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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

A nylon filament


Nylon is a synthetic polymer that is flexible and soft with a natural translucent surface color. It has high strength and is tear resistant. It also has an excellent resistance to chemicals, but it can be colored with acid-based clothing dyes.

Printing with a bed temperature from 60 to 70 degrees Celsius is helpful. Shrinkage is similar to an ABS filament.

There are three different varieties sold. They are as follows:

  • Taulman 618: The average temperature for 3D extrusion should be around 245 degrees Celsius. It does not stick to glass or aluminium print beds. Use a Garolite sheet or an unfinished hardwood (such as poplar) to print on.

  • Taulman 645: The average temperature for 3D extrusion should be around 230 to 265 degrees Celsius. It has high strength, durability, and is more transparent than Taulman 618. It requires a Garolite bed or substitute with wood.

  • Taulman Bridge: The average temperature for 3D extrusion should be around 235 to 260 degrees Celsius. It easily adheres to any type of bed when printed on a coat of PVA glue.