Materials and its up and downs

All materials have different kinds of use.
You need to know what the different types are good for to get the moust out of your prints.

So here below you have a short description in the materials i use.

PLA

 

Made out of corn. Makes this plastic realy good for the enviroment and its also PET friendly for recycling. This plastic is also non toxic wich makes it perfekt for food utensils and childrens to play with. When melting in the 3D printer it doesent oze and dont give any smell thats needs to be ventilatied. The durability of PLA make its also good for gears and non flexible items were you are looking for some extra strength. The downside is when stretched or bendt to much it will snapp off without any warning at al. 

 

Printing temperature betwin                              185-215°C 
Max printing speed                                             90mm/s

Heatbed                                                                Not Needed

 

When printed

Max temp exposure  before warping               60°C

 

ABS

 

ABS as a polymer can take many forms and can be engineered to have many properties. In general, it is a strong plastic with mild flexibility (compared to PLA). The flexibility of ABS makes creating interlocking pieces or pin connected pieces easier to work with. It is easily sanded and machined. Notably, ABS is soluble in Acetone allowing one to weld parts together with a drop or two, or smooth and create high gloss by brushing or dipping full pieces in Acetone. Compared to PLA, it is much easier to recycle ABS.

Its strength, flexibility, machinability, and higher temperature resistance make it often a preferred plastic by engineers and those with mechanical uses in mind.

 

Printing temperature betwin                              220-245°C 
Max printing speed                                             90mm/s

Heatbed                                                                100°C

 

When printed

Max temp exposure  before warping               85°C

NinjaFlex

Open a world of possibilities, limited only by your imagination. NinjaFlex™, a cutting-edge filament for 3D printers, is a specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. Comes to its best use as gaskets, lenscovers, armbands etc. In the picture to the top left you can se my own design of a wineariator and the green gaskets or seals are made of ninjaflex to make a absolut tight seal to the winebottle.

 

Printing temperature betwin                              210-225°C 
Max printing speed                                             50mm/s

Heatbed                                                                30°C

 

When printed

Max temp exposure  before warping               66°C

T-Glass

Taulman t-glase is derived from the strongest PETT polymer combination available in the market. As t-glase is part of the Taulman3D family you can be sure that t-glase is a strong material! Where Taulman’s 618 and 645 nylons are quite bendable, t-glase is however a fairly stiff material. When it comes to stiffness/bendability t-glase is more comparable to ABS and PLA, rather than to Taulman’s 618 and 645 nylon filaments. Taulman t-glase filament comes in a “clear” colour, as clear is the natural colour for this type of polymer. When summarising above features the conclusion is that Taulman’s t-glase filament is a very clear and tough material and also quite light.

 

Printing temperature betwin                              212-224°C 
Max printing speed                                             50mm/s

Heatbed                                                                50°C

 

When printed

Max temp exposure  before warping               90°C

Wood

PLA-WOOD is an outstanding and beautiful material - it smells like wood, looks like wood and feels like wood so surely it´s wood right? The answer is - almost. PLA-WOOD is based on our PLA formula and has all of the benefits that PLA has but in the formula we have added 35-40 % wood and that is what gives PLA-WOOD its unique properties.

PLA-WOOD has a wood like appearance when the print is done. PLA-WOOD also comes in a range of beautiful and vivid colors that are very "nature like" with a nice appearance.

PLA-WOOD feels a bit softer to the touch than ordinary WOOD materials, it´s also more pliable which makes it perfect for all printers including printers with a Bowden set up

 

Printing temperature betwin                              205-235°C 
Max printing speed                                             50mm/s

Heatbed                                                                50°C

 

When printed

Max temp exposure  before warping               60°C