Folger ABS

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Folger ABS

Post by Lez0 » January 29th, 2018, 5:25 am

Hi All
I have been trying to print with ABS with various results.
One problem I am having like everyone else is sticking the ABS to the bed.
I have tried making slurry but the ABS will not dissolve even after a few days.
I am using pure Acetone and cut 1.75 filament straight off the reel.
According to the web the ABS I bought from Folger is not true ABS.
Has anyone else had this problem.

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Re: Folger ABS

Post by LePaul » January 29th, 2018, 9:28 am

I haven't tried ABS at all but I would be curious if your bed is able to get to temp ok? I installed a MOSFET and placed cork tile under my bed

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Re: Folger ABS

Post by Lez0 » January 29th, 2018, 12:09 pm

I can get the bed to over 100°C, it does take a little time.
I have been using glue but it doesn't always work with ABS.

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Re: Folger ABS

Post by LePaul » January 29th, 2018, 12:37 pm

I'm having good luck with PEI on my other printers.

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Re: Folger ABS

Post by Lez0 » January 30th, 2018, 12:15 pm

I found some "normal" ABS and it dissolved in minutes, so it is the Folger ABS that's the problem.

I got this reply frm Folger:
It is mainly ABS but there are some additives as well.

Thanks,
Folger Tech Team

Now we know.
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Re: Folger ABS

Post by LePaul » January 30th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Glad to hear you're got a solution!

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Re: Folger ABS

Post by Lez0 » January 31st, 2018, 4:52 am

The "ABS Slurry" worked very well. It was like a thick milk when I applied it to the glass. :-)



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