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.
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!
This 10 inch tall 3D print of a “low poly” Pokémon Pikachu was printed for a silent auction, but I thought it would be fun to post! For all of you Pokémon Go fans, this is for you! It is a low poly Pikachu printed in yellow PLA on a Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printer. PLA is one of the most commonly used filaments in 3D printing because it is so easy to use. PLA has minimal warping and shrinking compared to other materials, which means it thrives when making objects featuring flat surfaces and hard angles, or requiring tight tolerances for fit. The Lulzbot TAZ 6 is also available refurbished here. You could also scale this print down and print it on a Lulzbot Mini 3D printer!
Just look at all the fun you can have with a 3D printer! Whether you are a Pokémon fan or a hobbyist of some other kind, you can print one of a kind 3D prints to suite your needs! From figurines to replacement parts, a 3D printer is a useful tool to have around! We recently 3D printed something even more useful than this Pokemon, chair feet for a kitchen table.
Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.