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Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing by Cameron Coward

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APPENDIXA

Glossary

ABS Acronym for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, a type of thermoplastic commonly used for 3D printer filament. It is strong but prone to warping and cracking during printing.

ABS juice Also called ABS glue, a solution of ABS plastic dissolved in acetone. It makes a very sticky substance that can be used as a surface treatment on the print bed to improve adhesion.

acetone A common household and industrial solvent. Acetone breaks down styrene, which allows it to dissolve ABS. It can be used for smoothing ABS prints and for making ABS juice.

additive manufacturing The process used by all 3D printers, in which a part is created by slowly adding layer after layer of material.

Arduino An open-source platform for developing and ...

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