What other materials can UP BOX prints?

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uplus2user
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What other materials can UP BOX prints?

Post by uplus2user » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:32 pm

Hello, I heard that we can print nylon, glass+nylon on the Up Plus 2. How about the UP BOX? Besides ABS and PLA, what other materials can it print?

JWA
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Re: What other materials can UP BOX prints?

Post by JWA » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:48 pm

Hi, today i tried printing with bamboofill which consists 20% of bamboo, 80% PLA.
I was prepered to have some problems with printing with this kind of filament but actally it went surprisingly well.
Tested it with my small test model 50x10x10 mm but big enough to see how it looks in some specific situations.
Just chosed PLA settings , and different Z height, starting with - 0.3 , then another model 0.25 , then 0.2 , and finally 0.15 - nozzle cloged.
Now Im testing on some 10x bigger model, 90% finished and it looks good, and most important nozzle still not cloged.
4 brothers small.jpg
from left to right z=0.3 , 0.25 , 0.2 , 0.15
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Z=0,2 small.jpg
test model Z=0.2
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front view small 2.jpg
front view, seeing overhangs, with natural wood surroundings
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uplus2user
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Re: What other materials can UP BOX prints?

Post by uplus2user » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:19 pm

Interesting. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using bamboofill vs. ABS?

For UP BOX, is there transparent filament?

Has anybody tried to print rubber?

JWA
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Re: What other materials can UP BOX prints?

Post by JWA » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:15 pm

Bamboofill is totally diferent material than ABS.
It is based on PLA, and more or less looks/feels like wood. BIg disadvantage for me is that it likes to clog the nozzle, which means game over for your print.
Printing on ABS is much easier for me, specially on UP BOX, with closed and well heated environment.
Here You can see some ABS / Bamboofill comparing on my project for 3d printing contest:
http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-Printed-WALLET/ , if you like it, please vote on it :)

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