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  1. Thread: Polymax PC

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    the esun epc is probably one of the nicest...

    the esun epc is probably one of the nicest filaments i ever printed with. super strong, higher temp, warps slightly less than abs. other polycarbs warp absolutely terrible and are almost unprintable....
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    pet is a sticky plastic. if you are getting it...

    pet is a sticky plastic. if you are getting it collecting on the nozzle then that means you are overextruding. if its only collecting while on the first layer then you are squishing your first layer...
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    scans are fine for figurines and things like that...

    scans are fine for figurines and things like that but not mechanical parts. you need an actual 3d model designed in cad.
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    i can say that a while back i bought a bunch of...

    i can say that a while back i bought a bunch of rolls of abs from toner plastics. all the rolls printed the same except silver. silver, if it stayed hot in the nozzle too long it would turn brown,...
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    i havent tried that one. sounds like they need to...

    i havent tried that one. sounds like they need to r&d their formula a little longer before they release it. not all petg filaments are created equal. i have tried many and a couple were very...
  6. you prob know this already but when removing...

    you prob know this already but when removing filament from your printer NEVER let the end of the filament go. if filament gets tangled, 99.9% of the time its from the user letting the end of the...
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    yes it usually comes right away but then again...

    yes it usually comes right away but then again your email could be stuck in limbo somewhere or could have been spam filtered out, possible typo or just a email server issue. god only knows. emails...
  8. Thread: Best Filaments

    by jimc
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    i have used almost every esun filament except pla...

    i have used almost every esun filament except pla since i dont print that ever. i pretty much moved over to esun a year and a half ago. i print alot of it. i keep 3 printers running 16-20 hrs a day....
  9. petg tends to not bridge well but i can see why...

    petg tends to not bridge well but i can see why at 200deg you are not having problems with that. its usually printed at 240-250. 200 deg is going to give you less than great layer adhesion. i have...
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    dont submit your support question through the s3d...

    dont submit your support question through the s3d website. email them at support@simplify3d.com. all the people i have heard complain about the support has been when they use their website. i know on...
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    i have never found a filament type i cant print...

    i have never found a filament type i cant print on any of my makergears. i actually have one running ninjaflex only round the clock. the m2 just works every time. i have one that runs prob 16-20 hrs...
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    i have 4 makergear m2's. great company, great...

    i have 4 makergear m2's. great company, great community. i got my first one 3 years ago. if i wasnt 100% happy with the machine i wouldnt have gotten more over the years. you really cant go wrong....
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    yes, if you want a fine media then buy a fine...

    yes, if you want a fine media then buy a fine media or use the stuff in your cabinet until it breaks down and it fine. dont improvise. certain substances can get dangerous and extremely hazardous...
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    i dont have any pics unfortunately. last time it...

    i dont have any pics unfortunately. last time it did it has to be well over a year ago. as for the finish and paint....again that all depends on media and how you blast it. it really doesnt cause...
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    i have a bunch of different blasting setups and...

    i have a bunch of different blasting setups and blast plastic parts all the time. the key to plastic or really anything is the media and pressure. you need to be using the right media. in my one...
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    Ok with the epoxy you dont need the primer. Epoxy...

    Ok with the epoxy you dont need the primer. Epoxy is a primer and the best thing for bonding to most plastics. Pla is not a hard to stick to plastic so no worries with that. Get enough epoxy on it to...
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    ahhh polymorph. now i know what it is. yes, keep...

    ahhh polymorph. now i know what it is. yes, keep a lookout because esun has pellets but they are releasing this in filament form as well.
  18. Thread: simplify3d

    by jimc
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    me too. i have been using it 3 years now. i would...

    me too. i have been using it 3 years now. i would never use anything else.
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    i tried vinyl 3 years ago. i have a large vinyl...

    i tried vinyl 3 years ago. i have a large vinyl cutter here in my shop and about 50 different types of vinyl. i tried at least 6-10 of them and nothing would stick to it at all.
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    yes it prints on materials that are 3d and not...

    yes it prints on materials that are 3d and not completely flat. so when we hear 3d printer we are thinking about something entirely different but they are not wrong with the wording either. what no...
  21. Thread: Is This CoreXY?

    by jimc
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    it was my understanding that on a core xy at some...

    it was my understanding that on a core xy at some point the belts cross over themselves. im sure there are many ways to skin a cat so maybe not in every configuration but on any core xy i have seen...
  22. well i dont have any definite answers for you...

    well i dont have any definite answers for you since i dont use slic3r and i have not printed that brand of filament. i have printed a boat load of ninjaflex though. enough that i have one printer...
  23. Ok so its not seperating along layer lines right?...

    Ok so its not seperating along layer lines right? Each perimeter is seperating from the on next to it so its seperating vertically? If thats the case then your underextruding. Each perimeter isnt...
  24. Thread: Shifting layers

    by jimc
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    yes you will need your marlin firmware of course...

    yes you will need your marlin firmware of course but what i am talking about is the version of arduino itself which you download from the arduino website. you need an older version. i follow some...
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    So how is peek to print? Does it warp bad? Hard...

    So how is peek to print? Does it warp bad? Hard to keep stuck to the platform? What material do you print it on?
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