[EMS Discuss] New nylon filament for existing 3-D printers.
Tue Nov 13 10:38:54 PST 2012
Are there higher temp alternatives to PTFE to build the heads out of?
Kassandra Kaplan wrote:
> Nylon is a great material!
> Just a word of warning, ptfe parts (lining of the hotend) will start decompose at near 260 and release toxic gases. Ideal extrusion temp for nylon is 250-260. Watch out for flu like symptoms!
> On Nov 13, 2012, at 9:44 AM, EMAIL HIDDEN wrote:
>> Check this out, 3-D'ers. This Nylon filament can be used in existing 3-D printers (though it seems it is sensitive to
>> the design and smoothness of the print head), is only marginally more expensive, and has some impressive physical
>> properties such as better layer adhesion, flexibility, and some machinability (at least you can tap holes, but to me
>> that implies it can be drilled as well). Check out the video of a part being sledgehammered.
>> There are some things that need to be taken into account when using it. Read the FAQ.
>> All-in-all, it looks pretty promising.
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