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Make: 3D Printing by Anna Kaziunas France

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Chapter 8. Plastics for 3D Printing

Desktop 3D printing filaments used to be limited to ABS and PLA, but there are now a range of different materials on the market. Basic printing temperature ranges are listed here, but keep in mind that recommended nozzle and bed temperatures vary with filament suppliers and the printer used. In addition, when printing at accelerated speeds, the upper temperature range is recommended to keep the filament moving and avoid clogged nozzles.

For a list of vendors that sell 3D printer filament, see Printers, Filament, and Parts.

“Rigid” Filaments

These filaments are typically used to create solid objects, but are often ...

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