PLA MPCNC Parts in a Hot Garage?

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  • #81828

    Iz Feliciano
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    Hi everyone. Did any of you, or did most of you print your MPCNC parts out of PLA? If so, do you keep your MPCNC in a garage as well? How do the parts handle hot temperatures in the summer? Do they lose their stiffness or is the machine accuracy affected at all?

    I live in Texas and I am about to move my machine to the garage, not an issues during the winter months but in the summer time, well it’s Texas! The garage gets pretty warm and will usually hover around 105 – 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

    I am asking because I am considering re-printing all of my parts in ABS but if I really don’t need to then I won’t.

    Thanks in advance!

    #81829

    Barry
    Participant

    Mine is mostly petg, lives in a barn year round.  Though I’m in Ohio, so not as hot.

    #81848

    Jonathan
    Participant

    I just built my MPCNC so I I’m not sure about it. But, my 3D printer has lots of PLA parts and I have had that for about three years in my garage and I live in Phoenix, AZ. I have never seen any accuracy issues with that and I would imagine the 3D printer would be more sensitive to such a problem.

    #81864

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Without direct sunlight on the parts PLA should be able to handle pretty high heat, sun can take it over the top though. Not exactly sure on the number but I believe it is about 130F when it gets bad. 140 for sure.

    #83514

    Matt
    Participant

    I was having the same concerns about my build. Usually PETG is my go to for anything mechanical because of it’s slight flex. But in this case if the creator is insisting on PLA I think I’ll go with that.

     

    Worst case scenario, my PLA parts droop in a hot garage and I just reprint them, right?

    #83650

    Tony
    Participant

    Without direct sunlight on the parts PLA should be able to handle pretty high heat, sun can take it over the top though. Not exactly sure on the number but I believe it is about 130F when it gets bad. 140 for sure.

    HEY!! I’m just a little south of you in Maricopa!

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