CategoryMerlin Hotend

Material Test: Laywood Cherry brown

mat_LayWood01Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 200
Bed Temperature: 50
Bed Surface: Aluminium with Water/Woodglue (3:1)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed: 30 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Material Test: Taulman Nylon 618

mat_Nylon618 01Filament Diameter: 1.78 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 245
Bed Temperature: 100
Bed Surface: Thermoplast (Warp)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed: 20 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

I have a really hard time getting the Nylon to stick to anything. So far it only stuck on a piece of thermoplast i had laying around, but the plate gets damaged when printing and the Nylon isn’t sticking very good and warping as you can see on the image.
Later i got better results using gluestick (PVA glue) on Glas, for bigger prints this remains a problem though. I found that Whale Tufnol sticks extremely good, unfortunately so good that you can’t remove the part without damaging it.

 

Material Test: HIPS

mat_HIPS01Filament Diameter: 1.71 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 230
Bed Temperature: 100
Bed Surface: Thermoplast (Warp)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed :20 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Similar to the Nylon i had a bit of a problem with HIPS sticking to the printing plate, but nowhere near as much.
The results are very encouraging, i like the material from it’s visual and haptic properties, it seems to be very stable.

Material Test: ABS

mat_ABS01Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 240
Bed Temperature: 100
Bed Surface: Dauerdruckplatte (afaik PEI)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed :20 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Material Test: Laybrick

mat_LayBrick01Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 180
Bed Temperature: 60
Bed Surface: Aluminium with Water/Woodglue (3:1)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed: 30 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Material Test: PET

mat_PET01Filament Diameter: 1.72 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 220
Bed Temperature: 25
Bed Surface: Dauerdruckplatte (afaik PEI)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed: 30 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Material Test: PLA

mat_PLA01

Filament Diameter: 1.70 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Set): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Diameter (Used): 0.2 mm
Nozzle Temperature: 200
Bed Temperature: 70
Bed Surface: Dauerdruckplatte (afaik PEI)
Layerheight: 0.2 mm
Infill: 100%
Perimeter speed: 30 mm/s
Infill speed: 60 mm/s
Retract: 3 mm

Merlin Prints by Hardwarekiller

Merlin Prints by Hardwarekiller (Michael Grosser)

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Prints done with the Merlin Hotend

Various prints done by Thomas Kramm using the Merlin Hotend.

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Merlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas Kramm

Merlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas Kramm

Merlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas Kramm

 

Merlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas Kramm

Merlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas Kramm

Merlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas Kramm

Merlin Print by Thomas Kramm

Merlin Print by Thomas KrammMerlin Print by Thomas Kramm

Tiny Flex Extruder by Thomas KrammTiny Flex Extruder by Thomas Kramm

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