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3D Printer fillerment
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Ok, So We, I.e My Bro ordered a 3D printer, that on it's way. what fillerment do you use ????. I work in the Plastics recycling industrury. And Below is a few link's to the product's we use, to give Plastic diffrent proprieties

Wells antioxidants - https://wellsplastics.com/Products/stabi...ioxidants/
Wells UV - https://wellsplastics.com/Products/uv-stabilisers-2/

Evaloy - http://www.dupont.com/content/dam/dupont..._34035.pdf

Vector - https://tsrcdexco.com/uploads/pdfs/VECTOR_8508.pdf

^^ This is added for impact strength




There is more. I think you get the idea. What are you using for what reason. I know ABS need heat. lot of heat. But adding my 2 cent's that you can get fillerment with additives, to help with issue's in 3D printing etc.
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I use the cheapest PLA I can find and haven't really found any issues that a lot of people complain about on product reviews. They may need tweaking a little between different brands in terms of temperature and retraction but in general the quality is fine for most general purpose prints. So just try some out. Hatchbox is usually a good brand and one I've used before, seen their prices drop below $20USD recently which is good. I've tried some as cheap as $10-11USD as well and no issues with them either really.

If you're planning on using this for special purposes (ie engine bay with heat, sun UV exposure, etc) you'd have to think if this is really the right way to do it. Most people doing serious work with 3D printers for high stress applications tend to use the 3D printer as a quick prototyping and then use it to mold the real end product but not use it as the product itself. you could get layer adhesion issues etc.

although I've never tried any products so I can't say how they would effect it's resilience/strength.etc.
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If the printer is a big name brand like Makerbot or Ultimaker then during the warranty period its recommended to stick with their filament. Third party filaments won’t void your warranty, but it makes any warranty claims a lot easier.

At the maker studio where I volunteer, we recommend eSun brand, especially their PLA. It isn’t the cheapest but it is pretty cheap, at least in the US. Aside from a cheap price, it is also pretty consistent in diameter and color, which usually isn’t true for the cheapest stuff. Inconsistent color might not bother you but inconsistent diameters can cause extrusion issues.

There are a lot of specialty places like ProtoPasta that don’t make the cheapest stuff, but very interesting when you want to be artsy or require specific physical attributes. They have an HTPLA that can be baked (don’t remember the proper term for this) to harden it and afterwards it is almost as strong as ABS.

Prusa is doing interesting things with their Prusament - their colors and materials are pretty basic but they are controlling the diameter of the filament much tighter than anyone else.
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