Progress Update Testing is going well on the structures.
Once I had tried basic structures, I was seeking ways to make the code more parametric, so I could apply the structure to curved surfaces instead of just linear extrusions. In order to do this I had to think … Continued
Before plunging into printing nylon, I read up a lot about the problems associated with printing it. I felt I had already solved one problem, which is bed adhesion and warping. 3D Eez proved to be a strong bed … Continued
E3D V-6 Hot end Knowing that I needed to print nylon meant I needed a hot end that could handle temperatures up to 300 degrees realistically. Any hot end that features PTFE all the way into the hot zone is … Continued
My first foray into flexible filaments was using Soft PLA. This material boasted the benefits of PLA while being elastic. The material is quite flexible and springy, it feeds fine into the extruder. I started … Continued
As mentioned before, my major project for my Masters degree at Nottingham Trent University involves using flexible structures to replace polyurethane foam in soft seating. My aim is to use low cost 3D printing to make testing and production possible, … Continued
Printing flexible filaments is a bit more complex than normal standard filaments like PLA and ABS. The diagram below shows just why this is the case. Due the elasticity and flexibility of the filament, it is very easy for … Continued