Trials and Triumphs of the 3D Printer: Part 3

Yesterday and today the 3D printer was finally behaving appropriately with the corrected settings and clean gears and nozzles.

A complete print of the minion was made from both sides with both filaments. PLA (Polylactic Acid) is is a biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch. ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) is an opaque thermoplastic polymer material made from the monomers Acrylonitrile, 1,3-Butadiene and Styrene. Strong and durable even at low temperatures, it offers good resistance to heat and chemicals and is easy to process.

The blue spool is PLA while the white spool is ABS.

Yesterday we printed with PLA with the left side. This blue minion took 2 hours and 45 minutes to print. PLA has a lower temperature setting than the ABS which was the main source of our problems.





Today was also a successful day with a complete print from the right side, the ABS filament. The white minion took 2 hours and 20 minutes to print but is a little smaller.





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