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by nilrog
February 29th, 2016, 12:14 pm
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: PTFE coupler - Theory and practical details
Replies: 91
Views: 21908

Re: PTFE coupler - Theory and practical details

So by changing from a spring to this printable "spacer" the UM2 printhead with an Olsson Block, it is basically the only thing you need to have a printhead with minimal maintenance for most "normal" consumer filaments?
by nilrog
February 29th, 2016, 5:55 am
Forum: Ultimaker Original & Ultimaker Original +
Topic: Ultimaker Original+ Extended custom build at Stockholm Makerspace
Replies: 38
Views: 9796

Re: Ultimaker Original+ Extended custom build at Stockholm Makerspace

Amedee wrote:I see a direct application for my 'marble thrust bearings' ;)
Nice...that design might come in handy some day :)
by nilrog
February 29th, 2016, 5:40 am
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament
Replies: 102
Views: 22839

Re: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament

Yup, plastic is plastic even if it is injection molded.

Thanks for your input. It's always nice to get input from someone who has tried what you want to do :)
by nilrog
February 29th, 2016, 5:03 am
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament
Replies: 102
Views: 22839

Re: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament

I wouldn't expect it to be strong enough to build a big car that you race hard in terrain. For that I don't think there is anything available for consumer 3D-printing yet. But some smaller models, and prototypes, that are more just for fun I hope can be done this way.
by nilrog
February 29th, 2016, 4:58 am
Forum: General Filament & Nozzle chat
Topic: Regenerating drying bags
Replies: 17
Views: 5156

Re: Regenerating drying bags

Yes, it' possible to re-use them. I used to work at a power plant where we used silica gel in large quantities to make sure that water didn't build up in some of the oil cooled transformers. And now and then we had to dry them up and re-use them. We just placed them on a tray in a regular oven and t...
by nilrog
February 29th, 2016, 2:40 am
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament
Replies: 102
Views: 22839

Re: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament

Thanks for sharing your findings so far. My main use case would be using CF-20 for playing with R/C stuff. I didn't really expect the carbon fibers to produce a lot of additional strength since, as you mention, it only contains small fibers. I need to put this filament on my to-do list to try once i...
by nilrog
February 28th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: Feedback, suggestions and more
Topic: Feedback...how's it look?
Replies: 72
Views: 17436

Re: Feedback...how's it look?

I don't experience the same behavior. If I click a link it opens in a new tab, which is active. But if I ctrl-click the same link it opens up in a new tab, that is not active. That's how it works in any other forum I visit and I don't see any different behavior here. I'm using Safari on OS X, and Ch...
by nilrog
February 28th, 2016, 1:44 am
Forum: Ultimaker Original & Ultimaker Original +
Topic: Ultimaker Original+ Extended custom build at Stockholm Makerspace
Replies: 38
Views: 9796

Re: Ultimaker Original+ Extended custom build at Stockholm Makerspace

Depending on the cost for the wooden enclosure, I would guess that the cost for this will be in the same ballpark as the alu-extrusion UM2 (& extended) that you can find on Thingiverse.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:811271
by nilrog
February 27th, 2016, 1:21 pm
Forum: Special brand filaments
Topic: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament
Replies: 102
Views: 22839

Re: ColorFabb XT-CF20 Carbon Fiber Filament

What's your take on the strength of XT-CF20? I know they printed a bike, but other tests I have seen seems to indicate that it isn't that strong when compared to other filaments. So I haven't been able to understand if this filament really is strong or if it just has a nice look and some other impro...
by nilrog
February 26th, 2016, 1:33 pm
Forum: Feedback, suggestions and more
Topic: Unread posts in the whole forum
Replies: 10
Views: 3484

Re: Unread posts in the whole forum

Nope, didn't see that. Never seen it hidden like that before. But it was exactly what I wanted :)
Thanks!
by nilrog
February 26th, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: Feedback, suggestions and more
Topic: Unread posts in the whole forum
Replies: 10
Views: 3484

Unread posts in the whole forum

Would it be possible to have a link to all unread posts in the forum? In some forum there is such a link in the top navigation where you can easily see all new posts without browsing.
It would be handy when browsing "on the go" :)
by nilrog
February 26th, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: Ultimaker 2 / Ultimaker 2+ / Extended & Go
Topic: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots
Replies: 438
Views: 99593

Re: Super hard nozzles - Test pilots

LePaul wrote:I would like to use Carbon for the BB-8 build.
Totally off-topic...are you part of the BB-club?
So far I'm just following what all the others are doing...for a future attempt together with my son :)
by nilrog
February 26th, 2016, 9:37 am
Forum: Firmware
Topic: UMO / UMO+ Firmware
Replies: 275
Views: 46407

Re: UMO / UMO+ Firmware

(There are also alternative firmware which could be explored ;) ) Enlighten me :) Up till I saw this thread I thought there were only one FW for the UMO+. Yes, I had seen your site where you could build custom versions, including GT2. But I thought it was just a nice configurator around UM's FW. I ...
by nilrog
February 26th, 2016, 2:42 am
Forum: Firmware
Topic: UMO / UMO+ Firmware
Replies: 275
Views: 46407

Re: UMO / UMO+ Firmware

Thanks for the input. I have so far only taken a brief look at the code trees for the different firmwares so it's nice to get input from someone with more insight :) I can understand that Marlin at it's current state is pretty rough since they are still putting out RC's. But once the stable version ...
by nilrog
February 25th, 2016, 5:25 pm
Forum: Firmware
Topic: UMO / UMO+ Firmware
Replies: 275
Views: 46407

Re: UMO / UMO+ Firmware

That question was also on my mind...it's strange that UMO+ and UM2 don't share the same codebase with just differences in controller and menu features. After all they share the same HW.

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