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Test Printing With Wear-Resistant Nozzle

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Addressing the issue of nozzle wear using composite filaments has been a priority for us and it looks like we have found a good way to extend nozzle life!  Using brass nozzles plated with a super-hard "electroless" nickel coating has increased the life of our FlashForge nozzles significantly.  With the stock brass nozzles, we can only print about 500g of material before wear becomes a problem.  With the new nozzles, we have run more than 4Kg without measurable wear. How do we measure wear?  Well, we have some ridiculously small drill bits :-)  They go up in .002in increments and we...

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Introducing the NEW Proto-pasta Spool!

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Meet our new 500 g spool...an industry-leading design created by ProtoPlant specifically for 3D Printing filament.  It's good all the way to the core! What's cool about this spool? It has a bigger core, which means happier filament (no more tight spirals when you reach the end of the spool) It has a level window, so no more guessing how much filament is left, you can see it! It's made from 100% recyclable pressed chipboard for a happier planet. And it looks rad!!!  After several design iterations ad prototypes, the spools are now headed to mass production. We're quite pleased with it, and hope you enjoy the improved printing and...

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