In the recent MK3 review, I compared the heat up times of both the Prusa MK3 and MK2, and you might have noticed that small annotation I had with the MK2 being overvolted. A while ago, I had already published a video on how to do that and have your printer, any printer, really, heat up way faster and reach higher temperatures, but I pulled the video shortly after because it didn’t really have all the appropriate warnings attached to it. So before we start:
Next up in this series, ABS! Ok, let’s start out with probably the most important bit about ABS: There’s not just one ABS, there are dozens of different versions that are all ABS-based or even just ABS-like. Let’s actually start with just ABS itself, which already isn’t just one thing. It’s acrylonitrile butadiene styrene,
PLA! Everyone knows it, everyone loves it, right? Kinda? Talking to filament manufacturers, it’s obvious that PLA is the number one most-used filament by quite a margin. For many people, it’s the only material they’ll ever print – and that’s ok! Let’s talk about the best practices when printing PLA, how you can use and process the parts and what choices you have when buying it!
It is 2018 now, and the thing to do is, of course, start with a big “new year, new me” resolution. But we also know how hard those are to stick to. Easy solution? Just post a photo of yourself and throw Instagram filters on it until all your Internet friends forget you’re still the exact same person as last year. Well, this one’s not getting any better…