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by Tom
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Hangprinter
Topic: Hanprinter build at Trinamic - Feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Hanprinter build at Trinamic - Feedback

My Hangprinter build with Torbjorn Ludvigsen at the Trinamic HQ in Hamburg is complete! There were quite a few details we ran into, which Torbjorn will change in the official Hangprinter design, but for now - what are the things you are excited about and what would you like to see improved? Full pla...
by Tom
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: YouTube
Topic: In-depth look at the Einsy from Prusa's MK3! #TCT2017
Replies: 15
Views: 4580

Re: In-depth look at the Einsy from Prusa's MK3! #TCT2017

On the topic of AC loss: The way it was explain by me by the Prusa bros was that the power supply used in the MK3 has some additional circuitry (opto-couplers and whatnot) in it to supply a "power good" signal from its AC side to the board. This means the logic on the board will be able to use a dir...
by Tom
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: YouTube
Topic: How to keep your filament safe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2394

How to keep your filament safe?

I've recently uploaded a guide with tips about how to not ruin your filament - do you have any more tips I've missed?



https://toms3d.org/2017/09/25/5-ways-to ... -filament/
by Tom
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Filaments
Topic: glitter\sparkle filament?
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

Re: glitter\sparkle filament?

Just to catch up on the topics here: - Glitter filament does not need special nozzles. Yes, there are particles in there, but they don't wear down a standard nozzle like carbon-filled stuff - Alternatives to Infinity Blue are the Fillamentum "Vertigo" colors. They just released the Vertigo Galaxy an...
by Tom
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Forum Meta Discussion
Topic: Forum Software
Replies: 5
Views: 13229

Re: Forum Software

Discourse is too much for me to handle right now. I don't really want to maintain a full Linux server, virtual or dedicated, and the ready-to-go-packages are all supposedly underpowered or are fairly expensive. Official Discourse packages start at $100 per month for 100k pageviews, which honestly is...
by Tom
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Help requests / Purchasing assistance
Topic: PEI and stuck ABS
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: PEI and stuck ABS

I also keep seeing the suggestion of dribbling alcohol (ethanol) onto the PEI, supposedly it lifts parts up like magic. Haven't tried it yet, but there's nothing that could go wrong!
by Tom
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Prusa i3 mk2 and supporting you
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Prusa i3 mk2 and supporting you

There are no affiliate or "tagged" links for PrusaResearch's MK2(s). But feel free to leave a note when ordering, maybe Prusa will sign your frame, too :D
by Tom
Mon May 29, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Filaments
Topic: Best way to dissolve support materials?
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Re: Best way to dissolve support materials?

Looking for "Like" button
Trust me, I've been looking for that, too.

Supposedly sulfuric acid or sodium hydroxide will attack PVA, but I'm not sure that the PLA will still be be there when the PVA is gone... :twisted:
by Tom
Sun May 28, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Filaments
Topic: Best way to dissolve support materials?
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Re: Best way to dissolve support materials?

Oh, right, I have tried that! Though it was actually slower than using the pump-in-bucket, even with warm water.
by Tom
Sun May 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Filaments
Topic: Best way to dissolve support materials?
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Best way to dissolve support materials?

When printing dual-extrusion with PLA + a dissolvable support like PVA/BVOH, Scaffold etc, I've always been disappointed by how long it took to dissolve all the support structures. What I've tried: Simple water bucket, warm and cold Bucket with a pump Manually washing and peeling off the supports Ul...