Well this has been a rough weekend.

Thanks, I'll try adjusting the speed. I think I was running the same speed as I was before, but I'll double check. It's definitely a different speed than what I was running yesterday. I can feel the vibration on the printer body as it happens. Yeah, I think my Z gap shifted. No nozzles were dragging...
by AR_LA
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Well this has been a rough weekend.
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Well this has been a rough weekend.

Not the most ideal weekend so far. I tried getting the Bowden extruder on my bond tech setup to no avail. First extreme ooze issues that wouldn't clear up. Kept popping out the PTFE tube from the extruder. Then I started to hear a knocking sound coming from somewhere. Not sure where. Seems like arou...

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