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by Robm1989
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Flow stopping mid print: basic checklist
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Flow stopping mid print: basic checklist

Flow stopping mid print is extremely annoying especially with long prints. Also the cost when printing with exotic polymers can cause heartache when throwing away perfectly good chunks of material, you can just see the money going up in flames. So to help avoid this, just checking a few common cause...
by Robm1989
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Welcome & Introduction
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Hello

Good question I printed temporary brackets out of PETG which could stand the temperature but was not up to being a long term solution. They lasted long enough to finish the project using polycarb parts though. Just wish better colours were available for polycarb.
by Robm1989
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Welcome & Introduction
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Hello

Hi to all. Im Robert but most just call me Rob. I started 3d Printing a couple years ago so don't have unlimited knowledge but I built my first 3d Printer from bits and pieces, not a fully built branded printer as is available for reasonable money now. Though i eventually modified it enough to print...
by Robm1989
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Welcome & Introduction
Topic: Hello from Mitch
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Hello from Mitch

Hey Mitch. For what it's worth I've been playing with these blasted (yet incredible) things for at least 10 years (I'm a secondary design and Technology teacher for a day job.. Currently have 9 of them in the department that run more of less non stop) I even built My own before they became affordab...
by Robm1989
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: PLA - Polylactic Acid
Topic: Question about PLA
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Question about PLA

PLA is the safest material to use in 3d printing. Its safe once printed for use around animals and children as its made from natural sources. Common sense NO SMALL PARTS!! for obvious reasons. 3d printing is so poplular now that some companies are starting small 3d printers safe for kids to use alth...
by Robm1989
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: PLA - Polylactic Acid
Topic: Question about PLA
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: PLA - Polylactic Acid

Hi Andy, Welcome to the community. Unfortunately PLA is definitely not waterproof and should only be used to print things kept in dry conditions. Also i've heard that it can absorb moisture from the air so is not really suitable for anything other than indoor use. Must remember to keep out of sunlig...