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New at Octave! Taulman Alloy 910


Taulman Alloy 910 is a measurable advancement in 3D Printing materials technology from taulman3D. taulman Alloy 910 is the combined effort of chemical companies, extrusion manufactures and taulman3D to specifically develop a single material to meet as many high performance 3D Printing needs as possible. With a combined tensile strength higher than the strongest co-polyesters, the durability of Nylons, a shrinkage factor that rivals our t-glase, a vast range of chemical resistance and a 95C working range, you now have one solution easily printable at 245C.


Tensile Strength = 8,100PSI

Modulus PSI = 72,932

Max Elongation at break = 31%

Print Temperature = 245C – 250C

Nozzle size = Any – There are no particulates or additives in Alloy 910

Tg = 82C

Print Bed =

Cold = BuildTak with coat of PVA

Hot = Glass heated to 45C with coat of PVA

(PVA is 50% water and 50% “Elmers Glue All”)

Shrinkage = 0.0033 in/in

Transmission = 75%

Color = Clear w/Subtle Amber – May be dyed with acid based dyes.

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Flashforge Creator Pro #2 3D Hubs Enthusiast Category

3D Hubs 2015 Best 3D Printers Guide – Enthusiast Category

3D Printers in this category are for anyone looking for a reliable machine that consistently produces high quality prints. These are straightforward machines that allow for flexible upgrades and modifications. Here you’ll find an active community ready to help you troubleshoot when your tinkering goes astray. Printers in this category are best suited for hobbyists, designers, and even small businesses. This category is the largest as there were 5 high-scoring Printers within range of each other.


#2 FlashForge Creator Pro

The Flashforge Creator Pro is a step up from the original Flashforge Creator and can be best described as solid. The Creator Pro runs very similar to the entry level Flashforge Creator, but comes with a metal frame and enclosed chassis. Other new features include the upgraded platform leveling system and metal build plate and guide rod to help with stabilization and durability.

Current owners unanimously describe their Creator Pros as the “Absolutely best value for money”. It offers a great balance between ease of use and complexity. First, it’s easy to setup and printing with it is almost plug ‘n’ play. It is considered a very reliable and consistent printer with good precision and countless possibilities. The Creator Pro can be “tuned to various print situations” and it can print a whole range of experimental materials. The $1350 price tag is also a major selling point – especially when you consider that the Flashforge Creator Pro’s 9.5 rating on print quality beats many 3D Printers that have a price point over $2000.

The only common complaint is that the printer runs a bit loud, therefore it’s not the best choice for home or office use. Build volume is average and the Creator Pro has some quirks that require fine tuning and tinkering to work out in order to live up to its full potential.

The Flashforge Creator Pro is an excellent choice for a beginner or even an advanced user on a budget, 93% of the current owners would recommend it. At $1350, its hard to beat its value considering all the built-in features. As an added bonus, it ships surprisingly quick and the customer service is top notch.

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