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Old 04-17-2019, 08:30 PM   #301 (permalink)
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Interesting. I may try that. Not sure if you've ever messed with it, but it's one of the more annoying materials out there. I'd take PETG 10/10 times and would probably prefer ABS too. It warps/ curls in addition to absorbing moisture like crazy.
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Ah so it appears the 'layering' effect that normally I do not appreciate on regular prints, is actually good for printing wood items as it makes deep grains.

Unfortunately on full grips that sideways orientation is not possible always. Going to try some staining techniques instead to achieve grain, like brushing patterns on, letting it dry, more patterns, more dry.

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I have my first PGP pump handle prototype on the printer right now. So far so good using Rainmaker's eSun PETG settings. I expect it to finish in a couple more hours. I should be able to test fit it in the morning.

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Old 04-19-2019, 09:45 PM   #305 (permalink)
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I changed my mind on the peopoly moai and decided to grab an anycubic photon s instead and wait on some better stuff or to grab a formlabs fuse in a few months.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:33 PM   #306 (permalink)
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What did you 3D print today?

I've been printing all my PETG prints with a thin layer of glue stick on the bed for months now. I decided on a whim to try printing PETG on a clean bed, and Viola! Perfect adhesion! Don't know how, because my first tries on a clean bed awhile back got NO adhesion, but whatever. Another MAK done.

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Layin' down that smooth first layer, like spreading butter on toast... Mmmm
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:10 AM   #307 (permalink)
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I use glue only because it's easier to remove. I have a magnetic build plate and the skirt and prime paths had to be scraped off. It was stuck so well I dug into the build plate try to scrape it off. I reduced the bed temp, limited the squish, etc but glue is extra assurance.
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I use glue only because it's easier to remove. I have a magnetic build plate and the skirt and prime paths had to be scraped off. It was stuck so well I dug into the build plate try to scrape it off. I reduced the bed temp, limited the squish, etc but glue is extra assurance.
My magnetic build plate fell in pieces after a 12h ABS print ...

Now switched a glass and purple glue ... no problem with ABS or PLA, need to try PETG ...
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:05 AM   #309 (permalink)
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I used a glass build plate on my wanhao i3. One side of the magnetic built plate is that PEI-type and the reverse side is smooth like a glass bed. I think I'm going to to almost exclusively use the smooth side with glue sticks because it's was easier to clean up and I like the smooth surface.
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Last night was rebuilding a few of my K series Fidel's and went to dig in my parts for a chamber plug face seal, and low and behold only one left. After tossing around what one I would rebuild the light went off I had some TPU and thought it worth a shot to attempt a print. About 10 minutes later, I was assembling my rifle with the freshly printed piece. Everything aired up and sealed. Not sure on the longevity of the part, but even if it lasts a few plays over the year, I can easily tear down and replace the part. Printed off another dozen for my parts box for the time beings.

I am still amazed at how handy these darn thing are.
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