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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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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How to recycle filament material from printed parts?

Is it possible to re-use ABS or PLA filament material from printed parts? If so, what is the techniques to reform it?
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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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Does filament have to be stored in an airtight environment?

For standard ABS and PLA filament, most distributors recommend storing the filament in an airtight bag. Does not doing this actually make print quality worse? I have left mine in the open for a year ...
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Why do the corners of my ABS object lift off the bed?

I print ABS on a LulzBot Taz 5 and frequently have issues with the corners of objects lifting off the bed. My extruder is at 230 °C and the bed is at 90 °C for the first layer and 100 °...
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Would 3d-printed objects outgas in vacuum?

I want to fabricate a sample holder and shadow masks to use in vacuum chambers. The type of printing material is not important to me PLA/ABS/PC-ABS/nylon). I'm worried that 3d printed objects (FDM) ...
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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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How is PLA different from ABS material?

What are the main differences when using ABS over PLA and vice versa?
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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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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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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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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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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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Safety precautions when using acetone

Acetone can be used to smooth ABS prints. What safety precautions should be taken during its use?
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How can I stop my print bed tape from sticking to the filament?

I made a test print for a small gear (~ 1.5 inches in diameter) a few months ago, with a hole through the center. On the first try, the filament (ABS) fused to the print bed, meaning that I had to ...