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Posts posted by Ronan

  1. 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... :D

  2. Oh boy, a flooded apartment. Hopefully it didn't ruin any furniture that you were planning on moving in a month from now? Can you sort everything out with insurance?

    Within a different context, an indoor pool with that heat sounds like a plus ;)

    @Ian, sounds good! Has it been a difficult change from architecture or not that much?

    And possibly yes! Can you be a little bit more specific about what it is you do exactly? A colleague could reach out to you.

    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.


    Apartment flooded thanks to backed up kitchen + bathroom sinks...

    What a nice day.

    *sips coffee in his new swimming pool*


    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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. @latreides, congratulations with getting an Ultimaker 2+. I'm sure you will be happy with it.

    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.

    You have a concern that 2.85 might go out of fashion, and some users here don't.

    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.

    And I'm curious to see what you will be making. Care to share your prints with us on our 3D print page?

    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).


    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.


    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Unsure if this is the right section...


    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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