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Herb

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Bukobot v2 Supported Materials
« on: August 25, 2013, 12:43:25 AM »
The Bukobot page (http://www.bukobot.com) indicates that Bukobot 8 v2 Vanilla & Duo (2013) supported materials are PLA, ABS, MABS, Nylon, Polycarbonite, Laywood, PVA, HIPS. Perhaps it would be helpful to begin a thread summarizing all of these materials, along with their advantages and disadvantages. I will begin with the information I have, and perhaps other can fill in the missing information, and correct any information that I have gotten wrong.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Inexpensive, Versatile. Can be sanded. Can be glued or polished by mixing with acetone. Mild fumes when extruded.

Extrusion Temperature: 210C - 230C (220C).
Platform Temperature: 110C with Kapton (Polyimide) Tape.
Cooling Fan: Do not use.
Recommended Supplier: http://www.protoparadigm.com or http://ultimachine.com .

PLA (Polylactic Acid)

More environmentally friendly than PVC.

Extrusion Temperature: 180C - 190C (185C).
Platform Temperature: 60C with Kapton (Polyimide) Tape or clean glass; room temperature with Blue Painter's Tape.
Cooling Fan: Optional.
Recommended Supplier: http://printbl.com .

Nylon

Strong and flexible. Good for mechanical pieces. Can be colored using fabric dye. More expensive than ABS or PLA.

Extrusion Temperature: 195C - 210C.
Platform Temperature: room temperature with 0.25 inch thick Garolite LE .
Cooling Fan: Do not use.
Recommended Supplier: http://taulman3d.com (618 or 645).

PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol)

Water soluble. Used with the Duo to print support material. Problematic in high humidity environments.

Compatible with: PVC and PLA ?
Extrusion Temperature: 190C.
Platform Temperature: ?
Cooling Fan: Do not use.
Recommended Supplier: ?

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)

Soluble in Limonene. Used with the Duo to print support material.

Compatible with: PVC ?
Extrusion Temperature: 235C.
Platform Temperature: 115C.
Cooling Fan: Do not use.
Recommended Supplier: ?

MABS

?

Extrusion Temperature: ?
Platform Temperature: ?
Cooling Fan: ?
Recommended Supplier: ?

Polycarbonite

?

Extrusion Temperature: ?
Platform Temperature: ?
Cooling Fan: ?
Recommended Supplier: ?

Laywood

?

Extrusion Temperature: ?
Platform Temperature: ?
Cooling Fan: ?
Recommended Supplier: ?
« Last Edit: August 25, 2013, 12:45:07 AM by Herb »
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Re: Bukobot v2 Supported Materials
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 04:18:57 AM »
MABS (methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) generally prints about the same as ABS, though some mixtures may need slightly different temperatures, and it does have different elastic properties.  MABS can come clear, while normal ABS is translucent/opaque.

The reprap site has details on most printable materials, and the forums for other printers (makerbot, solidoodle, etc.) contain quite a few accounts of people trying each available material.

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Re: Bukobot v2 Supported Materials
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 04:07:33 PM »
Thanks for the pointer. For anyone else who is interested, the URL is http://reprap.org/wiki/Printing_materials .
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Re: Bukobot v2 Supported Materials
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 12:54:51 AM »
Hi Herb;

OK, so I'm slowly (VERY SLOWLY!) getting my head around this amazing machine and learning to print. As I was describing this wonderful machine to someone at work I casually mentioned that people are looking at materials other than PLA and ABS and threw Nylon out there.

They immediately said, "like whipper-snipper cord"? Now, I have to admit, I'm wondering about it. It's comparatively not that expensive and can be got almost anywhere in 5kg rolls.

I'm way off base here, right?  :P

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Re: Bukobot v2 Supported Materials
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 01:33:48 AM »
You need to get either Taulman 618 Nylon or Taulman 645 Nylon. It is more expensive than ABS or PLA.

I have not tried it since the 618 clogged my nozzle ( http://forum.bukobot.com/index.php?topic=2981.msg4252#msg4252 ).
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Re: Bukobot v2 Supported Materials
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 10:45:43 PM »
Some people are having success printing with certain brands of nylon trimmer line. Taulman actually gets his filament made (to much more exacting specifications, and with additional processes to control things like diametric consistency, roundness, moisture absorption while cooling, etc.) by a company that normally makes nylon trimmer line. Some brands apparently contain glass fibers, which may be dangerous to try to extrude.

We recommend that you do not attempt to extrude things that are not manufactured specifically to be used for 3d printing. If you ignore that recommendation, we recommend that you do your research and look at the types and brands of materials that other people have experimented with, so that you don't repeat their mistakes.

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Re: Bukobot v2 Supported Materials
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 11:08:41 AM »
Thanks for the background info and words of advice from you both.

I was just entertaining the thought posed by a friend. I have no interest is mucking up my machine with filament like that whatsoever!

 

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