About materials

We’ve been getting lots of questions about what materials can be printed with our printers.

The µDelta is limited to PLA without a heated bed. With a heated bed it can also print ABS and PLA-like materials suchs as PET and PETG.

The Kossel Mini & XL can print almost any material. Of course PLA & ABS (with heated bed only) but also more exotic materials like PET, PETG, PC-ABS, Polycarbonate, Nylon, Carbonfill, Woodfill, Copperfill, Bronzefill, Brassfill, Stonefill, Ninjaflex (altough bowden type printers are not well suited for flexible materials) and many others. The only limiting factor is the thermistor in the hotend. It is capable of reaching 300 degrees. Materials that need to go higher need a thermocouple or more advanced thermistor.

For beginners or if you have just build your printer we suggest to start with PLA. Once you have that working then use other materials.

Here’s just a small demo of some of these materials:ExoticMaterials

From left to right: PET, Carbon, PC-ABS, WoodFill, BronzeFill, CopperFill
All prints straight from the printer and printed right after each other. Only change was bed and hotend temperature. The model was printed at 100 microns or 0.1mm layer height.

Here’s a bigger print with different materials:

Rocket1 Rocket2The white smoke is printed @ 0.2mm in Pearl-White PLA (Octofiber).
The red flame is PETG (Octofiber) @ 0.1mm layer height.
The rocket is Silver PLA (Octofiber) @ 0.1mm layer height.
The top is Carbon (Octofiber) and is also printed @ 0.1mm layer height.

 

The quality of the print is very good as you can see in this extreme closeup:

Rocket7 Closeup

As you can see, our printers are capable of handling any material and do so with excellent precision.