LAYBRICK does not exhibit a plastic feel and can be printed with smooth or very rough surface characteristics depending on how low or high you set the extrusion temperature. LAYBRICK does not warp or curl and does not require a heated print bed. Since 3d animator does not contain a high amount of plastic, LAYBRICK is somewhat delicate to print with as the filament is fairly brittle. Once the object has completed printing, let it sit for 2-4 hours for additional hardening. The sandstone surface can then be colored or grinded according to your requirements; allowing you to create an array of products with a stone-like finish.
Experimenting with new types of 3d animator printing filament is just that – an experiment. It’s often a challenge with rewarding results, offering excitement and experience to even experienced makers. Trial and error is always required, especially with the variety of capable desktop 3D printers on the market today. By working with different filaments, you’ll discover the nuances of each and develop an understanding of which settings they’ll require. Even across different manufacturers of the same filament type, there are inevitable differences in composition that impact the performance characteristics of that filament.
Regardless of the success of your 3D printing outcome with a particular filament, it’s always beneficial to record your results for later reference. Like all unique 3D printing filament, understanding a printing material’s requirements will help save time, improve prints, and reduce failure rates with each successive print. Explore each filament by printing challenging objects and don’t be afraid to push the limits of your printer!
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