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1.75mm E3D Titan Aero Toolhead for LulzBot Mini preview

www.itworks3d.com will be releasing the E3D Titan Aero toolheads for LulzBot Mini very soon!
The E3D Titan Aero allows you to print both solid and flexible filaments without changing toolheads.
Upgrade to hardened parts, and you can also print abrasive filaments like Proto Pasta Carbon Fiber PLA
Check out this video of a test print with the  1.75mm filament version:

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Potential 1.75mm Multi Filament and Multi Color Printing for LulzBot Taz and Mini.

Will combining the Palette+ Muti Filament and Material System with an IT-Works 1.75mm E3D toolhead for LulzBot TAZ and (coming soon!) 1.75mm E3D toolhead for LulzBot Mini result in the ability to make multi color and multi material (solid, flexible, dissolvable support!) 3D printing with your current LulzBot? We’re going to find out!

Want to print 1.75mm 3d printer filament in your current Hexagon hotend? We have the 1.75mm hexagon hotend parts you need. You can send in your existing toolhead for use to modify too!

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MSDS for ABS and PETG 3D printer filaments

If your company requires MSDS sheets for your 3D printer filament, or you just want to know what your are printing,  Chroma Strand Labs recently issued MSDS sheets for their Inova-2008 PETG 3D printer filament and HIGH Impact ABS 3d printing filament. Links to the MSDS sheets are on the product pages.

MSDS for ABS and PETG 3D printer filament.
MSDS for ABS and PETG 3D printer filament.

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Print your own chair feet!

The Problem: Kitchen chairs!

Our kitchen chairs were what my Granny would have called, catywompus!  The plastic feet inserts broke over the years , but when we thought we would just add new ones, we discovered they were custom to the chair.   After much searching online, I found a whole lot of nothing.  I decided to save myself the hassle and hand Jamie a chair foot so that he could draw up a design in Tinkercad!  A couple of days later he handed me back a 3D printed chair foot, very similar to the one I originally gave him!

It snapped in easy peasy!   Jamie printed off enough for the rest of the chairs and ten minutes of install later our chairs were no longer ‘catywompus’.   Easiest home improvement/fix up ever!!  I am slowly discovering that having a 3D printer comes in quite handy for around the house stuff and making parts that you may otherwise have to have custom-made.   That, and it’s just a lot of fun!!

How To:
For this project Jamie used a Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer and black ABS filament.  At first we considered using a flexible filament called Ninja Flex, but decided against it.  I was concerned that with it being flexible and sort of ‘grabby’ for lack of a better description, that it would be difficult to move across the hardwood floors.  The ABS is a tough and smoother filament and moved easily on the floor, although in the end I’m not sure if that mattered because I put furniture sliders on top of the chair feet.

If you have broken things around your house or little broken parts that are difficult to come by, you may  be able to design a replacement yourself and 3D print it, just as we did these chair feet.

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