Hello, My daughter has some natural rubber bath toys that she loves and I was hoping to print some more toys for her. Obviously, there is no natural rubber filament, but are there any with the look/feel of it? Specifically are there any natural based flexible filaments? I have seen some clean alternatives for PLA or ABS, but none yet for flexible materials.
I need to print a two-piece grid and gasket, which must stand up to unpressurized steam (100C) and not leach chemicals into the steam. Is there a filament suitable for this purpose? I don't have a printer myself and will have to contract this. Thanks for any help.
Any filament that I insert into the hot end and try to extrude just ends up be coming deformed and essentially clogs the hotend. I only have used PLA filament, and I have tried changing the nozzle. I took apart the entire hotend and saw no blockages of anything kind that obstructed the filament from passing through the hotend.
I can’t retract it or pull it out. There’s absolutely no give on it. It won’t budge. Typically I’d pull out the tube from the bottom end, and try pulling the filament on that end. But I’ve encountered another problem. I can’t get the tube out of that end. i need some tips on how to get this out of here. I’m scared I’m gonna break something.
Hy friends. I am facing a problem. I have a medium sized abs filament production unit pf capacity 4kg/hour. I have a hot water tank with hot water at 65 degree Celsius and length of tank is 5 feet. My extruder ejects the melted abs at temperature of 170 dgree. After all this arrangement my filament is still not round.
For this application, the printed object will be wrapped with carbon fiber. Which material would have the strongest bond with epoxy? I have done this in the past with PLA and it seemed to bond fine but I wasn't able to test it long term. The product will be used entirely underwater and it is important that there is no water intrusion between the carbon and the printed part. thanks
Hi, I am planning on buying a bq hephestos 2 printer but it doesn't have a heated bed. I know that PLA can be printed without a heated bed. Can I print other materials like PETG, flexible TPE and TPU. I'm not planning on printing ABS and HIPS.
Hello all, first time posting here. I have been working around 3D printing for just over a year on a weekly, hands-on basis for research at school and personal use/learning. I have a roll of PLA filament that I've had opened (and not stored with silica or in zip-lock-bag) for about 5 months and am getting to the bottom 3rd of it now.
My Smart Extruder+ ejects material through the thread of the nozzle. It then interferes with the printing process. You can see it pretty good in the pictures. Does anybody have an idea what I can do about it?
Filament & meer verkoopt meer dan 40 kleuren ABS en PLA filament, HIPS, nylon (PA), flexibel (TPU), PETG, PC, hout filament, metaal filament, carbon vezel en PVA. Dit alles in zowel 1.75mm als 3mm en in erg veel verschillende kleuren. Ook is er nog een koopjeskelder met nog scherper geprijsd filament. Kom dus snel kijken!
I recently replaced the extruder on my Replicator+. Decided to go with the Experimental Extruder so I could try out some different nozzle types and filaments.
Hello, I read that 3D printers with an enclosure is better for health as they prevent the fume from spreading around the room. I cannot understand the validity of this statement because as soon as the user opens the door to take out the printout, the fume comes out from the printer and spread across the room. So, why having an enclosure is better for health?
I just bought some Tianese 1.75mm filament, it has decent reviews so I thought I would give it a try. Plus with it's cheap price I couldn't say no. The main problem I am having is when printing with this filament, things like skirts, brims, and circles the filament doesn't fully complete the circumference leaving a tiny gap in each layer (if I am lucky enough to get that far).
Hi all, having got shot of my Form 2, I have a number of resin tanks and filled print trays that I no longer need. I also have one (1) unopened, sealed, print tray. All of the tanks have been used and vary in the amount in them, as follows: Durable (FLDUCL01) - 6 prints, 0.2L used Tough (FLTOTL03) - 7 prints, 0.3L used Grey (FLGPGR03) - 1 print, virtually full
Moving from Slic3r to Cura 3.1 its not clear to me how materials and profiles interact. Do the material values, extruder temp for example, over-ride the temps in the profile, or vice versa?
Hi, Just a general question about filament feed during long duration prints, I find the filament suffers from cross windings on the reel and when I am printing I periodically have to pull off lengths of filament and clear the cross feeds, at one time I even broke the filament trying to pull it off the reel.
Hey Guys, Today we have launched one of our new products called FilaKit. FilaKit is the affordable way to try exotic filaments. Every month we ship you 4 1.75mm exotic filaments. We get our filaments from popular filament companies such as Proto-Pasta. Each sample is approximately 40 grams or 11 meters. Each sample is sealed in a bag with desiccant to keep it fresh.
I just joined 3dhubs because it seems to be a good resource. I was wondering if there are any FDM 3D printers out there with automated filament calibration? I heard that Zortrax has it but i haven't heard of any other printer companies using it.
Haven't used my printer in a while .. I usually use abs or pla, I'm planning on building a CNC machine and need some parts printed. So what's a suitable replacement for abs any new filament with similar toughness/temperature resistance to abs without the annoyance of delamination on tall prints?
Dear friends.. I a a filamant manufacturer from India, I have setup a small filamant production machine (30m/min). I am manufacturing it for 3d pen. I am facing a problem.. When I make filament of pure abs with no colour added, it prints fine... but as soon as I add up some pigment in it, it starts giving alot of bubbles. And it happens only when I add pigment in the abs..