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by John Mc
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Hardened steel Nozzle
Replies: 31
Views: 9846

Re: Hardened steel Nozzle

George B - please keep us posted on how those hardened steel and stainless steel nozzles work out for you. They ought to hold up better to some of the more abrasive filaments. Are there other parts of the head that now become the main wear point? Do you have issues with any of the filaments you use?
by John Mc
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Is there a Maintenance Guide?
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Re: Is there a Maintenance Guide?

Great info, David.H. Thanks for the detailed description.

Do you find it's helpful to remove the rods when using the steel wool, or are you able to get them polished up enough while still in the printer?
by John Mc
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Beginner filament recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Beginner filament recommendations

...Those kids are going to learn so much with that printer. They had a blast with their after school "mini-course" last year. It was taught by the mother of a 4th grade student who had printed a prosthetic hand on their home 3D printer. The kids were totally wrapped up in the subject - making a pri...
by John Mc
Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Beginner filament recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Beginner filament recommendations

How are people finding the quality of Gizmo Dorks HIPS filament? Does it run fairly reliably? Are you finding you need to change your settings much from the eSun or Village plastics HIPS profiles that come with Cura Lulzbot Edition?

What about Gizmo Dorks ABS and PLA filaments?
by John Mc
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Designing enclosure for Mini 3D
Replies: 27
Views: 10753

Re: Designing enclosure for Mini 3D

I can understand Jeff being upset that the listing incorrectly gave the impression that the enclosure was a Lulzbot product. However, an enclosure does seem like a useful idea, both for print quality and for noise (though I admit I am a complete amateur, so maybe I'm missing some downside here?) I w...
by John Mc
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Beginner filament recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Beginner filament recommendations

Thanks, George. We'll see how the HIPS works out for them. Some of the kids were in an after school program last year where they stayed 2 days a week and got to use TinkerCAD and do 3D printing. (They loved it.) I believe they were using PLA, since that was what the printer a parent lent them for th...
by John Mc
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Beginner filament recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Beginner filament recommendations

I just bought a Lulzbot Mini, which I am giving on extended loan to a teacher at a local elementary school. I've ordered a couple of rolls of HIPS from the Lulzbot store to get them started. Initially, this will probably be mostly just kids learning to use TinkerCad or a similar program similar and ...