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nGen Review

Postby LePaul » March 15th, 2016, 2:36 pm


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Re: nGen Review

Postby jonnybischof » March 16th, 2016, 3:50 am

Looks like the stuff of legends :P
Now, if there were any nice colors like Faberdashery's, it would seem to be the perfect filament...
Gotta try it out myself at some point..
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Re: nGen Review

Postby LePaul » March 16th, 2016, 9:19 am

I've heard good things about Proto-Pasta but haven't tried their stuff yet

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Re: nGen Review

Postby LePaul » March 16th, 2016, 10:18 am

Well I wanted to get some orange nGen to try out and it seems very few resellers here in the USA have nGen yet

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Re: nGen Review

Postby Izzy » March 16th, 2016, 4:42 pm

I managed to get my nGen samples through today, but before I test it I need to sort out my print head.
I need to strip it down as I'm having a feed problem at startup, and some occasional under extrusion for a few layers. I put a new coupler on last week and with the Spring replacement it's not running at 100% :-(
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Re: nGen Review

Postby danilius » April 21st, 2016, 6:04 pm

I have been using some cheap PETG now, and it really is a great answer to ABS. I great the same great surface quality that I never seem to manage with PLA, and it is far tougher than ABS or PLA. It can bend quite far before it breaks. In one case I bent some PETG over 240 degrees, and bent it back and forth a few times and it still did not snap, even though there was a lot of visible damage, of course.

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Re: nGen Review

Postby reibuehl » April 22nd, 2016, 3:27 am

Where do you get the PETG from? Is it possible to chemically polish PETG like ABS with Acetone fumes?
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Re: nGen Review

Postby PeggyB » April 22nd, 2016, 9:20 am

The PET that I use is from Refil http://www.re-filament.com
Temp: 228 degrees, bed 60
Like XT, nylon etc, it is 'sticky', it sticks to the nozzle real easy, leaving burned blobs if you don't remove them.

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Re: nGen Review

Postby reibuehl » April 22nd, 2016, 11:09 am

Is PET and PETG the same? My understanding is that the G in PETG makes it easier to print than pure PET.
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Re: nGen Review

Postby PeggyB » April 23rd, 2016, 4:28 am

The base is PET and 'something' is added to make it easier to print, I guess (not being a chemist..)
The Refil Pet states: 90% recycled PET
100% PET has a higher melting point: 254 degrees
PETGs (or copolyesters) are glycol modified PETs used for injection molding etc.

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Re: nGen Review

Postby Amedee » April 23rd, 2016, 6:39 am

There are a couple of words about that in the 3D Printing Filament Guide -- but I'm not a chemist either :roll:
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