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Hello Printer Chat friends. As we promised, we bring you the questions we collected from our own research about this subject. We also bring our own answers to them. We hope you enjoy them. We will publish our post in Spanish with our questions and yours in Spanish language very soon in our webpage, stay tuned!!

+And what is 3D printing useful for?
-Teaching, engineering, medicine, toys, DIY, cooking, fashion, writing great posts in my blog…
+Did you print something useful of only junk?
-I did. I printed a thread for a drum, a piece for a broken lamp, a support for a go-pro, some boxes, an ashtray,
+Can you print pancakes? I saw in “El Hormiguero”….
-The printer in the video is the same as I have with an adapter, so if I bought or built the adapter, I could print pancakes
+Can you print dishes, glasses or cups?
-I can, but is a bit difficult to made a waterproof container with PLA, first time I printed a glass, the water poured from every single wall.
+Is it bad for my health?
-If you print certain materials in a closed room it could be. You need to have a properly ventilated place for 3D printing. And it for sure will be bad for your finger´s health to touch the nozzle when its hot.
+Can it have a smoother finish?
-It depends of the printer you use, the material, the technology (FDM, SLA…) mainly. You also cam use some methods for improving the finish after printing, like sanding or using acetone juice.
+Can you post-process it?
-Yes you can sand or paint it after printing. But it also depends on the material
+Is the material expensive?
-Not much, I consider it cheap. Near 20€/ 1kg
+Which are your printing settings?
-It depends on the print, I use to make 5% infill models, but I change the height of the layer depending on the model. I also use to put a 5cm brim in all my prints.