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    Default Re: 3D Printing thread

    I didn't notice it when I was taking pics, but at the end where there's that hole in the charging handle (opposite of the handle end) and you can see the end of it - looks like a "zig-zag" layering, so I'm pretty sure it's 3D printed.
    I called to check my ZIP CODE!....DY-NO-MITE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I didn't notice it when I was taking pics, but at the end where there's that hole in the charging handle (opposite of the handle end) and you can see the end of it - looks like a "zig-zag" layering, so I'm pretty sure it's 3D printed.
    Definitely is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    When you crank down on them, they'll eventually start to crack. PETG still has some flex in it. The only real problem with PETG is stringing, and you can eliminate it to a point with some fine tuning of the print settings. Don't ask me what they are, I just read it supposed to work, so far, nothing I really tried worked
    Those parts are still doing well although I also use ones I've made from plywood now too. Since then I have used petg filament. I have some on the printer now. Stuff comes out pretty good except for some stringing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy View Post
    Those parts are still doing well although I also use ones I've made from plywood now too. Since then I have used petg filament. I have some on the printer now. Stuff comes out pretty good except for some stringing.
    Now move onto to using ABS and smooth them in an acetone chamber. I'm not completely sure, but it does seem that smoothing ABS with acetone makes the part stronger because it causes the outer layers to melt together more than when they're printed.
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    I tried abs once and gave it away. I heard it needs a lot of heat. I tried in the middle of summer at my shop on recommended settings and couldn't get it to stick to the bed which is glass. I did want to try the acetone mist and see how the parts came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy View Post
    I tried abs once and gave it away. I heard it needs a lot of heat. I tried in the middle of summer at my shop on recommended settings and couldn't get it to stick to the bed which is glass. I did want to try the acetone mist and see how the parts came out.
    Did you use Elmers purple stick glue on the glass and print with skirts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy View Post
    I tried abs once and gave it away. I heard it needs a lot of heat. I tried in the middle of summer at my shop on recommended settings and couldn't get it to stick to the bed which is glass. I did want to try the acetone mist and see how the parts came out.
    Get an enclosure, and I think garolite (spelling) is the common bed material for abs and a few other problematic filaments.

    I tried upgrading my ender. It's currently collecting dust now, possibly from bad firmware or a bad screen. I think I'll end up getting a replacement screen, or maybe a different one altogether. This has been driving me nuts.

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    FJB

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    After ordering the FLSun V400 printer back in September, they finally shipped it and tracking shows it will arrive Tuesday. Can't wait to start using it.



    Decent review. Also, this review channel does pretty decent reviews and could use more subscribers.

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    Donít get discouraged if itís your first. They take some fondling to get running right.

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