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Printing ABS

Hello all,

I recently ordered the mk4 kit with the enclosure. My question is, will I be able to print ABS safely with these two, or will I need the advanced filtration addon (or whatever it's called)?

Thanks for reading.

Posted : 09/12/2023 10:36 pm
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RE: Printing ABS

You can print without filtration, but printing ABS does produce some toxic fumes you don't want to inhale. That's probably OK if your printer is in a well-ventilated garage or so, but if you have it in the same room you are in, you should have some kind of filtration system in place.

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Posted : 10/12/2023 10:32 am
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RE: Printing ABS

I've been doing a fair bit of ABS with my MK4 (never got good results with the MK3) in my home office, and I don't really notice fumes or anything nasty (Hatchbox filament). I did make a foam posterboard (paper/foam sandwich)  enclosure that cost just a couple bux though, and it keeps the heat even, any fumes contained and dust off the working bits.

Posted : 17/12/2023 1:01 am