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Hugues
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interesting new filaments on kickstarter

Post by Hugues »

Hi guys,

you might have seen these new filaments on kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/137 ... 3d-printer

one of them is PLA + carbon fibers, they also have ABS+Polycarbonate, and heat resistant PLA (which could solve the sagging problem some of us had when printing at high bed temp,

i might order the PLA+CArbon and high temp PLA

but when reading the pledge details, deliver is due in June 2014 only... :(
Hugues
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twicx
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Post by twicx »

That's very interesting, but like you said, June 2014 is a long wait. Right now, I'm keen to try out the conductive ABS. I wonder if it can be electroplated...

The carbon fiber on is definitely interesting. I know they make cellos and double-bass' out of carbon fiber, but I'd love to 3d-print the body of an electric guitar in parts and give that a go. Do it in the same way that the old airline fiberglass ones were done, with a big maple core :P

great find though!

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Post by Mayhem »

PLA carbon, nice. hope they get it out soon:D
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Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

just bumping up this thread,
their kickstarter campaign has still 11 days to go and they have almost reached their goal,

for 20 usd plus shipping you can help out these guys with their cool idea and you will receive a nice roll of their new PLA+carbon fiber filament, which has been reviewed positively so far,

thanks
Hugues
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Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

They made it ! their project is funded !
great, now i have to wait only 7 months before receiving my carbon fiber PLA roll :roll:
Hugues
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Post by MiguelKendrick »

Later this week, my spools of ABS Conductive Filament Black 1.75mm http://www.3d2print.net/shop/product/ab ... ve-1-75mm/ will arrive. I'm excited to the test the correlation with temperature & resistance of this kind of filament. I'm also wondering if it's possible to print electric parts using this material.

Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

So as mentioned above, i order this carbon fiber PLA filament form Kickstarter, just received it last week.

I'm pretty impress by the look and feel of this filament, nice matt finish, smooth, feels solid, although i haven't made any tests, so what do i know. But i would buy it again.

I made a bracket for my motorbike, in video below, printed at 0.2mm layer height, 0.8 infill, 210C extrusion and on a cold bed with double-sided tape. Sliced with Slic3r. Got to be one of the nicest printed parts i've made since i got my printer last year. In all modesty ;)

youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxnFPgUuunY
Hugues
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Post by seaton »

I just received mine last week as well, first print was a quadcopter frame, which you can see here - http://www.thingiverse.com/make:81240, love the texture. Sticks no problems to cold bed onto glass.

Quad went for some maiden flights today, a number of crashes mainly due to operator error, survived these no problem. Will see how it goes.

I've tried a range of temperatures and much the same across 205-220.

I did find it oozing a little during a print, when these oozes build up as it's wiped and where it collects it's REALLY hard to remove from the end print, i.e. I end up having to file it off, and there are sharp. so I will play around with the retraction and wiping to see if I can improve it.

So thumbs up from me for the Carbon Fibre Filament!!!
Stephen...

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Post by Hugues »

Nice work, congrats.

I received an email from proto-pasta in which they are advertising their other new filament, high temperature PLA. They say it's actually very solid as well. I think carbon fiber PLA is more stiff but is less flexible and can break a bit like glass. I might order this high temp PLA and see his it behaves.
Hugues
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