2015-12-09 at 9:06 am #592
already asked in other thread but it would be better to have a separate thread for anyone to join the discussion
about the printing, I am considering printing on ABS but saw that also nylon is good.. any suggestions?
thanks2015-12-09 at 11:37 am #597
Victorino, thank you for corresponding!
As I already answered, I recommend to use ABS.
Anyone has other idea? Any suggestion will be appreciated.2016-02-05 at 4:23 pm #678
I purchased PETG filaments and on its way now, I’m building Hackberry for one of my recipient ( I’m E-Nable volunteer ) I will repot on the PETG filaments result, and I’m sure nylon prints well too, but you need to have dual extruder to extrude PVA support material because support material using nylon are really hard to remove.2016-02-07 at 10:06 pm #681
Oh, I never tried PETG filament.
The weakest point of the hand is index finger’s gears
(Currently I often use Shapeway’s SUS print service for the gears).
Please try to print them using PETG. It’ll be very helpful for all of us.
We’re looking forward to hear your result!2016-02-09 at 12:53 am #685
Sure, no problem , I will print the gear and try out, hopefully it can last very long. I will try nylon too, the filament seller gave me some free samples.2016-03-25 at 4:18 pm #860
I printed parts using PETG recently, My first prints break easily. After some adjustment on my printer, I finally print out some parts, and hopefully I can finished it up and try to use it and see if it can withstand more abuse than ABS or PLA.
PETG can’t handle sharp corner as PLA, and looks less neat than PLA, but all the measurements of screw and pin holes are very very accurate compare to PLA and ABS.
Here’s my completed thumb unit, and the palm with index finger installed.2016-03-28 at 10:13 am #866
Here’s others parts printed in PETG,2016-03-28 at 4:34 pm #867
Thank you for your update!
PTEG looks strong.
Are there any problems about removing support materials?2016-03-28 at 4:58 pm #868
Yes，it takes longer time to remove support material but I found that PETG support can be easier removed using sharp knife. Print quality is less than ideal if I compare with PLA because PETG can’t handle sharp edges well, but I think PETG is stronger, I will try to use it and compare with my previous PLA version and come back and post the result, especially the index gear.
2016-03-30 at 8:55 pm #870
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I understand. Thanks!2016-03-31 at 4:24 pm #874
My sensor unit , and finished palm unit, need to install button and back cover to finished it. All PETG,
I will suggest that the finger’s HbProximalPhalanx not printing with PETG because its quite flexible, suggest to print using PLA or ABS, others parts are good using PETG.2016-04-03 at 10:07 am #879
My conclusion of PETG printing is , PETG are strong and flexible, its less flexible than nylon but more flexible than ABS. Gears seems very strong. Finger’s proximal phalanx seems too flexible and should print it using ABS or PLA. The draw back is the print quality seems much inferior than my PLA version.
My main concern is the gear strength, I’m constructing a test jig to test the finger’s gear and see how many cycle the gear can operate before it fail.
I will post the result here once I get results.2016-04-03 at 6:44 pm #882
Thank you for great report!
I didn’t know PTEG is so flexible.
If you conduct endurance test, I think placing a load is important.
The gear with no-load will keep much longer than the gear with load.
In my case, I set the thumb opposite to index finger and made servo motor stalled.
(This endurance test was not for gear but motor.)2016-07-21 at 11:00 am #1072
What are your print settings for the PETG? I have printed about 10 thumbs with PETG, and the portion touching the support is very rough and the support inside the thumb is impossible to remove.2016-07-21 at 11:08 am #1073
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