Tag: PLA

Using PLA for Long-Term Outdoor Applications

Eh….probably not….but maybe. Some of the structural components we have designed for the weather station have been developed on a 3D printer that uses PLA.  PLA is great as the warping is less than with ABS.  This is particularly important for larger pieces or those with extremely thin walls, such as the Stevenson screen.  Typically […]

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Use higher printing temperatures to prevent mis-feeds with PLA filament.

It is late spring in the DC metro area, which means increasing humidity.  Despite my best efforts, PLA filament spools used by one of our 3D printers seem to absorb moisture, although our warehouse is not exactly a controlled environment.  The effect, at least on our machine, is a lot of bad prints.  Well, to […]

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