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    So I tried printing Taulman Bridge nylon on my Cube 3 and it works quite well. I didn't even need to use a 3rd party slicer. Just used Cube Print software and set it to ABS. Taulman Bridge prints around 250 and Cube Print software prints ABS at 260. Only slight stringing. The print could have been better but I had moisture in the filament. (This stuff picks up moisture like crazy compared to other filaments.) A lot of popping and cracking during print, but overall came out pretty good.

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    Great to know, definetly!!

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    How much lower can they go (?)

    I wasn't going to do it. I was going to be more than satisfied with 3 printers... and I got a 4th.
    Then I was going to be satisfied with 4 printers... and now this

    Who can turn down a deal on a new printer with 2 spare new cartridges for $125! + a few $ in octane.

    I couldn't either. Shipping normally kills the deal.

    All registered and ready to roll. Wait... reload FW!

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    I may have just found a way to salvage those spent 4mm tube fittings.

    Anyone got some ideas on how to cut a clean groove on a 4mm Bowden tube?
    The more square the edge, the better. About 4mm from the end about 1.5mm wide, maybe 0.3mm deep?

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    Finally got some ABS that works properly. I have tried 3DS ABS and it was thin and had very poor adhesion...
    I tried Inland ABS and it did nothing but pop and sputter creating weak prints.
    Then I try the Gold ABS from 3D Solutech which failed worse than both of the above!

    So I was really moving toward the Cube 3 not being very good at ABS.

    Surprise!

    Remember that 3D Solutech sent me a promotional assortment of ABS.
    I decided to try the clear natural ABS. I have a small project where I need "almost solid" for a bracket.
    Know that "almost solid" draws 5 stripes per wall if it can.
    Turns out the clear fused nearly perfectly even with the walls next to is.
    It is also the best "translucent" material from a consistency standpoint.
    The resulting print is nearly frosted crystal with some hotter section coming out nearly clear.
    And it is strong... no layer delamination ...very few plosives (loud pops during printing).

    Since I was running out of the clear (10 meter only goes so far) I backfilled it with a cool purple color.
    I went and tried printing my earlier versions of the nozzle. First I tested the PLA version to make sure it was still good.
    Then I printed this set in the purple ABS...
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    Excellent hold. Testing the tower on the far side, it is perfectly pliable without cracking. That's a first for me with ABS!

    Weird thing, however, is that the purple didn't stick to the clear (1st layer)! But both were a great material on their own merits. I find this intriguing.

    Turns out that the ABS version is a little more "off" than the PLA version. The screw-on cap is much tighter. The M5 thread is functional but a lot "softer" than PLA. But the fact that I could force-thread the cap on the housing without it self-destructing is a testament to the better quality of this particular filament.

    In all, I think I finally have a functional ABS nozzle printed on a Cube 3!

    Here's a link to the file if you want it: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cW...iIkeCWHonczJFK
    (can't seem to upload files here anymore)

    I also ordered the assortment pack of 3D Solutech's PLA so I can see how these 12 included colors behave.
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    There's some p0rn in that pic!!

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    I just blew a mouth full of coffee all over my monitor laughing...
    G70

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    PP - Pr|nterP0rn

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    This is an interesting one... Do we have Thingiverse - barley85 as a user here?

    Anyway, on a second read of the text I realized what this person is proposing...
    What do you think, guys... gals... ?

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    1 chip for both readers?

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    That's what he's saying...

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    It's time to play

    "Bogus or Bonus!"

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2830072

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    Enjoy!

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    Ant problems with your hanging feeders...

    ABS from 3D Solutech, BTW.
    This is a very nice filament for ABS!
    Luck of the draw?

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    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2836598

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    Nope, told you 3D Solutech is my go to and lunging to the top as my favorite. On a side note, that is a beautiful print. Damn I love the Cube 3!

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    Just got their 12-color PLA pen pack. Easy way to get a good color collection.

    BTW, their skin tone color is a bit like light salmon color.

    Did you purchase 3D Solutech filament on Amazon? A review will get you free filament

 

 

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