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FIlaments

Flexible 3D printing Materials

Meet the Flexibles

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Along with the other Unique Filaments we have reviewed thus far, we have been recently working very closely with flexible materials for FDM 3D printing.  Each has benefits, and each have their own softness and flexibility.  Today we will be looking at PCTPE from taulman 3d, FlexSolid from MadeSolid, NinjaFlex by Ninjatek, and the new Cheetah by Ninjatek.  Along with overall properties, we will be giving printing settings and even a Cura profile to download.

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ABS

Complete ABS Profile Print Settings

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Through trial and error we have slowly honed in our profile settings for different 3D printing materials.   This is our second profile tutorial and today we will be taking a look at the settings and profiles that have worked for us while printing in ABS.

Further than just explaining preferred temperature settings, we will be taking an indepth look at advanced support and infill settings, as well as many other factors that go into making a clean and successful print.

ABS is quite unique to PLA for a few reasons.  The first is the difficulty to print.  Small items are quite easy, and the printer can handle ABS without any issues.  The problem arises when printing large parts.  Since ABS has a high shrinkage rate which causes warping, we will only print larger ABS jobs on our TAZ5 with our proprietary enclosure or on our fully enclosed 3DGenie. Read More

PLA Prints

Complete PLA Profile Print Settings

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Through trial and error we have slowly honed in our profile settings for different 3D printing materials.   Over the next few months we will be taking a look at these settings and profiles that have worked for us.

Further than just explaining preferred temperature settings, we will be taking an indepth look at advanced support and infill settings, as well as many other factors that go into making a clean and successful print. Read More

3D Printing Materials

Best Unique 3D Printing Filaments of 2015

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We have tested some very advanced materials throughout the past year from industrial grade nylons to flexible elastomers. These functional FDM materials have allowed SD3D production services to be used as a solution to demanding end-user applications. We are excited to see what 2016 will bring as material suppliers seem to be accelerating their rate of R&D. The following twelve materials are our favorite new materials of 2015. Read More