For FDM technologies in general with a single extruder, slicing modifications is your only options. However there will be a trade off between quality and speed. For...
Almost all 3D printers have issues that could cause health problems. FDM/FFF printers heat plastic to a temperature that may cause it to off-gas, and these byproduc...
As with any manufacturing process, you'll need to learn to "use the right tool for the job". It depends on the requirements of the part. To answer your question, I w...
I"m no expert on this, but the article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphous_metal may be relevant for you. There are some special alloys, such as gold/silicon...
Basic facts and tips for using and choosing ABS and PLA materials: Made from: ABS: Petroleum based PLA: Corn or other plants Smell: ABS: smell of hot plastic,...
The most obvious solution is to pause the print and swap filament for another color. Another option is to splice pieces of filament together, though this does not a...
I think ABS would be your best bet. It's not biodegradable and realtivley easy to print. But you can use more or less any material if you use some form of coating o...
I suggest using XTC-3D since your prints are small also you can add some UVO pigments in. It's difficult to use in large prints because has small working time. Anywa...
The biggest effect I've see on resolution is due to plastic stress due to thermal gradients. The higher resolution prints build up more layers of material, and each...
If you'd like to print on RepRap like FDM printers, you cannot print from metal, but you can use some filament that tries to look like metal. I have good experience ...
Use Taulman t-glase and after a light sanding with really fine paper (optional really, but go for it if you can), spray it with polyurethane varnish or something sim...
The best way to get rid of them is to change the design of the printed object to make them unnecessary. Instead of printing the one part with support material, the ...
All three of these features are used to improve the quality and success rate of prints, especially those failing due to issues on the first few layers, or due to the...
Generally speaking, MDF will weather OK. In areas of high humidity you might experience warpage, but you can mitigate that by sealing the surface with paint or varni...
As long as you maintain each printer and keep a proper calibration, go for it, this is what they were designed to do, I've even made replacement parts for myself. U...