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Material Science Part 4: ABS – PLA – the Magnificent Two

In Archive by Dorothée Doepfer

On the first sight, you might wonder why we are introducing both materials as they seem to be very similar. Indeed, both materials are processed with FDM and most printers can cope with both of them. But be careful: ABS can get not very skilled users in trouble easily. Are you interested why ABS can be a ‘troublemaker’? Here we go:

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Material Science Part 1: Polyamide (PA11) – Have You Ever Wondered What Nylons, Toothbrushes and 3D Printed Designs in SLS Have in Common?

In Archive by Dorothée Doepfer

Have you ever wondered what nylons, toothbrushes and 3D printed designs in SLS have in common? They are all members of the same chemical family. Interested to learn more about the use of polyamide in 3D printing (classification, technical data, area of application)? Then read our new series on 3D printing materials here. We are looking forward to getting your feedback on FB, twitter or directly here. Any questions? Feel free to contact us. Enjoy reading!

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