I decided to purchase some sample flexible filament to see if my printer could handle it without any modifications. I decided not to go with the Ninjaflex as I would most likely have to modify my extruder (bowden style) and tube as it might be too flexible. I ended up going with the Sainsmart brand….just purchased some clear off of Amazon.
All I did was turn the heat up a little (205 deg) and slow the speed down to 30mms. No heated bed on my printer…just did my typical glue-stick and I am highly impressed with how my prints came out! I started with just a hexagon shape just to see what would happen and then got more adventurous with an iPhone 6 case. Came out amazing! Ended up going with 3 layers on top and bottom and 2 layers for the shell.
Only problem is…I don’t have an iPhone 6…=( I am sporting the Samsung Note 4 currently (I’m an Android guy at heart) but couldn’t find anything on Thingiverse that looked like a good print for this and it would take me forever to design my own. Going to take these cases in to work and have some co-workers give them a try. Might post an update.
Android users and iOS users of Google Maps are about to get a nice little feature added to the app. Maps will now show live traffic info for a route via their aquired company Waze! You can read more about it here.
So, I got an older g5 iMac for free from my brother-in-law because it was acting up on him. When I first got it, noun it worked fine for me! But after a few months, it would just start shutting down randomly…and eventually it wouldn’t turn on at all.