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    Instant paint, indeed! - - - - - - - - - - ...

    Instant paint, indeed!

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    Good ABS vs. bad ABS...

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    On top is the clear filament from 3D Solutech which they replaced promptly.
    I wanted to see how this would look...
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    [ THING ] 3DS Filament Spool Driver

    Sweet! :cool:

    The B2B implementation is complete on my end.
    Almost a dozen nozzles, bowden tubes, and modified cartridge cases.
    The printers are ready for anything!

    However! ...

    Although...
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    Anatomy of a 3D Printed Screw Thread

    I wanted to share this little tit-bit with my fellow designers.

    I am working on a large scale thread on a spool flange for winding stock 3DS spools.
    My 1st print used a 2" 5 TPI thread which just...
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    What do you mean soon? Actually I am trying to...

    What do you mean soon?

    Actually I am trying to see just how fast I can empty a full cartridge.
    Making pretty good progress. Requires making some much heavier and larger parts that I am use to...
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    Okay, I needed a good laugh :) Carry on!

    Okay, I needed a good laugh :) Carry on!
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    Wow! :) all I can say is "WOW"! I will have...

    Wow! :) all I can say is "WOW"!

    I will have to try to simplify the grooving tool.

    Realizing the cutting blade can be made with a bike spoke opens up a few possibilities.

    So dumb...
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    Roflmao!!! - - - - - - - - - - Some new...

    Roflmao!!!

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    Some new space for 3D Solutech here.

    Finally printed with the Real White PLA that 3D Solutech sent me as a replacement.
    This is some nice near-opaque white...
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    It definitely shouldn't do that, and yes, this is...

    It definitely shouldn't do that, and yes, this is likely due to the stock cartridge.
    This is the exact reason I considered my orange cartridge bad, because the 1st couple of layers were always...
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    That's a new one on me... MakerShaker :)

    That's a new one on me... MakerShaker :)
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    Love to see a success! :) The bottoms of...

    Love to see a success! :)

    The bottoms of the nozzles shouldn't be weak.
    Were these printed with the stock bowden tube?
    That is where I thought my orange was junk but it turns out it was the...
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    If you were stateside, I'd be happy to send you a...

    If you were stateside, I'd be happy to send you a couple of cogs.
    That is definitely a sign something is working way to hard. Rounded out of the box? Wow!
    However, if they are new cartridges,...
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    Anytime :) - - - - - - - - - - Should have...

    Anytime :)

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    Should have a thread on Filament Saga! You'd find 1,000 ABS posts to every 1 PLA post.

    Yet, I yield! Having given a couple of companies all the benefits in...
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    Excellent out-of-box thinking on the nozzle tip...

    Excellent out-of-box thinking on the nozzle tip :)

    I did see someone on Facebook carve one out of brass.
    Never heard the results of that effort.
    Curiosity question is whether or not the thermal...
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    Your nose :) It smelled a little like ABS but...

    Your nose :) It smelled a little like ABS but yes, it seems they forgot to clean the augur between an ABS and PLA run.

    I am sure someone makes a reliable quality ABS.
    I found their Fun Pack...
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    Sticky: Interesting comment, however; Once you've used...

    Interesting comment, however;
    Once you've used the printer for a while after the 'upgrade', it stops caring about 100% chips.
    I suspect it fills a buffer of wanting to write stuff and it just...
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    Sweet! 1st of all, you never need to splice...

    Sweet!

    1st of all, you never need to splice the two tubes for my processes. I remember this method from the Fugatech video. I will say that this is a viable means to sphincter the tube in a...
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    Nice work! Love the color! And yes, I made the M6...

    Nice work! Love the color! And yes, I made the M6 threaded tubenuts to try them out but I suspect the original nuts work just as well to bind those M6 threads.

    The version I released on...
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    Good to know John. Just finished up a build of...

    Good to know John. Just finished up a build of the cartridge.

    I'm pretty happy with this too :)

    In case you want an ABS bulkhead......
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    Yea, working on it :) Which filament ended up...

    Yea, working on it :) Which filament ended up working? I might have to go back to the Fun Packs.
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    I hate loosing track of my own threads... ...

    I hate loosing track of my own threads...

    :rolleyes:

    Been busy converting all the parts in the scrap pile.
    I am definitely enjoying the Back 2 Basics cartridges.
    Remember that these are...
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    hahaha... no, other hobby is recumbent trikes. ...

    hahaha... no, other hobby is recumbent trikes.

    This is one of those "...forgotten more than you will ever know..." category. Also known as CRS, of course.
    When I went to look for some spare 2mm...
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    Now I feel like an idiot... Turns out that common...

    Now I feel like an idiot... Turns out that common bicycle wheel spokes are 2mm exactly. Do you know how many bicycle spokes I have! :)
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    Good to know, thanks. - - - - - - - - - - ...

    Good to know, thanks.

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    Interesting new finding:

    I've been busy converting a lot of old hub parts to B2B cartridges.
    Today I posted the newer style cartridge cover...
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    Nice! I can see uses for those in several...

    Nice! I can see uses for those in several projects :)

    When I clean the nozzle, I very carefully heat the tip with a torch lighter moving the flame rapidly and aggressively.
    I will test the melt...
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    The wire I use is 0.30mm [300 microns]. I...

    The wire I use is 0.30mm [300 microns].

    I considered the size ~0.45mm for the aperture but others have said it is as small as 0.40mm.
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