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Filament to make rigid objects

Post by hajime » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:42 pm

Hello, as of today, what is the best filament to use to make rigid objects such as brackets/frames on the Up Plus 2? Thanks.

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by mr6k » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:03 pm

I reckon ABS is the most rigid material with some bending strength. PLA maybe be a bit more rigid, however it is also brittle and biodegrades. Taulman nylon is strongest in terms of bending, but is a lot less rigid than both ABS & PLA.

Just my twopenceworth.

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by hajime » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:24 pm

mr6k wrote:I reckon ABS is the most rigid material with some bending strength. PLA maybe be a bit more rigid, however it is also brittle and biodegrades. Taulman nylon is strongest in terms of bending, but is a lot less rigid than both ABS & PLA.

Just my twopenceworth.

cheers

Peter
Thanks. After reading the postings here, I thought nylon were the strongest. However, after I watched the videos of some products made of nylon, I realised that it is the stronglest in terms of not breaking easily when pulled from the sides. I am looking for strongest in terms of rigidity.

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by doraemon » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:02 am

Probably PLA is hardest. If you need it stiffer, you could always add gussets.

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by JuliaDee » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:43 am

Taulman 645 is more rigid than 618, and warps less, it's my favorite. T-Glase is also said to be very strong ("like printing with steel" someone said) but I haven't done too much with it. I have some Taulman "Bridge" on the way and will report after testing.

PLA is rigid but brittle, as others have stated. Support removal is a bitch.

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Post by hajime » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:16 pm

JuliaDee wrote:Taulman 645 is more rigid than 618, and warps less, it's my favorite. T-Glase is also said to be very strong ("like printing with steel" someone said) but I haven't done too much with it. I have some Taulman "Bridge" on the way and will report after testing.

PLA is rigid but brittle, as others have stated. Support removal is a bitch.

julia

Thanks. Please do let us know how it goes with Taulman 645.

I tried PLA on a Makerbot a year ago. I didn't like it. The stock ABS which comes with the Up Plus 2 seems to be better.

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by JuliaDee » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:33 pm

Taulman 645 is great, I use it a lot; it's Taulman "Bridge" that's new and which I will be testing soon. "The strength of 645 at the cost of ABS, with less moisture uptake and less warping" I think is the advertised feature set in a nutshell.

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Post by hajime » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:57 pm

Hi Julie, have you had a chance to test the 645?

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by hajime » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:42 am

Hello, any update in regard to the test results of 645 ?

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by roller » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:03 pm

It's worth checking out Polymakr polymax now too. An ABS strong and PLA stiff material - the best of both worlds.

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Re: Filament to make rigid objects

Post by JuliaDee » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:45 pm

More like "nylon-strong" - PolyMax is tough stuff (but not all that rigid, it's got some flex to it)

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