Many times when printing extruder assembly parts for a 3D printer, like the R3 extruder upgrade for the Prusa MK3, PETG or ABS are specified as the
Month: January 2019
Filament Testing Grips & Replacing Machined Parts with Carbon Fiber
Replacing traditionally machined parts with 3D printed ones sounds like a far-fetched idea, but is it? Subtractive technologies like CNC milling have long been taken seriously in creating functional
Gray or black? More options for beautiful, rigid Carbon Fiber 3D prints!
Are there any materials more iconic than Carbon Fiber? Protoplant first introduced Carbon Fiber PLA 3D printer filament to market more than 5 years ago, kickstarting the
Nozzle replacement for Carbon Fiber or other abrasive filaments
When suggesting Carbon Fiber as a 3D printing material, nozzle wear is often the first concern. While it’s important to be aware of nozzle wear, don’t let it
Tuning for Carbon Fiber HTPLA on your Prusa MK3 or other 3D printer
Why does a carbon fiber 3D print look so good? That color, texture, and sheen is hard to beat, but getting good results when 3D
Heat treating Carbon Fiber HTPLA for accurate, heat resistant parts
Carbon Fiber HTPLA can make very accurate parts particularly when heat treating, demonstrating less distortion of form and dimension change after heat treating compared to other HTPLAs.