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Test print before I consider taking the plunge

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I am in the UK and looked with interest at the Ultimaker, after seeing it on the Gadget Show. Before looking any further, I would like to find out how good the prints are for my models. Would anyone be able to print me off one of my designs, in ABS and high quality. I would offer reasonable payment by Paypal.

 

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Depends on how long your products needs to last. For example, it's used in body implants where it degrades in 6 months to 2 years. (wikipedia)

Degrade of PLA in "normal" conditions takes many years. I cannot find the source right now, but I've read 70 years or more.

What's more a problem of PLA is the low glass-transition temperature. Which means it goes soft somewhere between 60-70C, which is possible in a car in the sun. Dishwashers also give problems.

 

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