Material Considerations

  • Joan Horvath


This book focuses on 3D printers that feed filament into an extruder, which melts the filament and lays it down a layer at a time. Filament is a thick thread made of a variety of materials such as plastics, nylon, and elastomers, typically in one-kilogram (plastic) or one-pound (nylon) spools. Figure 7-1 shows a one-pound nylon spool and a one-kilogram spool of polylactic acid (PLA) plastic.


Polylactic Acid Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Print Quality Filament Diameter 

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© Joan Horvath 2014

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  • Joan Horvath
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  1. 1.CAUS

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