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I have found the same with the clear ABSs I have bought over the years... it also seems to have a higher water affinity than the coloured versions. I assume this is some by-product of have no pigment.
Thank you for the updates guys really appreciate it, did you know Radio shack now sells 3D printers and filament? Wound up getting the Black filament as a present and it works great! Also cheaper than what Affinia charges for their filament, wish they sold the clear ABS though but their website has it online for ordering. Does anyone know if there are any temperature mods for it? I think I'm going to go with the clear ABS for windows and things like that. Thanks again!
Since the Afinia brand of clear ABS is their standard grade, I print it at around 230 degrees C. I use the old single switch temp. modifier from Octave and I get good prints. I must warn you though that the clear print isn't window glass clear and only has about 50% transparency due to the incoherent refractive index that the printing process produces. In other words it is translucent and will allow some light to pass through.
In terms of being clear and transparent, PLA works better than ABS and Tglase better again but unless you print single walled objects as shells the multiple layers and infill will always produce a frosted appearance.
Yes but you will find it harder to remove rafts and support.Numonic wrote:Hmmm my Up Mini has no temperature mod I don't think I'm going to put one we'll see. But will I be able to print Clear ABS with out the mod on the Mini?
A temp mod is just plug and play though. Doesn't require any cuttng of wires. Just unplug wires and replug.