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by danilius
March 9th, 2018, 4:32 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Paper like, flexible prints when using black PLA
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Paper like, flexible prints when using black PLA

I forgot to mention one more possibility, which is that the spool is damp. Try drying it at 45C for a few hours. I use a food dryer.
by danilius
March 9th, 2018, 3:08 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Paper like, flexible prints when using black PLA
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Paper like, flexible prints when using black PLA

This might be down to a couple of things: the nozzle or bowden tube. If you don't have the Olsson block upgrade, you definitely want to get one now. With a quick nozzle change, you can eliminate a partially blocked nozzle as the cause. If you do have an Olsson block, then here is a neat way to ensur...
by danilius
June 14th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 2.6 Beta!
Replies: 44
Views: 5181

Re: Cura 2.6 Beta!

Been using Cura 2.6 beta for a while, and it's a seriously good upgrade. Well worth it. So many new features I won't mention that have really made things easier for me, so thanks to all involved!
by danilius
April 2nd, 2017, 2:43 am
Forum: Show off your latest print
Topic: Can a 3D Printer Duplicate itself
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Can a 3D Printer Duplicate itself

The problem you have here is that you are designing for metal and printing in plastic. You need to design for the weaknesses of plastic, which is quite different. You will of course require considerably more plastic in order to get a stiff enough frame for a halfways decent print. It's an interestin...
by danilius
February 12th, 2017, 5:25 am
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Annoying Spool Squeak!
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: Annoying Spool Squeak!

You could put a tissue there as well, which should work quite nicely and not be as messy. Secure it with a rubber band underneath.
by danilius
February 5th, 2017, 12:45 pm
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: Anyone use Polycarbonate (PC) or PETG?
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: Anyone use Polycarbonate (PC) or PETG?

I use cheap(ish) PETG from amazon, and I really like the material. It gets quite stringy when damp, but a few hours in a food dryer cures that. Otherwise, it prints well at high temps and is incredibly strong. It's greatest strengths are inter-layer adhesion and springiness. If you need to make a pa...
by danilius
January 8th, 2017, 6:34 pm
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder
Replies: 37
Views: 5907

Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Very, very impressive. No if I only knew where to find that square rod and the thingy that goes around it, I would give it a whirl.
by danilius
January 2nd, 2017, 5:01 am
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder
Replies: 37
Views: 5907

Re: Zero Gravity Direct Drive Extruder

Very fascinating solution. I would love to see what something printed from the far left hand corner to the near right hand corner (essentially along the natural axis of the rod) looks like, whether the torque on the rod results in any feed differences from the nearest to the furthest positions.
by danilius
December 29th, 2016, 7:10 pm
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots
Replies: 438
Views: 47606

Re: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots

Yay, well done Anders.
by danilius
December 18th, 2016, 4:11 am
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots
Replies: 438
Views: 47606

Re: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots

I think most people use carbon fiber filament, or any of the other composite filaments, just for the look of it. While I am generally not very impressed by PETG-plastics, I have to say that the matte slightly glittering surface that XT-CF20 can give is rather attractive. It is not the nicest materi...
by danilius
December 17th, 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots
Replies: 438
Views: 47606

Re: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots

This is a very fascinating thread, especially after I cam across this video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scUEEQyC0GI They struggled with nylon (OK, I use that a lot, and it has a very steep learning curve), but the single biggest fail was carbon fibre. Now this is fascinating, because...
by danilius
December 12th, 2016, 7:01 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Build surface advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: Build surface advice

I use plain float glass, the stuff you put in windows. Works just as well as borosilicate and is way cheaper. I use UHU glue stick and that works with PLA, ABS, Taulman bridge and PETG.
by danilius
December 7th, 2016, 1:52 pm
Forum: General Large Scale Printer Area
Topic: gMax 1.5+ 3D printer
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: gMax 1.5+ 3D printer

It really does not look very rigid.
by danilius
November 22nd, 2016, 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day
Replies: 1431
Views: 118630

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

-56 degrees! At least your vodka will be nicely chilled.
by danilius
November 17th, 2016, 5:41 pm
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: Thomas tests various filaments
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Thomas tests various filaments

He slated ABS, which is a bit silly since it's so useful if you need a great surface finish and the part does not have to be particularly strong. Of course PETG will give you a really good surface finish as well, but it's much more expensive. You can sand and hand polish PLA, but it gets hot really ...

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