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Can Up Box+ print nice looking transparent objects?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:59 am
by uplus2user
Hello, I used Makerbot 2 and PLA to print transparent objects. They were not transparent as I could see the internal structure (holes due to the way the objects were printed). Can the Up Box+ print clear, nice looking transparent objects? If possible, please show us some photos. Thanks.

Re: Can Up Box+ print nice looking transparent objects?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 am
by ricks01
No, the prints will look just the same as the Makerbot, as well all other FDM printers...

Re: Can Up Box+ print nice looking transparent objects?

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:43 am
by brunningm
uplus2user wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:59 am
Hello, I used Makerbot 2 and PLA to print transparent objects. They were not transparent as I could see the internal structure (holes due to the way the objects were printed). Can the Up Box+ print clear, nice looking transparent objects? If possible, please show us some photos. Thanks.
Transparent is not going to happen with infill. To even get close you'd need to be able to do spiral perimeters, which the upbox (UPstudio) doesn't do. It does have perimeter mode, but it doesn't do it in a single long print.

Re: Can Up Box+ print nice looking transparent objects?

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:25 pm
by pleppik
Truly transparent is impossible with any FDM printer. The technology is not capable of creating an optically flat surface.

The best you can do is a frosted appearance.