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What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #5 – nGEN from ColorFabb

In late November 2015, ColorFabb announced the latest addition to their continually growing 3D printing filament portfolio: nGen. With nGen (next generation) ColorFabb aimed to develop a new all-rounder filament that could rival ABS and PLA without compromising on quality,speed, usability or performance. Certainly a tall order, even for an established filament manufacturer.

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What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #3 – ABS+ from Trideus

In this third post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series, we are going to have a look at a very special kind of ABS: ABS+ from Trideus. If you have ever printed with ABS before, you’ll certainly know that ABS can be a tricky material to work with. It tends to warp and crack… ABS+ is marketed as being ‘low-warp’ and a lot easier to use. Enough reason to put it to the test! Continue reading


How to Store 3D Printing Filament – A Simple and Cheap Way to Keep Your Filament Dry

Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used? This sort of humidity is invisible to the naked eye, so you probably blamed your print settings, your 3D printer or even doubted your abilities, but all of that may actually not have been the cause of your problem: it was the humid filament.

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BuildTak Review – The Ideal 3D Printing Surface?

In case you own a FFF 3D printer you undoubtedly already dealt with print adhesion issues. Sometimes it is really difficult to get a 3D print to stick to the build surface, especially when you are dealing with prints that have a large contact patch. The print will start to warp which means that it starts coming loose and may ultimately be knocked off the print bed altogether.

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What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #1 – BendLay, Laywoo-D3 and LayBrick

One of the most read and most shared article on our site is actually our materials post, which we wrote nearly two years ago. We also have lots of information requests from 3D printing enthousiasts out there regarding different material types, printer settings for specific filament types or even requests to do specific 3D printing materials reviews. This led us to believe that there seems to be a real need to publish more information on what other materials exist for 3D printing, what can be done with them, what are their properties and specifications, etc. So we have been working on a series of follow-ups to our initial materials review, in which we only analysed the two main and most commonly available materials, ABS and PLA. The third one, PVA can already be classified as a bit more of an exotic material.

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How to make DIY Filament for your 3D Printer

Nowadays one of the biggest drawbacks in 3D printing is the relative high cost of filament, i.e. the 3D printer (thermo-)plastic, the “consumable” for your 3D printer. Prices for 3D printers have been continuously dropping, but filament prices did not really follow the same path. Agreed, filament availability is far better than 2 or 3 years ago, as are color choices. Even the materials for 3D printing are becoming more and more varied and readily available.

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Quel matériel utiliser pour imprimer en 3D ?

Cet article vous donnera une vue d’ensemble rapide des consommables courants utilisés pour l’impression 3D et expliquera les différences principales en des termes faciles à comprendre pour les débutants. Comme il a été déjà expliqué dans notre article précédent ‘’Qu’est-ce que l’impression 3D?’’, il y a principalement deux genres d’imprimantes 3D, celles de type industriel et celles destinées aux consommateurs, également connues en tant qu’ imprimantes 3D de bureau.

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Welche Materialien sollte man beim 3D-Druck einsetzen?

Dieser Artikel verschafft Ihnen einen schnellen Überblick über die aktuellen Verbrauchsmaterialien für das 3D-Drucken und erklärt für Anfänger leicht verständlich die wichtigsten Unterschiede. Wie schon in unserem vorherigen Artikel “Was ist 3D-Drucken?” erklärt wurde, unterscheidet man im Wesentlichen zwischen zwei Arten von 3D-Druckern: einerseits die großen, industriell eingesetzten Maschinen, andererseits die verbraucherorientierte Geräten bzw. Schreibtisch-3D-Druckern.

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