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by newraiseuser
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Re: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:If you put the N2+ on the table, then loading filament and checking print result will be not such convenient to check at the start of printing.


Thanks for the reminder. I will need to stand on a chair to do that.
by newraiseuser
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Re: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

I am trying to decide where to put the N2+. To create good quality prints using PLA, it is recommended to take away the top cover. Given the small size of my room and poor ventilation, where is the best place to put the printer? I guess there are a few options: 1. On the floor under the big window. ...
by newraiseuser
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the recommended space to put the N2/N2+?
Replies: 10
Views: 2005

Re: What is the recommended space to put the N2/N2+?

Thank you Vicky.
by newraiseuser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 4626

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 ...
by newraiseuser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about the filaments
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Questions about the filaments

I was checking for availability of filaments in the store and found that most of the ones I am interested in (especially the transparent type, the PolySupport, PC-Plus, and PolyFlex) are out of stock. Does this happen often or just temporarily? When they are out of stock, usually how long does it ta...
by newraiseuser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 4626

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

Thanks EldRick. I considered such purifiers but somewhere I read that they can only filter the large particles. UFP generated by 3D printer are at 0.012-0.116 microns. These nano particles are the dangerous ones. http://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2017/9/21/guess-what-standard-hepa-filters-may-not-solve-3...
by newraiseuser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 4626

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

Thanks Zemlin and Ari. To give you a better understanding of my environment, I have post a photo of it under the thread "Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?".

Ari: Do you have a photo of the setup you mentioned?
by newraiseuser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Re: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

Enclosed is my environment for your better understanding of my situation. I think that even I exchange the location of the desk and the bed (under the window) and then put the N2+ on top of the desk so that it is as close to the window as possible, the fume may not leave to the outside. The air coul...
by newraiseuser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will I produce poor quality objects if I have the top cover on the printer while printing PLA?
Replies: 22
Views: 4626

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 printe...
by newraiseuser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:35 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: 4626

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

Hello, somewhere I read that the top cover is for printing ABS and it should be removed while printing PLA. Is this recommended? Will the print quality be affected (in a negative way) if I keep the top cover on the printer while printing using PLA?
by newraiseuser
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Re: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

Yes, I am aware of that study. It seems to show that although PLA emits much less toxic particles than ABS, it still does. The situation is that 3D printing at home or in small office is relative new. There are not enough data to show the long-term effect on health. I guess those who use it in poorl...
by newraiseuser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it recommended to put the filament back to the sealed bag after each use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Is it recommended to put the filament back to the sealed bag after each use?

kencfii wrote:The time it takes before it becomes not usable varies greatly with the filament - environment etc....


Thanks for the info. How do we know whether the filament is usable or not?
by newraiseuser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: What buildplate is commonly used?
Replies: 20
Views: 4024

Re: What buildplate is commonly used?

The flexplate has a horrible design defect: if you pull the petal plate up (instead of sliding it off) while the bed is still hot, you will pull the magnets up 1/8" into the soft base material and permanently deform it to the point where it cannot ever be used again. Go ahead - ask me how I kn...
by newraiseuser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it recommended to put the filament back to the sealed bag after each use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Is it recommended to put the filament back to the sealed bag after each use?

Hello, I used to use a Stratasys's uPrint SE Plus printer. The manufacturer recommended putting both normal filament and the support filament back to the sealed bags at the end of each use in order to preserve the materials to maintain the quality. How about the N2/N2+? Is it recommended to do the s...
by newraiseuser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about Nozzle
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Questions about Nozzle

Thanks Jetguy for the detailed analysis. I used several 3D printers few years ago. Haven't done anything for the past two years. Few years back, having a Z-axis resolution of 0.1 mm or higher resolution was desired as the printer could print smoother objects, etc. So, for this printer, printing at 0...
by newraiseuser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Re: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

A local reseller suggested that modification. Better not to listen to him then.

I am very interested in the 2nd method you mentioned. Could other community members please advice? Perhaps also with photos about the setup? Thanks.
by newraiseuser
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Has any user done anything to address health-related issues during 3D printing?

Hello, I am planning to buy a large volume 3D printer such as the N2+ to use in my small bedroom at home. However, I am concerned about health-related issues during 3D printing of any printers. I read that even when printing using PLA, some kind of toxic particles are generated which could cause can...
by newraiseuser
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the recommended space to put the N2/N2+?
Replies: 10
Views: 2005

Re: What is the recommended space to put the N2/N2+?

Thanks Vicky. About the side door... Once I have put the filament in, under what situation do I have to open it again besides replacing the filament? Could you please check with the N2+ designer(s) to find out when the top cover is used, where are the possible places that the fume could leak out to ...
by newraiseuser
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What buildplate is commonly used?
Replies: 20
Views: 4024

Re: What buildplate is commonly used?

Thanks Michael.P and

Thanks EldRick. Which thickness do you recommend? Any item number?

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