Dev: metal printing

Help with printing with specific plastic filaments.
1013
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Re: Dev: metal printing

Post by 1013 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:28 pm

Nice...just saw your stuff picked up by adafruit and hackaday blogs.

any new updates?

bam
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Re: Dev: metal printing

Post by bam » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:26 am

1013 wrote:Nice...just saw your stuff picked up by adafruit and hackaday blogs.

any new updates?
Thanks! I was pretty stoked about that. Unfortunately no progress since the first posts, I've gotten bogged down a bit on some other projects (dual extrusion and a production class reprap 8-) ).

I've got more solder on order and a few ideas on how to improve the prints, so hopefully I'll have something soon!
Some things I'm planning on trying:
*Faster extrusion at higher nozzle temps (going to give an all metal noz a shot)
*Printing through a glass nozzle (I've got some lab grade glass eyedroppers on order that I'll try to hack into a hotend
*Smaller diameter filament (should cut down on the heat soaking up through the filament)

anything else you guys think I should try out?

-bam

pyrophreek
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Re: Dev: metal printing

Post by pyrophreek » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:12 pm

Just found this thread, and wanted to say Hi. Was curious if this is still ongoing or not.

You might be interested in trying an E3D hotend, they now sell stainless steel nozzles:
http://e3d-online.com/Extra-Nozzles/v6- ... 5mmx0.40mm

Also, these guys sell a special low friction nozzle, that is coated in nickel, which has very low solubility in tin.
http://www.p3-d.com/low-friction-extruder-nozzles.html
might provide some protection, similar to anodizing.

Let me know if you try any of these, I am looking forward to seeing if any of them work.

K

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