While retaining the easy print-ability and low emissions of standard PLA, HTPLA can be heat treated to retain stiffness to higher temps and it has improved stability compared to HTPLA without fibers. The matte finish comes from plant fibers, so you also do not need a wear resistant nozzle for this filament!
If you’ve tried the new co-polyester 3D printing filaments like Chromastrand Inova 1800 and colorFabb nGen you know how they combine the warp and split resistance and strong bed adhesion of PLA with the strength and heat resistance of ABS, while maintaining lower fume and particulate emissions.
How do you choose? There are three Eastman Amphora series co-polyester bases:
“Good” is Amphora 3300 is, which we carry as colorFabb nGen. nGen is a big step up from PLA in strength and temp resistance. nGen’s low price makes it a great intro to co-polyesters
“Better” is Amphora 1800, which increases strength and heat resistance over 3300- similar to ABS. We carry it as Chromastrand Labs Inova-1800, which is a “super premium” filament with ultra low consistent dye percentage, and the most stringent dimensional and cooling managament during production. If you’ve tried other Amphora 1800s, give Inova-1800 a try and see the difference
“Best” is Amphora 5300, which increases strength and heat resistance over 1800. We carry it as the new colorFabb HT. Amphora 5300 is nearly polycarbonate levels of temperature handling and strength, but with low fumes and easy printability!
If you’ve not tried them yet, you’re in for a treat, try some today!
Carbon Fiber parts for your LulzBot Taz 3D printer!
Upgrade the style and performance of your Lulzbot TAZ 3D printer with these new carbon fiber parts With the same dimensions as the original parts, these carbon fiber parts are stronger, stiffer, and look cool!
Setting land speed records with help from IT-Works 3D printers.
Our friend Eva Håkansson is the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider at 270 mph (434 km/h). She is a mechanical engineer and the main builder of her electric streamliner motorcycle aptly named “KillaJoule”, which also happens to be the world’s fastest electric motorcycle!
LulzBot released several updates to the LulzBot Mini firmware that are included with the recent Cura LulzBot Edition version 20.
Among the updates is a check when the Mini runs auto calibration bed leveling to ensure that the calibration is within an acceptable range. If any of the corner checks are outside the range- typically caused by plastic on the nozzle preventing contact with the corner washer, the calibration start over with a re-wipe of the nozzle. If the calibration fails twice, the print is halted. This prevents damage to the bed from a bad calibration.
Here’s a guide to to perform this easy LulzBot Mini firmware update: