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  1. True, already thought about it, should actually print same item in couple of materials and put it outside for weeks, months, years, ... regularly taking a picture. Would be a nice test.
  2. The surface looks pretty much like PLA although printing is not exactly as easy as PLA, although would say it's easier than ABS. I did experience little warping (used adhesive spray), although not that much. The object is pretty straight so not sure how overhangs / more complex parts would go. I printed with a printing temp of 240°, build plate temp of 90° and print speed of 60mm/s. Added some pictures of the print (you might see a crack in it which has been there from the start, some screw was little too big for the hole but felt it was still ok and not worth reprinting).
  3. For many of my regular prints I'm using Makerfill PLA. It's costing 18.95EUR for a spool of 750gr and did not have any complaints so far. Not sure whether they're delivering outside of BENELUX though.
  4. When it comes to weather resistance, I really had a very good experience with ApolloX material (Formfutura). It's not available in that many colors (no bronze ? ) but in terms of weather resistance it's great. I had to print some adaptor for my video doorbell which can get heavy sun / rain / ... I first printed it with regular PLA but that didn't last for 2 weeks due to the heat. With ApolloX it's been there now for more than a year and I can say it still looks just like it was day 1.
  5. Meanwhile it also magically (unless my actions helped here) improved on my end... What I did differently: - I did a factory reset of my Ultimaker. Earlier this week, I upgraded to the latest firmware but meanwhile learned that some setting might not get applied unless you perform a factory reset. It was for sure the case for me since I couldn't select PP material after having updated my firmware (I used my own settings for bed temp / nozzle temp I had added). After factory reset, I was able to select PP material when loading - Because of the factory reset, I did have to level the bed again. Always bid of a challenge (just one more which is little too firm or one less which seems too loose ? - Loaded PP material selecting "PP" from the list of materials now I then printed it again with same Cura default settings I had before and the result is much better. Now, it's much better but it's still not as nice as printing it with PLA. I believe I read somewhere about the retraction as well so maybe something I should further look into as well. In any case, for now, for this print, I'm ok with the result.
  6. Thanks for quick feedback, hope it will at some point magically work for me as well!
  7. Did you have any further luck with printing your part with Polypropylene? I'm again also trying to print with it whereas results aren't great with default Cura settings. Adhesion is good but the print itself is just not good. Part I'm trying to print has some overhangs which I understand aren't that easy but even the first layer and plane horizontal ones seem to have issues. There also doesn't seem to be that much experience with PP in general so will be lots of trial - error I guess. In case you had any eureka moments, would appreciate sharing them. ?
  8. Sounds good! Are you only referring to the forum itself or will other sections also change? Things like the dashboard, people, ... will change as well I guess? Reason for asking is that I wonder what will happen with 3D prints and YouMagine. I must say I found that, when starting, quite confusing and I'm still somehow wondering why having 2 different (but quite similar) sections make sense. So if that's going to be more streamlined as well, I'm all for it! Good luck with all the prep work!
  9. I also had some challenges printing with PP. Overall, still don't like printing with PP but at least I got it stick to the build plate. I tried a couple of things but got best results with using adhesive spray (see picture), the one I always use, even when printing PLA. So I use the spray, have build plate adhesion and a bed temperature of 100 degrees. It does the trick for me.
  10. Version 1.0

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    Had some fun creating Nerf Gun accessories for my son. Designs are also available on YouMagine. Torch holder: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/nerf-torch-holder Dart holder: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/nerf-dart-holder
  11. I guess you're right to say that not many plastics (if any) survive well outside due to UV, rain, ... even so called UV-resistant stuff you buy for outside use (e.g. chairs) will wear over time. So yes, absolutely fine to reprint after some years. But I initially started with PLA and after couple of days enjoying nice outside temperatures, the whole thing warped. So then got more into the characteristics of the different materials trying to figure out what would be "best". Currently it's reprinted in ApolloX material and seems good so far although warmest days are over. TBC :-) I also did think of your suggestion making same thing in different materials and putting it outside, would indeed be a great test. Just need to think of a good object I want to put outside and make sure I take a snap every couple of weeks. :-)
  12. Version 1.0

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    My daughter needed some dossier holder to be used in a large drawer so I came up with this design. Nothing too special although for me it was the first multi-day print as it would take about 45 hrs to print. All went fine although I noticed at some point I was running out of filament. I quickly checked the forum trying to find best ways of changing filament during print but couldn't get quick confirmation on best possible way of doing this (all ways seem to have some pro/cons/risks of bad prints). In the end I went for "soldering" 2 filaments together. What I did (during printing): - Took off the filament spool of the holder - Took off the remaining filament of the spool - Took a new spool of filament - Made a straight cut in both filaments - Heated a soldering iron (not sure about the temp as I can't configure that, I just didn't let it completely heat up) - Put both end against the soldering iron until it melts a bit - Then quickly put both ends together - Once firm, I went with the soldering iron over it again to somehow smooth it little more From then, I just hoped it would hold, not clutter and print well. Luckily, it work pretty well. As you can see in one of the images, there is some under extrusion at some point which is for sure when the connected filament got used. But you need to look pretty close to see it so happy with the final result. Having said that, would love to hear if there are any better ways to change filament when you run out during a print.
  13. It all went very smooth without any trial and error. I literally shared my first print after I unboxed the filament. I started from an ABS profile and then adapted based on recommendations from Formfutura. As indicated on YM, I did put a door in front to maintain good temperature inside but other than that, it just worked. Meanwhile printed my second part same way and is again of equal good quality.
  14. I meanwhile printed my first part with it and shared it on YM. Initial results looks pretty good! Thanks again at Tinkergnome for the tip!
  15. Just an FYI, I've ordered this ApolloX filament from formfutura and hope to start play with it over the weekend. TBC... :-)
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