The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is LAYBRICK.
Tis the season to be jolly, join the Wolfpack in a fun 25 Days of Materials 3D
printing countdown to Christmas and learn about 25 different materials and their unique properties! The objects to be 3D printed are part of the Advent Calendar/Christmas Tree designed by pleppik. Everyday we will be unveiling a new part of the Advent Calendar and talking about a different special 3D printing material.
Day 9: Church with Steeple. 3D Printing with LAYBRICK
Following the Wolfpack’s 25 Days of Materials 3D printing countdown is a Church with Steeple 3D Printed with LAYBRICK. Allows you to give your prints a smooth or stone-like texture. Architectural models, organic shapes, and replicas print well. Paint, sand or grind the model or even vary the print temperature to achieve a smooth finish or a rough texture. The print will come out mostly smooth, whereas at higher temperatures it will begin to have a sandstone-like texture. It is recommended that when printing at higher temperatures a fan is used as well.
Interesting facts about LAYBRICK:
- Contains natural mineralic fillers (super-fine milled chalk) and harmless co-polyesters.
- The Laybrick filament can create from smooth to very rough surface effect. When the temperature reaches to 195°C it could have a fairly realistic sandstone effect.
- Objects are paintable and grind-able.
- LAYBRICK is ideal for architectural models/landscapes.
- The printed material doesn’t feel like plastic.
3D PRINTING WITH LAYBRICK: TIPS AND TRICKS
- You can print LAYBRICK in a range of about 165°C to 210°C. In the lower range of 165°C to 190°C the print will come out mostly smooth, whereas at higher temperatures it will begin to have a sandstone-like texture. It is recommended that when 3D printing with LAYBRICK at higher temperatures a fan is used as well.
- No heated bed needed, but bed temps of 60-70C work well.
- Printed objects can be colored and easely grinded.
- Be careful because LAYBRICK fractures easily.
Are you ready to start 3D Printing with LAYBRICK? Awesome! You can buy some some LAYBRICK filament here https://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament?t=3.00mm%20Specialty%20Filament.
MORE MATERIALS TO FOLLOW!
Below is a chart listing the 3D printing filaments we will be discussing over the next 25 Days of Materials.
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