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ESUN Filament (via HobbyKing)

Started by Bad Raven, Wednesday,April 25, 2018, 10:19:59

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Bad Raven

Been using Esun PLA filament for a while now, red and purple as that was all HK had in UK at the time. Very satisfactory.

Later added Silver, all I could get after getting the stock warning and managing to get online. also very satisfactory.

Got another back in stock warning, so ordered blue, green, black and yellow.

Used yellow and blue. Very satisfactory as others.

Yesterday used the green, or tried to.  Horrendous bed adhesion, high shrinkage during print lifting raft. Very granular. Poor adhesion anyway, colour is weird (a very blue tinted "green"), its more translucent than any of the others, not managed a single OK test print, using settings that work perfectly for the other colours OR experimental away from that. Verified that the printer still OK on the other colours.

Going to claim (wish me luck!) but be warned, this is not down to me, looks and feels like a bad batch!
HobbyKing Fabrikator II Mini, 100x100x100. (a re-badged Malyan) - Modded with magnetic Flex Bed.
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Anycubic Photon S  (Resin/UV).

Gaza07

I had some esun black from HK and it was the worst stuff I ever had the second roll wasnt as bad but the first was awful had blockages and bad prints it was very inconsistent and just rubbish check the pics of the print it had some weird gold / brass effect going on never again, I use HK PLA and its been very good upto now

   

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nate80

I used a couple rolls of esun black pla purchased from HK a year or so back and they were both decent. Guess it must be down to good/poor batches?  Life's a batch sometimes!   :laugh:

Gaza07

Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 330mm build area
Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 180mm build area
AnyCubic 4max XY printer 210x210x300 build area
AnyCubic Kossel Mini 180x180x300 build area
Geetech A10M Dual Colour 220x220x260 build area
Kelant Orbeat D100 DLP/SLA

Multi-Rotor UK  YouTube  Thingiverse  3d-Printworx

Bad Raven

I submitted a claim but stating I was ONLY notifying for their information so they could investigate the batch and prevent others being affected.

For the record, HK have, inside a few hours, investigated and have approved a refund.  They get stick for poor customer service, but the last two instances (I had an ARTF plane with faulty build six months back) have been dealt with quickly and I have no complaints.
HobbyKing Fabrikator II Mini, 100x100x100. (a re-badged Malyan) - Modded with magnetic Flex Bed.
Original Prusa i3 Mk3 (All Black).
Anycubic Photon S  (Resin/UV).

nate80

Quote from: Gaza07 on Wednesday,April 25, 2018, 11:35:05
I had some esun black from HK and it was the worst stuff I ever had the second roll wasnt as bad but the first was awful had blockages and bad prints it was very inconsistent and just rubbish check the pics of the print it had some weird gold / brass effect going on never again, I use HK PLA and its been very good upto now

   


Gaz, what is that a model of?  It's like a big plastic onion thingy!?

Gaza07

Wednesday,April 25, 2018, 23:22:46 #6 Last Edit: Wednesday,April 25, 2018, 23:28:25 by Gaza07
Its the top my pet robot vorpal  ::)

http://www.printing-3d.co.uk/index.php?topic=13.0



https://youtu.be/SqgnGjvqdD8


it had a power issue in this video it was a loose connector which is now fixed its a cracking project and much easier to do than you would think  ~~
Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 330mm build area
Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 180mm build area
AnyCubic 4max XY printer 210x210x300 build area
AnyCubic Kossel Mini 180x180x300 build area
Geetech A10M Dual Colour 220x220x260 build area
Kelant Orbeat D100 DLP/SLA

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nate80

Gaz, that is epic.   ~~

Did you buy a Vorpal electronics package and print the body, or did you source all the electronics stuff yourself?  Was it expensive?

Gaza07

I sourced all the elctronics my self if your interested in making one I can give you links the servos came from Ali Express at a good price it need the MG metal gear version the normal plastic gear ones are smaller and dont fit right  :rolleyes:
The site has a good guide on how to wire it all up and it uses a pp9 in the controller and 2 x 18650 cells in the robot, It prints easily and is a fun project  ~~
Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 330mm build area
Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 180mm build area
AnyCubic 4max XY printer 210x210x300 build area
AnyCubic Kossel Mini 180x180x300 build area
Geetech A10M Dual Colour 220x220x260 build area
Kelant Orbeat D100 DLP/SLA

Multi-Rotor UK  YouTube  Thingiverse  3d-Printworx

Bad Raven

Don't want to put on you, but if you find the time a "post build" thread with required links would be GREAT!!!
HobbyKing Fabrikator II Mini, 100x100x100. (a re-badged Malyan) - Modded with magnetic Flex Bed.
Original Prusa i3 Mk3 (All Black).
Anycubic Photon S  (Resin/UV).

nate80

Thanks matey.  ~~  Yeah, Ive always loved robots and I'd definitely  like to build one. A parts list/links world be great!  :beer2: