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Colorfabb Newbe question

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Hi all,

I'm very new at this. Started 3d printing with UM2 for prototyping a board game. What a great world this 3d-printing is!

Printed my first tests with PLA that was delivered with the UM2, printed the filament guide that wasn't part of the package and found out that e small piece of filament can be used as wheel axis. So lots of fun.

Now back to the project: the board game with stones.

Question: are filaments like

http://colorfabb.com/specials-sample-pack

ready to use in the UM2 and where do i find (info on) the filement settings?

Thanks.

As the game will be semi open source, i will share the printing models here and on Youmagine off course, with a video with gameplay and explanations. After the Kickstarter project we launch in october.

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Sure you can . Just pay attention you buy 2.85 mm filament and you can use most any brand. Collorfab provides the info on adviced print settings on there website. I usually print slow. Around 35/40 mm/s and temp around 205c. For pla. But play with it a bit and see what you like/what suits your models.

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Ahhhhh. Just now looked at the link. For XT print hotter 245c this is ok but will wear out the Teflon (white thing in the head) faster. So it will need replacement a bit earlier. For bronze / copper& glow in the dark it's best to use a exchangable nozzle. As the nozzle will wear faster you could use a stainless steel version. search this site for "olsson block" if you want exchangable nozzles on you um2.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm ordering the party packs with different colours and materials as we speak. LOL.

Printing my second prototype with 20 micron layers. That's 50 layers per mm. Wow. If OK they will be used for casting. Think i'll open a blog on this project.

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