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Quick Tip: Cooling is Critical!

Quick Tip: Cooling is Critical!

Posted by Alex R English on Jan 13th 2017

This isn't going to be a long post - just a quick reminder that cooling is often a critical part of controlling warp and other problems when 3D printing PLA or many other materials.Even a well calibra … read more
Scanning Electron Microscope Imagery of 3D Printed Plastic Traces

Scanning Electron Microscope Imagery of 3D Printed Plastic Traces

Posted by Alex R English on Mar 25th 2016

Some time ago we were helping out the Biology Department at Walla Walla University get a printer dialed in for some work they wanted to do. In our work with them, they gave us these images they t … read more

Vapor Smoothing and Polishing PLA with Tetrahydrofuran (THF)

Posted by Alex R English on Jun 5th 2013

Acetone has been used for some time to treat ABS parts, either by polishing, vapor smoothing, or even using it to stick parts together. Likewise, Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) has been used to the same … read more

Weathering of 3D Printed PLA Objects

Posted by Alex R English on Jun 3rd 2013

We've received questions about how 3D Printed parts handle weather and exposure. It's been just over a year since my post about the 3D Printed Garden Tools. The slug trap in that post received t … read more

The Difference Between ABS and PLA for 3D Printing

Posted by Luke Chilson on Jan 26th 2013

Don't forget to check out our 3D Printer Filament! It's made with love and care by us especially for you right here in the USA! See our Everyday Printing Materials, including Advanced Ingeo PLA and … read more