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Hello all, 

Its been a while since Ive posted. Its given me some time to put both the economic ABS offered from Jagprint to the test as well as the NEW Ultra ABS. 

Below are prints with the Basic filament. I have had the prints in my bathroom as a soap holder and other odd and ends on my Motorcycle.

 

Here they are after an entire summer of riding. The last two are of my plate bracket

 

 

Lastly a print that I used to hold a neighbors garbage can top together. Very smooth layers printed at a .2 layer height @225 degrees. No lift off of my bed (80 deg) with only hairspray as the adherence to the bed. Im still working on getting the flow correct so there is less spacing between the layers. Also fighting an unlevel bed (very hard to get correct on Delta style printers). 

Let me say firstly that the consistency of the ultra series filament is awesome. No jams through the bowden tube that delta style printers must have. 

We have just completed testing a small production run of our new ULTRA series high tolerance abs and are happy to report the new material is our best ever. Vendors promote filament with a tolerance of around +/- 0.1mm, occasionally you will find 0.05m tolerance. Never have we seen anyone claiming +/-0.02 mm tolerance for filament, till now that is. We are pleased to be able to offer an industry leading +/- 0.02mm tolerance ABS and PLA filament. Desktop 3D printing is tough enough as it is without dealing with your machine jamming and eneven flow rates. Using the new ultra high tolerance ABS from Jagprint you can take the filament variable out of the equation. Machines that used to jam up frequently will now operate for hours and hours without a problem. Prints that were 'ok' before become 'great' just by switching to this filament.  

Here are a few prints straight off the hot bed with the new ULTRA tolerance material. Photos and notes are courtesy of our friend Brent at botfreak.com using his very own botfreak 3D printer. No touchup was required except for a little sanding on Teddy and Buddha. Thanks Brent.

The material will show up on this web site in a couple of weeks. The first batch of 500 reels is all 1.75mm, black ABS. Pricing is not fixed yet but you can write us and we'll reserve a spool or two for you at an introductory price of $35 per kg. 

Cheers, 

Maurice 

Jagprint Team

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Easter Island Statue - Decided to go with 70% infill on this one...the printing host (Repetier) estimated printing time of 4:30 for this one (unusual because it is usually more accurate) - but more than 8 hrs later it finally finished. very solid and will work well, only had a small drooping on the chin due to the 0.25mmlayer height.

Printing time: 8:06

Layer Height: 0.25mm

Perimeters: 2

Infill: 70% infill

Speed Infill: 55mm/sec

Speed Perimeters: 35mm/sec

 

Teddy Roosevelt - Ended up with a small hole on his left shoulder because of not enough fill and too few top layers, otherwise good detail. 

Printing time: 6:06

Layer Height: 0.1mm

Perimeters: 2

Infill: 25% infill

Speed Infill: 25mm/sec

Speed Perimeters: 20mm/sec

 

Buddah - I should have raised the infill here because there is a hole on one hand and the top of stomach. 

Printing time: 7:14

Layer Height: 0.1mm

Perimeters: 3

Infill: 40% infill

Speed Infill: 40mm/sec

Speed Perimeters: 25mm/sec

 

Woman's Torso - I upped the number of top layers to 5 here as opposed to 3 on Teddy Roosevelt, still some problems with holes on the top layers - I think this is more of a slicer problem than anything to do with the machine or filament. 

Printing time: 4:30

Layer Height: 0.2mm

Perimeters: 2

Infill: 25% infill

Speed Infill: 40mm/sec

Speed Perimeters: 25mm/sec

 

 

Beethoven - This model looks like its reduced quality but that's just how the 3D file is done.  I raised the perimeters to 3 here and infil to 40% - still a problem with a small hole on the top of one shoulder

Printing time: 8:40

Layer Height: 0.1mm

Perimeters: 3

Infill: 40% infill

Speed Infill: 40mm/sec

Speed Perimeters: 25mm/sec

 

We frquently get asked why our ABS material is so cheap...er.. inexpensive. We have structured our business to offer low cost extrusion from the ground up. We keep our cost base to a minimum with no rental overhead, no advertising except for this web site, no layers of administration and no layers of markup. This is about as close as it gets to direct from the manufacturer.... all right we add some markup for our trouble to ship the goods to the US and for our time but there's still room there for us to make a dollar or two. I'll bet you didnt realize that raw ABS costs around $4 per kg for the standard grade resin. We use a higher end material with additives that ends up costing $6 per kg, the extruder basically doubles the raw materials price for electricity, labor and his proft so there's still room for us to work. The actual production is done by a long term trusted vendor, an experienced extruder and that is all he does: plastic extrusions. We've been working with this partner for 12 years during the course of our usual business which is manufacturing various electronics products in Asia.

The cost of ABS filament is going down all the time, we figured we may as well be leading the charge rather than following. So there you have it, we are selling comfortably at $19/kg in small quantity. Keep your eye on this space because there are some interesting products coming soon such as the super high tolerance  +/- 0.02mm material which is in production now. 

Thanks for reading. Keep on printing. 

Maurice Duteau

Jagprint Team. 

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Here's a spool holder I made up from laser cut stainless steel. Its adjustable for various size spools but could be simplified by settling on a particular spool size. There's a rubber slat to keep light pressure on the filament to keep it from unravelling.  The spindle pops out for quick spool changes. If this is interesting drop us a note and we can get one made up for you... or perhaps make this a permanent item for the jagprint store.

I've loaded the solidworks files as well as a few pdf and dxf files if you'd like to customize the design yourself. We can do low cost laser cutting and the full gamut of sheet metal fabrication so feel free to send on designs for any project you have in mind and we'll get it quoted.

https://www.jagprint.com/sites/default/files/files/SpoolHolder.zip

Cheers and thanks for looking. 

Maurice

jagprint team

 

Time to finally post a few photos of the test prints we've been doing with our ABS filament. These parts are straight off the printer and no touchup was required. The printer used is a reprap inspired 'Botfreak" printer which we'll be helping to market in the US and Canada soon. Its a dual head printer with heated bed, only one head was used in these prints with no support material. The parts are not brittle or fragile in any way and you can see the detail is very clean. 

 

3D Print - JagPrint

 

3D Print - JagPrint

 

3D Print - JagPrint

 

3D Print - JagPrint

 

3D Print - JagPrint

 

3D Print - JagPrint

 

3D Print - JagPrint

 

Our friends at Botfreak.com have been hard at work on a 3D printer for a couple of years now and its finally time to show off the results. The printer is in limited production with field trials going now. Full scale production should be under way in early 2014. At the office here at Jagprint we use a BFB 3000 (now called 3D systems '3D touch') to test our ABS materials and the performance of the botfreak unit is far better than we can do with the BFB. The botfreak printer features a heated bed, dual print heads, sturdy extruded aluminum construction and top of the line bearings & lead screws. Pricing isn't set yet but should be under $2k.

 

 

3D printer - JagPrint

 

 

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