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Questions tagged [abs]

Use this tag for questions on Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, also known as ABS, a commonly used thermoplastic polymer.

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What do you recommend for removing prints from Monoprice Maker Select bed?

I've been making some ABS prints, but it's really hard to remove it afterwards. I've read a lot of different ways of removing it, including using the included chisel/spatula, using air duster, 50/50 ...
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How to paint ABS to look like wood [closed]

I have a piece printed in white ABS, which is a half-scale replica of an unvarnished oak sculpture. After sanding off the worst of the layer lines, I'd like to paint it to get a nice wood finish. I ...
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When is kapton tape useful as a bed adhesive?

I've long since been aware that some people swear by Kapton tape as a bed adhesive, with MatterHackers claiming that Kapton tape is the recommended bed adhesive for ABS. What makes Kapton tape so ...
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Enclosure Ventilation

I am building an enclosure for my 3D printer (Anycubic i3 Mega) and I'm wondering about heat and ventilation for my machine. My enclosure is is build from five 50x50x50 cm Plexiglass frames glued ...
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3D printer filament will not load after running the printer out of filament

We wanted to test the post process properties of PVA but did not want to print anything. We unloaded the ABS that was in the printer and then started loading some PVA. After the PVA was loaded we ...
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Strange grooves with ABS

I am experiencing strange grooves in my ABS prints; with PLA everything is fine. Some layers seem to randomly overextruded and others underextruded. My parameters: Temp: 240°C Retraction Distance: 5&...
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Monoprice i3 clone heat shuts off printing abs

I have the Monoprice Select 3D Printer (i3 clone). I'm trying to print ABS. I set the temperature to 230°C for the extruder and 110°C for the bed. I can see the printer warming up to those ...
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Cooling time query ABS

I printed Thingiverse "Benchy" at the default Anet settings for ABS, hot end and bed, as a first test. The result was fair but needs a bit of tweeking. The model was removed from the "hot bed" and set ...
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Increasing rigidity of curved, long, thin parts

I'm attempting to model and print a globe. The semi-circular arm that holds the globe has an outer diameter of 98mm and inner diameter of 92mm, so the arm is fairly thin. The arm has a small hole on ...
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Does HydroFill support material work with ABS?

I just heard about this support material that claims to be both water soluble and compatible with ABS. Is this claim true? From what I have heard it definitely dissolves, but I am skeptical of its ...
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Are 3D printed gears applicable for industrial use?

Are 3D printed gears applicable for industrial use? I want to print some gears with ABS. What will their lifespan be? How long will they last if I use them, for example, every day?
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What infill settings and material type do I need?

I’m trying to have this bracket printed, but I don’t know what settings I should use. The project details say 50% for infill, but is there a reason why I wouldn’t get 100% for making it sturdier? I ...
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Cement or another solid pore filler suitable for ABS?

I want to paint my ABS parts. But I foresee a problem that will arise from 0.16mm layer - those layers will be perfectly visible, even with primer. Sanding them wouldn't be a good idea, because walls ...
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How to increase the printing quality when using abs (slicer config)?

I have checked several different sites giving different configurations for the slicer. Let's say that the average extruder temperature is 230°C. I know that the complexity of the object matters a lot ...
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Acetone smoothing not working on ABSPlus-P430

I am using a STRATASYS Fortus 250mc to 3D print some parts. I have read a lot on internet and also on some scientific literature that Acetone dissolves ABS and cold/hot vapor has been successfully ...
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Ramps 1.4 and extruder

I have ToyRep printer (RepRap), with RAMPS 1.4 on the board. And I am powering in from ATX power supply with 12V. And the problem is it doesn't heat to 230(for ABS), max value was 173 degrees by ...
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Printing Object in multiple parts

Is there any software/methods to automatically splice objects into multiple pieces sort of like a jig saw puzzle so that I can combine them together and bypass the build plate size limit? As an ...
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Looking to use 3D printing to make a master plate for rubber stamp vulcanizing

I am an art rubber stamp maker, using a vulcanizer to make art rubber stamps from molds that are usually created with a magnesium plate. The normal process is to send artwork off to an engraving ...
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Weird ripping and warping of ABS print

I print my ABS at: 240°C; with a bedtemp of 80°C; 5% rectilinear infill; 0.25 mm layer height; 2 solid layers top and bottom; Fan is completely disabled; 0.25 mm extrusion width; 50 mm/s perimeter ...
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How to prevent layer separation, when printing tall vase-like (tube) objects?

I am experiencing a minor layer separation when printing a body for a tipping-bucket rain gauge, which is basically a hollow tube with thin walls (3 mm). I am using Prusa I3 MK2 and a Fillamentum ABS ...
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“Tac Tac” sound when printing with ABS

My 3D printer makes weird sounds. When it's at >75% printing speed the extruder motor makes a "tac tac" sound and it goes backwards, pushing the filament back, for a small interval of time. I have ...
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Which 3D printer should I use to make custom miniatures for a tabletop game?

I would also be curious on how I could get the best results with these printers. I am in a situation where I have cheap access to a: Fortus 250mc, which prints in ABS and has a minimum resolution of ...
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What's smoother? Acetone treated PLA or ABS

From my understanding, both PLA and ABS can be treated with acetone to make them smoother. So when they are treated with acetone, which is smother PLA or ABS or are they about the same? When I ...
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Best method to make dissolvable supports?

Sometimes supports are very difficult to remove (physically) when I print with ABS. The image below, from Thingiverse - MOF-5 unit cell, is after significant effort to remove the yellow ABS supports ...
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I need an acetone substitute

Acetone is banned in my country, and I cannot get it. What substitute could I use?
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How do I give 3D-printed parts in ABS a shiny smooth finish?

The surfaces of my printed parts using ABS plastic look rough and uneven. What methods can I use to achieve a smoother finish for my for 3D-printed objects?
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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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Embedding nuts and washers into print

I am creating a 3D printed part which will act as an attachment between a plate (actually a strain gauge) with two M2.5 bolts and a 2kg load with a single M4 bolt. I wouldn't be happy with tapping a ...
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FDM, ABS Post-processing methods

I have built a few parts that have printed 'pins' on them (2mm diameter 1.5 cm length). Due to the orientation that the build requires the pins have to have support material on them. (The part has to ...
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How many grams will be used in a print

I have an STL file and I would like to know how many grams would this print consume. Is there a software so I can get it or an online link that can say me that?
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No Z hop in Dual extruder, print getting disturbed at retraction point

I'm using a Lulzbot KITTAZ with V2 Dual extruder(0.5mm). When I'm printing anything, the front left side of the print is getting disturbed because whenever the tool head switches the action between ...
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Extruder skipping/clicking (brand new printer)

I just got a GeeeTech Rostock 301 mixer head delta printer and am having trouble honing in on why the extruder is struggling with my first spool of ABS. Being the main parts of the printer came ...
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How to print a 6" wheel in ABS?

I'm using a Flashforge Pro and attempting to print a wheel about 6mm thick to serve as a platform. In other words, the wheel doesn't have to be solid, but spokes won't do the job. I've experimented ...
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Printer changing temperature after selecting file

I have just got a Monoprice Maker Select 3d printer (which is really just a Wanhao Duplicator i3). I want to print a model that came on the included SD card (...
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Large flat ABS print curling during cooldown

I am printing a large flat print, approximately 8" x 4" x 1/8". It has good adhesion when printing and lays flat when finished. I allow the print to cool slowly but the center of the print bows upward ...
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is PLA gasoline, diesel or chemical resistant?

can PLA be used to print out containers or other parts that are in direct contact with gasoline, diesel or other hard chemical substances? Will it start degrading when in contact with said chemicals? ...
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Typical plastic strength at 1500 RPM

I'm planning to print a certain sample holder which is going to be placed on a CD-Rom BLDC motor and spun at about 1000-1500 RPM. The holder would essentially be a 2-3 mm thick 100 mm square platform ...
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What is PEI+PC 3D Print material? ISS 3D Print Contest

There was a contest to develop 3D printable files for the International Space Station's 3D printer. The winner got a 3D printer ... runners up got Fluke DVOM's and all entrants got a t-shirt. ISS 3D ...
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Looking for a material so I can make ABS parts with rubber grips and feet

Looking for something that offers a lot of friction in contact with human skin or when sitting on the surface of a table. I was curious if any of the rubber/soft materials would be compatible with ...
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What are the costs per meter of filament for PLA, ABS and PET?

My Craftbot Plus Craftware slicer estimates cost per job based on filament prices I add as parameters. What costs per meter would you use? I created spreadsheets to calculate this for 1.75mm ...
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ABS Filament safety concerns

I have the XYZPrinting da-Vinci-1.0 with ABS filament. I am concerned about ventilation. If this is used inside, what safety precautions are necessary, which are recommended, and/or which are optional?...
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What to do with failed/unwanted 3D prints?

I am planning on getting a 3D printer soon and I was just wondering, what do you do with 3D prints that either failed or were prototypes that you no longer want? I tried looking online but the closest ...
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Raft hard to remove?

I've been having a hard time lately getting the raft off of my ABS prints. Is that a symptom of either a nozzle or bed that are too hot? Or is there some other factor I should be looking in to? I ...
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Should I consider health impact of ABS or PLA when printing cookie cutter?

Should I consider health impact of ABS or PLA when printing cookie cutter similar to image below? How safe it is to use ABS or PLA for kitchenware in general?
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Glue sticks for print bed

I would like to get a green tombow PITS adhesive stick. On Rakuten, it costs \$1 (USD). On my 3d printer's (XYZ) retailer's site, it costs \$20 (USD). Due to the costs and the fact that Rakuten does ...
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Wanhao Duplicator i3 ABS settings

I am looking to others who have successfully printed in ABS using a Wanhao Duplicator i3. I have tried and get a lot of warping and delamination. I tried putting a large box over the printer which ...
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Layer delamination

I've printed mostly ABS in the past and encountered delamination between layers many times. I've ensured the following conditions regularly: Build plate is level Base of print isn't warped (using ABS ...
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What does a “3 h5” mean in reference to the axle of a motor?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but it seemed like the most relevant stackexchange. I want to print a connection from a motor to an omniwheel, the axle of the wheel is listed as 8mm, but ...
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Why is my print displacing along the y-axis by 2-3 cm?

I am encountering a problem with this ID3 printer using ABS -- at some point during the print the print head displaces on the y-axis by 2-3 centimeters. I cannot pinpoint how or why it is doing this. ...
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Is 3D printing feasible for this design?

In a design that I need to prototype, I have a coaxial, rotational joint between 2 cylinders connected to another coaxial rotational joint between 2 cylinders by a hinge. I have attached the ...