Barafu Albino
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Identifying the plastic type of an unknown spool of filament or recyclable waste
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I can identify filament type by smell of it when it is hot. Touch it with solder or smth. PLA emits a sweet smell resembling the burnt sugar. ABS smells of chemicals. PVC smells of chemicals too, ...

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Tronxy printers
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Auto-leveling is a great effort saver and a best thing in 3D printing in the last 10 years. While you can go without it, and many people do, it reduces the number of failed prints you will have at the ...

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3D printing a boat hull
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It is totally fine, it is what I did a lot at my previous job. I 3D printed cases for underwater stationary equipment, mini-submarines and simple buoys, and almost all of them work fine. In fact, most ...

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How does the Filament production process work?
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I do my own filaments and its pretty simple. The real key for quality is stability of everything. The temperature, the movement of the air around cooling part, the extrusion force, both internal and ...

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How to stop objects with "floating" parts from breaking
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To increase the strength of small parts I do: Increase the nozzle size to layer height ratio. While 2 is the most popular choice (0.4 nozzle for 0.2 layer) the science behind the process really ...

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3D printing problem: waved walls
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I had a very similar problem once and the culprit was the relative position of the filament spool and the printer. The spool was standing on a coaster next to the printer and it turned out to be ...

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Post processing FDM for strength
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Layer separation will always be the primary failure point of FDM. So your best action would be to design parts in such a way that forces are applied across the Z axis, not along it. If layer bonding ...

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Should you use hairspray on a metal bed 3D printer?
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Do you mean bare metal or metal with some film on top? You can apply hair spray to bare metal, but you will have troubles cleaning it off. Solvents do not evaporate hair spray, they only turn it into ...

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