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Fighting with Nylon ;)

As some might know I still use an old Gen1 Prusa but love the challenge of basically getting everything done with that oldie. One of my latest challenges of "always" printing on a cold bed includes Nylon. If you ever had troubles because you ABS or PLA filament got too moist you will already know what happens to your print... Nylon is even worse when it comes to moisture as you can't see or really feel it. I was thinking of making a complete Nylon guide as an Instructable but think I will start here to kick off some discussion first. So, we know the Nylon must be really dry for a god print as otherwise we get bubbles, bad adhesion and of course a foamy looking print. Well, not really... Let me explain: A perfectly smooth and shiny finnish is not always required, and with the right settings Nylon still forms strong bonds even with a foamy look. However, the dimensions of parts are affected as well - outside dimensions go bigger and hole diameters smaller. If that is no issue for your print then there is no real need to perfectly dry your filament ;) Speaking of drying: People use all sorts of methods to dry their filament, not just Nylon. One of the most common and most expensive seems to be the use of your oven for several hours to dry it. Another way involves food dyhydrators, bit less on the energy bill but still... Then we have the smart guys using the sun and silaca gel for the drying - good and great but so useless in cold and wet climates... My advise here: Take your time! I mean, sure you want to print right after the filament arrived in your letter box but a bit of preperation will save you filament and frustration. Usually filament comes in a sealed bag with a pack of silica gel and it should be dry and ready to use. But Nylon can become too moist within the time it takes to finnish a long print if you are in a wet climate. This means you start printing and all is good but the next day your new print looks ugly as for no real reason. Make use of these sealed storage containers. Put the filament in there with a good amount of indicating silica gel and only have a hole to feed the filament through - if in doubt use a bowden fitting and a short lenght of teflon tube to prevent friction. A piece of sticky tape over the hole when you don't use the filament and the filament is always ready to use. Reminds me to make an Ible for a suitable storage solution with spool holder... Anyway... When it finally comes to print Nylon you should know cardboard works best as a bed as Nylon sticks really well to it. I glue mine onto a layer of masking tape, this way it won't lift from the bed and I can still replace it very easy. But the most common mistake with Nylon is to print it too fast. The stuff really expands and shrinks a lot from filament to print and high speeds only too often cause the layers to seperate later on. Some people compensate with higher temperatures but I don't like the idea of fitting a filter system with activated carbon filters... Also keep in mind the intense shrinkage when setting the extrusion multiplier! If your ABS prints fine with 0.85 you can expect that the same sized Nylon prints fine somewhere in the range of 55-60! Now you also know why printing with thick layers is not such a great idea if you require all dimensions to fit. Although only outside accuracy can be done by cheating in the settings, getting outside, inside and extrusion widths settings accurate is almost rocket sience ;) Nylon is expensive or not available here in the diameter I require.... I had the same trouble and reverted to trimmer line and a modified, dedicated hotend instead. Why dedicated you wonder? Nylon can be real pain to clean as nothing dissolves and if you heat the parts hot enough to melt it you can not work easy with them. Having a decicated hotend means you won't run into the problem of burnt ABS or PLA clogging the nozzle ;) It also means you can match the hotend to the trimmer line you choice (more on that in a minute). For example, in some areas trimmer line of 2mm or 3.3mm diameter is the most popular and cheapest. Just drill out the hotend to cater for the new diameter, which I did after noticing the filament got stuck in the neck of the cold end ;) Trimmer line - does it matter which one? It does these days! Avoid everything that is not round or labeled with terms like "duracore", "dual core", "multi layer"  -basically all that indicates it is not just a single, solid stand of Nylon. Long lasting, special core line is great for your lawn trimmer but really bad for your hotend! PET, High temp nylon or even fibre re-inforced cores are in use, so in the best case you mix the nylon with overheating PET, in the worst you block your nozzle permanently. If it looks like it has a core or some sort of "mantle" around it, it means not usable.

