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List of usable plastics

Posted by sungod3k 
List of usable plastics
July 19, 2012 11:03AM
Hi

Im now using my mendel prusa for one year and i have now some ideas which require more complex plastics than abs and pla.
I tried researching other thermoplasts but im not a chemist so i find the all the different definitions of the plastics proportions to complicated.

Is the a list with 3d printer usable materials and ajectives like hard, flxible, transparent etc?

On the other hand whats the most flexible plastic we can use without needing additives?

Cheers
Re: List of usable plastics
July 19, 2012 11:12AM
PC, PMMA, HDPE, PP, PCL and PA have all been printed.


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Re: List of usable plastics
July 19, 2012 11:29AM
thanks for the quick answer

pmma sloves all my desires to print lampshades smiling smiley

do you have a suggestion for a soft flexible plstic like PVC with softner?
Re: List of usable plastics
July 19, 2012 12:51PM
There is a soft rubbery variant of PLA sold by Orbitech. I have some but I haven't tried printing it yet.

PP and PCL are flexible when printed thin enough. You can probably print living hinges with PP.


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Re: List of usable plastics
July 19, 2012 02:45PM
I have a roll of the soft PLA purchased through the GRRF and it works fine but you have to print it VERY SLOWLY.
I have been successful printing it at 15mm/s.




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Re: List of usable plastics
September 19, 2012 05:06PM
Does anybody know if it would be possible to print with cellulose acetate?
Re: List of usable plastics
October 10, 2012 06:13PM
Can I add PHB, PHBV and PBS to the list.
Re: List of usable plastics
November 20, 2012 09:17PM
I second madbeeps question. Very interested in CA and CAB
Re: List of usable plastics
November 27, 2012 07:32AM
Abs is one of the best usable plastics i have ever seen.
But there are others also which are competing with ABS.
VDX
Re: List of usable plastics
November 27, 2012 08:07AM
GRRF offers PS and 'wood' ...


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Re: List of usable plastics
January 18, 2013 01:49PM
reprap.cc having nylon and wood
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