How to Use rigid.ink
Thinking of rigid.ink, but not sure how it performs? Here's our advise to get the best from your rigid.ink. Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Here’s some helpful tips when printing with our ABS or PLA filaments:
For ABS rigid.ink:
- Depending on your printer, you’ll want to adjust your temperature to between 235-255°C. You’ll want to play around to obtain best results, and take into consideration factors such as your layer height, print speed setting and your 3D printer’s nozzle diameter.
- Use a heated bed to avoid warping. You’ll want to set this to 80-110°C to start with, and turn this down a little after the first few layers.
- To aid your print sticking to the print bed (for best results it needs to stick well, but still be easily removable after your print) we recommend covering your print bed in a polyimide tape (such as Kapton or PET tape). Small gaps between the tape is better than overlaps though, this is less likely to disrupt your print. You could even use hairspray instead, but this will leave a residue.
For PLA rigid.ink:
- Set your temperature to around 190-210°C. Again, you’ll want to play around to obtain best results, and take into consideration factors such as your layer height, print speed setting and your 3D printer’s nozzle diameter.
- PLA is less likely to warp than ABS, so you don’t necessarily need a heated print bed. If you still want to use a heated print bed, for best results set this to 40-50°C.
- Ensure your PLA sticks well to your print bed, blue masking tape works well for this. Again, very small gaps are better than any overlaps between tape. Hairspray will also work well.
Please note: Always ensure there is sufficient ventilation when printing.