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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

it's visible with the atomic pull

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

fun tests !

the PIB thermal insulating power, after heat nozzle and waiting since about 20mn.

the coupler can be manipulated safty by hands

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

I do not still do that for hours ! :O

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Hi @Gudo,

thanks for sharing all this. I think a lot of people are reading about your developments!

Your last post dates from a few days ago, wondering if you have made any further progress :)

Looking forward hearing from you!

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Many thanks SandervG

Yes, actually I'm still test, always on the PLA since I took advantage of having print jobs to do, before continuing on tests at higher temperatures, I am very optimistic because with the PLA, it is going very well, I had a small problem with the PLA Wood that has rather revealed as a nozzle clogging

I will not fail to communicate on progress

some samples

fashion bag with PLA Scrabble letters

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embroidery drump with PLA Wood

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

forgot to mention this work

to stay in my design spirit, an alternative Aluminium hot end support which reuses,the UM2

metal isolator and the PTFE, in my prototype it's a PBI coupler

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Wow you sound to be very well stuffed at your work for being able to craft all these things that quick ! ;)

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Hi to all

thanks 00D00B

after dozens of hours of service whith good print results, a few minutes for checking if everything goes well, a few seconds to unclip the fan sets and voila! screwless print head :p

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the PLA prototype units seems well survive at an average of 210 ° long-time work, except a small heat block contact at the rear of the centrifugal fans duct,

no deformation of the XY support.

the PBI coupler is OK

the print head is very stable, no drift in the 3D axis

It's time now to test other materials at higher temp ! ;)

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

oehhhh, exciting! Sound like great test results!

What do you think the challenges are? How it will affect the heath break? If there will be any friction in the hot end?

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

 

@gudo: If you continue with cool things like those here, I'm pretty sure Ultimaker will hire you straight away... ;) Really nice work!

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Great work!

I assume this would fit in the extra head on this picture as well (the smallest cross section where everything has to pass through from top to bottom is 14x20 mm) ?

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Hi SandervG

sorry, I'm afraid I do not have understood well your second question....

Hi Dim3nsioneer : thanks ! ask SandervG, I think that the manufacturers don't remain insensitive to things happening in the forum  ;)

Hi foehnsturn : thanks ! I follow your "multi extrusion approach" thread, you done very impressive works.  It's difficult to answer your question, like that cold! but I think it's quite possible to do something more compact for your technical approach.

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Hi SandervG

sorry, I'm afraid I do not have understood well your second question....

Hi Dim3nsioneer : thanks ! ask SandervG, I think that the manufacturers don't remain insensitive to things happening in the forum  ;)

Hi foehnsturn : thanks ! I follow your "multi extrusion approach" thread, you done very impressive works.  It's difficult to answer your question, like that cold! but I think it's quite possible to do something more compact for your technical approach.

 

No we don't ;)

And since you are changing to PIB for some part of the hot end, that is also where the filament passes and makes contact, no? So, some materials go well with others, some react more and create friction. So I was wondering if you suspect to any of these new, high temp materials could create difficulties with PIB, besides the question if it will withstand the temperatures.

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

OK ! I suspected before beginning, especially to have friction problems with the PLA on PBI which is not the case, it is known that the PLA was poorly extruded with different materials such as ceramic, peek, or  full metal hot end.

I can claim that a full PBI hot end works well with  PLA extrusion.

The specifications of PBI claim that no other known technical plastic in melting condition can paste it,

The challenge now is to check it, it can not stick but eventually significant frictions may occur, we don't know, the next tests will allow for see.

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Hi to all

Success !

First test at 250° print temp of the PBI with ABS material,

Benchy was printed with the EasyFil from Form Futura

standard ABS material settings of the printer

0.4mm nozzle, 0.1mm layers, 50mm/s print speed, 0.8mm wall/Top/Bottom, 90° bed temp, 25% cooling fan, 3mm retract distance....

No any extrusion problem, no friction issue, the ABS slides better in the Bowden tube than the PLA

The diffilculty was more in the bed adhesion managing and in print temp fine tuning to find the right temp suitable to this ABS filament, I started print fisrt with 260° then slowly down to 252°.

It's not yet the top , but it's quite good print result, it was worth it to catch a good headache because of the ABS vapors, Im not used ;)

 

Result after a light clean of some small dots with the fingernails,

there are 2 horizontal lines seen on the the third pic,

the first near upper the bed, it's due to the temp tuning from 260° to 252°

the second higher, it's due to a suddenly small warping on the bed

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Looks super! But men you finished your bed stabilizer? I want that!! What does it use!? I want that so badly!!

Also great print men!

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Hi  Neotko! thanks

I 'll share the bed stabilizer STL files, it's needed 2 x 6mm aluminium rods with M6 threaded tips, the bed still stays a bit flexible but much less than before, the system deletes especially all micro vibrations and possible tiny tremors due to the motion of the printhead.

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Posted (edited) · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Could it be possible to print the rods in diagonal? Maybe with a flexible material so they also work a bit like a spring? Just thinking out loud.

I really need that for my printers!

Edit: Oh I see... You screw both sides to generate tension and make all the assembly more rigid to avoid vibrations? Interesting indeed

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Posted (edited) · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Yes I think ! it could to be printed in one part in replacement  of the rod + the tip attach on one side .  ;) and the all could be mounted closer to the side panels to avoid a potential collision with the print head.

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sorry for spelling and grammatical errors, I'm not awake this morning

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Posted · PIB polybenzimidazole Isolator Coupler

Hi to all

PET material is extruded really nicely through the PBI ! I love this material

240° print temp , same Cura ABS settings for the test

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funny light effects

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