3D Printing with Verbatim Polypropylene: Initial Impressions Review

Polypropylene (PP) is a material that is used in a variety of applications like packaging, automotive industry, furniture, et cetera. For use in 3D printing however, it is not nearly as popular as PLA, ABS or PETG.  This might be because PP filament is not readily available at most resellers. Also, it is difficult to find information online about requirements for the printer and process settings which would be needed for a successful print.

In this article I will share my 3D printing experiences with the 1.75 mm PP filament made by Verbatim and hope to shed some light on how to print this material on a typical 3D printer (heated bed required!). Continue reading “3D Printing with Verbatim Polypropylene: Initial Impressions Review”

Flashforge Dreamer PLA Turbo Fan Installation

In this post the installation of a PLA Turbo fan on the Flashforge Dreamer is described, including the benefits for printing with PLA.

Introduction

As discussed in the Flashforge Dreamer review posted earlier, some of the Dreamer models did not come with a nozzle fan fitted on the side of te extruder carriage. My specific printer was only equipped with 2 larger fans mounted on the back of the printer.

PLA should be cooled as quickly as possible after leaving the nozzle in order to obtain the best results, especially in challenging situations, such as steep overhangs. Continue reading “Flashforge Dreamer PLA Turbo Fan Installation”