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Ultimaker3

Sculpture DigitalSculpture 3dPrinting

This Much I Know

  1. PLA is:
    1. brittle, don’t drop it
    2. moisture in your PLA filament roll is real
      1. here [1] [2] are some things to be done about it.
    3. melty. don’t run it under very hot water or anything like that.
  2. http://thingiverse.com is amaazing. contribute to it when you can.
    1. useful things
      1. filament clips [3]
      2. dessicant containers that fit in the center of rolls [4]
      3. filament dryer [5]
        1. I actually made this and it works very well. solved my printing problems, especially with the PVA. Now I dry the filament I’m going to use for several hours before I start printing.
  3. https://www.youmagine.com is good too (more ultimaker centric?)
    1. useful things
      1. door hinges [6]

would be useful to get

Error messages and what to do about them


Sculpture DigitalSculpture 3dPrinting

FILAMENT LIST

BrandTypeColor/Special PropertiesObseravtion
Ultimaker
PLAwhiteawesome. love the matte-ness of it, looks a lot like plaster. I’ve not had a print fail with this material
PPcleara bit tricky to print with but once it works it’s a cool material. flexible and a bit squishy and soft feeling. I printed at about 210[7]
PLAblacktoo shiny for my purposes. reminds of black garbage bags, in a bad way.
PVAnaturalhard when printed but dissolves in water. Used as structure material in 2nd extruder allowing for otherwise impossible prints with extreme overhangs and curves with no marks on the print afterward.
Polymaker
PLAnaturalmy fave PLA. easy to print with. translucent and has a reminder of something organic, to me.
Colorfabb
PC-NGENLUX goldvery sparkly and pretty! looks more gold than yellow.
PC-NGENwhite/black/grayi found it stringy and melty. experiment with printing at lower temp?
PLA/metalBronzefillneed to try it on something serious.
PLA/metalCopperfilli have a sample, to be tried.
Form Futura
PLA/metalMetalfil Ancient Bronze
PLA/stoneStonefil Terracottanice and heavy and rough as clay. color is fairly uniform. tried sanding it with mixed results. check temperatures carefully.
LayFilamentspretty much always: lower temps (+/-160°) are better. low heat bed, 80% print speed of PLA, 110% flow rate: gives very clean lines.
WAXMoldlayFAQ print at 170 – 180° C, heated bed max. 40°C
treat your mold at ~ 270°C in an old baking oven only
the wax flows restless out the mold, similar as hot paraffin
PLA/stoneLaybrickno heated bed necessary,
print temp: 165°C to get smooth, higher temperatures (from 210°) will print rougher surfaces,
slicing: object fill max. 25% the filament is brittle under 20°C, heat it and it´s bendable
WoodLaywoo-D3[8] print at 160 – 210° C (tree rings if you play with temp.) Use the larger nozzles to avoid clogging
FeltLayfelt[9] to be tried.
PVAto be tried.
Orbi-Tech
PETclearprint very high @232°, bed at 100°. don’t like it as much as PP. stringy, hard to get good lines. quite rigid but you can squeeze it a little bit when printed hollow.