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by TimM
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Making nGen shiny again after sanding
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Making nGen shiny again after sanding

I did an nGen print, but the bottom came out a little bumpy because I was careless about letting PVA glue stick build up on the plate. Sanding did a decent job of smoothing the uneven surface of the print bottom, but now the sanded part is dull, not nicely shiny like the rest of the print. (You can ...
by TimM
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Makergeeks PLA filament?
Replies: 43
Views: 14541

Re: Makergeeks PLA filament?

For filaments with warp problems (especially ABS), I find that using a very wide brim helps a LOT.

Tim
by TimM
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Makergeeks PLA filament?
Replies: 43
Views: 14541

Re: Makergeeks PLA filament?

I'm not a real pro, but I doubt if the outline speed is an important parameter. I do increase the outline length in the expert settings to make sure everything is stable before the print starts. Also, I watch the outline being deposited, and I grab a misplaced strand and quickly snip it off if it lo...
by TimM
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Makergeeks PLA filament?
Replies: 43
Views: 14541

Re: Makergeeks PLA filament?

I would definitely use a larger heatsink fan if I were planning to do much more PLA printing. But after a LOT of experimenting and tweaking, I'm now using PETG with generally good results. And I'm transitioning to nGen. Both of those print fine in hot weather.

Tim
by TimM
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: nGen HORRENDOUS glopping
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: nGen HORRENDOUS glopping

Per Lulzbot recommendation, head at 230 and bed at 85. Their 'Fine' .ini file unchanged except for raising infill percent from 20 (which is too weak for my stuff) to 50. PLA prints beautifully, and PETG quite well. The weird thing is that the first layer goes down beautifully, with no boogers and on...
by TimM
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: nGen HORRENDOUS glopping
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: nGen HORRENDOUS glopping

I just tried again, this time with Gold (the only other nGen filament I have here right now). I watched it closely and saw this happen in slow motion. The first layer went down excellently, with perfect adhesion (still with an 85 degree bed, though I'll try dropping that) and negligible stringing. B...
by TimM
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: nGen HORRENDOUS glopping
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

nGen HORRENDOUS glopping

I printed a lot of PLA and was extremely happy with it. Then I switched to eSun PETG, which turned out to be extremely fussy. But after many days of controlled experiments, I got things tweaked to the point that PETG almost always printed well, even in a hot shop that PLA could not tolerate due to h...
by TimM
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Makergeeks PLA filament?
Replies: 43
Views: 14541

Re: Makergeeks PLA filament?

I bought my TAZ 5 from Maker, so I got a spool of their PLA at the same time. I printed with it all winter (shop temperature 65-70) with excellent results... it tolerates a wide range of parameters and printed perfectly every time. But now that summer has come and my shop is often 80-90 degrees by m...
by TimM
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Software
Topic: CURA 19.12 documentation and bug
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: CURA 19.12 documentation and bug

Yes, but the TAZ 5 manual contains the CURA manual. I am not aware of a separate CURA manual.
by TimM
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: nGen heat stability?
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: nGen heat stability?

Stringing with PETG (which I am using right now) is reported all over the net, and I get it as well. I've ordered some nGen to see if that's better. Your post is discouraging. However, I've learned some things about PETG stringing that may apply to nGen: 1) Ambient temperature makes a big difference...