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Discussion in '3D Printing' started by bigseb, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    My latest. Darth Vader's Imperial Shuttle. Got it off Thingiverse.
    Material: Filaprint Premium PLA White
    Layer height: 0.1mm
    Print time: 44hrs

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  2. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

  3. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

  4. VoltsAndBolts

    VoltsAndBolts Senior Member

    Not too shabby.
     
  5. RocketNut

    RocketNut Alibre Super User

    Very nice print.
     
  6. hradford5

    hradford5 Senior Member

  7. RocketNut

    RocketNut Alibre Super User

    yes, I have.

    I worked and staged properly, but it appears the boost is a little too heavy. It staged only about 75 feet. I am trying to reduce its weight. I all ears for any suggestion that will help reducing its weight.
     
  8. hradford5

    hradford5 Senior Member

    Can you print with carbon fiber reinforced nylon? I have been amazed at the weight difference, between PLA & nylon parts!
     
  9. RocketNut

    RocketNut Alibre Super User

    I think my printer (CR-10) can ,but if I understand it correctly I would need a enclosure to keep the model at the proper temp.
     
  10. hradford5

    hradford5 Senior Member

    I don't use an enclosure and I print with it with no trouble. I think you need one for printing nylon that is not CF (carbon fiber). I don't remember, exactly, but the carbon fiber minimizes the shrinkage/warping, that you get from materials without it.
     
  11. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    You'll need a hardened nozzle.
     
  12. RocketNut

    RocketNut Alibre Super User

    hradford5

    What vendor did you buy your CF from?

    bigseb

    What nozzle would you recommend?
     
  13. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    I bought a stainless steel nozzle once to test out. Was a nightmare. Bed adhesion is a totally different animal with non-brass nozzle. So honestly I can't really recommend one.
     
  14. hradford5

    hradford5 Senior Member

    You need a hardened steel nozzle. I use 3DX Tech's CarbonX filament. I print at 265C and 90-100C for the bed.
     
  15. hradford5

    hradford5 Senior Member

    Yeah, a stainless nozzle would be a nightmare, it has very low thermal conductivity.
     
  16. RocketNut

    RocketNut Alibre Super User

    bigseb

    I hear you big time about bed adhesion has been a major pain in my backside too. I can not do 2 prints in a row without troubles. And right now I am having trouble with the nozzle. I bought some on eBay and cannot print, it plugs up even after a new nozzle I can not manually feed filament through it. I have gone through 12 nozzles without a single print!!!

    hradford5

    What printer are you using, mine is Creality CR-10? That is expensive filament, I am going to save up my pennies. My printer's max nozzle temp is 260C so I would have to upgrade the printer controller box.

    Where can I get your harden nozzle?

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    I am very open mind to any suggests on how to keep these new nozzles from plugging up. Also, may I ask where you buy your nozzles from.
     
  17. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Unfortunately as soon as you use filament with some kind of filler (metal flake/particles, fibres, wood, etc) clogging will be an issue. Try 0.6mm.

    I get mine on Amazon.
     
  18. RocketNut

    RocketNut Alibre Super User

    Yes, you're correct about filled filament will plug up the nozzle very quickly. I am just using plain every day PLA filament without any filler. That why I am at wits end on what is causing this nozzle plugging.

    bigseb could provide the a web link to the Amazon for the nozzles you bought?

    Thanks:)
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2019
  19. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Dude don't buy them: Stainless Steel Nozzle.

    I assume you are printing on glass? Since you mention you are having adhesion problems I can recommend this: 3D Lac. This is the best stuff ever for adhesion.
     
  20. RocketNut

    RocketNut Alibre Super User

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