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Turning a Desktop 3D Printer into a High Temperature Printer for PEEK and PEI

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Desktop FDM 3D printers are usually able to extrude material up to temperatures of around 280 C. At these temperatures prolonged use will degrade parts such as PTFE nozzle inserts or plastic parts in the build volume. At even higher temperatures stepper motors will fail, as will electronics. Build platform temperatures are also limited to around 100 C. Current generation desktop machines were conceived with filaments such as PLA and ABS in mind. Therefore it is completely sensible that they have been made to operate at the temperatures required for those materials.  A Lulzbot Taz repurposed as a PEEK and...

Turning a Desktop 3D Printer into a High Temperature Printer for PEEK and PEI

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