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by 3dtech
Wed May 31, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: How will 3D printing revolutionize manufacturing?
Replies: 1
Views: 7426

How will 3D printing revolutionize manufacturing?

3D printing is just another technology for manufacture. It has strengths and weaknesses, so it really depends on what you want to use it for. If you have a low stressed part, that's an odd shape, that you don't need many of or don't need them quickly - . This is why it's great for prototype work, wh...
by 3dtech
Mon May 29, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: Making filament stick to the bed
Replies: 5
Views: 7236

Re: Making filament stick to the bed

Level your bed The first thing you should verify is that the bed is completely level. Don’t be tempted to shortcut this step or “eye-ball” your measurements. If the bed is not level, one side of your bed may be too close to the nozzle, while the other side will too far away, resulting in uneven firs...
by 3dtech
Sat May 13, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: the difference between PLA and ABS
Replies: 2
Views: 4907

Re: the difference between PLA and ABS

ABS - Its strength, flexibility, machinability, and higher temperature resistance make it often a preferred plastic for engineers, and professional applications. The hot plastic smell deter some as does the plastics petroleum based origin. The additional requirement of a heated print bed means there...
by 3dtech
Fri May 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: High quality filament supplier (introducing)
Replies: 10
Views: 13294

Re: High quality filament supplier (introducing)

The weight of Copperfill also adds a nice feel to the finished article. We have been looking for a good model of this sort to test out metal impregnated filaments as we thought that they would work very well for this type of object. We will keep our eye open for some more good models.
by 3dtech
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Which 3D printer to buy?
Replies: 11
Views: 11572

Re: Which 3D printer to buy?

Zortrax M200 8.9 There’s a reason this machine has been featured in our 2015, 2016 and 2017 3D Printer Guide, debuting this year in the Prosumer category. The Polish manufacturer Zortrax prides themselves in producing one of our community's top choices in 3D printers available today. Zortrax found i...
by 3dtech
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: Biome 3D PLA 3D printer filament
Replies: 2
Views: 4984

Re: Biome 3D PLA 3D printer filament

thanks for this information. PLA is OK for phone cases and there are incredible models out there for personalizing your phone with a cool case. Do check out our repository page (i.e. 3D file libraries), where you will be able to find a lot of 3D models. As to choice of material, I would say that act...