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Which material do you use?


Which materials do you use?  

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  1. 1. What material do you use most?

    • PLA
      124
    • Tough PLA
      27
    • High temp PLA
      6
    • ABS
      26
    • CPE (+)
      8
    • Nylon
      11
    • PC
      6
    • PP
      4
    • ASA
      7
    • PET
      3
    • PETG
      48
    • PVDF
      0
    • PA
      3
    • Steel / metal
      4
    • Reinforced filament
      11
    • Flexible filament
      19
    • Other
      6
  2. 2. Which material has your interest, that you're currently not using?

    • PLA
      6
    • Tough PLA
      18
    • High temp PLA
      16
    • ABS
      33
    • CPE (+)
      6
    • Nylon
      29
    • PC
      14
    • PP
      10
    • ASA
      12
    • PET
      9
    • PETG
      35
    • PVDF
      3
    • PA
      7
    • Steel / metal
      29
    • Reinforced filament
      28
    • Flexible filament
      50
  3. 3. Do you use the predefined print profiles available via the marketplace?

    • Yes
      77
    • No
      88


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Posted · Which material do you use?

An opportunity to get to know each other better is always welcome.

If you have a moment to spare we would love to hear which materials you are using mostly, and which materials you are currently not using but you would like to learn more about. It would also be interesting to learn if you are using the material profiles available in the Ultimaker Marketplace, even if it is only as a starting point. 

 

This could help us create useful content that elaborates on those materials you have an interest in, align our material alliance to your needs and develop a more accurate feeling for what our users are working with in general. 

 

If you have any questions or want to add some additional information, please feel free to add below.

 

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    Posted · Which material do you use?

    TPU and if it can be had in different densities. I want to make shoe insoles and prosthetic supports. 

    I'd also like to be able to make something light weight but tough enough to wear on concrete and asphalt in the summer time in Texas.Maybe with  honey comb voids to help with the weight issues and to replace shoe soles for custom orthotic and prosthetics. 

     

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    Posted · Which material do you use?

    Not in the list; the company I work for is developping PVC filaments to be printed on the S5 for prototyping of pipe fittings products. So far there is no way to avoid degredaded carbon buildups in the print core so I'm designing a new nozzle to fix that.

     

    Also, not in the list. We started printing HDPE that way cheaper than PP but HPDE does not adhere to the glass build plate. Still figuring out a solution for that...

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    Posted · Which material do you use?
    On 4/24/2020 at 11:25 PM, kayakbabe said:

    TPU and if it can be had in different densities. I want to make shoe insoles and prosthetic supports. 

    I'd also like to be able to make something light weight but tough enough to wear on concrete and asphalt in the summer time in Texas.Maybe with  honey comb voids to help with the weight issues and to replace shoe soles for custom orthotic and prosthetics. 

     

     

    Hello! Yes, this is possible and we have a few different options: 

    Different Shore Hardness scales exist for measuring the hardness of different materials. There can be some overlap between the different scales. I've found this image below that illustrates what a certain value stands for: 

     

    durometerchart.png

     

     

     

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    Posted · Which material do you use?
    On 4/27/2020 at 12:31 PM, DBVOLA said:

    We use loads of BASF Ultrafuse PET. But we use the CPE profile. The S5 Pro Bundel has a Ultrafuse PET profile. But it dos not work.

     

     

    Hello, thank you for your message. Do you mean this profile?

    On the profile page it says it is compatible for the Ultimaker S5 but not yet for the full Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle. This optimisation for the material station is probably not finished yet. I'm happy to hear you found a workaround with a different profile. Would it be possible to share some pictures of the prints you've made? 

     

    Thank you! 

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    Posted · Which material do you use?
    41 minutes ago, SandervG said:

     

    Hello, thank you for your message. Do you mean this profile?

    On the profile page it says it is compatible for the Ultimaker S5 but not yet for the full Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle. This optimisation for the material station is probably not finished yet. I'm happy to hear you found a workaround with a different profile. Would it be possible to share some pictures of the prints you've made? 

     

    Thank you! 

    Hi. Yes. That's the profile.

    We could share some pictures. How do you want them?

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    Posted · Which material do you use?
    1 hour ago, DBVOLA said:

    Hi. Yes. That's the profile.

    We could share some pictures. How do you want them?

     

    This thread would be fine. Or if you could be bothered to dedicate a few more words about your experience with the material and what application you use it for it could be an interesting read in Materials. Do you use it for a specific food safe application?

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    Posted · Which material do you use?
    On 4/27/2020 at 5:34 PM, Framar said:

    Not in the list; the company I work for is developping PVC filaments to be printed on the S5 for prototyping of pipe fittings products. So far there is no way to avoid degredaded carbon buildups in the print core so I'm designing a new nozzle to fix that.

     

    Also, not in the list. We started printing HDPE that way cheaper than PP but HPDE does not adhere to the glass build plate. Still figuring out a solution for that...

     

    Hi @Framar, thank you for your message. Are these materials you are developing ready for use? If so I would happily introduce you to my colleague to discuss a potential adoption, so moving forward they can be in the list. Looking forward hearing from you! 

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    Posted · Which material do you use?

    We use Ultrafuse PET for the simple reason, that we found it to be the best all-around material for making fixtures and prototypes. Dimensional accuracy is of great importance. And it has good layer adhesion. Here are some of our prints. 

    Blower manifold (1).JPG

    Cap T39.JPG

    Cone adaptor.JPG

    EPS packaging prototype.JPG

    Finger nut.JPG

    Fixture 070.JPG

    Fixture for spouts.JPG

    Fixture T10 pump (2).JPG

    Fixture T10 tank.JPG

    IMG_1540.JPG

    Sliding guides.JPG

    VR851 til sensor (1).JPG

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    Posted · Which material do you use?

    Nice parts !

    We are often using the UM3 for similar parts. Is support material also used with the Ultrafuse PET?

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    Posted (edited) · Which material do you use?
    13 hours ago, stoccarda said:

    Nice parts !

    We are often using the UM3 for similar parts. Is support material also used with the Ultrafuse PET?

    Thanks.

    We rarely use support. But when we do. We use PVA.

    Edited by DBVOLA
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    Posted · Which material do you use?

    That's all well and good for you professionals.  How come there isn't a "Whatever's Cheapest" category for us retired guys?

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    Posted · Which material do you use?
    On 6/11/2020 at 5:22 AM, GregValiant said:

    That's all well and good for you professionals.  How come there isn't a "Whatever's Cheapest" category for us retired guys?

     

    Haha, is that often anything else than PLA? 

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