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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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An ABS filament

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a common plastic that is used in manufacturing most of our consumer products. It is not biodegradable and has a greater environmental impact than some of the other filaments. An ABS filament is a strong and flexible material suitable for mechanical parts. It has impact resistance, dimensional stability, and excellent heat and low-temperature resistance. It's easily sanded, glued, and receptive of most paint products. It is also available in many colors.

The average temperature for 3D extrusion should be around 225 degrees Celsius. Different colors may need to be adjusted with slightly different extrusion temperatures.

ABS has a tendency to warp, but this can be minimized using a heat bed ...

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