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Nylon through Jelly question

Hi, I wanted to make some eatable jelly balls and put them dangling from the ceiling on a nylon string that crosses them trough the center. I was thinking about using these double spherical mold for it http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AS44KI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp;=1789&creative;=390957&creativeASIN;=B001AS44KI&linkCode;=as2&tag;=mcme-equipment-20 , but im pretty sure if I put a nylon string inbetween the molds the water would leak through it. If I can't in one consistent cast, what kind of eatable material can I use to glue the two half spheres?

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Nylon and substitutes on a cold bed

It's been some time and I made progress with Nylon. Aldi had some cheap craft glue with methanol as the solvent - this stuff works great for PLA, ABS AND Nylon. The common problem with nylon is that it has no real adhesion to anything, except cardboard and bakelite. Cardboard makes a clean up nightmare and bakelite is not always easy to find, especially not the right type. So I tried various glues, paints and primers but none was really suited for all printing needs. And the cleanup of the bed is imoprtant too as I did not want to spend hours scrubbing with acetone or similar nasty solvents. After the first great succes with the clear Aldi craft glue I checked the local 2$ shops and carft stores and found similar glueswith methanol as a solvent. Since not everyone is lucky enough to get these specials I will tell you what to look out for if you try clear craft glue: Don't buy anything that can be cleaned up with water - you want methanol or ethanol as the solvent in the glue! Do a test with the glue on something that usually does not bind well to cheap glue, like glass and blister packs. Let the glue dry and peel it off - it should be a clear film that is quite strong and barely streches when you pull it. It almost feels like hard paper. All good so far? Check if the nylon, pla or abs really sticks to it: Spread a very thin layer on a piece of cardboard and let dry. Add another, thicker layer and let dry again. Now hold it under your nozzle and extrude a bit of filament while moving the cardboard around. Let cool and check how good it sticks. In a perfect world the cool plastic should peel the papaer off with the glue. Time to prepare your print bed the same way and to start printing ;) Just use a very thin first layer and for the first layer much lower speeds than usual. I print nylon with 60mm/s and the first layer at just 25mm/s, any faster and the first layer does not look right. ABS and PLA are much more forgiving here.

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wrap store nylon line?

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I am looking for any information about nylon, it's properties, uses, strengths, weaknesses and manufacturing.

As the title says, I'm looking for information about the material nylon. I want to know anything anyone can tell me. I am mostly wanting to know it's melting temperature, and how they prevent air pockets from forming inside nylon products during manufacturing. I would also like to know any additional information you are willing to share, such as it's uses. How rigid is it? What are it's weaknesses? How hard is it? Just anything at all, really. I thank you for any help you may offer and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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Patter For A Backpack

I am looking for a pattern or tips/tricks for making a backpack like the ones in the photos I have all of the materials I need and will be using ripstop nylon to make the backpack. Anything would help. Thanks

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How to dye stockings in a solid line?

I want to dye a pair of stockings in 2 different colors (Black at the bottom till about mid thigh and white for the top of the leg and gusset) I know you can use food colorant or kool-aid to dye stockings, that's fine. My only problem is that I want it dyed in more or less solid line, I don't want the 2 colors bleeding into each other. Does anyone know how to accomplish this? or have any ideas? THX

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IWhat's the most flexible, clear or translucent white, plastic tubing? Answered

I'm working on a multicolored mask with EL wire and want to string the wire through tubing. I need tubing that's got an ID of .5" (at least), and is preferably frosted (translucent) white (though clear will work), and quite flexible. I had originally thought of using Nylon-12 flex tubing in a natural color, but I'm not sure that the natural color is translucent. Does anyone know of a specific product like this?

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What is that wire they use in pop up tents and where can I get it? Answered

 I was wondering, I'm making a halloween costume, And I want to know  where you can get that wire they use in pop up tents and foldable frisbees

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Where can i find nylon?

I am building a vdg for sci fair and i don't know where to look for a nylon roller. also if i use nylon and the top and Teflon at the bottom will that work?

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can I glue nylon sheets instead of sewing?

I want to make a tarp but don't want to stitch the waterproof (pu coated) nylon. Has anyone tried glue or welding with a hot domestic iron?

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I bought 6 metres of ripstop nylon for my blimp envelope. What is the best way to seal the edges?

