[EMS Discuss] New nylon filament for existing 3-D printers.

Kassandra Kaplan EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Nov 13 10:44:10 PST 2012


Of course, but most use ptfe so they can print at higher speeds with less jamming.

どうぞおげんきで 
Kassie

On Nov 13, 2012, at 10:38 AM, "Mr. Clif" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Are there higher temp alternatives to PTFE to build the heads out of?
> 
> Clif
> 
> 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!
>> 
>> どうぞおげんきで 
>> Kassie
>> 
>> On Nov 13, 2012, at 9:44 AM, EMAIL HIDDEN wrote:
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>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> http://taulman3d.com/index.html
>>> 
>>> -Darrell
>>> 
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