Nylon Filament

Top 5 Starting Materials for 3D Printing

Posted by Elijah Post on Apr 14, 2017 3:54:44 PM

At one point, there were only two materials available for 3D printing: PLA and ABS. PLA is safe and easy to use, but is too brittle and has too low of a melting point for some applications. ABS is a bit more ductile and heat resistant, but smells horrific and is made from some seriously nasty, not to mention carcinogenic chemicals. Now, ther's a much wider array of 3D printing materials available for 3D printing, and the list is growing every day.

The beauty of the Series 1 platform is that you don’t have to worry about committing to a material when you own the world’s most versatile extruder. We’ve mentioned in many other places that the G2 extruder can run about 80 different materials through it using the presets we’ve included in our version of Cura alone, and more still if you’re willing to calibrate the material profiles yourself. If you’re new to doing your own 3D prints, this can be a little intimidating. Here’s where to start. 

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3D Print in More Materials with the Heated Bed

Posted by Elijah Post on Oct 6, 2015 12:33:48 PM

The Heated Build Platform, which is standard on the Series 1 Pro, lets you print in many more materials than you could without it. But what is a heated build platform, and why should you use one?

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The Difference between the Series 1 and the Series 1 Pro

Posted by Lucian Novosel on Aug 25, 2015 7:30:00 AM

What's the difference between these two? Only a couple amazing innovations really. To make this easier, here's a table that outlines the differences:

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Lots of different 3D Printing Materials: A Cross-Section

Posted by Elijah Post on Jul 7, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Our goal at Type A Machines is to support as many 3D printing materials as possible with our Series 1 Pro 3D printer. When Type A Machines was founded, there were only two prevalent materials used with a handful of others in development. Today we provide optimized profiles for over 80 materials. The ability to use more materials opens more possibilities and more opportunities which can be brought to life. Here are a few of the materials available today.

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