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How to 3D Print Wood Filament

2019-08-16T12:25:50+12:00August 16th, 2019|3D Tips|

Firstly, what is Wood Filament ?

All Wood filaments are actually made by adding Wood Fibre into a base plastic, most commonly PLA.
Thus, most wood Filaments are called Wood PLA.
Most cheap Wood filaments are PLA with only around 5% of Wood fibres in them.
These wood fibres are made in the same way as those used in MDF wood sheets.
When you ‘Print’ Wood, what you are actually 3d printing is the plastic […]

How to CLEAN your 3d printer head with Cleaning filament

2019-03-14T03:36:19+12:00March 6th, 2019|3D Tips|

Cleaning filament is great, but it is not so intuitive to know how to best use it.

First, we need to check if the 3d printer is in a state where we can even use the cleaning filament

  1. Please heat up your head & remove whatever filament was inside.
  2. Clean out the pipes that carry the filament around, particularly important if the tubes are long or its a bowden 3d […]

How to 3D Print PETg – Recommended Settings

2019-02-21T12:10:54+12:00February 21st, 2019|3D Tips|

What is PETG 3D Printer Filament?

You must have heard about the excellent material called PET. Its most popular use is in Coca-Cola bottles.
Plastic Water jugs etc are also made of PET.

PET is very commonly used in food safe applications.
It is very strong, relatively rigid, & yet has excellent impact strength thanks to its inherent flexibility.

So what is PET – G 3d Filament ?

PET by nature is classed as a crystalline […]

3D Printing Quality vs Speed (or how to 3D print good parts)

2019-01-03T14:39:28+12:00November 8th, 2018|3D Tips|

How to 3D print strong & decent looking parts, fast –  using FDM technology

Once you start 3D printing, you will see that the machine and software allow you to control several aspects of the 3D Printing process. While it may seem that specific aspects of the process only apply to that one aspect, it’s actually quite the opposite. In fact, sometimes it can even be ambiguous, e.g. what exactly are […]