Filaments: 3D Printing

There different kinds of filaments available for 3D printing, the available filaments in for ultimaker2 3D printer in d-shop walldorf are as follows:

1) Soft PLA

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  • It belongs to the family of PLA but its soft compared to the normal PLA filament. It’s feels and acts like a rubber material and it’s very flexible.          
  • These filaments are available in many colors like that of the normal PLA.


Extruder Temperature

210 C

Bed Temperature

20 – 30 C

Blue tape

Yes

Glue

Yes

Resulting Print

Softer and flexible than PLA

Tendency for the Filament to break or cut

Yes, they tend to jam inside the feeder, By nature it’s soft and the feeder mechanism stresses it to push it to the extruder. You have to make sure that there is no stress caused to the filament while printing.

Note: Remove the print only after the bed cools down completely.

Below is the video link of the 3D printed flexible drone part.

Soft PLA filament-3D printing – YouTube

2) Lay Wood – FDM (fused deposition Modeling)

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  • It’s a binding polymer filament with 40% of recycled wood particles in it.
  • The most unique feature of this filament is it looks, smells and feels like wood. It hardens after printing.

Extruder Temperature

190 C

Bed Temperature

20 – 30 C

Blue tape

Yes

Glue

Yes

Light Color – Extruder Temperature

190 C

Dark Color and Rough surface– Extruder Temperature

210 C

Resulting Print

Softer and weaker than PLA

Tendency for the Filament to break or cut

Yes, they are fragile compared to PLA we need to take care of proper feeding mechanism, such that the filament doesn’t break during printing.

Note: when you increase or decrease the temperature there will be no smooth flow of the material through the nozzle in that case,

          go to option TUNE in Ultimaker2 and select the option Material flow and increase it up to 150% and observe the print, if you

          see the flow is right then later change the material flow value to 100%.


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3) Lay brick

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  • Filament is made of milled chalk fragments and polymers. It looks and feels like sandstone and it hardens after cooling.
  • The printed model can be painted or dyed.

Extruder Temperature

165 C

Bed Temperature

20

Blue tape

Yes

Glue

Yes

Light Color – Extruder Temperature

165 C

Dark Color and Rough surface– Extruder Temperature

190 C

Resulting Print

Softer and weaker than PLA

Tendency for the Filament to break or cut

Yes, they are very fragile compared to other filaments you have to be very careful with the feeding mechanism.


Note:  when you increase or decrease the temperature there will be no smooth flow of the material through the nozzle in that case,

          Go to option TUNE in Ultimaker2 and select the option Material flow and increase it up to 150% and observe the print, if you

          see the flow is right then later change the material flow value to 100%.

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