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Printing and handling Nylon

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Tips for 3D printing with Nylon

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Maintenance is beneficial, if not crucial

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3D printers are similar to cars, they require some maintenance.  Regular maintenance certainly helps to maintain the performance and perhaps prolong the life of the printer.  Everything gets worn out, gears, belts, nozzle, hotend, spring, everything.   If you notice your print quality is getting bad, print fails more often or other symptoms, perhaps it is time for a tuneup.  In Plas3D lab we test very batch of our filaments on different printers.  We find that regular maintenance helps our printers in good working order. Below are a few simple things we suggest to do regularly. Check if the frame is sturdy, if you have...

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Guide to the first print

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE-lrRbU124&t=103s

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What is the proper printing temperature for Nylon?

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Nylon should be printed at slow speed in a temperature maintained environment. i.e. cooling fan set to minimal or off. Below are the suggested printer settings.   Printing Temperature: 250C +/- accordingly Heated Bed: 80C +/- accordingly Printing speed: 30-50mm/s (slow) Cooling fan: off   Please store unused Nylon filament in bag with dessicant to avoid moisture. Oven dry at 160F for 6-8 hours may be needed if the filament has been opened for a quite a while.

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What is the suggested setting for PETG?

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In most cases, we suggest to start at 230C and adjust accordingly. Some printers like Raise3D N2 and Pro2 series require higher temperature at 245C.  Bed temperature set to 60-80C.  We also suggest to print at slower speed no faster than 40mm/s to achieve best result.  

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