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by Lez0
May 5th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Wax filament
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Wax filament

Hi all
I am thinking of printing a wax model for casting.
Has anybody used a wax filament, there doesn't seem to be much around.

Thanks in advance
Lez
by Lez0
May 2nd, 2019, 1:31 am
Forum: Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: V1 Engineering's Piper
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: V1 Engineering's Piper

I use Mcmaster Carr for hardware. You can get it delivered the next day. They have just about everything on there website:https://www.mcmaster.com/
You can also download 3D model of most of there parts, very useful for designing.

Lez0
by Lez0
May 1st, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Help me fix this print!
Topic: Parts Sticking to Blue Tape on Only 1 of 2 Identical Printers!
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Parts Sticking to Blue Tape on Only 1 of 2 Identical Printers!

Another thought.
I was told that the hot end could vary by as much as 15°C from what is displayed, so you may have different temperatures across the range.
by Lez0
March 21st, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...
Replies: 22
Views: 1069

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

I have used these type of bearing in other projects. The quality can vary a lot between different suppliers. You can get nice silent smooth bearings or bearings that sound and feel so rough you wouldn't want to use them for anything. It is difficult finding a good supplier, but as the price isn't ve...
by Lez0
March 21st, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Folger Tech Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: Here I go again...the FT-6 is here
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Here I go again...the FT-6 is here

Hi Paul, any idea why I have to wait over 7 mins to see your video?
When I did get to see it you seem to be having fun.
by Lez0
March 19th, 2019, 3:48 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Changing Filament - Very difficult.
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Changing Filament - Very difficult.

I have had the same problem with my Folger FT5. It has the extruder motor close to the nozzle so I believe it's a different design. The last time it broke I simply pushed the filament through by hand to feed it through. This pushed the broken piece out, different colour so you could so it. I then pu...
by Lez0
March 11th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Folger Tech Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: What materials have you used on the FT5?
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: What materials have you used on the FT5?

Hi Oldsjunkie Thanks for the reply. I bought some PETG to try and I have had some good prints off it. I bought a composite material mat for the bed and it's great. If it's clean the prints stick to it, the only problem is getting them off. I use a sharp knife to get between the print off the mat. As...
by Lez0
March 8th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: How to extrude a line before a print.
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: How to extrude a line before a print.

Thanks Paul
I have tried it out and it works, I can tweak it as needed.
Every day I learn a bit more.

Les
by Lez0
March 7th, 2019, 3:52 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: How to extrude a line before a print.
Replies: 3
Views: 794

How to extrude a line before a print.

Hi all I know can do all sorts with g code. I have a simple question about the start of a print. I am using Cura and I want to extrude a line say 50mm long before the print starts as sometimes I don't use a skirt. I want to put a line say 10mm in the X asis (to make sure I miss the clamps) and 50mm ...
by Lez0
February 28th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: New large print with CR-10 S5
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: New large print with CR-10 S5

Have a look at this video, it will give you some ideas.
by Lez0
February 21st, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: PLA Filament General Discussion
Topic: PLA thickness for air pressure usage
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: PLA thickness for air pressure usage

Hi
I used to work for a company making pressure vessels. We always tested the vessels with water, the reason, it there was a problem the water would leak and the pressure would go down quickly and safely. If you use air to test and the is a problem, BOOM. :-o
Test with water first.
Lez
by Lez0
February 18th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Nut and bolt 3D printed
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Nut and bolt 3D printed

Hi all Has anybody 3D printed, using a filament printer, a nut and bolt that worked. If so what is the smallest you have done. I have done a 6.75 bolt for a lost part for a toy using a square thread and it turned out OK. I am doing a simple clamp, it doesn't have to take a great load, I am just curi...
by Lez0
February 18th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: CCTREE 3D Printer Build Surface not working at all (??)
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: CCTREE 3D Printer Build Surface not working at all (??)

Hi I use a different type of stick on plate: www.amazon.es/UEETEK-Superficie-Impresi%C3%B3n-300mm-Cuadrado/dp/B075XJV5GW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 I clean mine with alcohol if the parts aren't sticking well, don't use acetate as it takes the coating off. Also check level height with the be...
by Lez0
February 16th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Folger Tech Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: Part cooling fan tied to Y?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Part cooling fan tied to Y?

I agree with Robert.
My FT5 had a strange problem when it wouldn't print on the front part of the bed, I finally replaced all the wires to the hot-end and everything is fine. It turned out to be a faulty wire, it would work sometimes but not others.
I also keep fans etc spare just in case.
by Lez0
February 15th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's everyone doing...2019 version!
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: How's everyone doing...2019 version!

Update on the JGAuora A5S. The bed has a slight "hump" in the middle, only about 0.1mm, too small to cause any problems. After a few prints the touch on the touch screen stopped working, so I had to connect it up to the PC to get it to work. I contacted support and they asked me to check the connect...

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