9 Auto-Calibration Points

Getting started with your Nautilus 3D printer is a breeze.  With auto-calibration referencing nine calibration points, your prints start—and stay—on track.

Print Materials

Nautilus printers are capable of printing almost any type of thermoplastics including: ABS, PET, PLA, APLA, PC, Nylon, Polypro, HIPS, and composites filled with wood, metal, and carbon.

ABS – a very strong and versatile material with great thermal resistance​.

ABS is tough – able to withstand high stress and temperature. It’s also moderately flexible. Together these properties make ABS a good general-purpose 3D printer filament, but where it really shines is with items that are frequently handled, dropped, or heated. Examples include phone caseshigh-wear toystool handlesautomotive trim components, and electrical enclosures.

PLA – the most commonly used filament. It’s biodegradable​, easy to print​, and a very strong ​material.

Compared to other types of 3D printer filament, PLA is brittle, so avoid using it when making items that might be bent, twisted, or dropped repeatedly, such as phone cases, high-wear toys, or tool handles. You should also avoid using it with items which need to withstand higher temperatures, as PLA tends to malform around temperatures of 60°C or higher. For all other applications, PLA makes for a good overall choice in filament. Common prints include modelslow-wear toysprototype parts, and containers.

PETG – a very tough material with good thermal resistance. Its use is universal but especially suitable for mechanical parts and both indoor and outdoor use.

PETG is a good all-rounder but stands out from many other types of 3D printer filament due to its flexibility, strength, and temperature and impact resistance. This makes it an ideal 3D printer filament to use for objects which might experience sustained or sudden stress, like mechanical partsprinter parts, and protective components.

Nylon – a very tough material suitable for mechanical parts.

Another unique characteristic of this 3D printer filament is that you can dye it, either before or after the printing process.
Taking advantage of nylon’s strength, flexibility, and durability use this 3D printer filament type to create toolsfunctional prototypes, or mechanical parts (like hinges, buckles, or gears).

Thermoplastic Elastomers (Flex) – a very strong and flexible material. There are many use cases where hard plastic is not the ideal or even unusable.

Use Flex when creating objects that need to take a lot of wear. If your print should bend, stretch, or compress, these are the right 3D printer filaments for the job. Example prints might include toysphone cases, or wearables (like wristbands). TPC can be used in the same contexts, but does especially well in harsher environments, like the outdoors.

Composite Materials – wood, metal, conductive, glow-in-the-dark, carbon.

Wood is popular with items that are appreciated less for their functional capabilities, and more for their appearance. Consider using wood 3D printer filament when printing objects that are displayed on a desk, table, or shelf. Examples include bowlsfigurines, and awards. One really creative application of wood as a 3D printer filament is in the creation of scale models, such as those used in architecture.

 

Metal can be used to print for aesthetics and for function. Figurinesmodelstoys, and tokens can all look great printed in metal. And as long as they don’t have to deal with too much stress, feel free to use metal 3D printer filament to create parts with purpose, like toolsgrates, or finishing components.

 

Even though this 3D printer filament type only supports low-voltage circuitry, the sky’s the limit with customized electronics projects. If you’re experimenting, try coupling a circuit board with LEDssensors, or even a Raspberry Pi! If you’re looking for something a little more specific, popular ideas include gaming controllersdigital keyboards, and trackpads.
Thinking about that eerie green glow, it almost doesn’t even seem necessary to suggest using a glow-in-the-dark 3D printer filament for Halloween projects, like jack-o’-lanterns or window decorations. Other examples of where these filaments really shine – er, glow – include wearables (think jewelry), toys, and figurines.

 

Thanks to its structural strength and low density, carbon fiber is a fantastic candidate for mechanical components. Looking to replace a part in your model car or plane? Give this 3D printer filament a try.

The Nautilus Advantage

Made in the USA

Shipped from the USA

Warranty Included

In Stock & Ready to Ship

Flatter Bed

Custom Power Cable

Quicker Alignment & Calibration

Surface-Mount Bed Temperature Sensor

Pre-Loaded SD Card

What do you do with a 3D printer?

Industry/Manufacturing

  • Save time by accelerating the creation of fixtures, jigs, brackets, etc.
  • Create special tools on demand without the need of a metal fab shop.
  • Manufacture low to medium rate production of end use parts without the investment of injection molding tooling.
  • Develop prototype models to verify form and fit.
  • Improve repeatability of prototype designs.
  • Bring ideas to reality in very short time, reducing time to market.
  • Print parts on an “as needed” basis – reducing inventory.

Crafters/Makers

  • Jewelry
  • Sculptures
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Embossing
  • Die-Cuts
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Signage/Display
  • Packaging

Education

  • Design and Technology
  • Implementing Inventive Thinking
  • Connect Experimentation and Real-Life Solutions
  • Scale Models
  • On-Demand, Cost Effective Instructional Materials
  • Lessons
  • Visualization aids
  • Design in the Arts

Consumer/Home Use

  • Crafts
  • Toys
  • Repair/replace household items
  • Repair/replace common appliance parts
  • Kitchen aids
  • Décor
  • Tools

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