Wood-fill Jam and 0.4mm Drill Bits

I was experimenting with Hatchbox Wood-fill PLA, printing up some dungeon accessories, when an unfortunate thing happened. The wood fill cooled in the extruder, over heated with a small backup at the nozzle, and BAM- fully jammed hotend. The Prusa i3 ships with a small packet containing two acupuncture needles, which are the ideal size for clearing…

Print Fail – Bed Thermal Runaway

Half way through printing a series of pieces for a Cosplay prop, I was greeted by this: View this post on Instagram Oh that’s fun. #prusai3mk2 #3dprinting #printfail A post shared by Dwyer Devices (@dwyerdevices) on Oct 25, 2017 at 5:18am PDT I tried restarting the print for the model I was using, and it…

Print Fail – Trapped TPE Filament

I picked up a small roll (0.5kg) of a translucent blue TPE flex filament to try out, and started with a dead simple rectangle as the sample print. Probably wise that I started with something small: View this post on Instagram Pretty sure that’s not where the filament is supposed to go. #prusai3mk2 #tpe #3dprinting #printerfail A…

Cleaning a Glue Covered PEI Bed

After the seven PETG prints and one PLA print for the Deck Builder the print bed on the Prusa i3 is completely covered in glue residue. A thin layer of glue (I’ve liked using a simple glue stick so far) is a simple way to provide more adhesion for the first layer of a print, but…