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Printing Material Suppliers

edit is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)move is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)read is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab) Below is a table listing suppliers of filament. There are no prices, because these change quickly and suppliers often don't care to update them. If there are any missing fields in the table, please feel free to ask for an update. But most of all review your supplier! Thermoplastic Filament This is the filament everybody uses. If you're looking for a shop in your country, sort by location (click on this little box behind "Shipping location") and you'll find all of them grouped together. This list may not be sorted alphabetically by default if you wish to be added to this list see here Thermoplastic Granules The future is to make filament yourself or to use a granule extruder. Supplier listings and marketplaces for plastic ganules and powders: Photopolymers - Resin Photopolymers - UV Cured Powders

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3D-printed Lightsaber Design Philosophy and Printing Tips For May the 4th, I designed a 3D printed lightsaber in commemoration of Star Wars day in collaboration with Ultimaker. There were many other designs out there, but none that I was really happy with. The examples I saw were mostly over simplified, impossible to print without supports, or difficult to assemble. I knew I wanted something more faithful to the original prop with better surface quality. So I set out to build my favorite design from the series. 4 vs 14 piece design

Dingdong merrily I’m high, on ASB and nylon…… A few years ago, I gave a presentation at a rather dull conference to a bunch of very traditional engineers. Given that the conference was organised by the Gauge and Tool Making Association, I guess I shouldn’t have expected a great reception to my ‘Additive is the future’ speech. In fact, I think the concept of using 3D printing to make Santa Claus recession proof left most of the audience looking like Jeremy Paxman trying to comprehend the workings of an Objet Machine. The Makerbot mixtape – 3D printed MP3 player

- Large Format 3D Printer with 4x Synchronous Extruder 3D Printing Greater than 470 x 435 x 690mm build Area The Beast's enormous build area allows users to print objects that have never before been possible on a printer with such a low price point. Our hope is for "The Beast" to make many previously unattainable projects and prints possible and to make it accessible to as many makers, inventors, DIY enthusiasts and artists as we can.

A RepRap Breeding Program: Glowing PLA... After receiving my PLA from UltiMachine on Monday I put the natural roll on and did some test prints. I was saving the blue translucent until after adjusting the machine a little more. For some reason I thought "I wonder if either of these PLAs glows under black-light?" Wound Up - Coffee Filled Filament - 3Dom USA Wound Up™ is a coffee filled 3D printing filament made using waste byproducts from coffee. Wound Up™ uses those coffee left-overs to create a special 3D printing material with visibly unique print finishes. The filament produces products with a rich brown color and a noticeable natural grain. Now a cup printed with Wound Up™ is a true “coffee cup.” This is the first in a line of intriguing materials from 3Dom USA called the c2renew Composites. More distinctive bio-based products will be released in the near future.

Perfectly Smooth Your 3D Prints - But Be Careful! After the initial thrill of seeing a 3D print emerge from thin air, 3D print newbies often notice the layering effect. This is, of course, caused by the gradual deposition of plastic layers during the build process. Depending on the layer resolution selected for print, these layers could be very visible, or not. The point is those visible layers make the 3D printed object's visual and tactile feel very different from other plastic objects found at the neighborhood store. 3D printer owners are cursed with this problem. My first Marvin... So I've just joined 3D Hubs and printed my first Marvin! He is such a cute little fellow, and I wanted to make sure that he would look the best he could on my keyring. I am a jewellery designer, so I am quite used to working on a small scale, even in 3D printing.

Transmuting PLA Into Metal You can't transmute lead into gold, but these days it is apparently possible to change a part, 3D printed in PLA plastic, into a metal part. The method used by maker Jeshua Lacock of 3DTOPO, emulated the eternal lost-wax casting method. He printed parts in PLA on his Ultimaker 3D printer and then surrounded them with plaster and sand. By heating this to some +1200F the PLA burned away, leaving a cavity in the plaster mix corresponding exactly to the original printed part. Ultimaker Filament and Accessories Leading Tech Since 1997 Dynamism has sold leading-edge technology, with five-star customer support, for 17 years. WAITLIST Sign up below to be on the waitlist and we'll let you know when this item becomes available. Home/3D Printers/Ultimaker 2 Extended/FILAMENT

3DP Materials Review The list not exhaustive — and it is certain to keep growing over time: Wood: The New-comer The newcomer in the group of 3Dprinting filament materials is wood. The material itself is a mix of wood particles and polymers, which can be used to 3Dprint objects that kind of look like cardboard more than real wood. What is positive about it is that the print texture is simply beautiful and it hides print layers nicely, without making extremely thin layers. By varying the extrusion temperature it is possible to create different shades of brown.

How to Store 3D Printing Filament Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used? This sort of humidity is invisible to the naked eye, so you probably blamed your print settings, your 3D printer or even doubted your abilities, but all of that may actually not have been the cause of your problem: it was the humid filament. Some people tried to address this problem by creating more or less elaborate 3D filament storage solutions, like filament driers or special filament containers. The problem is that most are either bulky, energy consuming and/or slow, they come at a certain price or constructing them takes a lot of your time. Well, we may have just the solution for you: a quick, very simple and cheap way to store your filament without hassle.