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by mikronano
Mon May 15, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PC-MAX Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3733

Re: PC-MAX Problems

You're very welcome! I'm really glad I could help. And nice job on the new PEI. From the picture I can see you did apply it very well! Happy printing and don't forget to renew it every once in a while with a 800 or 1000 grit sand paper. Not too much force on it, just to remove the traces from the ol...
by mikronano
Sun May 14, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PCTPE newbe
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: PCTPE newbe

Very elegant solution, @mikronano! Great design. I went the (lazy) prefab off-the-shelf route, and bought a "Printdry" filament dryer -- Basically an inexpensive food dehydrator with provisions for a spool mount and filament exit hole. Good temperature control and works great both to keep the filam...
by mikronano
Sat May 13, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PCTPE newbe
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: PCTPE newbe

I, too, love Taulman products. Their affinity for moisture that could affect long prints was the reason for me to develop this dry box/live feeder https://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5943 . I admit it requires a lot to build it at its whole but it's totally worth it. I use it on every sin...
by mikronano
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Bridge Nylon for Salt Water Applications
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: Bridge Nylon for Salt Water Applications

Both being Nylons, should perform the same with sea water as any other nylon. Bridge has a little more slippery surface finish than the Alloy. Alloy is way more stiffer than Bridge and also has a higher Tg. The importance of this is that I wouldn't want my part to start softening under direct sunlig...
by mikronano
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PC-MAX Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3733

Re: PC-MAX Problems

These are, indeed, very interesting and detailed instructions but I honestly don't think that apply to all end users, as a whole. And, most of all, according to these instructions, the PEI sheet comes with pre-applied double-sided adhesive tape, which is not very common when you buy thicker PEI shee...
by mikronano
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PC-MAX Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3733

Re: PC-MAX Problems

No, didn't wear me out at all, this is great info, and totally relevant. I have been buying the stock PEI sheet from the Lulzbot store. Where would I get thicker sheets of PEI? :) I'm glad I could help you. Well, depending on where it'd be easier for you, you can find it on both Amazon and McMaster...
by mikronano
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Spool Holder-Box-Dryer
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Spool Holder-Box-Dryer

Thanks Tim. Funny thing is that, when I decided to group all the things I did and attempt to present to you all, I found myself in front of a wall! And then I remember you when you were trying to put together the v-rail upgrades! It can be really overwhelming the whole process. Anyways, here are all...
by mikronano
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Spool Holder-Box-Dryer
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Spool Holder-Box-Dryer

I have my Taz5 for almost two years now and even before I got it, I was concerned of a couple of things. First, the fact that the material was exposed out in the dust and everything else in the room while printing and second, the humidity and everything related to it. I must say I like my Taz and on...
by mikronano
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PCTPE Smokes
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: PCTPE Smokes

It is definitely water vapors. PCTPE is mostly Nylon and absorbs moisture from air like a sponge from a bowl of water. And when it does that, steaming out of the nozzle is the least of your worries. It literally ruins your prints. Simplest drying method is to put it in the oven and heat it up to 180...
by mikronano
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PCTPE filament
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: PCTPE filament

I wouldn't worry about it. PCTPE is supposed to be flexible but it's rather stiff. It'll go just fine in your regular extruder. Just make sure to tighten your idler a little more because PCTPE has nylon in it and thus it's a bit more slippery.