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Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

Owens Corning makes XSTRAND GF30 PP available to Ultimaker users via our material alliance in Cura. 
You can access all available materials via Cura > Marketplace > Materials. 

 

Are you curious about others experiences using XSTRAND GF30 PP or do you have any other questions regarding this filament? Feel free to post them below. 

 

Some links you might find useful:
Technical Data Sheet

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

    Hello Sander,

     

    I have purchased the material and I added the profule through the marketplace.

     

    How do I add the material on the Ultimaker S5 itself? Or is that not necessary and what material do you then choose when putting it on the machine?

     

    Thank you!

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

    Basically, it is not needed to have the profile in the printer, it is only used to load/unload the material, but you can choose any material which has a similar print/nozzle temperature. Everything else (finetuning) is done with the profile in Cura itself.

     

    But it is planned that Cura can synchronize custom material profiles to the printer, so in the future, it will be easier. 

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP
    2 hours ago, Niels_Amstel_Engineering said:

    We made a print using this material on our S5 printer with an AA 0.4 nozzle. Now our nozzle seems to be clogged. Should we have used a different kind of nozzle? What can we do now to fix our nozzle?

     

    Thanks in advance!

     

    Niels

     

    An AA core isn't recommended. You'll need to use a CC core with composite materials, it has an abrasion-resistant bore hole and different internals. This blog explains in some detail https://ultimaker.com/learn/introducing-more-high-performance-materials-software-updates-and-print-core

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

    Thanks for the reply!

    €295 for a full core is quite a big investment, as we are only testing the material for now. Is there a way to modify an AA core with a different type of nozzle for the same effect. Like with this nozzle:

    https://nl.rs-online.com/web/p/3d-printer-parts/1101984?cm_mmc=NL-PLA-DS3A-_-google-_-CSS_NL_NL_Computing_%26_Peripherals_Whoop-_-(NL:Whoop!)+3D+Printer+Parts-_-1101984&matchtype=&pla-337733782723&gclid=CjwKCAjw_qb3BRAVEiwAvwq6VnL_TV3vOC8yjvV-h1PorpqzXDgpel-xPHsPsu2Kt8MbP1Y3lGRgxxoCEm8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP
    26 minutes ago, Niels_Amstel_Engineering said:

    Is there a way to modify an AA core with a different type of nozzle for the same effect.

     

    Ultimaker print cores are a consumable as a whole, they are not designed for replaceable nozzles.
    E3D-style nozzles (like from your link) will not fit anyway.

     

    Considering that you've probably already severely damaged the AA core with a single print from abrasive material, the price of the CC core looks perhaps a bit more attractive... 🙂

     

    The (third-party) print cores from 3DSolex do have replaceable nozzles, but i have no personal experience with those.

     

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

    Ah that is disappointing. Not being able to replace the ultimaker nozzle in the core is a design choice I can not understand. Is this purely for business reasons or is there any mechanical advantage?

     

    The core seems to be working again fortunately. But for any further prints with the abrasive material I will look into the 3DSolex core, thanks for the tip!

     

     

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

    The cores are very well z-height-wise calibrated, which makes them interchangeable. It is a business reason for professional users, not ultimaker. (IMHO: the price for a core is high.)

     

    Filled filaments require a bigger nozzle bore to avoid clogging. And after all: abrasive filament will  wear out your soft brass nozzle within short length of filament. (<1kg with CF).

    We have 3DSolex at work (UM3+S5), we bought it a few days before CC was released. Now I would opt for CC-Core.

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP
    8 minutes ago, dxp said:

    Now I would opt for CC-Core.

     

    Why would you go for this CC-core now? Do you notice any problems with the z-height calibration of the 3D Solex core?

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

    I have to remember to set the line width of that core to 0,6mm in cura as the core is not recognized correctly. Maybe there is a solution for this, but i came not across that.

     

    I had problems with the z-offset for different combinations, but that was a software problem, i guess.

     

    Since I don't get paid for tinkering, i would choose the CC-core today: plug-and-print.

     

    (The Ender 3 at home sports a steel E3D-nozzle and dual-gear direct drive. For flexible/abrasive materials and learning purposes. If it fails one evening, it gets repaired later.)

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    Posted · Owens Corning - XSTRAND GF30 PP

    @Niels_Amstel_Engineering, good to hear you got your AA core back to work. Please keep in mind for future use that it could be possible that the nozzle diameter of 0.4mm can already have been widened by the use of XSTRAND. If so, you may notice this in the details or surface finish of your prints. Just so when you see a decrease in quality, you know where to look first. 

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