3D Printed ABS Plastic – Let’s Break It

Posted in 3D Printing on March 28th, 2011 by Gregg

Due to the printed pattern of a 3D printed part it breaks differently than solid ABS. This video Let’s Break Some FDM Printed ABS Plastic shows how the strands come apart and most times can be bonded right back together again.

This is part 3 of the series to show how 3D printed ABS plastic can be modified after printing.

3D Printed Part Break 1

Break Close-up

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3D Printed Plastic – Can you drill it Part 2

Posted in 3D Printing on March 2nd, 2011 by Gregg

Check the attached video “3D Printed FDM Unsupported Drilling” to see what happens when you don’t support the part while drilling.  You can see how the material delaminates on the exit side.

Don’t pull any loose strands or layers though or you will likely pull more loose like pulling a loose thread on a shirt. You can just clip them off or use a chamfer tool to cut them.

3d print drill breakout

Drill Breakout

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