Top 10 3D Printer Upgrades

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Top 10 3D Printer Upgrades
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3D printers present an engrossing hobby that can be quite addictive. Like all hobbies / obsessions, 3D printing is full of various types of upgrades and mods that you can buy for your 3D printer.

Hardened Nozzles

Printing in PLA is fairly gentle on the soft brass nozzles of all 3D printers. While it is fine to print in PLA, there comes a time when you want to print with more abrasive  filaments. Metal and carbon fiber based composites like stainless steel  and Carbon fiber  are notorious for chewing up brass nozzles.

A hardened or plated nozzle should be the first upgrade to consider if you want to expand the portfolio of filaments you want to print with.

Spool holder

Every 3D printer company wants you to use their brand of filament. While it is standard practice to encourage the purchase of the companies filament, you’ll quickly find that there is a world of off brand filaments  that can offer you the colors and properties you want in your prints. To hold these odd sized spools, you’ll need to expand your printer with a matching spool holder that you can download hereThingiverse  and other file sharing sites are full of user generated mods for your brand of 3D printer

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  1. Good tips, ice bench stuffing with my delta printer… I got a bad Chinese kit.. most of it has been replaced at this point. I hope to win one of these contest so bad. It’s what’s been holding me back from my 3D printing live stream show.. over 800 followers and no working printer lol

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