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Re: FT 5 Kit build.
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2017, 12:52:55 AM »
The MACHINE it LIVES!! did  the final pre power up checks loaded the firmware did some  checks before main power applied then checked motion.
calibrated PID and extrusion.
still a couple issues having a hard time homing the z. managed to get a print out of it. but still some tuning and troubleshooting .

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Re: FT 5 Kit build.
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2017, 01:50:27 AM »
Its a nice looking unit Tin and certainly has a larger envelope for printing. What materials will it handle with the updraded print head?

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Re: FT 5 Kit build.
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2017, 03:38:04 AM »
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Print the Widest Range of Materials Possible.
Building on our signature high temperature performance that allows you to print high temperature materials we've now focussed on adding increased functionality with soft and flexible filaments. By providing a PTFE liner tube through the hotend that you can extend into your extruder this gives the ability to add the confinement and constraint needed to make excellent quality prints with flexible filaments like NinjaFlex, FlexPLA and FlexPolyester. This opens up a huge range of new opportunities for your printer.
- See more at: http://e3d-online.com/v6-1.75mm-Universal#sthash.sL3UPYbE.dpuf
High Temperature Peformance.
With no PEEK or PTFE in hot regions of our HotEnd we can reach 300C with the supplied thermistor. By swapping a thermistor for a thermocouple (may require additional electronics) you can reach over 400C.
This not only allows you to print extremely high temperature materials like Polycarbonate and Nylons but also eliminates HotEnd meltdown failures associated with PEEK/PTFE designs. Although our latest v6 hotend has a PTFE liner inside the hotend this liner is never subjected to high temperatures so there is no risk of damaging the liner through overheating.
- See more at: http://e3d-online.com/v6-1.75mm-Universal#sthash.sL3UPYbE.dpuf


the above from the e3d web page

pretty much any filament on the market although hard particle filaments should have a hardened steel nozzle. the e3d line is very easy to customize and build a exruder/hotend to your needs.
as built anything that will not wear a brass nozzle and under 300 c although i set the high to 290 for a safety margin

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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 11:41:41 AM »
Two weeks ago a friend came by to give a hand on the printer build. Very  much appreciated extra skilled hands and moral support. This friend has used 3d printers for years in educational settings and some industrial settings . But had never had his own 3D printer for his own shop. He has most of the other good tools at home lathe mill saw welder foundry etc. . yesterday he ordered one of these kits. ....