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For which purpose can a 3D-printer be used?

With a 3D-printer, you have almost endless possibilities. Everything that so far had to be made in laborious manual work, can now be manufactured using 3D-printer. You not only save time but you can easily, quickly and at low cost produce many models and parts.

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How much does it cost for a 3D printer?

Due to the many advantages the 3D printer provides, they are becoming increasingly popular among people of all kinds. The fact that the distribution of 3D-printers rise constantly makes the prices of the devices cheaper.  Depending on the purposes for which you want to use your 3D printer, you should

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Can the Ultimaker 2 process the filament?

Don’t worry! The 3 mm filament offered by us definitely fits into your Ultimaker 2.

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Why do the 3 mm filaments have a diameter of 2.85 mm?

Here, an outdated name has prevailed. Today, 3 mm filaments usually have a diameter of 2.85 mm. Earlier they actually were made with a 3 mm diameter thickness. The dimensions have been gradually replaced by the new standard of 2.85 mm. The term of 3 mm however remained.

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Is the 1.75 mm or 3 mm thick filament better suited for printing?

The 3 mm thick filament used in the recent years is the standard thickness, as the conventional 3D-printers only processed this size. Even today this strength is widespread although to the new thickness of 1.75 mm can be ascribed more benefits. Firstly, the slightly thinner material can  be processed faster

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Which filament size is optimal for printing with 3D printers?

The size of the filament is determined by its diameter. It is available in the two sizes  of 1.75 mm and 3 mm. Basically, both diameters are equally suitable but please mind the instructions of your manufacturer for specific hints.

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Why do unpleasant odors arise when printing with ABS filament?

The smell that is produced when printing with ABS filament is quite normal. The acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene  (ABS) is heated for being processing in a 3D-printer, in this case the material melts and produces the smell. For your health you should ventilate regularly when using ABS filament and at best, leave the

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Is it normal if white cracks occur in ABS filament?

The white spots are a normal occurrence in ABS filaments. They are caused by the bending of the material, the closer the filament is rolled, the more likely the white break points are. This can also be observed when you turn the filament slightly with your fingers. But the whitening

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How to tell the difference between ABS and PLA filament filaments?

In principle there are two ways to find differentiate between ABS and PLA. Here you should be careful.  The experiment is subject to your responsibility: – Use a lighter to burn parts of your  filament. But be careful! ABS filament burns very quickly, while it emits black smoke and strong

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What should I consider when buying a filament?

First, it is important to mind the manufacturer’s note of your 3D printer. Essentially to be observed are the given information about the type of material, the diameter and the color of the filament. If you are unsure, for which filament, you should opt then please do not hesitate to

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Which material is the right one?

If your 3D-printer can handle all materials, you are free to choose the material type according to your wishes. The most common materials for printing with 3D-printers are filaments made of ABS and PLA. ABS is the short form for acrylic butadiene styrene. In contrast to PLA it is slightly

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What is filament and what is it used for?

Filament signifies the material, which is proceeded in a 3D-printer to print objects. For this, the 3D-printer picks up the filament to heat it. If the filament is hot, the 3D-printer presses the filament through a nozzle onto a printing plate to create a new form.

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