Archive for February, 2014

Afinia 3D Printer “The Works” Bundle on Sale!!

Afinia “The Works” Bundle on Sale for $1599.95. Limited Quantities!

Save with this bundle offer featuring the Afinia 3D Printer, Tool Kit A, B & C, Borosilicate Glass Platform, Extruder Nozzle 8 Setting Temperature Switch, Garolite LE plate, Kapton Tape, Taulman 618 nylon spool and Rainbow Filament 3-color Spool.


Add comment February 26th, 2014

FAQ’s about 3D Printing

Questions and answers about 3D printers, filament and assorted accessories and materials.

1) What is the length of the filament wound on a 1kg (2.2lbs) reel of 1.75mm diameter filament?

Nominally, the length for ABS is around 339m and for PLA it is 400m but this can vary depending on the desnity of the ABS/PLA plastic, color, water content, etc.

2) What does the filament cost? How many colors are available?

About $31 a kilo (2.2lbs) and it comes in 18 colors in regular, as well as glow-in-the-dark and fluorescent.

3) How do you make a copy of a 3D object?

You would have to scan it with a 3D scanner and convert the output to an STL file.

4) What temperature should I set the extruder nozzle to when using Octave filament on my Replicator?

Octave filament has a fairly wide melt temperature range but it is optimized at between 240 and 245 degrees C. MakerBots and other manufacturers’ machines allow the user to set the nozzle or extruder temperature.

5) What kind of files do you have to send to the 3D printer?

STL files such as those created by Solid Works, AutoCad, Google SketchUP (Free)

6) What is the best surfaces to print on with Taulman T-glase?

Glass is the best platform with two different adhesive products. One is Aqua Net Extra Super Hold hairspray, and the other is Staples Glue Stick (the purple colored stuff). Elmers purple glue stick also works.

7) Best surface for printing with Taulman 618 filament ?

Garolite LE plates are what have been recommended for the best adhesion by Taulman 3d.

Add comment February 16th, 2014

Octave ABS Filament for only $26 per Spool

Octave 1.75mm ABS Filament 8 Spool Bundle, 1kg (2.2lbs) each, Choose Any 8 Colors for $208. That’s only $26 per spool!!!

For Afinia, Reprap, MakerBot, UP!, PrintrBot, FlashForge, MakerGear, Solidoodle, Ultimaker, and other 3D printers

Choose from 16 different colors – white, black, natural, red, green, yellow, pink, orange, purple, blue, brown, grey, gold, fluorescent green, fluorescent red & fluorescent yellow.


Add comment February 6th, 2014


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