PLA reacting to heat much more quickly.. !

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What about the Flexible filament that you purchased time ago .. I gather that you haven't found practical uses for it ?
 

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I gather that you haven't found practical uses for it ?
I did but it wouldn’t print properly and clogged up the nozzle, after drying hard inside, requiring a complete new hot end unit, scratch 1 new hot end and 1 roll of Flexi filament, this was the first clog I’d had in years.. So I learned my lesson, stick with PLA.. :hide
 

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I don't think I've ever had a clog before... maybe in the early days?

... of course, always printing with a .6 or larger nozzle helps avoid them a bit more than .4 :)
 

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Apart from 0.4mm. nozzles I have 0.25 and 0.6 sizes but the 0.6 are still new and unused, while the 0.25 was employed only for a single project that required small detailed text. Then I reverted to 0.4. It's my sweet spot for 3D printing.
 

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hen I reverted to 0.4. It's my sweet spot for 3D printing.
Yes the smaller the nozzle for text the better, but 0.25 is a bit too small in my eyes anyway, I found 0.4 does a good job with 14 point text, Jasus @Artur5 it must have taken you years to finish the print with that size nozzle.. You’d have to check to see if the Feckin printer was still working..
 

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It took around 20 hours printing each of the two parts. The text was only a few mm. thick but having to print the base of the models with a 0.25mm nozzle and 0.1mm layer height is what made it so long.

Anyway, printing the parts was nothing compared to the huge amount of time I spent on Openscad designing the models. It was my first try using the text function in Openscad and each time I modified a bit the files it took hours to render it. Definitively, this isn't the ideal software for working with text, if you’re in a hurry. :D
 
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I spent on Openscad designing the models. It was my first try using the text function in Openscad and each time I modified a bit the files it took hours to render it.
Thankfully I don’t have that issue, maybe because mine is not that well designed..;)
 
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