Filament Regular , Colored and Clear

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Re: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear

Post by nz_andy » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:28 pm

I have been using the crystal clear, it is a robust material.
Actually I don't even think it is ABS, I think it is Polycarbonate, or a blend of both, it is totally different from the ABS, sweet smell if you burn it.
Bubbles up a lot as the extruder comes up to temperature, also a sign of PC as it absorbs more moisture. ... nt_Crystal

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Re: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear

Post by wackojacko » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:44 am

Print it on the fast setting for best results.

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Re: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear

Post by walter » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:38 am

roller wrote:I'd love to hear feedback on the colour changing stuff.
I haven't used the Afinia color changing plastic, but I have a couple of color changing plastics (grey/white and blue-green/yellow-green) from repraper. Both print very well in the Up, very much like the octave and afinia plastics I've used. They grey/white turns into octave natural, the green/yellow one turns into octave fluorescent yellow. They do shift in color after printing, which is a shame since the starting colors are very nice.

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Re: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear

Post by roller » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:04 am

I thought they might. Most of those dyes are damaged by extreme heat and the Up does print very hot and relatively slow so they do get a good baking in the heat chamber. I wonder if printing on fast would help - I suspect it's not fast enough to limit the damage.

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