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ABS 20lb spool?!

Discussion in 'Printing Filament' started by daniel871, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. daniel871

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    20 lbs. of AWESOME?

    Oh, wait ... ABS Only... 1 lb of awesome and 19 pounds of fail. :)
     
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    You'd have plenty of filament for at least one solid print that fills the Robo's print area at any rate.
     
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    a 6foot aria
     
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    I havent gotten my printer yet( will have the r1 next week), is ABS that difficult?
     
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    ABS is difficult without a heated chamber.
    Can you print it on the Robo? Sure. All about the heat management.
    Start with something less problematic (like PLA) and then experiment with ABS.
     
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    Alright. Thanks for the advice. Ordered some hatchbox pla after reading good reviews. Will try abs later.

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    If you need something stronger than PLA look at the chart. It is not 'PLA or ABS'

    FilamentTypes.jpg
     
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    Should i want elongation or tensile strength lol i have no idea how to read that chart. Sorry im fairly new. Do you have an material you'd advice? I read about nylon and petg

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    Nylon is strong, but normally somewhat flexible (exactly how strong and how flexible depends on the type as you can sort of see from the chart). Alloy 910 is my favorite for 'strong' filaments since it prints easily on the Robo.
     
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    During the warmer summer months I could print ABS just fine on an unenclosed robo3d. Granted my garage was around 30C.

    Any colder and ABS issues will rear their ugly heads. But only for very large parts. Small parts usually can print without issue.
     
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    It absolutely helps. With an enclosure I'm able to print ABS in my garage during the winter months when it can get down to 10C in there
     
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    Did you build your own enclosure mike?
     
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    That is the one he built.
     
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    What brand of ABS is known to work with the Robo 3D R1 printer? I want to make sure I am using what other people have had success using.
     
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    So, according to your chart, ABS has far less tensile strength then PLA, and almost the same elongation. Why does it seem that people think it's a better material? Wouldn't PLA be far superior?
     
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    Is there a chart like this that has NinjaFlex, and PETG?
     
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    Here are more details that while technical in terms of material properties it is more complete:

    https://eu.makerbot.com/fileadmin/I...att/MakerBot_R__PLA_and_ABS_Strength_Data.pdf

    There are spots where you can see that PLA has more 'range' but somewhat less MAX.

    Also hardness. When done the ABS is somewhat harder than PLA.
    Also PLA is more sensitive to temperature (transition temperature is lower).
     

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