This preview from over at 3D Printing Providence introduces three new unusual 3D printing filaments, with unique material properties, to the desktop 3D printing landscape: High Temp PLA, Carbon Fiber PLA, Poly Carbonate/ABS Alloy:
Proto-Pasta currently is made up of 3 new filaments: two PLAs and one ABS/PC hybrid. All of the filaments that were sent to me were fairly consistent across the spool when it came to filament diameter, although they were not consistent from filament type to filament type. The included documentation that came with each spool is full of info that should become the standard from all filament manufacturers, with actual numbers given for important characteristics.
All the prints bellow are the same model printed at .25mm layer height with 2 shells ,10% infill, and scaled 50%. The only differences were the material and the print temperatures…
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!