3D printers

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Re: 3D printers

Post by MarkR »

I tried carbon PLA for a few parts. It's very similar to standard PLA but a bit more rigid, and printed on the standard settings with good quality.

Apparently filaments with carbon fibres in have abrasive effect on the nozzle, but you can still use normal brass ones, just they last less time. Our 3d printer guru (at Reading Hackspace) has setup our printers with ruby nozzles for better durability. Of course in the hackspace the 3d printers get heavily used and often with abrasive materials.
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Re: 3D printers

Post by Tufty »

Thanks, good to know. Will look into various nozzles for the printer.
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