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by doberlec
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Taz 5 PEI Plate Bubbling?
Replies: 54
Views: 17264

Re: Taz 5 PEI Plate Bubbling?

Just got my replacement yesterday and it was well wrapped in bubble wrap, so it survived the journey. It might be a weird way to think about it, but I firmly believe that a box with a lot of red stickers that say "Handle with care! Fragile / Glass" just invites the mailman to kick it around a few ex...
by doberlec
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Taz 5 PEI Plate Bubbling?
Replies: 54
Views: 17264

Re: Taz 5 PEI Plate Bubbling?

Already got a reply from support and they want to send me a replacement once I get them some more info. That was lightening fast!
by doberlec
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Taz 5 PEI Plate Bubbling?
Replies: 54
Views: 17264

Re: Taz 5 PEI Plate Bubbling?

Started to experience the bubbles on my TAZ 5 as well :( It slowly started and they then accumulated into bigger bubbles. It has become so bad that the bubbles are now lifting off the print from the bed so I got in touch with support yesterday evening to check what they can recommend. I noticed from...
by doberlec
Sun May 03, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: First couple of test models from my TAZ 5
Replies: 7
Views: 2801

Re: First couple of test models from my TAZ 5

Made some progress in terms of output quality. Switched to Simplify3D for slicing which cut down the printing time tremendously while printing in even higher quality. Now printing with ABS and getting no delamination problems, even though I have some issues around the ears of my model as well as the...
by doberlec
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Wanted: Finishing techniques for different materials
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Wanted: Finishing techniques for different materials

Alright - did a couple of tests with the epoxy resin and the results were a bit mixed in my opinion. The first challenge was that I never worked with resin and since I am very gifted at ignoring instruction manuals, I poured a good batch of the epoxy resin into a cup to mix it up and paint from. Now...
by doberlec
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament availability
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Re: Filament availability

Sorry for dropping off the earth for a couple of days. Thanks for all the tips, guys! I just ordered some ABS from Amazon to do some tests and check out the acetone vapor finish technique.
by doberlec
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: First couple of test models from my TAZ 5
Replies: 7
Views: 2801

Re: First couple of test models from my TAZ 5

First results of my test applying resin to my models are good, but all of them are now super glossy. So I'll have to find way to roughen up the surface. Sand paper didn't bring the desired result :-/
by doberlec
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament availability
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Filament availability

Hi folks, I was wondering if there are some recommendations for online shops with a good stock of filaments and decent shipping rates for the US. Both Lulzbot and Amazon are "Out of Stock" on various materials/colors I am interested in. Is this just because they don't want to build up too much inven...
by doberlec
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Wanted: Finishing techniques for different materials
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Wanted: Finishing techniques for different materials

While I am waiting on my resin, I discovered this link with a couple of different techniques to finish/repair models. THat seems to be quite a comprehensive list of options: http://makezine.com/projects/make-34/sk ... d-objects/
by doberlec
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: First couple of test models from my TAZ 5
Replies: 7
Views: 2801

Re: First couple of test models from my TAZ 5

Update: Now with big Totoro. That beast took 25 hrs to print -> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12146
Had a ton of splits though. Lack of fine tuning and enclosure, I am sure :-/ Will need to fix in the finishing process (probably resin & paint).