when PLA absorbs water it gets brittle. I have not use the steel or copper filiments you mentioned. But Have seen PLA get very brittle. I do not know a solution for it. I don't think the added material is the problem. Just the PLA holder that it is in.
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RE: Steelfill Printing Issues- Filament Breakage
RE: hair print of ABS
temperature is not the problem. I have tried a variety of temperatures (210-250) and it is improved but not what I have done in the past with ABS. Still acts as if the bonds between the different "hairs" are too weak. it is not getting the connection. PLA is working fine. But that is a different set of issues. all that is saying is the mechanics of the printer are working.
Have tried 4 different brands of ABS. with similar results.
Does anybody have some suggestions what to try? Any suggestions would be helpful.
hair print of ABS
Trying to print ABS my prints are not holding together. It looks fine when it comes out of the printer. but it is as if the hair is not sticking together. Tried several brands of abs. It is as if it is made of hair comed into the shape. looks correct shape, but no adheresion between hairs. Not your clastical hairball. Does anybody have some suggestions what to try?
Have been looking for optional heads for my printer. What I mean is there a laser, or an engraver head I could replace my extruder with? I have not seen them. Are they out there? It brings into play lots of issues like defining the height off the part. Or laser power to do "work" has a lot of risks involved. Potential different in head mass that complicates head movement. Has anybody seen something like this?
I happen to have an Airwolf printer. What I am thinking is more DIY that is not printer specific.
Thank you for any help.