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  1. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    I dont believe so....or so i tell my lady haha
     
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    Nice collection, Geof. If you had to pick one, which one?
     
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    Depends on the need/material. Each machine has its strong points and low points :) what are you after build size, material, etc and I can narrow it down some
     
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    @Geoff

    Is that amazonbasics ABS filament? How do you like it?
     
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    Hey @S1hane im not sure what your referring to but I haven’t used any of the amazon filament yet. Are you looking for some different ABS to try ?
     
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    New to this. Yeah I have some hatchbox ABS and it's pretty low (210c) temp recommended. I read folks have an easier time with the higher temp ABS that is recommended at like 240-260c. I just ordered some of the amazon stuff so I'm excited to see how that works.

    I also tried some monoprice pla and some of that expensive polymax stuff. They both print really well with the fans on high but I appreciate the low cost, high temp resistance and post processing of ABS.
     
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    Is there any particular reason your wanting to use ABS ? I only ask because it’s quite difficult to print with, even more so when new to printing.

    I’m not aware of any real ABS that prints at 210, I’ve used hatchbox and it’s more 230-250 range
     
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    I'm brand new to this and I understand it's very cheap to buy. So that's basically how I got started with it. Most of the parts I'm making I am doing the acetone post-processing and they turn out pretty smooth. I think there are other filaments that you can do that with but they cost a lot more? I dunno.

    Based on the temp that I am most successful printing on hatchbox abs, I wonder if it is real ABS then? Here's the product page:

    https://hatchbox3d.com/collections/abs/products/3d-abs-1kg1-75-wht

    I've been printing larger parts with 195c @ 50mm/sec. It does hold up well to heat and warping has been the biggest challenge. After setting up a little heat lamp to keep the air inside of the build area warm, that problem has largely gone away. Did some fan shrouds with it and they haven't warped or anything, yet.

    Supposed to have the higher temp abs on Tuesday so I wonder if that changes everything. This is the first spool I've ever ran through outside of some smaller prints on polymax.
     
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    Wow Geof,

    V.nice printer collection you have there! I've sold quite a few lately as it was just getting too much, no room and wife was going nuts. I still have maybe 6 or 7 and getting a R2 and a Dremel 3D45 next week I think..

    My latest project.. adding a Touchscreen with R2 frontend / pi etc plus a new motherboard on this old girl, she still prints fantastic!
    jg14.jpg

    Then there are a few others...
    old printers.jpg

    Also got a MK3 Prusa.. Don't think my wife has noticed that one... shhh .
     
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    Thanks @CdRsKuLL . One day I'll update this thread with everything after the move and getting rid of/acquiring machines and the what not. I had actually mostly forgotten about this thread again :D
     
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