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Switching From PLA to ABS? Answered

What change in my printer do i need to switch ? i mean config or an hardware upgrade ? if hardware what do i need to buy  and if software what should i change ?

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kenyer

Best Answer 3 years ago

Hi,

To print with ABS you will need a heated bed (a print bed I mean. For the print quality it doesn't matter where you sleep )

ABS will warp more than PLA when it cools and that's why it needs the heated bed to control the cooling during the printing proces.

You also need to change some print settings. The print temperature should be a little higher. You can probably find the temperatures where you buy your materials.

Like always with 3D printing; the rest will be tweaking and trying I guess.

Good luck.

I hope this answered your question.

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_Boltz_

3 years ago

hehehehe , i am talking about a 3d printer printer and i am using marlin firmware on ramps1.4 with an arduino mega 2560, a4988 drivers and a E3D Hotend......

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

For laser or inkjet printers nothing, for all else we need more details.