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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    Quote Originally Posted by cgcrute View Post
    What filament are you using ABS or PLA? You don't mention it in the ebay listing.

    ABS is good because you can use an acetone vapor method to smooth it and it normally comes out very good, hardly tell it's 3d printed and nice and shiny.

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    Re: Does anyone do 3d printing? After a light switch...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captin View Post
    What filament are you using ABS or PLA? You don't mention it in the ebay listing.

    ABS is good because you can use an acetone vapor method to smooth it and it normally comes out very good, hardly tell it's 3d printed and nice and shiny.
    It's PLA, I've never really got decent results from ABS, and it stinks the house out (I have 3 printers!). I should add that to the auction. Not had any complaints about the PLA finish so far but I may experiment when the printers aren't going flat out.

    You can still sand and spray the PLA, I'm working with someone right now who wants a specific, very specific, shade of grey who is going to do just that.

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    I've done quite a bit with ABS within the last week or so. Doesn't smell too bad IMO.

    I've also used HIPS which is quite tough plus lots of PETG, both for when I want stuff for external use as PLA just disintegrates too fast outside.

    I have been trying all sorts of filaments lately as I subscribed to the Maker Box.

    Conductive filament was good fun, managed to make a battery box out of ABS with conductive inserts for the battery connections. No metal at all.

    Wood filled filament stinks, but not in a bad way.

    I'm just about to try printing a part in nylon, it's supposed to be a bitch to print with, we'll see.

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