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Profilometry analyses study Facilan™ C8 VS Regular ABS

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Optical profilometry has been used to characterize the surface finish of Facilan™ C8 prints and regular ABS filament. By this method, the sample is not damaged since optical profilometry is a non-contact technique that uses white light to analyze the surface topography and detect step heights at the sample surface. The study has been performed in comparison with a standard quality of ABS. For this purpose, simple objects have been manufactured on the same printer machine (Ultimaker 2+) using same printing settings and object design (the layer height of the sample is 0,2 mm). Only the printing temperature differs (210°C...

Profilometry analyses study Facilan™ C8 VS Regular ABS

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Printing Prusa Face Shields for Dentist

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To help prevent viruses from spreading - in this case COVID19 - we have printed and donated face shields for the medical staff of our local dentist in Haarlem!       We used our PETG Filament to make sure every team member has their own high quality mask, customized with their initials. We 3D printed the parts on the Raise3D N2 Plus.Thanks Prusa Research for making this open-source design available: https://www.prusa3d.com/covid19/Are you interested in our filaments or the faceshields? Don’t hesitate to get in touch, send us an email at info@3d4makers.com          

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Luvocom 3F PEKK 50082 Filament is now available

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We proudly present Luvocom® 3F PEKK 50082 Filament, our newest member of the 3D4Makers filament family, and you can have all the advantages of its unique standard in quality.   Luvocom® 3F PEKK 50082 is engineered to outperform the standard PEKK materials available in the market. It comes with enhanced flow behaviour which improves the printability and layer adhesion. This unique modified neat PEKK provides dimensional stability and is printable in non-heated chambers, delivering semi-crystalline parts with no warp similar to our Luvocom 3F PEEK 9581 Filament. Following our nature as filament engineers we joined forces with our compounding partner Lehmann & Voss...

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High Temperature FDM 3D Printing for PEI, PEEK and other High Performance Polymers What You Need to Know

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Desktop 3D printers are mainly consumer or entry-level enterprise machines. They are usually made for prototyping and deskside use. Industrial 3D printers (Additive Manufacturing Machines) are used for manufacturing, usually in industrial settings. In Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM, also called FFF) a new category of high-temperature 3D printers is emerging which is fusing these formerly disparate groups of systems. These are high-temperature 3D Printers which are capable of manufacturing in high-performance engineering plastics such as PEEK and PEI.   What is a high-temperature 3D printer?  This category of machines is very new. There are many more people saying that they have a...

PPSU Filament 3D printing 3D4Makers

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3D4Makers High Performance 3D Printing Filament The Story So Far

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A father and son team 3D4Makers was started by father and son team Jan-Peter and Jasper Wille. Jan-Peter had three decades of experience in polymers and Jasper was quickly becoming an expert user of all manner of 3D printers. They had a lot of performance problems with the filament that they bought and used however. Breaking, bubbling, roundness issues and tolerance problems abounded. They also thought that the filament at the time was not only low quality but also far too expensive. The filament that was out there was simply not made at the level of precision that they wanted...

3D4Makers High Performance 3D Printing Filament The Story So Far

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