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by Lez0
February 10th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: How to model builtin support structures?
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: How to model builtin support structures?

I make the supports touch. I have never thought of leaving a gap, good idea.
by Lez0
February 10th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: CAD and 3D Modeling Software
Topic: How to model builtin support structures?
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: How to model builtin support structures?

I design my own parts so I can customise them to suit. At time Cura doesn't put supports where they are needed, more often puts supports or a brim where I don't want it. I usually make the supports 0.5/0.6mm wide where it meets the part, anything less and it doesn't seem to work, the same for a brim...
by Lez0
February 3rd, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Material for a peg
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Material for a peg

I use Sunlu PLA +. I don't know what the + means. I did up the temp of the hot end 10°C just to be sure.
by Lez0
January 31st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topics!
Topic: New resin printer
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: New resin printer

I have seen various water washable resins. The comments on them aren't that good. I guess it might be a bit early to use them, something for the near future. I will probably try one in a couple of months.
Lez
by Lez0
January 31st, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Material for a peg
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Material for a peg

I decided to print the part in PLA just to get a feel for the size etc. I found it flexed a lot better than I thought it would. In fact it's perfect for the job I have in mind for it. It can flex quite a bit without a problem. Thanks for the advice on the filament. I'll keep it mind for the future. ...
by Lez0
January 31st, 2020, 1:53 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Material for a peg
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Material for a peg

Thanks Paul.
I think this may be a bit soft for my requirements at 95A but I'll investigate it a bit more.
by Lez0
January 26th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Resin 3D Printers
Topic: Buying resins in Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Buying resins in Spain

Hi all I recently bought a 3D resin printer which came with a few bottles of resin. I need to buy more, I can get them off Amazon and Aliexpress. These sell basic resins for everyday use, I am looking for someone who sells a bigger range, that will delivery to Spain (and not be expensive). If anybod...
by Lez0
January 24th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Material for a peg
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Material for a peg

Hi all
I need to 3D print a peg, it will act like pliers, see image. It needs to flex so the tips can close.
What material that is easily obtainable should I use, I don't think PLA will be good enough as it needs to flex without cracking.
Tip-Peg.png
With an opening of 5mm.
Thanks all
by Lez0
January 24th, 2020, 1:59 am
Forum: Off Topics!
Topic: New resin printer
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: New resin printer

My concern all along has been the fumes and the fact people are just dumping hazardous waste down the drain once they finishing processing their prints I've seen some newer resins that are water washable....no need for alcohol. I'd like to try one to make things like part cooling fan ducts....small...
by Lez0
January 18th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Off Topics!
Topic: New resin printer
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: New resin printer

The reason the printer was for sale was because of the smell, the person lived in a flat. I have mine in a garage, it's a bit cold but the printer still works. The smell is very noticeable, I also don't know what it would do to your health if you were breathing it in all the time. Most people I have...
by Lez0
January 18th, 2020, 2:39 am
Forum: Off Topics!
Topic: New resin printer
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

New resin printer

Hi all I had the chance to buy a second hand Anycubic Photon 3D resin printer cheap. It's a completely different ball game to FDM printing. I'm enjoying the learning curve, and I am starting to get some good prints, some large ones, 100x80x40mm, OK by FDM standards that's small. The quality of the p...
by Lez0
December 16th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Which printer to get?
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Which printer to get?

One thing I have found through reading various post is that it is the luck of the draw. You may get a printer that works no problem and someone else gets the exact same printer and has loads of problems. Look for a printer that is well supported. Mine is a JGaurora A5s and apart from a cable coming ...
by Lez0
November 17th, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Magnetic bed surface
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Magnetic bed surface

Hi Mr SNG
I have looked at these. Have you seen this?


Very informative.
Lez
by Lez0
November 14th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Magnetic bed surface
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Magnetic bed surface

Hi all
I have been using a vinyl bed surface and it works really well.
The trouble is it's hard to remove when I want to replace it, it takes ages.
I hear there are magnetic surfaces, has anyone used one, and if so does it work OK.
Thank all
Lez
by Lez0
August 17th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: PLA sticking TOO much to bed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: PLA sticking TOO much to bed.

I think I may have solved the problem of parts sticking to the bed too much, somehow.
IMG_0993.JPG
:?:
Over 12 hours into this print and the print went for a walk. It must have happened when I left the house..
I think I was pushing it a bit too much.

Lez0

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