Dear Customers,

Due to the overwhelming number of 3D printer manufacturers and the huge array of products they offer; we are not in a position to troubleshoot any problems you may be having with your particular printer.

We do recommend printing with PLA if you are using the most common type of commercial printer (FDM):

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), is an additive manufacturing technology commonly used for modeling, prototyping, and production applications. FDM works on an “additive” principle by laying down material in layers.

A plastic filament or metal wire is unwound from a coil and supplies material to an extrusion nozzle which can turn the flow on and off. The nozzle is heated to melt the material and can be moved in both horizontal and vertical directions by a numerically controlled mechanism, directly controlled by a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software package.

The model or part is produced by extruding small beads of thermoplastic material to form layers as the material hardens immediately after extrusion from the nozzle. Stepper motors or servo motors are typically employed to move the extrusion head.

FDM, a prominent form of rapid prototyping, is used for prototyping and rapid manufacturing. Rapid prototyping facilitates iterative testing, and for very short runs, rapid manufacturing can be a relatively inexpensive alternative.

Advantages: Even cheap 3D printers have enough resolution for many applications.

Disadvantages: Supports leave marks that require removing and sanding. Warping, limited testing allowed due to Thermo plastic material.

From: https://education.gov.mt/en/resources/News/Documents/Youth%20Guarantee/3D%20Printing.pdf

WARNING! WE RECOMMEND THAT THIS PART BE USED WITH EXTREME CAUTION TO AVOID SEVERE INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE! 

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. 

Rotating parts can disintegrate when rotating at high speed. Pieces of this part travelling at high speeds can hurt or potentially kill someone. Please use extreme caution and never place yourself or anyone else in harm’s way by using this printed part in a hazardous way. Minors must be accompanied by an adult when using this part in its intended or unintended fashion. We are not responsible for the poor judgement of our customers or the general public. 3D printed parts are not as strong as the injection moulded, cast, forged, or machined parts. All “3D-printed” parts made from plastic are prone to failure much sooner than traditionally manufactured plastic parts made by “printed” methods.