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Offline kesavadh

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3D Printing Extrusion
« on: September 28, 2020, 04:18 PM »
Has anyone had any success 3D printing an extrusion?

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Offline Vec

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Re: 3D Printing Extrusion
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 11:20 PM »
What's the use case for this? And what material are you using to print?

I mean you can print something that looks like a rail or something... but how will it work? Most additive plastic printers are going to be weak in some direction of force. And rough in other dimensions.

I've printed stuff like flag stops that work with rails, but printing rails seems to not be as practical on the hobbyist level. Even larger industrial machines typically tend to have pretty limited build volumes.

Offline mkasdin

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Re: 3D Printing Extrusion
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 09:28 PM »
The 3D printers are good for limited runs, custom parts and rapid prototyping. Not necessarily making high volume, industrial parts? The world of 3D is changing and I now see houses getting 3D printed with concrete and maybe in the next 30-50 years they will colonize a planet using 3D printers, so it’s not an unreasonable request. The filaments are expensive when you work with exotic resins, nylon filaments to achieve the requisite tensile and shear strengths? Try calling MatterHackers in lake forest, California. They make a Nylon-X prusa clone and they have various nylons and carbon fiber filaments. The stuff is pricey so be prepared and the printers are typically slow.....