Holy crap, that’s a lot of work to get a roll of filament. That’s only economical if your time is worth nothing. Ugh.

  • @balthazarsnakewizard
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    67 months ago

    Aren’t wind turbine blades fiberglass? Can fiberglass be printed?

      • sj_zero
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        67 months ago

        Post: “My hot end is only reaching earth’s mantle. Do I need to reach the surface of the sun to make this work?”

      • FuglyDuck
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        7 months ago

        Not to be like that… but… gases would be hard to print, I’m not sure why you’d want to….

        Liquids could be interesting, for like, ice sculptures. But at that point you’d be having to extract heat from ambient… drop the build chamber below freezing

          • FuglyDuck
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            17 months ago

            Eh. That could work, might be more complicated though.

            I’m envisioning a freezer for an enclosure, then heat the water to just above melting. This would allow using essentially-fdm set ups on the printer itself.

    • @[email protected]
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      47 months ago

      Yes. Well they are mixed with an epoxy.

      You can find the research online with all the details.

    • @thantik
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      17 months ago

      Glass reinforcement material is a common filler, just as much as carbon fiber.