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    Is there a burnable filament out there? And Which 3D printer supports it?

    Hello.
    Like title says, is there a filament that is healthy to burn? I'm looking to buy a 3D printer to help creating support structures for my ceramics that can later be burnt in the kiln "healthily". (Performing the kiln fire at school so it has to be safe).
    Does anyone know if theres any natural based filaments out there? PLA (cornstarch based) seem to have toxins and a strong ill smell according to my research.

    Thanks!

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    There are some filaments designed for investment casting that are considered low ash... and IIRC, it is PLA based. Avoid ABS, obviously, but it seems with good ventilation, PLA shouldn't be an issue. Then again, can you add a step by making a wax cast from a PLA master... or any printed master?

    Maker's Muse did a flameout test with various materials. Nothing scientific but fun to watch. He was focused on self-extinguishing.
    I'll see if I can find the investment casting video again.

    Oh, and I've seen chocolate printers!

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    Looks remarkably similar to a CubePro.

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    ... tada



    Maybe something useful to glean from the video.

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    there's a chocolate printing add on that you can attach to most i3's.
    Not cheap though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyDee View Post
    There are some filaments designed for investment casting that are considered low ash... and IIRC, it is PLA based. Avoid ABS, obviously, but it seems with good ventilation, PLA shouldn't be an issue. Then again, can you add a step by making a wax cast from a PLA master... or any printed master?<br>
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    Maker's Muse did a flameout test with various materials. Nothing scientific but fun to watch. He was focused on self-extinguishing.<br>
    I'll see if I can find the investment casting video again.<br>
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    Oh, and I've seen chocolate printers! <img src="images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg">
    Thanks for the information! I read about PLA last night and it said to be quite strong smelling when burnt and have toxins "dangerous for kids". That video was amazing and it seems like a great way to manufacture a larger scale of products. I'm working directly with ceramics though so I'm looking for a solution where it can be free handed but held up by an inner structure. Think more artsy objects rather than dinnerware etc.

    It's very common that we use splints, wood, paper as support structures that later will just burn out. I found this great website yesterday listing different materials. Have you heard of HIPS filament? And my mind was blown away when i find this wood filament too.

    I haven't invested in a 3D printer but I was thinking about getting something cheap and simple like the Creality3D. Would the spools work on that machine you think?

    Links: HIPS: https://www.allthat3d.com/3d-printer-filament#hips
    HIPS Detailed info: https://www.allthat3d.com/hips-filament/
    Wood Filament: https://www.allthat3d.com/3d-printer-filament#wood

    Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...49cb21cd8c5eb2

    Thank you soo much for sharing the videos and the info. Its much appreciated and very informative!

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    And thanks for sharing back as well. Happy Printing when you get to it

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    I would recommend an Anet E12 printer as the perfect extruder. It has served me very well and will handle a huge variety of jobs, it supports TPU filament and I assembled it in relatively short time, compared to other printers. You can find it on dibbsto, check them out on google and make sure to type in 3d printer after to go to that page!!

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