Category:Plastics

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There are various kinds of plastic you might find yourself working with - make sure you know what it is!

This page is intended as a very rough overview, once we write down more information you'll find links to more detailed pages at the bottom.

Also check out Makezine's six tips for repairing plastic parts and this detailed instructable on "plastic welding"!

ABS

More difficult to 3D print than PLA, potentially hazardous fumes - further reading anyway: RepRap wiki

Arboblend (Lignin-Based)

Thermoplastic based on a byproduct from the paper industry

PET

What most plastic bottles are made out of

PLA

Commonly used in 3D printing

Acrylic Glass

Thermoplastic, easy to laser cut or bend under heat. Also known as "Plexiglass"

Pages in category "Plastics"

The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.