Again on 3D printers


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Hello,

I’m a new user, interested in the prospect of building a Poppy. Since the first step would be to actually print the parts, I was surprised to find out very little information about this on the site (maybe I missed it). So since I’m not really familiar with 3D printing, I have some questions, and hopefully we can gather some more details for others to see too.

  1. What material should be used for printing the parts? Is the classic PLA good for this or does it have some drawbacks? What was your experience?
  2. What kind of settings do we need for printing? I see all kinds of things, like resoluton (100 microns seem to be the norm), printing speed, density, etc. Are there any recommended values for these things?
  3. Is it really possible to print all the parts? The chest plate for example looks really intricate.

Basically I’m trying to get a printer without breaking the bank and I’m not at all sure what to look for.