What Do You Think About 3D Printing

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jazzviper1

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I was about to start shopping seriously for a 3D printer but then read that for some materials, they smell bad. Unfortunately, if I have to take care of fumes, I’m gonna have to put it off for a while.

Still on the project list, but with a lower priority level.
Filament printers printing in PLA don't hardly have any odor. I recommend PRUSA printers if you can afford it.
 

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The key word above is "some". "[F]or some materials..." If you or someone in your house is unusually sensitive then perhaps they all do, but otherwise as long as you stick to low odor filaments it's usually OK. As I understand it (my experience is extremely limited*) the main bad guy is ABS; stick with PLA and you're probably OK.

(I used to work at a place with an on-site maker space. We were only allowed to use PLA, due to the smell produced by ABS, and the dominance of those two materials. Someone did get permission to try a rubbery material that didn't smell too bad either.)
 

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