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New high performance US made 3D printing filaments with free shipping!

New Inova-2008 PETg 3mm 3D printing filament is made in the USA by Chroma Strand Labs and only $40/kg with free shipping!

PETg is one of the hottest new 3d printing filaments, featuring:

  • Shiny!
  • Easy printability
  • Low Emissions
  • High Strength
  • Very High Dimensional Accuracy
  • Very Low Warping and Splitting

This means it’s a great fit for anyone that wants strong, good looking prints that “just work”.

Inova-2008 joins Chroma Strand Labs Inova-1800 Amphora Co-Polyester as a premium quality filament. Chroma Strand blends and extrudes it themselves to give you:

  • Low dye % across all colors
  • Stringent tolerances for consistency of diameter and concentricity
  • Premium filament bases

Why do these matter? Dye doesn’t print the same as the filament base. Chroma Strand Labs goes to the extra expense to keep dye composition low so their filament prints the same color to color and batch to batch.

Check out these great new translucent colors of Inova-1800 now only $70/kg, also with free shipping!

Translucent Yellow a.k.a. Lemonade!
Translucent Red, a.k.a. Watermelon
Translucent Orange
Translucent Green
Translucent Blue

 

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Enclosure for your LulzBot Mini

Have your 3d prints split or warped due to a cold draft, or you’d like to have your LulzBot Mini on display, but you can’t due to pets or curious fingers? This LulzBot Mini enclosure kit by Printed Solid is for you! Made of acrylic sheet with t-nut joints, this kit lets you print your own corners in the color of your choice, and is assembled with simple hand tools.

IT-Works can also print the corners and install the kits for folks within our Colorado service area! Contact us for details and pricing.

 

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Custom Pink LulzBot Mini 3D Printer

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Jodi wanted a pink LulzBot Mini 3D printer for (last 😉 ) Christmas.

Jamie and Jodi finally finished it!

We collected the necessary LulzBot Mini parts and our friends at Chroma Strand, maker of premium Inova-1800 filament over-coated the bed plate and chassis in “Prison Pink” Cerakote for a tough, smooth finish.

Mini parts coated pink, and 3d printed parts
As the LulzBot logos are laser etched through the factory finish, they still appear through the cerakote.

 

As the LulzBot logos are laser etched through the factory finish, they still appear through the cerakote.

 

 

Printing LulzBot Mini parts with a LulzBot Mini. Reprap FTW! reprap.org The printed parts were printed from LulzBot’s open source Mini files. We used a mixture of Mini V1.03 “Foxglove” and updated V1.04 “Gladiola” pieces (Z lowers, X connector cover, Beefy Idler/latch).  If you have a Mini, be sure to use the production tuned .gcode files for production quality, strength, and blazing fast print speed.  We even have the heat inserts you need.

 

Jodi worked on building her own LulzBot Mini 3D printer. Mounting the cable relief to the left side panel

 

The X/Z carriage assembled using a mix of foxglove and gladiola pieces.

Y carriage and spool arm mounted to the chassis
Final assembly began in earnest over the last few months. XZ assembly, RAMBO and Y harnesses mounted to the chassis Many heat inserts were inserted with the heat insert soldering iron. We salvaged and built the wiring harness (the most difficult item to replicate) in bits and pieces over time until it was complete.
Electronics mocked up in the control box. It’s running!
Electronics after tidying and finish mounting of ferrites
The result is a beautiful, great printing Mini for (very patient) Jodi. Bonus points for those that can spot the final change shown in these last two pictures.

 

 

 

 

Jodi’s message for you all. Thanks for checking out our build. We hope you’ve enjoyed it!

 

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New 3D printing filament: colorFabb HT!

Step up your 3D printing with new co-polyesters.

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!