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Cyber Monday Deals from MakerGeeks

Oh yeah, you know what time it is... it's almost Cyber Monday!! And the MakerGeeks have some crazy deals for you!! View this email in your browserWe have teamed up with the great people from Instructables and Auto-Desk to bring you the "Hardware Hacking Contest" where you'll be able to win a Duplicator 4 3D Printer, MakerPens, Arduino Kits and much much more... contest is running right now through December 31, 2013 and with 9 BIG BIG BIG prize packages you're sure to have a good chance... click here to learn more from

Soft PLA / Flexible PLA Settings for a Printrbot LC+

I'm telling you what, we have the best clients around and a good client of mine that owns a runs a Printrbot LC+ just emailed me his setting for successfully using our Flex ECOPLA™ If you are running a PrintrBot give these a try and see what you think:

I have seen in your website that you are asking for input from your customers about their experiences with this material.  I have been using it today and didn't have any problems.  I am using a Printrbot LC+.  These are my settings:
- Reduced speed to 15 mm/s - Extruder temperature:  220 C - Bed temperature: 45 C - Used Blue Painter tape to cover the bed.
All the tries have been very successful so far.

Exotic Filament Sampler Pack from

Hello, Joshua b Smith here… wanted to walk you through our Exotic Filament Sampler Pack from -

So here is what you'll get in the sampler pack: 

3m of smartABS (low warp) Filament3m BendLay Filament - Glass Clear& Flexible Filament3m of Thermochrome EcoPLA™ (Color Changing Filament)3m of t-glase PETT 3D Printer Filament - Clear, Strong & FDA Approved3m of LayBrick (printable sandstone / brick filament - Sandstone in color)3m of LayWoo-D3 (printable wood filament / looks like pressed wood)3m of Flex EcoPLA (soft / flexible PLA Filament / soft rubber like filament in texture)3m Taulman 618 Structural Nylon (milky white semi-flexable filament)3m PET (strong printable crystal clear / glass like filament)

Here are some easy ways to tell what is what…
smartABS (low warp) Filament- is Milk White and is normally a very large coil as it doesn't hold it's shape very well; easy to tell what this is normally.
BendLay Filame…

PLA vs ABS - The tale of two Thermoplastics

PLA vs ABS - The tale of two Thermoplastics General Tips & Tricks for printing with PLA filaments

The printing temperature guideline for printing with our PLA filament is approximately 210°C. As each desktop 3D printer has its own unique characteristics, you might need to tweak around with your temperature settings a bit to get the best results. To obtain optimal results for your prints you need to take into account variables like your 3D printer’s nozzle diameter, your printing speed settings, and layer height.
PLA has much less tendency to warp compared to ABS. Therefore it can be printed both with and without a heated print bed. However, if your desktop 3D printer does have a heated print bed it is recommended to set your print bed temperature to approximately 40° to 50° C.
A good first layer adhesion is of the utmost importance in obtaining the best results for your prints. There are several tricks to get the first layer of your PLA print to stick better to the pr…

How to Build a Prusa Mendel 3D Printer Kit

Home > Top 20 Best Sellers > Prusa Mendel I2 / V2 - 3D Printer Full Kit Prusa Mendel I2 / V2 - 3D Printer Full Kit Item# 3D-Printer-full-kit Regular Price: $1,899.95 MakerGeeks Price: $1,250.34 1 MakerGeeks DescriptionPrusa Mendel Iteration 2 is a simpler remix of normal Mendel. It is an improvement of the Prusa Mendel (iteration 1), and was released in November 2011. has put this kit together so you'll have everything need to build and use a full feature RepRap 3D Printer... the Prusa Mendel V2 is one if not THE most popular DIY 3D Printers on the market and this kit will take you from un-boxing to 3D Printing!! Please note: This list is full kit for Prusa Mendel V2,UNASSEMBLED.This kit comes with almost everything you need to build your Prusa Mendel I2. You just need to assemble it after receiving. Please refer to "Prusa Mendel Build Manual".