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Applications — 3d printed violin

Anneal HTPLA-CF for a Truly Durable Fiddle

Posted by David Perry on

PLA is often maligned for its poor temperature resistance and tendency to creep (deflect slowly over time). However, it's also super stiff by nature, and with a little carbon fiber it's way stiffer! That stiffness makes PLA particularly great for violin bodies, where a high stiffness to weight ratio means better sound. [This blog is guest-written by David Perry, lead designer and printer wrangler at OpenFab PDX.] You probably already know that Proto-Pasta's HTPLA can be heat treated, or annealed, to give it superpower-like resistance to elevated temperatures. But knowing this is one thing -- what happens when the rubber hits the road? What...

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