Thursday, January 15, 2015

Improved Printing Quality with the Stratasys BST 1200

As I've talked about before, using the right filament with your printer's settings is important for getting parts that come out. After trying out several different combinations and brands we've found a combination that works even better than the original filament from Stratasys. It's the 1.75mm ABS and 1.75mm HIPS from SainSmart for the model and support material respectively. The stuff is also available on Amazon. Obviously you will have had to either modified your 3d printer to refill cartridges or set up a Raspberry Pi to reflash the EEPROMS.

As you can see the HIPS holds to the build plate well enough to prevent curling but comes off much more easily than the standard filament from Stratasys.

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