I've tried glue, duct tape, and a bit of heat sealing. It doesn't really work.

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Looking for specific tubing fittings/fasteners. Do they exist and where can I find them? Answered

 Hey guys, I'm looking to design a project using Nylon Flex Tubing (www.smallparts.com/Nylon-Flexible-Tubing-Wall-Color/dp/B00193UJ7Q). The project design, as I have it in my head, calls for two fittings/fasteners that I can't seem to locate. The first is a fitting that will allow two pieces of tubing to cross over each other at a 90º angle. (First Image). The other is a simple series of fasteners that run parallel to each other to hold multiple pieces in place. Ideally, I need 6 channels. (Example, Image 2). Please let me know if you have specific links to or names for these types of fasteners. If you find the fasteners will not work with the type of tubing I've selected, please note that. I need tubing which is white translucent and quite flexible. Thanks, guys!

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Metal Clip/Mag for Remington Nylon 77?

I have a Remington Nylon 77 and I ordered a clip from a local gunshop, this clip was plastic and after a years use will not hold the bullets in, (if I put in more than 1 bullet they pop right back out)

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is there any way to harden floral foam? Answered

I am making some molds and stuff from floral foam, and I wan't to know if there is a way to harden it and make it heavy.  Some of the things I'm making will have to take handling and painting without chipping, breaking, or crushing.  I use floral foam because it's easy to use, so I can make models in the first place.  I'm not looking for another medium, but how to change it once the model is made.  Also, I cannot use anything expensive or that must be bought online.  Preferrably something like paper-mache, but that will not stick out from small crevices in the model. 

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Has anyone used old nylon stockings as crochet yarn such as plastic grocery bags are used.

I was thinking that old nylon stockings could be used as crochet yarn such as plastic grocery bags are used. Has anyone tried it? If so, how did you prepare them and what did you crochet (or make)?

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How to electronically pull 100 nylon fishing lines one at a time?

I want to pull a nylon fishing line just a bit with some type of mecanism.It would be just half a centimeter. There would be 100 of these lines. I am thinking about 100 servomotors.Is there a better way of doing so?

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Why does my HHO generator not work Answered

I build this HHO mason jar type out of stainless steel plates nylon rods en nylon washers with a 50Watt 12V supply. But it doesn't do enything

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Does anyone know how to make ripstop nylon water repellent-without the expense of buying a commercial product?

Am trying to construct some dual purpose- outdoor furniture and camping gear-but the only fabric that I have hand is not water repellent. I would appreciate any ideas.

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Anyone have a good/inexpensive source for small braided nylon, 1.4mm or similar?

 Anyone have a good/inexpensive source for small braided nylon, 1.4mm or similar? I am learning to make nets and can't find a source for decent small cord close to me and the cord that I do have is really slick and a beast to try to work with.

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Can you use nylon weedeater cord to make replacement nibs for wacom pens? Answered

I was getting ready to order replacement nibs for my wacom bamboo tablet pen and just got curious about making my own. I did experiment with a toothpick, but was afraid it would damage the surface of the tablet. It did work somewhat, but i had to use the side buttons for click as tapping didn't work properly.  Would there be any reason *not* to make my own?

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Looking to buy rope pulleys

Hi everyone. I need to buy nylon rope pulley wheels. I've never had this much trouble finding something on the internet. I need two different sizes. Both need to be 3/4" wide with 1/4" hole with one being 1 1/2" diameter and the other 3/4".  I'd like them to have bushing if possible. Also, they'll be used with 3/8 nylon rope. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Steve

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help with roller! need help asap

I built a vdg and it works. but since the top roller is AL all it does is produce static electricity until it sparks to the AL on the roller. instead of going to the dome. i have to present it at science fair so i need another roller. i was thinking nylon. so i bought a bed frame roller wheel. but i dont know if it is nylon. so does anyone know if there is any thing i could use that would be at hardware stores or any stores?

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WHERE CAN I FIND USED FISH NETTING?

