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Hands On With PLAS3D Filament

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PLAS3D has pursued an unusual differentiation option that I have not seen on any other 3D printer filament

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What is the proper printing temperature for Nylon?

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Nylon should be printed at slow speed in a temperature maintained environment. i.e. cooling fan set to minimal or off. Below are the suggested printer settings.   Printing Temperature: 250C +/- accordingly Heated Bed: 80C +/- accordingly Printing speed: 30-50mm/s (slow) Cooling fan: off   Please store unused Nylon filament in bag with dessicant to avoid moisture. Oven dry at 160F for 6-8 hours may be needed if the filament has been opened for a quite a while.

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What is the suggested setting for PETG?

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In most cases, we suggest to start at 230C and adjust accordingly. Some printers like Raise3D N2 and Pro2 series require higher temperature at 245C.  Bed temperature set to 60-80C.  We also suggest to print at slower speed no faster than 40mm/s to achieve best result.  

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My printer has only one nozzle. Can I print different materials? Will it cause any problems?

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You can definitely print different materials on the same nozzle. However, you may experience extruding issue when you print PLA after other engineering materials such as ABS or PETG. The reason is that engineering materials usually require higher printing temperature than PLA. You will need to heat up the extruder to the temperature required by the previously used materials (e.g. 260C if ABS is previously used), then load PLA for a minute to two.  Once PLA filament is loaded fine, you can lower the printing temperature to normal PLA range and enjoy printing.

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How to properly store opened filament?

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Some filaments (materials) such as Nylon are very sensitive to moisture. We highly recommend to at least put used filament spool back in the original package (bag and box) with the dessicant. This is to avoid exposure to air and moisture. Our customers have repeatedly say that it works great.     You can also store used filaments in any humidity controlled container if possible. Some users have creativity converted a plastic storage box with lock into a good dry box for filaments. Checkout the video clip below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEB5ErSaYZs

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