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by Kalidopixel
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Hacks and printer upgrades
Topic: LCD unit
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

Re: LCD unit

I Thought i would share this , My Felix LCD Back light Failed after 13 Months & i Found a Perfect Low Cost Replacement Cost me just Under £6 & it has Brighter Backlight & Better Contrast to the Original Unit. Its a Standard HD44780 (20X4) LCD Unit with Yellow / Green Backlight. It has Automatic Cont...
by Kalidopixel
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Even Withstanding Landfill / Sun Light & Water for 2 Years is Still Very Impressive for a Bio Degradable Material. I Had it in my Mind that PLA Had to be Kept Dry most of the time & Away from Harsh Chemicals at all Costs. So I Really only Need ABS When Making Items that will be Exposed to Higher Tem...
by Kalidopixel
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Thank's for that info and Images on PLA Resistance to Chemicals :) I Really thought Chlorine would have made the PLA a lot more Brittle by Depolmerization. That's a Real Plus for PLA Also I was wrong in Presuming that water would break down PLA Because it's classed as a bio Degradable Polymer. I Kno...
by Kalidopixel
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Hi Hugues. I Really Like the properties of ABS - It's Better at Heat Resistance, Less Brittle than PLA , & Will not Degrade if Exposed to some Chemicals or Harsh Weather. Don't Get me Wrong i also like PLA for it's good point's and have printed Many PLA Things. But from an Engineering point of view ...
by Kalidopixel
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Update on Progress with ABS I was unable to get Power Pritt Glue Locally so tried with the Standard Pritt Glue. But this would not work as the Part kept breaking bond with the build Surface. As you Said I think it needs to be Power Pritt Glue. So I Spent a whole night Researching ABS Printing on Var...
by Kalidopixel
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Felix 3.0 - Spindle alignement
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Felix 3.0 - Spindle alignement

Hi Lonos I Have a Felix 2 & had a slight misalignment issue when i tried to build the Z axis Spindle & Attach it to the 5mm Shaft of the Stepper Motor. (1) First Check your Z Spindle is True & Not Bent ! ( Lay it on a flat Glass Table & Simply Roll it & Look to see if it's bent) (2) If it is all Tru...
by Kalidopixel
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Hi Satoer - Happy New Year Mate for 2014 Just Ordered 2X 1KG 1.75mm ABS in Silver Colour from Amazon U.K for £21.50 each , Should be here next week. I will also try to get some "PRITT POWER" as you recommend Satoer. Also was thinking of ordering a complete Hot End & Using this Hot-end for ABS Only, ...
by Kalidopixel
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Hi Again hvdd Thank's for all your Pointers & Advice - Very Very Much Appreciated :) What I will do is Get a Spare PEEK Isolator before i try to do a ABS Print & Follow your Instructions. As it's Now Christmas Eve , I will have to Wait until New Year to Try the ABS - But I will Let you Know how it G...
by Kalidopixel
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Re: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Hi hvdd - Thank's for your Reply i Greatly Appreciate your Input & Advice :) I have printed many spools of PLA all Came out Great after fine tuning but ABS is a new Field for me. You said to set Heated bed to 70°C - Have you had any warping or lifting Corners ? I already have some 3mm glass i took o...
by Kalidopixel
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Advice Needed on Using ABS - Anybody use ABS ?

Hi All :) I Really Want to Print some Parts in ABS. But Thought i Better ask other Felix owners who Use ABS for some pointers before Jumping in and making a Big Melting Felix Mistake. What i have done so Far (1) Printed a Spare X Axis Mounting Plate - Just in case it Starts to Soften due to higher T...

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