LOOKING FOR OLD FISH NET ,NYLON OR COTTON, TRUCK LOAD, PLEASE HELP.THANK YOU JAYBIRD

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NET GUN

I am VERY INTERESTED in Buying A NET GUN with 3/8" nylon MESH for CATCHING SHAD in LAKES & RIVERS....I NEED ASAP !!! IF YOU CAN MAKE ME ONE...HOLLER !!!

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Looking for a large 3d printer 16"-24"

Looking for a large 3d printer 16" to 24" for ABS and NYLON , Anyone know of a company that makes one.

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how do i make a bracelet out of climbing rope?

Ecologic has some nice ones that look flat, with nylon covering the ends. Anybody made anything like that, or know of other designs?

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Remove RF welding

I am trying to build a small tent and bag.  i have some nylon fabric that have been RF welded before. Is there any way to remove this welding so that i can reuse the material ?

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Will a cotton/angora blend sweater felt? Answered

I have a ruined sweater that I'm hoping to felt, but the blend is 60% cotton, 25% angora, 15% nylon. I feel like I've heard that a sweater has to be at least 80% wool to felt.

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High Altitude Balloon

Hello guys, I have recently started working on a high altitude balloon project. I am planing on making a balloon that will go up to 100k ft and while it is travailing up to that altitude it will be snapping pictures and taking videos of the sky.  I am publishing all the updates related to this project on a project dedicated website www.AggieSpaceProgram.com . However after i am done i will be also making a very deatailed instructable on it so others may fallow in my foot steps. I just wanted to share my project with the instructables community, L4I

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is there a stretchable thin polyurethane or silicone I can use on thin nylon mesh fabric for theatrical wig?

I would like to make my theatrical wig more durable and would like to add a thin layer of stretchable silicone is this possible?

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Cheap Island Building possibilities

Hello! Ive been doing all kinds of research and planning on making man-made islands for a few years now, and I had a thought on one method inspired by Thinkenstein's Instructable on Trash Rocks. He has been able to make floating rocks using plastic bottles filled with air, nylon fishnet bags, and covering the combination in cement. Tadaa, Floating Rocks. But after seeing his instructable about this, would anyone think it to be possible to make a large floating land mass using plastic bottles of 16oz and above, nylon fishnet bags, and cement? I think it sounds doable, but that's just whats been put on paper.

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Acrylic on acrylic hinge - friction?

I'm building an articulated 'puppet' using 3mm acrylic sheet for the 'skeleton' My hinges will be simple sandwiches of two outer and one inner piece, held together with a snap-together nylon rivet. The flat contact area is about half a square inch (see attached image). The 'puppet' will be controlled by tendons attached to gloves, so will only have the force of single fingers to move them. I need to know how smooth a joint this will be, before I start ordering nylon washers. Anyone got experience of this sort of join? Will it be ok dry, or will a small amount of  lubrication help? (petroleum jelly? liquid silcone?). Or do I need to commit to washers. Needs to be as frictionless as possible!

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can we use fabric for making lamp shades and how ?

We are using nylon to make a lamp shade. we need a support to hold the fabric in position. the support should be thin with less weight so that it should occupy only less area.

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Does any one know how i can get fiber optic cable that i can use for small leds Answered

I am also wondering weather nylon cable has the same properties?

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any way to reuse large plastic posters ?

Today was here a day of elections to city heads the day is over and the streets are full of posters up to 1 X 3 M size that are going to go to trash in the following days most of the posters are made of 3 kinds of plastic simple plastic like large shopping bags - it is waterproof and strechy and loses mechanical strength when stretched. available in size of 0.5 M X up to few M weave of flat nylon strings - not fully waterproof but very strong. available in size of up to 1 X 3 M. with holes reinforced with metal thingy in 4 corners plastic reinforced with nylon fiber - combines properties of them both. available in size of 0.8 X 1.4 M. with factory-made folded and sewd edges for installation on rope etc all are made of white material printed on one side with names / photos / slogans etc in semitransparent paint. passes some amount of diffused sunlight there are also tons of flyers and paper posters (up to 0.5 X 0.7 M) and the tickets used for voting laying all over the streets any good ideas what that stuff can be usefull for ? especially the plastic and nylon posters

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fabric badges and embroidery- how to get started?

