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PLA vs ABS [poster/picture]

Post by brent » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:23 pm

Pretty neat graphic I found comparing PLA and ABS.
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Re: PLA vs ABS [poster/picture]

Post by Tinyhead » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:02 pm

This makes me happy being a PLA printer... though i do admit i want to print others.

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Post by mhackney » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:49 am

I have been doing soak tests of the tenkara line spools and fishing reels printed in PLA. I printed 3 sets of parts. One is the control, i soaking in room temp water and the other soaking in 40°C water. These parts have been soaking for 6 weeks now and there is no observable effect on water soaking. Composting PLA requires significant heat AND moisture. For all practical purposes, it is not a problem to use in wet environments, like rivers and lakes!

One big difference to me is the properties of ABS and PLA. ***EDIT*** PLA - I meant ABS! ***EDIT*** is more flexible and for some applications this is desirable. It can also handle a bit more heat than PLA. PLA on the other hand is much stiffer but consequently more brittle.

I look at these materials as tools to solve design problems for my parts. The more tools (i.e. filaments) we have at our disposal, the better!

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Post by geneb » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:39 pm

The content is drowned out by the grammatical errors.

If the author uses English as a second language, he could use a bit of work on tenses and the use of plurals.

If the author is a native English speaker, he should hide in his basement and practice writing until he doesn't sound like a total retard. :D

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Re: PLA vs ABS [poster/picture]

Post by brent » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:26 pm

geneb wrote:The content is drowned out by the grammatical errors.

If the author uses English as a second language, he could use a bit of work on tenses and the use of plurals.

If the author is a native English speaker, he should hide in his basement and practice writing until he doesn't sound like a total retard. :D

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I didn't make it, just found the picture and felt it was useful for showing newbies differences between materials regardless of the errors.

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Post by Eaglezsoar » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:08 pm

geneb wrote:The content is drowned out by the grammatical errors.

If the author uses English as a second language, he could use a bit of work on tenses and the use of plurals.

If the author is a native English speaker, he should hide in his basement and practice writing until he doesn't sound like a total retard. :D

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Re: PLA vs ABS [poster/picture]

Post by McSlappy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:29 pm

It's an interesting poster - though I argue the PLA is as stong as ABS. I'm not sure 'strength' is a great word to use anyway... They are both very strong, but ABS is more elastic than PLA under stress. If I wanted something to survive being dropped and treated roughly, I would use ABS.

It does clear up some misconceptions about PLA though, perhaps we should make a larger and Conan approved version?
I loved my Rostock so much I now sell them in Oz :)

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Post by Pingel » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:53 pm

McSlappy wrote:It does clear up some misconceptions about PLA though, perhaps we should make a larger and Conan approved version?


My girlfriend is a graphic designer... only if she didn't currently hate me for choosing a printer over her this last week.

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Post by McSlappy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:03 pm

Tell her that you'll love her again if she does this....

Or I could do it since I'm a graphic designer too :) Eh no, I'm too busy this month :/
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Post by aehM_Key » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:11 am

mhackney wrote:PLA is more flexible and for some applications this is desirable. It can also handle a bit more heat than PLA.

Meant probably ABS.

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Post by mhackney » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:27 am

Yeas, meant ABS - thanks! I had the new PLAFlex on the mind when I wrote that!

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