(NA) Who knows about 3D printing?

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  1. Juliet Hotel

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    I'm using my 3D printer to make a CNC milling machine. It ain't gonna mill metal very well, but I figure I might be able to use it for some woodworking projects.
     
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    Prusa uses their printers to make their printers (except for electronics, motors, rods and other components that can’t be 3D printed).
     
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    Using 3d printing to make rockets.

     
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    So I got the ASA in and have made a few parts with it. It seems a little denser and harder than PETG. Parts seem quite a bit stronger too. It certainly has a bit more smell to it than PETG, but it's not horrible. You can print it in smaller layers and it gives a nice finish. I was wrong about the bridging though, it likes bridging even less than PETG does. The only other drawback I've seen with it is its doesn't like to stick to the plate. I ended up using blue painter's tape and spraying that with a spritz of rubbing alcohol to get it to stick. Haven't tried finishing parts with acetone vapor yet, but that's still on my to do list.

    All in all I like it for making durable parts, I'll probably use it more than PETG.