Making a cut

There comes a time when some things aren’t worth the trouble any more. I have been a forums leader on CG Society for a dozen years and while it sometimes was a pita it was always rewarding enough to keep going. Not anymore.

One thing i will remember fondly are the other forum leaders on CGS. I can only watch in aw how some of them are able to do their job, despite personal attacks and everything.

Especially Leigh, hats off to her, only very few know what she really does and mean for all of CGS.

 

Woods around the Maxon Villa

SInce i had to replace my old Lumix with a brand new Coolpix S7000 (the SD slot stopped working), i took the new camera out for a walk.
I just love it. Even a dummy user like me can make nice images with it.

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Material Test: FPE Shore 40D Naturel

mat_FPE01First test print with FPE Naturel – Shore 40D
The brown border at the bottom is residue from printing Lay wood before. It turned out that this residue made the FPE stick nicely to the plate, later tests with pure FPE did not work as nicely.

Filament Diameter: 1.71 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 215
Bed Temperature: 100
Bed Surface: Aluminium with Water/Woodglue (3:1)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter Speed: 5 mm/s
Infill speed: 7,5 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Material Test: Laywood Cherry brown

mat_LayWood01Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 200
Bed Temperature: 50
Bed Surface: Aluminium with Water/Woodglue (3:1)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed: 30 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Material Test: Taulman Nylon 618

mat_Nylon618 01Filament Diameter: 1.78 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 245
Bed Temperature: 100
Bed Surface: Thermoplast (Warp)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed: 20 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

I have a really hard time getting the Nylon to stick to anything. So far it only stuck on a piece of thermoplast i had laying around, but the plate gets damaged when printing and the Nylon isn’t sticking very good and warping as you can see on the image.
Later i got better results using gluestick (PVA glue) on Glas, for bigger prints this remains a problem though. I found that Whale Tufnol sticks extremely good, unfortunately so good that you can’t remove the part without damaging it.

 

Material Test: HIPS

mat_HIPS01Filament Diameter: 1.71 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 230
Bed Temperature: 100
Bed Surface: Thermoplast (Warp)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed :20 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Similar to the Nylon i had a bit of a problem with HIPS sticking to the printing plate, but nowhere near as much.
The results are very encouraging, i like the material from it’s visual and haptic properties, it seems to be very stable.