I want to make fabric badges, how do I get started? Do I buy a badge press? are they expense? I also want to start embroidering and not sure how to start! any guidance or interesting tips?

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What are the possible defects that makes a newton's cradle function ineffectively?

I have made a newton's cradle but it didn't function well. I made use of 5 billiard balls, nylon string and wooden base. What suggestions can you make for my newton's cradle to work effectively? Thank you. 

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What kind of rope is best for a ballista? Answered

Would Nylon or Polypropene make a good torsion spring?Or would some kind of metal wire work better? By "better" i mean is able to produce the most force or is able to pack the most force into a 5/8"hole (thats the biggest drill bit i have).

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Where can I find PET recycled fabric?

I'm looking to make a messenger bag and a few other things, but instead of buying new ballistic nylon fabric, I want to get PET fabric. Where can I find this sold by the yard?

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iPhone Case with Cross of Jesus

A 3D Printed Design. This is an iPhone Case for the one who love Jesus. I hope you enjoy his accompany. Contact me and I will get your name engraved on the case you ordered. 10 letters max. Price remain unchanged. Specification * Made of nylon-12, a strong nylon used to produce gears. Available in various color options. (Please select color before " Add To Cart ". View Material Property) * Made in Netherlands, by Shapeways. * Worldwide shipping. (Buying several items in one shipment can save cost. View Shipping Cost) Buy at Shapeways. Designed on 23.July.2012 Go to my shop 7PLAIN Follow me on twitter at @7plain All Rights Reserved.

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How do I put a logo on spandex? Answered

I've got a Robin costume made of a morphsuit, but I can't figure out how to do the R symbol and attach it. I tried a Nylon patch, but that kept falling off, sticking to itself, and crumpling up as I moved around. 

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Is there an amateur way to fuse silver and organic objects to make jewellery? Something interesting?

I would like to make rings and pendants/charms - I want to use silver and organic objects. I didn't study jewellery so I am looking for some way that isn't to technical and that is mildly cost effective. Anyone? Would be much appreciated! ;)

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Leatherman PST

I've been looking at instructables for a long time. I have not seen ONE Leatherman PST! Anyone out there have a Leatherman PST, and use it as frequently as I do? (everyday) Its a discontinued Leatherman, without some very useful features but it still has proved itself daily to me. I also have the leather sheath, not the nylon. Discuss Leathermans, but mostly the Leatherman PST.

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Astro a40 headset repair help? Earphone is ripped off the left side

I have a broken set of Astro a40's, i need a little help fixing them i have soldering skill and fix electronics for a hobbie ,but i have never fixed headphones the left ear cup got ripped off, The first pic is of the board i need to solder the green and orange wire back to (easy) and the red and black wire i need to splice back together(not that hard, and srry i edited it in 10 sec using paint XD also my camera dosent like closeups) The second pic is the ear cup side of the wires , the thing i am confused on is when i found the black and red wire its just a bunch of nylon like fabric ...so is the wire missing ? could i use the nylon to splice it all back? i dont think i can? Thanks for the help!

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Animatronic "Skin"

Hello, I am making an animatronic tail, similar to the one pictured below and I am not sure how to go about covering it so I can put the fur on. I am thinking that some type of rubber tubing (and what kind of tubing) or nylon/mesh stretchy fabric, but I am worried about glue seeping through the fabric and onto the moving parts. What do people use for this stage of their project? Help!!!

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Very small sound generated or voice recorder under one inch for dog toy

I would like to make a dog toy using one inch PVC pipe about 8" long with end caps. Inside would be some kind of wacky sound generater or voice recorder. This would be activated by movement of the toy. The outside of the toy would be wrapped with nylon rope. Any ideas how to find the electronics to go inside the toy?

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looking for ideas for easy, inexpensive homemade beach sun shade?

Maybe with a tarp, PVC pipe, and some kind of twine/nylon cord?  looking to pick up the materials while on a budget vacation in Florida (staying with family) at the end of May.  Not sure if this will be something I can/will bring on the plane back home.  don't want to cause problems with airport security or have to check a bag.  Really want to avoid being crispy fried.  ideas please?

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