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3040 CNC – Polystyrene and my Peck Drilling Screw UP!

In this episode, we will be looking at how I screwed machining this piece of polystyrene and how you can learn from my mistakes!

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3 Axis 3040 Z-DQ 300W Mach3 CNC Router Engraver Engraving Milling Drilling Machine Desktop Kit 110V

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3D Print Air Quality – ASA vs ABS and the RESULTS are!

In this episode, we will be taking a look at ASA (Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) a newer filament pre-say that is becoming more popular on the 3D replacine ABS as it has 10 times the weather and UV resistance of ABS. So you guys asked me to test it and test it I did! If you want to check the filament, here is a link: amzn.to/2FlpFNg

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Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is a thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.[1] It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it an excellent material for use in fused deposition modelling printers.[2]

ASA is structurally very similar to ABS. The spherical particles of slightly crosslinked acrylate rubber (instead of butadiene rubber), functioning as an impact modifier, are chemically grafted with styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer chains, and embedded in styrene-acrylonitrile matrix. The acrylate rubber differs from the butadiene based rubber by absence of double bonds, which gives the material about ten times the weathering resistance and resistance to ultraviolet radiation of ABS, higher long-term heat resistance, and better chemical resistance. ASA is significantly more resistant to environmental stress cracking than ABS, especially to alcohols and many cleaning agents. n-Butyl acrylate rubber is usually used, but other esters can be encountered too, e.g. ethyl hexyl acrylate. The latter has lower glass transition temperature than the former, -65 °C vs -45 °C, providing better low-temperature properties to the material.[3]

Couple points worth note:

[1] Just because you don’t “smell” something doesn’t mean there aren’t particles in the air.
[2] Measurements in the video are for formaldehyde registering substances and TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volatile_organic_compound).

This means there could be other “bad” things in the air which we are not measuring. So this is why one of the larger data points we will focus on are PM2.5 counts. So you might ask why we are so concerned about this? Well, Since they are so small and light, PM2.5 particles tend to stay longer in the air than their heavier siblings the PM10 particles. This increases the chances of humans and animals inhaling them and due to their small size, particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers are able to bypass the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs with some may even enter the circulatory system.

There have been studies which have found a close link between exposure to fine particles and premature death from heart and lung disease. Fine particles are also known to trigger or worsen chronic disease such as asthma, heart attack, bronchitis and other respiratory problems as well as a Journal of the American Medical Association (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11879110) paper which suggests that “long-term exposure to PM2.5 may lead to plaque deposits in arteries, causing vascular inflammation and a hardening of the arteries which can eventually lead to heart attack and stroke. Scientists in the study estimated that for every 10 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) increase in fine particulate air pollution, there is an associated 4%, 6% and 8% increased risk of all-cause, cardiopulmonary and lung cancer mortality, respectively”
.

Reference for citation: blissair.com/what-is-pm-2-5.htm

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3D Print Air Quality – Nylon vs ABS and the RESULTS are!

In this episode, we will be taking a look at Nylon (bridge nylon see more here: amzn.to/2BUaM5v) as we start to wrap up our air quality series! Also as I mention in the video I will be doing a wrap up and finial thoughts, however by popular demand I will be doing ASA plastic (its on order) so look for that in the future as well as I might revisit colors too and many folks wrote me about that too!

Air Quality Playlist: goo.gl/CNbrJQ
Dr. Dave Post: diy3dtech.com/dr-daves-post-on-resin-based-printers/

If your interested in getting one of these meters, here is the link where you can find several options: diy3dtech.com/air-quality-meters-for-3d-printing/

Other related videos:
Shop Talk – 3D Printing and Air Quality: youtu.be/pgWss4X0mdE
Shop Talk – Unboxing an Air Quality Meter for 3D Printer Testing: youtu.be/qATY-v2Q6ao
ABS -vs- HIPS: youtu.be/vc-0yeWowYk

Couple points worth note:

[1] Just because you don’t “smell” something doesn’t mean there aren’t particles in the air.
[2] Measurements in the video are for formaldehyde registering substances and TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volatile_organic_compound).

