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bobstro
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Amazing use of 3D printed PLA parts (not mine)

I happened to come across this video. This guy uses PLA printed parts for enhancements to his wheelchair.

I was surprised he's using PLA, but you can't argue with success.

He's not looking to sell anything and has open sourced everything. Next time you run into somebody demanding credit or compensation for sharing, remember this guy!

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and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Posted : 12/04/2022 6:27 pm
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Gonper
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I was surprised he's using PLA, but you can't argue with success.

PLA is one of the most strong plastics you can print with 😉 
It just has bad reputation...

This post was modified 2 months ago by Gonper
Posted : 19/04/2022 10:21 pm
towlerg
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RE: Amazing use of 3D printed PLA parts (not mine)

 

Posted by: @gonper

I was surprised he's using PLA, but you can't argue with success.

PLA is one of the most strong plastics you can print with 😉 
It just has bad reputation...

Yes, it comes as a surprise when you realise that the published "strength" values for PLA aren't misprints. I don't use it cause of it's poor temperature range and I suspect I'm a bit of a 3d print snob.

Posted : 20/04/2022 11:14 am
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AttackPotato
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Awesome and interesting article. Great things you’ve always shared with us. Thanks. Just continue composing this kind of post.

Posted : 04/05/2022 12:14 pm
AnnieR
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RE: Amazing use of 3D printed PLA parts (not mine)

Why not PLA? Seriously?

Posted : 05/05/2022 10:14 am
Agress
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RE: Amazing use of 3D printed PLA parts (not mine)

It's just amazing, just think, 30 years ago we couldn't have dreamed about it.

Posted : 05/05/2022 10:23 am
bobstro
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RE: Amazing use of 3D printed PLA parts (not mine)
Posted by: @annier

Why not PLA? Seriously?

If you look at the product descriptions from the various filament manufacturers, they put a lot of emphasis on "engineering grade" and "tough" filaments. PLA is generally dismissed as stuff for creative prints. I am surprised that PLA holds up to the heat and friction, but as long as it doesn't shatter, PLA has been plenty strong for many of my uses. It was really interested seeing this guy not only say it's fine, but betting his face, knees, and elbows on it. 

 

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing

and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Posted : 05/05/2022 8:39 pm
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