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Posted · Changing materials

Hi, i was wondering looking around if the U2 support different materials other than abs and pla.

What i'm tryng to understand is if there is a way to broke somenthing in the try of a new material.

I'm interested in Nylon or something flame retardant like http://designforcraft.myshopify.com/collections/filaments/products/abs-v0-flame-retardant-3mm

Thank you.

 

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Posted · Changing materials

Yes. Pretty much anything that can be printed at 250C or lower will work in the UMs. The UM2 especially can handle high temperatures well. I suspect you can go much higher than 250C as long as the rear fan is working but the default firmware won't allow this.

I have printed PA6 nylon on the UM2 and it works fine.

The Ultimaker 1 and 2 is a superior design in many ways but one drawback is that it can't handle filament larger than 3.000mm as it can get stuck in the clear plastic bowden tube. Also it has more trouble than most printers with rubbery filament (solved by adding a drop of oil to the filament and printing extra slow) because it pushes the filament through the tube instead of pulling.

I notice that this flame retardant filament is 2.9mm so this will work fine in the UM2.

 

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