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Will the inside of a vehicle be too hot for PLA? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about doing a print to go inside a vehicle. I have PLA at hand, ready to go. Is that gonna work, or will the hot temperatures we sometimes get inside cars on sunny summer days cause the ...
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Which is more durable to sunlight/weather - PLA, ABS or PETG

The backstory: I'm installing a pigeon net in my home. Because of the shape of the opening I'm installing the net in and the material on the sides it's difficult to anchor the net using the normal ...
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3d printing for outdoor use: what types of filament are most weather resistant?

I'd like to print modifications for my birdfeeder, both to patch over the hail damage from last summer and to try to deter the neighborhood squirrels. I have an FDM printer (and experience with nylon,...
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PLA use outdoors?

I have been using PLA filament for two years now and have had good prints. ABS on the other hand has not been so good, so my choice of filament is PLA. I am getting ready to do a sign for the ...
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ABS or PLA for structural printed parts?

TL;DR Is ABS a better material to use for structural parts of a 3D printer, as opposed to PLA? I have been looking at various suppliers of printed parts for a Wilson II, on eBay. One supplier ...
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Travel Mug Woes

I have a 30ish year old travel mug from Sheetz that I intend to model and print using my OpenScad skills. The fact that it is an insulated mug means that the inside is hollow to an extent. What ...
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PLA continuous operative temperature

For personal usage, indoor, I'm doing some experiments with following lamp (v0.1): Lamp is a led bulb enclosed in a methacrylate tube and with a 3D printed finish at the top using PLA (my first 3d ...
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What stepper motor to use in heated chamber

I want to build a 3D printer with a heating chamber of around 90 °C with build area 200x200x200 mm. I have never build a CoreXY system, so my design is currently an XY system with moving ...
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Should black high temperature ABS flow in direct sunlight?

I bought a digital sundial online and deployed it in (what else?) direct sunlight in DC in June. Within 30 minutes the gnomon started to sag and the mount started to pull away from the gnomon at the ...
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A single angle, single phone model windshield mount — a job for a 3D printer?

My end goal is getting high quality dash footage from a 6 month road trip I'm going on. From my research, very few dash cams support 4k 30fps filming, and the ones that do overwrite their own footage ...