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by dsplawski
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Noob Trying to Pick the Right Filament
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Noob Trying to Pick the Right Filament

Meh... for a tiny little key fob, any plastic will work. If it breaks, print another one for 15 cents ;) I find that ABS glues itself to the PEI print surface, so I always use gluestick on the print surface when printing ABS. A little bit of isopropyl alcohol will soften the gluestick when you want ...
by dsplawski
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Taz 6 print is peeling up
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Taz 6 print is peeling up

What material are you printing?
by dsplawski
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: best filament for protective gauntlets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: best filament for protective gauntlets?

Put a cardboard box around your printer to increase the ambient temperature when printing ABS. If you can, give the chamber a bit of a pre-heat with a hair dryer or heat gun on low.
by dsplawski
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: A filament question...
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Re: A filament question...

I've used Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paint as a base coat in the past and I haven't had issues. It requires several coats and lots of sanding to get rid of the layer lines, but I haven't had issues with the paint pealing off.
by dsplawski
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Tried to make a two colour sign offset
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: Tried to make a two colour sign offset

Cool first project brother. Personally I've never swapped materials mid way through a print, but I'm not sure if manually pausing the print is the way to go. If you change to the expert settings and then go to the Plugins tab, there should be a "Pause at height" plug in that should streamline the fi...
by dsplawski
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: I still have yet to make a successful print
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: I still have yet to make a successful print

Too bad bro. From the picture it looks like the hot end is too close to the print bed but that's just a guess. I don't see anything wrong with the G-code, but I'm not sure how the firmware on the taz works as far as the bed leveling and z-offset. If you start the print without any filament in the ex...
by dsplawski
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Temp settings for PLA on a Mini
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Temp settings for PLA on a Mini

Temps look good. The squishing at the bottom of the print is called elephants foot. There's likely a way to fix it through settings, but I generally just put a slight chamfer (0.3mm x 0.7mm) on any bottom edges that I want to have the correct tolerances. As far as the horizontal holes, they'll never...
by dsplawski
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Follow up nGen filament question
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Follow up nGen filament question

I'll post a picture when I get home. It's a Lulzbot mini so there will be a few differences in the shape but the general design is very similar to the printed solid enclosures that they sell (for way too much money) on the website. I don't think the r-value of the material matters too much, it's jus...
by dsplawski
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Follow up nGen filament question
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Follow up nGen filament question

Those are amazing models. I'd recommend starting with a few more basic files just for practice. A few with thin walls, a few with overhangs. Depending on the temperature in your area, you might consider building a foam board enclosure to keep some of the heat in around your printer. I did my first n...
by dsplawski
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Prusa i3 MK3, filament size
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Prusa i3 MK3, filament size

I'd watch the attached interview with the E3d guys below. They get into crazy amounts of detail about the engineering behind extruders and hot ends. Half way through the interview they reflect on their choice to focus on 1.75mm filament, and it sounds like 3mm might be a better choice thermal consis...