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Numonic
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Clear ABS

Post by Numonic » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:45 pm

Anyone know of a good place to get Clear ABS or Yellow Clear ABS in the States?

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by oklok » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:45 am

Try Matterhackers, they are based in the US.
or if you want to buy from overseas www.3dfilamenta.com
http://www.3dfilamenta.com - Market space for 3D Printing; Sell and Buy!

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by ggeezer » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:08 am

I buy my translucent ABS from afinia.com Part Number 22544
They only have clear transparent. This filiment works well on my Afinia printer but the material seems to be harder and stiffer than their regular ABS

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by roller » Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:26 am

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.

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by Numonic » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:37 pm

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!

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by mb20music » Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:17 am

Numonic wrote:did you know Radio shack now sells 3D printers and filament?
So does Staples and even Home Depot (Websites only).Tthey both carry the UP!/Afinia premium oem filaments (and the Afinia H480 printer).

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by ggeezer » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:58 pm

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.

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by roller » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:34 pm

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.

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by Numonic » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:36 pm

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?

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Re: Clear ABS

Post by roller » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:05 am

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?
Yes but you will find it harder to remove rafts and support.

A temp mod is just plug and play though. Doesn't require any cuttng of wires. Just unplug wires and replug.

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