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    One of my favorite ship design from the space opera Eve Online. Gave it a quick paintjob.
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    Somua WWII French Tank

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    Test print for a new setup for our UM3's.
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    Did that one a few years ago on a UM2. Testing the efficiency and quality of 3D printing viable props for movies. Honestly... it was a great experiment. We went on to 3D printing numerous different props for movies, commercials, etc. Linked to a different, more recent PPG 3D file.
  4. Unsure what to do... Cura 2.3 no longer works. It will freeze and crash every single time, on both computers. One running windows 10, the other 7. I have reinstalled, restarted, checked firmware, etc, etc, etc, nothing is working. The kicker is yesterday everything was working perfectly fine...
  5. Surprise Ultimaker doesn't have those incorporated in their UM3...
  6. Forgot to update but maintenance came yesterday. Took them over an hour to unclog the bathroom sink + kitchen sink. Apparently the 'shredder' (no idea what its called, the kitchen sink appliance that shreds left over) ended up breaking, jamming and basically clogging everything. They replaced that too lol Can't wait to move...
  7. Carpets, towels (that magically fell into the mess) and 1 chair are goners. Luckily the bathroom and kitchen are lower than the living room so most of the water stayed contain. We are trying not to have insurance involved because it would kill my premium (and the deposits are rather large here). Waiting on maintenance staff to come check everything out and hopefully fix the problem. Me banging on it for 4+ hours did not fix the issue (in all seriousness the plumbing is beyond shady, codes must have been very different in the 60's haha...). Luckily my home Ultimaker 3 (yes i have one in my home too haha) is situated in a closet away from everything and sits on a 1 feet stool to prop it up). It's 100% fine Pro-Tip: When you have a clog... Don't listen to the 'pros' at your hardware store and do not use declogged gel. Damn thing ended up going back up and spewing a gel-like 'acid' everywhere. Arms/feet are still itchy next day over.
  8. Oh yikes! That's rough. At least it's not winter...? Oh yeah the heat/humidity in MD is absurd this summer. I haven't seen this since i used to go on vacation in Florida haha Keeping positive... moving in a month... yay
  9. Apartment flooded thanks to backed up kitchen + bathroom sinks... What a nice day. *sips coffee in his new swimming pool*
  10. I am about to purchase that material... what happened? User error or another garbage filament that i/we should stay away from???
  11. @SandervG Hey mate! Questions (we print a LOT of prototypes). We currently use Ultimaker Nylon (Black) to print our prototypes. It plays nicely with PVA supports but the finish does leave a bit to desire. How does PP compare? (Finish + PVA supports). Thanks
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    3D LAC Supplier in the US?

    White glue diluted in water, smooth/spread everything with a paper towel. 500+ prints, no issues. Takes 30 seconds to apply. Once the print is done, i put the bottom in water (usually have too anyway with the PVA supports) and once its all done (a few hours after) the print pops off. Printed VERY difficult/delicate prints and very big/hefty one's. No issues, ever.
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    PolySmooth? any experience?

    Sure thing, i'll snap a pic next time i get a poly order.
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    PolySmooth? any experience?

    No idea, i have made parts for customers and they were fine. Although I am not impress by their claim you can use PVA supports, because the results were very bad.
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    PolySmooth? any experience?

    A few hours usually. 2-3 hours maybe a bit more if its been in the polisher awhile.
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    PolySmooth? any experience?

    No scratches and the parts are rock hard after a few hours. I think you might be using the wrong isopro, 99.9% is probably too strong.
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    PolySmooth? any experience?

    I used black, dried in a few hours. Same with white. I use 91% isopropanol.
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    PolySmooth? any experience?

    I wait 2-3 hours for them to dry. I usually leave them in otherwise all kind of crap goes on it and gets stuck to it. For polishing i found that 15-20 mins is more than enough for parts with small details. 25-35 mins for larger/less detail parts. TBH while the parts are very smooth, they don't look that good (since you can still see layers, but not feel them) until they get painted. Since we tend to filler prime + paint anyway... it's not that useful. They also claim you can use PVA supports with polysmooth. I tried and tried and tried... and gotten poor results.
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    strongest possible prints (PLA)

    Going to weight in since we print functional parts on a weekly basis at work. ABS = Durable, impact resistant PETG = Flexible, Durable Nylon = Strong, Flexible, Durable PET = Strong, Flexible, Durable PCP = Strong, Flexible, Durable, Heat Resistant For your application you will want PETG if you need some flexibility, ABS if you do not. Nylon is a good choice too. Word of advice, PETG does not play well with supports (PITA to remove) unlike ABS.
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    Filament size worries

    Oh I am very. It just works. Thats all I ever wanted out of a printer. This printer is amazing. I am glad there are at least 3rd party solutions, though an official solution would be perfect. I didn't research for very long and I found numerous vendors and suppliers that stopped 2.85 mm support, almost all of the brands/vendors that I used for my 1.75 mm do not make 2.85 mm versions (or I cannot find them online anywhere), and the number of printers released every year that support 1.75 mm dwarf the number of 2.85 mm printers (and thus the number of people buying filament). That paints a pretty clear picture to me. You can interpret it however you want, but it tells me that 2.85 mm is on borrowed time. That being said, the fact that there IS a solution, even a 3rd party one, was enough to convince me to buy an UM2+, and its quite an amazing machine. No regrets here, just voicing worries so that maybe an official solution can be made. I definitely plan to. Which brands do you use? All the popular one's in NA and Europe sell 2.85mm. Heck, even new one's with 'speciality/exotic' filaments also have 2.85mm. You can even find the dirt cheap chinese filaments in all size/color flavors (we only use high quality filaments at work though).
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    Filament size worries

    Which high end FDM 3D printers are your referring to as Stratasys and 3D Systems are both using 1.75 filament? Our Stratasys uses powder/pellets so... lol Their FDM printers have used both sizes in the past btw.
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    Filament size worries

    2.85mm is used by a lot (most) professional/high end FDM/FFF 3D printers. It's good ultimakers uses it too. Honestly i was introduced to 1.75mm filament from people purchasing cheap 3D printers, having issues and coming to us to print their parts or for help.
  23. Never heard of it. We got out doors from a german manufacturer.
  24. Unsure if this is the right section... http://www.polymaker.com/shop/polysmoothpolysher/ I have a spare Polysher and Polysmooth rolls (all brand new) if anyone is interested in it. I purchased two and a lot of extra rolls w/o realizing it. So... brand new extra machine for anyone that wants it. I would suggest buyers only in the US because the box is of a decent size so shipping would probably be in the $50 range (i'll only charge what shipping actually cost, USPS, FEDEX and UPS options). But i don't mind shipping intentionally. I have used one with one of our Ultimaker 3 and it works great. Very smooth results. For the Polysher (Brand New) + 750g Polysmooth Jet Black (Brand New) + 5x Polysmooth 45g Color Samples (Brand New) Price would be $250 + shipping. Total value is $350 + shipping if you order one from their website.

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