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All about 3D Printer Supplies UK

Author: Liyo Josef
by Liyo Josef
Posted: Mar 18, 2014

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There are even initiatives to design 3D printers to make 3D printers, in other words to replicate themselves. Best known is the Reprap project which has developed a series of opensource designed printers capable of printing many of its own parts. The 3D Printer RepRap is now the most popular 3D printer in the UK. In addition to printing its own parts it is also capable of printing any plastic shape in any color including objects which cannot be produced by traditional manufacturing techniques.

There are various factors which should be considered when buying a 3D Printer, such as build size, printing precision, print speed, nozzle diameter, print materials. People and companies with smaller budgets who are technically minded can opt for a 3D printer kit instead of an already assembled printer. Kits are available for under £1000. Typically, the kits include printed parts, extruder, hotbed, threaded rods, smooth rods, PCB, linear bearings, and stepper motors.

There are already many online suppliers of 3D printer supplies. Searching on google reveals the existence of dozens of companies already active in the industry. They supply high quality of PLA Filament which is an environmentally friendly plastic with a low melting point. Its main feature is that it doesn’t smell when your printer extrudes it. These filaments are available in various colors such as red, black, white, green, yellow, grey, silver as well as translucent. PLA filament is typically available on a spool.

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