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3D PLA Printing

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  • SubDude
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    Hatchbox is some good filament.

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  • biggsgolf
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    I use Hatchbox PLA, Black

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  • SubDude
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    Show us some pics of that Seehund some time. I want to see progress shots of it.

    Steve

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  • TINFISH
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    Steve,
    No, I had to get some prints out so I ended up buying some more Digilab filament and am using it. I will get back to it at some point and let you know.
    Thanks,
    Mike

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  • SubDude
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    Originally posted by TINFISH View Post
    I have a Dremel Digilab D45. I found it very hard to find ECO-ABS and PETG filament in black that fits within the footprint of the D45. I ordered some PolyMaker being larger required I modify my pool holder.
    I 3d printed an extension to the original mount and made a holder from wood that sits just outside my machine.
    The Polymaker material prints great!!! except it doesn't want to stick to anything so the outside edges of the print rolls up. I tried the bed glue, blue printers tape but no joy. The only thing I can get to work in two sided golf grip tape. If anyone has any suggestions, Please Chime In.
    Cheers!
    Mike
    Mike, you ever determine what ambient you are running?

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  • TINFISH
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    I have a Dremel Digilab D45. I found it very hard to find ECO-ABS and PETG filament in black that fits within the footprint of the D45. I ordered some PolyMaker being larger required I modify my pool holder.
    I 3d printed an extension to the original mount and made a holder from wood that sits just outside my machine.
    The Polymaker material prints great!!! except it doesn't want to stick to anything so the outside edges of the print rolls up. I tried the bed glue, blue printers tape but no joy. The only thing I can get to work in two sided golf grip tape. If anyone has any suggestions, Please Chime In.
    Cheers!
    Mike

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by Subculture View Post
    I'm not Bob.

    Andy
    Sorry Andy. I will get it right in the future!:-))

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    Last edited by rwtdiver; 06-22-2022, 04:39 PM.

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  • Subculture
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    I'm not Bob.

    Andy

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  • rwtdiver
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    Thank you, Bob and sinksalot.

    Some good advice. I did go to the YouTube and found a lot of people going to other brands as well on their Dremels.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • Sinksalot
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    Just look on Youtube you will see people who have Dremel DIGILAB 3D 40 printers use a lot of different filaments in it. The main reason is the cost. The Dremel spools are only 1/2kg or 3/4kg spools. Most people like using the Hatchbox PLA, its about $25 for a 1 kg spool on Amazon, more filament then a Dremel spool. Just remember all filaments have a sweet spot for each printer they are used on. Just print a small print at the temp the filament box says and do another 5 degree above and 5 degree below to find the right temp. Just need to Mod the printer to use different brand of filaments as other people have said.

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  • Subculture
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    Sounds like Dremel are having you over.

    Never paid more than a tenner (about twelve dollars) for a 1kg roll of 1.75mm PLA. I'm not fussy about brands, but prefer black or dark colours, i find they tend to print better for some reason.

    I use an Ender printer BTW.

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  • rwtdiver
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    As some of you know I purchased the Dremel DIGILAB 3D 40 printer not to long ago. I was paying $23.00 for there PLA 1.75 filament at the time. Today I was about to order more white Dremel PLA from Amazon and just about lost it when I saw the price of $62.00 a roll now when you can get. The other colors are in the $36.00 to $42.00 a roll now.

    Question! Are any of you using a Dremel PLA only printer and using a different filament other than Dremel? If so could you share what PLA manufacture you are using? And is it working out well for you? Thanks for sharing the information!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
    A proper two part urethane filler primer does the same thing and saves the mixing goopy part of thinning out the glazing putty.
    Hi Bob,

    What your are saying is how I do my sanding and finishing work prior to the final color coats. Can't beat rattle cans! Your right about the mess trying to thin glazing putty for an air brush! The idea came across "HACKADAY" and I thought I would post it up as just another way to do things!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • RCSubGuy
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    A proper two part urethane filler primer does the same thing and saves the mixing goopy part of thinning out the glazing putty.

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  • rwtdiver
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    Something that I just came across on "HACKADAY"

    https://hackaday.com/2022/05/10/3d-p...glazing-putty/

    Another possible finishing process for smoothing out the prints!?

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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