Printing WAX

Help with printing with specific plastic filaments.
saramos
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Re: Printing WAX

Post by saramos » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:40 pm

Here's a couple of photos of the result. I think there's still some room for improvement. A little sanding and a quick pass with a pen torch cleaned things up a bit better too. If I adjust the supports a little, it should make for some easier cleanup too.


The print looks worse in the photo because of the reflections
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Successful print, no lifting from bed
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Face of wheel
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Inside of wheel after supports removed
Cheers,
Scott

saramos
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Re: Printing WAX

Post by saramos » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Looks like hair spray is the key. Also, a first layer at a higher temp. The second print using this method worked even better than the first. At some point I may try and eliminate the solid base.

Scott

saramos
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Re: Printing WAX

Post by saramos » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:07 pm

Two wheels printed. I need to improve my technique for joining the two halves together.
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Using Simplify3D helped to really speed up the prints. They are half the time as my Cura prints due to being able to print the lower layers at a larger layer size.

Cheers,

Scott

aaronkeit
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Re: Printing WAX

Post by aaronkeit » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:55 am

Have you refined your technique for printing machinable wax since you last posted? Wonder if you've developed a reliable method.

Thanks,

Aaron

Jrny4wrd
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Re: Printing WAX

Post by Jrny4wrd » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:03 pm

saramos wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:07 pm
Two wheels printed. I need to improve my technique for joining the two halves together.

DSC_2517.jpg

Using Simplify3D helped to really speed up the prints. They are half the time as my Cura prints due to being able to print the lower layers at a larger layer size.

Cheers,

Scott
What lultzbot did you use? Do you currently use wax, or have you compromised to another filiment?

ritmopat
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Re: Printing WAX

Post by ritmopat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:43 pm

still printing with wax ? how's it going if you are...

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