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Lubricating filament for the Creatr HS to reduce the friction in the bowden cables

Hi All,


I have come across a few articles on other sites with good details how to implement this.


I wondered what experience other have had with this and what the outcome was, hopefully positive?


I would be grateful for feedback (for or against) this idea to understand and make a better informed decision if it is something that I might consider testing this further.


Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions.


Kind regards


David

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Filament Guide

ABS
  • Extrude at ~ 225o C.
  • Requires heated bed.
  • Works reasonably well without cooling.
  • Adheres best to polyimide tape.
  • Filament tolerances are usually tighter.
  • Prone to cracking, delamination, and wraping.
  • More flexible.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives or solvents(Acetone or MEK).
  • Fumes are unpleasent in enclosed areas.
  • Oil Based.
PLA
  • Extrude at ~ 180-225o C.
  • Benefits from heated bed.
  • Benefits greatly from cooling while printing.
  • Adheres well to a variety of surfaces.
  • Finer feature detail possible on a well calibrated machine.
  • Prone to curling of corners and overhangs.
  • More brittle.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives.
  • More pleasant smell when extruded.
  • Plant Based.

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