Igus expands range of 3D printable Tribo-Filaments with highly chemical resistant C210 filament

While desktop 3D printing has certainly become a very potent prototyping technology, many end-product manufacturers still stay away from 3D printers for a number of reasons. Production quality is certainly one of those reasons (and one that can be overcome), but material limitations cannot be underestimated as well. Injection molding simply has access to a […]

Direct drive vs Bowden extruder info

Here is a good article on the differences between extruder types and some tips. https://pinshape.com/blog/direct-drive-vs-bowden-extruder-guide/

Build a 3D Printer Workhorse, Not an Amazing Disappointment Machine

This article was featured on Hackaday and I found it was full of good information on stepper motor selection, hot beds, drivers, etc. 3D printers have become incredibly cheap, you can get a fully workable unit for $200 – even without throwing your money down a crowdfunded abyss. Looking at the folks who still buy […]

Duplicator I3 Extruder Gear Testing

At low layer heights (0.1mm) doing fine detail prints, the individual segments are extremely small extrusion volume. Since volume is a distance of a KNOWN filament diameter being pushed in, extremely fine AKA super short sub mm precision distances of filament being pushed is required. Just like riding a in a vehicle with large knobby […]

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