Hot-End - temerature limit

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Tygrik
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Hot-End - temerature limit

Post by Tygrik »

Hello,

I am preparing to test Nylon fiber print. (1.75mm Nylon 618 White Filament and 1.75mm Nylon 645 Natural Filament)

http://youtu.be/Klseu2xV68o

I would like to know the thermal limit Hot-End before it starts softening extruder construction or Hot-End PEK).

(thx Luciof, I edit my text. This is Nylon, not Polycarbonate :) )

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I also bought fiber Laywood. It's an interesting material that is printed at 205 ° C.
to do the test, so I will give the result

http://www.tridimake.com/2012/10/shades ... t-via.html
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another filament is Polycarbonate.
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info from this webpage (http://reprap.org/wiki/Polycarbonate)

@ 30mm/Sec print speed you can go down to as low as 255 Degrees C without the extruder jamming, but really 265 should be used as a minimum.
@ 60mm/Sec print speed you need around 285 Degrees C constant hot-end temperature
@ 80mm/Sec the temperature needs to be 295-300
@ 120mm/sec a temperature of 305 Degrees C
Attachments
Laywood
Laywood
Nylon 645
Nylon 645
Nylon 618
Nylon 618
Last edited by Tygrik on Wed May 22, 2013 12:08 pm, edited 4 times in total.

luciof
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Post by luciof »

Hi Tygric,

the filament shown in your attachment is not polycarbonate but nylon, a completely different beast.
Luckily, it will need a lower temperature than PC.

By googling "Nylon 618" and "Nylon 645" you can get a good amount of useful info.
Please take also a look to: http://reprap.org/wiki/Taulman3D_618_Nylon

BTW, I doubt that the current extrusion setup could withstand 300 deg. for a long time.
I've never tried anything but PLA, but would be very interested to hear about real experiences with Felix and other polymers (named ABS, nylon and pc).

Regards,
Lucio.

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