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nbadjev
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Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments, Polycarbonates...

Hello guys. I am thinking of buying a prusa i3 mks3.

How well can the prusa print filaments like Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments and polycarbonates?

Do you have any experience? If you use a polycarbonate for a print, can you use pla separately for support purposes? 

Thanks

 

Posted : 14/12/2020 1:55 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments, Polycarbonates...
Posted by: @nbad

Hello guys. I am thinking of buying a prusa i3 mks3.

How well can the prusa print filaments like Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments and polycarbonates?

Do you have any experience? If you use a polycarbonate for a print, can you use pla separately for support purposes? 

Thanks

 

It printed CF filaments and PC well.  As far as uring PLA for supports, you would beed and MMu2 and I am not sure that would work.  The filaments require significanly different settings.

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Posted : 14/12/2020 2:14 pm
nbadjev
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments, Polycarbonates...

@cwbullet

Do you have any experience with cpe or cpe+ or nylon? Thanks

Indeed the settings would need to be changed for all those different carbon fibers or polycarbonates...

Posted : 14/12/2020 2:51 pm
Nikolai
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RE: Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments, Polycarbonates...

Printing PC works perfectly fine. Just make sure to use an enclosure.

PC with PLA should be difficult. For PC you want very hot environment, high bed temperature. PLA would just melt away under this temps. This applies to any printer.

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Posted : 14/12/2020 5:46 pm
nbadjev
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Carbon-fibers enhanced filaments, Polycarbonates...

@nikolai-3

but is it true that the hotend can reach temperature up to 300°C?

 

Posted : 14/12/2020 9:37 pm
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