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Why can't this company make a printer that works, software that isn't buggy, or technical support?!

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  1. Mike Kelly

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    For all those post complaining that their printer isn't working, the above post is a wake-up call.

    Everyone has problems. It's just a matter of sorting them out. But I'd rather pay $1000 than $3000 to find out!

    My Robo3D printer rules.
     
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    Interesting! ............My son is an engineer with Lockheed Martin he tried to get me to buy the MakerBot two years ago when they bought a whole bunch of them like >20 for their engineers' desktops ......and they love them!
    I asked him yesterday about the scanner they make, and he said it's crap, they tried it and it's worthless for any serious work.
    Actually, I am very impressed with the Robo 3D (with the mods), so much so, I am looking at a project that if materialized, could put about twelve Robo 3D machines in that lab. Got a roll of Taulman Bridge coming in for evaluation for that project.
     
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    Good stuff, that. A bit more flexible than PLA. Sweet print.
     
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    What settings do you recommend for Taulman Bridge?
     
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    Looks like last time I printed it I used 245 (all layers).
     
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    Nice, and the bed should be about 70*?
    Can I also use hairspray for the adhesion substrate or is PVA is a must?
     
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    I think I ran the bed at 70 (sorry, I forget).
    Unlike with repetier, I don't have a bunch of filament profiles saved off to go look at using Simplify so it is mostly just from memory :)

    I printed a small test print (many months ago) and noticed the flexibility and didn't pay much attention (it was not super flexible). Then a few weeks ago I went to print a narrow, thin model that I wanted strong...it was way too flexible :D Could bend it like a pretzel. So depending on the model geometry you may have to think about it. Seemed OK on more solid, larger models.

    I ended up using PET instead for that model, but still that was cool.
    If I need something that flexible I'll use it.
     
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    Can I also use hairspray for the adhesion substrate or is PVA is a must?
    ........sorry to be a bother!
     
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    No problem, I just used my blue tape and glue stick as normal. Worked like a champ.
     
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    In fact, I have had NOTHING (and I have tried a lot of different materials) that will not stick to painters tape w/glue stick. I have to wash the glue off of the model when done, but a little warm water and it goes 'buh-bye'
     
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    Was a bit frustrated myself at first, but decided to ask questions, then I got answers and am printing fine. Its a new tech that requires understanding to master. I do remember when the computer was difficult for most people to use. So please, we have a great forum here and also great guys who understand the printer a lot and are ever patient and swift in responding to posts.
     
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    Wait till you discover when modelling in 3D - "normals" and having to reverse normals to get it to print!

    I prefer using hairspray. Are there any materials that don't do hairspray and prefer the tape method instead?

    Hairspray is so much cleaner.
     
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    Never thought I would utter these words ..."I love hairspray!" [​IMG]
     
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    Nylon usually prefers organic or garolite. Except Taulman Bridge, which needs a PVA glue stick
     

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