Material Guide

This guide may help you to identify the right material for your projects und to use them in a safe and efficient way. You will find basic information about common words, safety instructions for handling the materials and other useful info. In the sub categories you can find details about the materials like print settings, a collection of suppliers and more.

3D Print Wisdom| Material Properties explained

 

In the following list you can find the most common material properties you will find in a manufacturers data sheet. Missing safety or general info for a material can be a hint to stay away from that material or handle it with extra safety precaution. What safety precautions you can take care of is another post down below.

 

Tensile Strength 

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Glas Transition Temperature (Tg)

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3D Print Wisdom | Odors and Fumes

 

A very important part in additive manufacturing and other production methods is safety. An essential danger in 3D printing are fumes resulting from the process itself or from the materials used. Isopropyl Alcohol and Aceton, molten ABS or even some Resin fumes can be unhealthy and even highly dangerous.

 

The following post shows some safety precautions you can arrange and potential dangers coming from equipment, material and production process.

 

 

Equipment

 

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3D Print Wisdom | Bridging

 

Bridging happens when the print head needs to bridge a longer distance between to already printed parts with material creating a "Bridge". To create a clean bridge without having the material sagging, certain settings need to be made up front.The following tips show you how to set up an FDM printer for that.

 

 

 

 

 

Settings

 

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