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    On my printers, which are fairly accurate on...

    On my printers, which are fairly accurate on temps, I get ~250C on 3rd party ABS. And I get away with having no heated bed (thermal chamber on one; exposed to ambient on the others).
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    Your next trick will be the modeling part. There...

    Your next trick will be the modeling part. There is precious little software that will let you do a premium crafting of the bill at a reasonable investment. However, a limited time use license...
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    Oddly enough, restrictive bowden tubes. The...

    Oddly enough, restrictive bowden tubes. The "tractor'd" filament becomes wide enough to add resistance to filament feed... sufficient to finally jam in the tube. It would happened consistently with...
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    You'll begin with learning to scan the remaining...

    You'll begin with learning to scan the remaining bill and figuring out a proper attachment interface and adhesives. Then a matter of material choice. This may depend on the printing process you...
  5. Thread: heating issue

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    Anytime! Glad that was easy enough :)

    Anytime! Glad that was easy enough :)
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    Samples huh... nice! Thx again.

    Samples huh... nice! Thx again.
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    Yea, now you got me very curious on the Alloy...

    Yea, now you got me very curious on the Alloy 910. I see $36 trying to pry their way out of my wallet. Saw the free shipping limited time offer. Oops!... almost slipped onto the buy button by...
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    Yea Nylon is kind of mushy that way. Never liked...

    Yea Nylon is kind of mushy that way. Never liked working with nylon but it is a material of choice for rugged applications.

    The Alloy 910 looks interesting. They don't give out much on the true...
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    No arguments from me on either front :p

    No arguments from me on either front :p
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    Formaldehyde is a problem :(

    Formaldehyde is a problem :(
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    All but the heated bed is not a problem. ...

    All but the heated bed is not a problem. Filament lives in a 60*C chamber. Thanks for the link!
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    Didn't know this... Delrin printing.

    Acetal/Delrin is my engineering plastic of choice.
    Never even though to ask if we can print this stuff.
    Sure enough!

    Anyone have experience with this?

    TYIA
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    This is an example of a benign print in Amazon...

    This is an example of a benign print in Amazon branded Pet-G black.

    12860
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    Maybe it's just me but I think half the users of...

    Maybe it's just me but I think half the users of any FDM printer would be jealous of the overall quality of that print :)
  15. As I posted in another thread, I should just...

    As I posted in another thread, I should just reveal the torch I am using. WITH A DISCLAIMER! I love this torch, but it requires external ignition after only a short period of use. The plastics...
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    Worst as in F/W, Mechanical, Slicer? I have a...

    Worst as in F/W, Mechanical, Slicer? I have a buddy with one of these that's been scratching his head. Not much hair up there anymore.
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    Not sure what you are seeing after sanding, but...

    Not sure what you are seeing after sanding, but you could try a flameless heat source to try to smooth over the sanding fuzzies created by sanding. I use a butane soldering torch with the tip...
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    Make sure to understand what the original...

    Make sure to understand what the original equipment was. Going from 24 to 12 isn't so bad, but the reverse could be an issue.

    And i am not a fan of Amazon for comparing specifications. They are...
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    Sorry, I missed that in your original post :p ...

    Sorry, I missed that in your original post :p
    The E1 error probably pops up because it simply didn't reach that temperature. that would be firmware.
    So there may be a setting that overwrites...
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    Measure the output of the power supply with a...

    Measure the output of the power supply with a VOM. If it is no longer regulating to its intended voltage, you are drawing more power than it will provide.
    If the power supply remains in regulation,...
  21. LOL... yea, that looks bad. You could consider...

    LOL... yea, that looks bad. You could consider taking up a collection for the $80 :) That is my normal route... replace and then repair. Provides future spares I will never need.

    In this case,...
  22. Love a success story :) Happy printing!

    Love a success story :) Happy printing!
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    It is saying some small segment of your file has...

    It is saying some small segment of your file has bad data. I would suggest downloading Cura just to see if it also sees the error. Shapeways should be notified if it fails in Cura too. You can...
  24. And thanks for sharing back as well. Happy...

    And thanks for sharing back as well. Happy Printing when you get to it :)
  25. Flameless torch... typically disguised as butane...

    Flameless torch... typically disguised as butane soldering irons. Remove the tip and you have a ceramic grid heater element (catalyzer?) that converts the flame to just glowing red heat. There is...
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