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Best filament for printer parts

Posted by adambrum 
Best filament for printer parts
January 14, 2016 01:48PM
What's peoples opinions on the best filaments for 3d printer parts, I have had some problems with pla delaminating under stress.

I have an e3d hotend and heatbed so should be able to run anything.

Thanks
Re: Best filament for printer parts
January 14, 2016 03:58PM
For me it is ABS only basically. It is much better machinable than PLA or PETG. I might consider HIPS, but it doesn't realy have an advantage over ABS for me.


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Re: Best filament for printer parts
January 14, 2016 04:47PM
Just been looking at taulman 910 might try a small sample
Re: Best filament for printer parts
January 14, 2016 08:39PM
I use PLA for everything except for things near heat - basically only the extruder and the X carriage. Yes it's not very machinable, but I find it very rigid and strong and have never had a delamination problem
Re: Best filament for printer parts
January 16, 2016 02:16AM
PETG for all.
Re: Best filament for printer parts
February 16, 2016 10:38AM
PLA/PHA for me
Re: Best filament for printer parts
February 16, 2016 11:23AM
If your printer isn't enclosed and warm, you won't be able to print ABS very well, even with a heated bed.


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Re: Best filament for printer parts
February 16, 2016 11:35AM
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the_digital_dentist
If your printer isn't enclosed and warm, you won't be able to print ABS very well, even with a heated bed.
While that still holds true for larger parts, modern ABS filament is much less prone to warping thann it was in the past.
I have very good results with Extrudr ABS. While eSun ABS+ practically does not warp at all for me, it is problematic when it comes to bridging and overhangs.


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Re: Best filament for printer parts
February 17, 2016 02:18PM
It depends on the part. If it's gonna take heat or high force, that rules out PLA. If it's big and can't be allowed to warp, that rules out ABS. If you can run PC, do it, but I've heard it's a pain.
Re: Best filament for printer parts
February 17, 2016 07:01PM
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Srek
While that still holds true for larger parts, modern ABS filament is much less prone to warping thann it was in the past.
I have very good results with Extrudr ABS. While eSun ABS+ practically does not warp at all for me, it is problematic when it comes to bridging and overhangs.

Really? I hadn't noticed...


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Re: Best filament for printer parts
March 07, 2016 04:43PM
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RRuser
PETG for all.

Sorry to necro this thread.

I'm curious about PETG for parts. Especially those near the Hotend.
Normally I use ABS because it can stand up to the radiant heat from the Hotend.

I don't have my printer enclosed, but I get good parts that don't warp in ABS

I know the Glass Transition for ABS is 105C, and for PETG is 88C

I was wondering if anyone had any anecdotal tests of PETG for something like an Extruder Block
Wondering if that extra 17C made a difference
Re: Best filament for printer parts
March 08, 2016 02:33AM
I can only give you one in the opposite direction. I now print the fan duct that goes near the hotend in PC instead ABS, since ABS got so soft that it deformed.


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Re: Best filament for printer parts
March 08, 2016 06:28PM
The main problem with PLA is tapping. If you go to fast it melts. I use oil and go very slowly.
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