That’s right folks, we’ve got new filament coming out of our ears! Vik’s been busy in the workshop and has managed to create three new filaments.
NEW Cornflower Blue PLA
This beauty , colloquially known in the workshop as ‘Lego Blue’, is a great colour for those who want a solid equivalent of our transparent Sapphire PLA. Currently it comes in 3mm x 100m Rolls, 3mm x 125m Spools , and 1.75mm x 100m Rolls, but this can easily change with enough interest.
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is used as a alternative to ABS and as a support material due to it’s ability to dissolve in limonene. Currently available as 3mm x 100m Rolls, mm x125m Spools, 1.75mm x 100m Rolls, and 1.75mm x 300m Spools.
NEW Super-Clear PET-G
PET-G is a remarkably transparent plastic with good flexibility. It is often used for soda bottles and is easy to print with. Currently, it comes in 3mm x 100m Rolls, 3mm x 125mm Spools, 1.75mm x 100m Rolls, and 1.75mm x 300m Spools.
If you have any questions about our new filaments, or are curious to what else is in the works, email us at email@example.com or pop in to the shop for a chat.
We’ve managed to find a local manufacturer of a solvent for PLA. This allows the lucky people with dual extruders to use PLA as a soluble support material for ABS. You simply drop the part into the solvent, warm to 60C and swirl. The solvent is slightly flammable but otherwise not particularly hazardous, and does not include anything restricted for drug or explosive manufacture etc. The solvent contains a simple catalyst which is hard to recover, but the bulk of the solvent can be reclaimed, in theory at least.
So if this is what you’ve been waiting for give us a call on 09 215 6091 and we’ll fill you in.
Remember, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate
Due to the speed at which our flyers were designed, I accidentally left some wrong pricings on there in regards to the 3mm, where the ’300m’ should be a ’1kg’. I apologize to anyone who got a bit hopeful.
First off, Diamond Age Solutions will be manning a stall at this weekend’s Makertorium at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. Entry is free from 10am to 6pm, so come and have a look!
Secondly, the bad news. Both Vik and Ania are unwell, while Suz and Tamara will be unavailable from Thursday 25th- Tuesday 30th April 2013 due to Makertorium. This means that some of your orders may be a bit delayed, which we are very sorry about. We’ll still be checking our emails though, so we can still take orders and answer questions.
Again, apologizes for the disruption,
We have now added our new Rroofl Kit (Version 1.0) to the website, which will soon be joined by our ‘Standard M6 Brass Extruder Tips’, and our ‘RepRap Seconds’ (which will be priced per plastic weight and that’s it). If there are any other products you’d like to see, feel free to suggest some!
One of the common things plastics manufacturers do – including us – is to recycle the remains of a coloured run into the black, traditionally run last. It looks the same because it’s all loaded with carbon black pigment. We don’t need a photo of black do we? Good.
This is a sensible environmental behaviour, but makes the melting point of the black a little variable as it will have other pigments mixed in with it. All the different colours have slightly different melting points and viscosity, as they’re all – pretty obviously – different materials.
So, as we get a lot of perfectionists using our PLA who want it to do exactly the same thing every time, we’ve marked some pristine batches of 1kg Black spool just for them. You can now request our “Virgin Black PLA” if you e-mail sales at the time of your order, though stocks are limited – on the plus side, no extra charge! Do give us your feedback on this one.
We’re just updating our postage currently, so there may be some bugs. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns.
We’ve slept off the Xmas pud and pulled down all the decorations. The doors are open and it’s back to business again.
We’re still open, but operating in Party Mode until we bail everyone out after the New Year celebrations
We wish all our clients and followers an amazing 2013!