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Old 12 December 2014   #16
Practically all printable plastics are non toxic, they only pose a problem if a malfunction of the printer leads to severe overheating and the material starts to deconstruct. I'm not sure PLA is an exception for this. In general PLA has less odor than other types of plastic. The enclosur is for trapping the heat and limiting the odor. If you were to use a laser engraver or cutter you would have to do a lot more, since that does not melt the plastic but burns it.

When buying a printer it is a good idea to get one with a heated bed, it will give you many more options regarding the paterials you can print. An enclsure is especially helpfull with ABS
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Old 12 December 2014   #17
With my experience your models should not have very thin details. This depends of the printing technique is it sheet printing or is it extrusion printing (plastic cord, plastic particles).
I have tried to print few models with stl file with both 3d printing methods.

You can model and test print simple demo models first then go with more details.
There is some trial and error but after couple test prints it´s not very difficult to produce your own 3d printed models.
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Old 12 December 2014   #18
Originally Posted by Srek: When buying a printer it is a good idea to get one with a heated bed, it will give you many more options regarding the paterials you can print. An enclsure is especially helpfull with ABS


Yes, i agree. The heated bed allow you to print Nylon, Abs, Pet, Pva etc..
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Old 12 December 2014   #19
Originally Posted by RenatoT: Yes, i agree. The heated bed allow you to print Nylon, Abs, Pet, Pva etc..



are there any other recommendations for 3d printers? i see the rep-rap one and the makerbot one (many models of that one)

i'd like to use something like ABS or nylon - strong stuff for what i would like to prototype

dann
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Old 12 December 2014   #20
There are a lot printers around with new tecnology for example I see a 3D printer that feed the extruder with pellet directly.

There are printers that detect if filament end and pause the printer. New accessories to mix filament and print in color with one extruder. Some delta printer are interesting even the precision reduce in the border of bed but can print higher models.

When you'll buy a printer you'll need to resolve your self all problems so a easy dismount extruder would be a good choice because is easy that something can go bad.

The slicer is also important. I bought 3 different slicers (Simplify3D, Photoshop cc, Kissslicer) for my replicator 2 but at last the better print are made with the original makerbot one.

Right now i don't know what can be the best printer to buy
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Old 12 December 2014   #21
I ordered one of those for Christmas after having parts made with one for a while now.
Epic quality... And a castable material now.

http://formlabs.com/en/

Cheers
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Old 12 December 2014   #22
Originally Posted by dann_stubbs: are there any other recommendations for 3d printers? i see the rep-rap one and the makerbot one (many models of that one)

i'd like to use something like ABS or nylon - strong stuff for what i would like to prototype

dann



I believe my UP Plus 2 will print nylon. I haven't tried myself.

I like the new UP Box http://3dprintingsystems.com/produc...box-3d-printer/ currently on pre-order. Faster than mine and twice the print sizes and enclosed case.
 
Old 12 December 2014   #23
Originally Posted by LemonNado: I ordered one of those for Christmas after having parts made with one for a while now.
Epic quality... And a castable material now.

http://formlabs.com/en/

Cheers
Rainer


Mm ... jealous.
 
Old 07 July 2017   #24
Quote: Here's an example (Porto di Ripetta in Rome):






is this model available for download somewhere?
 
Old 07 July 2017   #25
Hi,

i bought a zortrax m200 the last black friday. So far its a very good printer. The materials are a little bit more expensive but zortrax just released an update to use 3rd party materials. I am satisfied with the overall quality of the prints even though its not a form2 (of course). It is easy to use and all the failed prints were user errors.

Here are two examples:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSta2pSAlKd/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTJtg6RgEPD/


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Old 07 July 2017   #26
Originally Posted by jumpjack: is this model available for download somewhere?

No, I haven't released it and actually have not planned to do so.

Matthias
 
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