This means there could be other “bad” things in the air which we are not measuring. So this is why one of the larger data points we will focus on are PM2.5 counts. So you might ask why we are so concerned about this? Well, Since they are so small and light, PM2.5 particles tend to stay longer in the air than their heavier siblings the PM10 particles. This increases the chances of humans and animals inhaling them and due to their small size, particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers are able to bypass the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs with some may even enter the circulatory system.

There have been studies which have found a close link between exposure to fine particles and premature death from heart and lung disease. Fine particles are also known to trigger or worsen chronic disease such as asthma, heart attack, bronchitis and other respiratory problems as well as a Journal of the American Medical Association (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11879110) paper which suggests that “long-term exposure to PM2.5 may lead to plaque deposits in arteries, causing vascular inflammation and a hardening of the arteries which can eventually lead to heart attack and stroke. Scientists in the study estimated that for every 10 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) increase in fine particulate air pollution, there is an associated 4%, 6% and 8% increased risk of all-cause, cardiopulmonary and lung cancer mortality, respectively”

Now the goal this project is not to promote fear mongering, however information as homes are not factory’s and 3D printing introduces pollutants which many homes in their design where not meant to deal with.

Reference for citation: blissair.com/what-is-pm-2-5.htm

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Cura – Experimenting with Adaptive Layering!

In this episode, we downloaded and installed the Cura Beta with Adaptive Layering! This is a new addition for Cura and it is still “experimental” so guess what we are going to experiment with it! So I am going to show you how to activate it, and what how each of the settings affect your print!

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GearBest GeeeTech E180 – Designing and Printing an X-acto Knife Stand!

In this bonus episode, we will be creating an X-acto Knife stand from a generic base which we whipped up in Open-SCAD and printed out in clear PLA on the GearBest GeeeTech E180 mini printer. Now I got to say, I am impressed as while this appears simple it is not with its domed top and massive kruling makes this a very challenging print!

Also if you make something with this (generic base STL model is below), please share an let me what yo made 🙂

X-acto Knife Stand!
www.thingiverse.com/thing:2768646

Generic Base!
www.thingiverse.com/thing:2770737

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GearBest GeeeTech E180 – The MonoPrice Mini Killer

In this episode, we will be unboxing the GeeeTech (that’s right with three “e”’s) from GearBest as when picked the little guy to review, I was looking for a MonoPrice Mini killer! As the MonoPrice Mini like the Cerality CR-10 (of the large scale) has been the reigning king of the small scale printers. However as I have said with the Creality CR-10, the reaign of all kings mst come to an end sooner then later and the MonoPrice Mini has been a great printer, is there better now? Well we are going to find as we start messing around with this little guy and so far I have been impressed, but need a little time under my belt to say for sure.

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K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – 3D Printed Exhaust Vent Adapter!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode, we will be 3D printing an an adapater and collar for the K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver. As the main cone is printed in TPU (here: amzn.to/2gS9Hzk) while the collar in ABS (here: amzn.to/2zWToZA ). Also you can find the additional parts below:

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My First 3D Printer – Bed Leveling and How to Get Plastic to Stick!

In this episode, we will be looking at the first thing you need to do before you print and that is leveling [tramming] your bed and how in the heck do you get that plastic to stick! As one of the first things you need to learn in 3D printing is the old adage that “the first is the first layer is the most important layer” of any print because if it doesn’t stick than you entire print is shot! So grab that hot chocolate as we share the basic with you in this short and to the point video!

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K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver – Can It Cut Regular Paper for Decorations!

Please visit www.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode, we will be cutting paper with the K40 eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver! I have had a number of requests for this so decided to give a go and wow was I surprised with what I could do! So if your into high end paper crafts, want to greet or holiday cards which will be the talk of the family for year to come, check out this video as again this machine keep on surprising me!

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Inkscape Tutorials – Using Layers to Design a Precision Print Spool Arm!

In this episode, we will be using Inkscape to go from back of napkin to actual printed part for a precision spook holder for the Gearbest Tronxy x5s large scale 3D printer.

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