On the one hand, printing with reactive material is complex, especially if several parts have to be mixed. On the other hand, this mixing allows for plenty of unique compositions which give the operators control over the desired characteristics. Read more about my experiment with polyurethane.
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I've been looking forward to digging into the survey responses for a while now. The biggest question on my mind was, "What pastes are people excited about 3D printing with?"
The most interesting question was definitely "What Types Of Materials Do You Intend To Print With Using The Discov3ry Paste Extruder"?
Here's what we found out when we looked at the responses:
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We would love to hear what you would like to #ExtrudeExperimentExplore. Please share your PASTES in the comments or submit via http://bit.ly/pastesurvey
Reporting the Data (like good scientists)
When we first tried printing black polyurethane a few months ago, we had challenges getting the right parameters for the material, and ended up with some not-so-great prints.
So when we came back to try polyurethane again, we knew a bit more about printing pastes, and we're thrilled with the results we got from our second shot at using polyurethane.
It's rubbery texture gives these objects some really interesting properties.
Here's a video of the printer in action:
What would you print with polyurethane?
Watch this space for more samples soon.