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December 11, 2014 AT 3:00 pm

AMA with @LulzBot3D CEO and Team #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Don’t miss out on the TAZ 4 sale!
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Highlights from AMA:

Enclosure for printing with ABS https://ohai-kit.alephobjects.com/project/cat_guard/

Why they like 3mm filament:

3mm is more rigid than 1.75mm.
3mm is less expensive than 1.75mm to manufacture.
3mm doesn’t have to be made to as tight of a tolerance as 1.75mm (or is more tolerant–a difference in diameter in 1.75mm is reflected more in the print).
3mm can feed better with a wider variety of extruders.
3mm won’t snap as easily as 1.75mm, which is important for brittle filaments (like Laywood or something).
3mm won’t crush as easily as 1.75mm (for a filament like HIPS).
3mm can feed a greater amount of plastic faster than 1.75mm, if you are printing fast.
1.75mm tangles a lot easier than 3mm.
Make Magazine rated the TAZ and UM2 as top performers, both use 3mm. Just sayin’.

LulzBot Edition of Cura Profiles:
http://devel.lulzbot.com/mini/software/cura/packages/

read more on: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2oropp/i_am_the_ceo_of_aleph_objects_inc_an_open_source/


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