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Which are the desktop 3D printer filament?
Jan 06, 2018

This article mainly summarizes the 3D printing materials that can be used on personal/desktop 3D printers and read more about which 3D printer filament can be printed in commercially available by commercial personal/desktop 3D printers.In addition, the article will eventually be attached to some other 3D printing materials that have been commercialized or are expected to be commercialized in the near future.

1. Personal/desktop 3D printing consumables:

ABS: the scientific name is acrylonitrile-butadiene - styrene, which can be extruded and stacked to form a solid product.Generally printing this material requires heating the platform and heating the barn to prevent the warp in the printing process.You can use acetone for later reprocessing.In theory, ABS should be higher than the PLA in intensity, but the parameters and wire quality in the printing process determine the strength of the product to a large extent.

PLA (PLA) : a derivative of plant starch, many of which are similar to ABS, but more brittle than ABS.There is no need to use a heating platform because it is rarely warped when it is cooled, and fans can improve print quality.Smell is better than ABS, biodegradable.

PC (polycarbonate) : low rate of edge warping, high strength and more pliable than ABS.It's just that the extrusion temperature is higher than the PLA and ABS, and some people don't have 3D printers.

Nylon: more pliable, without requiring a heating platform or fan to get a higher level of detail printing surface finish.American Taulman3D and Italy's 3ntr corporation can make such wires.

Laywo-d3: the product of the combination of regenerated wood and high polymer adhesives can print a kind of wire material similar to wood texture.When printing, the curl is low, and the printing can be treated like wood, cutting and processing.So it looks, feels and smells like real wood.

LayBrick: a mixture of natural mineral filler (superfine grinding white soil) and non-toxic polyester. LayBrick prints product texture similar to stone.Can be used to make building model, can be sanded, without heating platform.

BendLay: an improved version of ABS, unveiled by the manufacturer of laywood-d3 and LayBrick, which claims to be highly transparent and flexible.Orbi - Tech suggested BendLay should be used in the ABS was too hard, and think flexible PLA (soften PLA) are tight enough.BendLay is not easy to roll up, and manufacturers are more likely to claim that this wire is safe for food and can be used on food packaging and medical equipment.

2. Other types of printed materials

Food (Food) : there is a creamy consistency that can be used for printing, such as chocolate, cheese, sugar, etc., can be printed by a syringe like extrusion nozzle.

Hyrel 3 d of the companies in the United States' desktop printer claims to be able to use this company produces the EMO - 25 (Emulsifiable Extruder, can be emulsified material extrusion device), the extrusion machine can print some self hardening material, such as clay, silly putty, culture and colorful mud, RTV silicone, and Sugru rubber.

Other types of printing materials currently being developed for Z Corp printers include: paper, cement, salt, wood materials, etc.The materials will be used to print furniture and eventually to be used on the printing of houses and building components.The d-shaped printer can print large cement configurations, mainly for repairing and building buildings.

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