3D Printer Filaments
3D printer filaments come in a variety of types of plastic. The primary one being ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) thermoplastic. ABS is high tensile strength, tough, durable, electrically and thermally insulating. It is available in a variety of colors from white, black, transparent, to glow in the dark florescent or even colors based on ambient heat.
ABS printed materials can also be given a glossy finish through the use of an acetone vapor bath.
(polulactic acid) is another type of plastic used by 3D printers with vastly different properties. PLA is harder then ABS and brittle. It is also biodegradable and not susceptible to acetone vapor baths. PLA is not recommended for long term components as it tends to break down after a few months.
PLA is harder then ABS and brittle.
3D scanning is also possible using simple household tools such as the XBox Kinect, Kinect for windows or even the Asus Xtio Pro Live.
Simply scan using free software such as Skanect or Reconstruct me onto your desktop PC and create 3D models of anything and everything!
The 3D pen comes ready to use out of the box. Simply plug into the power supply and wait for the nozzle to reach the desired temperature. Once the LED light turns blue, the 3D pen is yours to use. Anything is possible!