I’m new here, I just bought a Lulzbot Mini and I’m having a good time experimenting in the world of 3D printing.
Something I’m not too sure of is what type of filament to use for my projects. I’m looking at some modeling for fun, figurines, game pieces, etc. Nothing on the industrial level (maybe later).
So, I did the first use print with the octopus with the 1 meter of HIPS, and it came out fine. I notice that the HIPS seems easier to cut into with a hobby knife; if I wanted to “shave” or cut parts off… I then bought some eSun PLA and I noticed that the PLA is quite hard, trying to “trim” the model is more like chiselling. I’ve not yet tried ABS (since I don’t have any). So, for what I want to do, it seems PLA is too rigid and brittle, so should I stick with HIPS or look at ABS or something else? I’d like to make the post-print process work easier.
Thanks in advance for any help,