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- NGEN CLEAR as transparent as any filament can get?
This is the statement ColorFabb makes about this filament:
NGEN CLEAR is neutral from color and completely transparent. So if your 3d print project requires some transparency then should give NGEN CLEAR a try, it is as transparent as any filament can get.
Well, I printed samples from 1, 2, 3 and 4 mm thickness, with infill between 10% and 100%. I used temperatures from 190 to 240 in steps of 10 degrees.
Nothing results in a transparent model. It is translucent, yes, but that's not what I wanted. It is just blurry white.
I bought a big spool, because I needed a lot of it and I put my trust in Colorfabb's statement "as transparent as any filament can get".
Can anybody tell me how to get this thing transparent...or at least close to it.
nGen clear is particularly useful when printing single wall objects.
Because of the high layerheight the fused filament stays quite round so the light doesn't deflect so much anymore.
We used the following settings to print the nGen clear candy dispenser reservoir: (https://learn.colorfabb.com/candy-dispenser/)
Nozzle diameter 0.8mm
Nozzle temperature 240⁰C
Printspeed 20-25 mm/s
Perimeters (walls) 1
Spiral vase mode Yes
(Posted on 3/15/2018)
- NGEN CLEAR review
I printed this material on a CEL Robox printer using the following settings:
Bed: 75 C
Bed (1st layer): 80 C
Nozzle (1st layer): 235 C
Nozzle: 230 C
Ambient: 35 C
Filament: 1.75 mm
Filament multiplier: 0.95
Feed rate multiplier: 1.00
I don't know if these are the optimal settings but they worked well for the models I printed.
Tested with at the fine setting (100 um layer height) and different fill density percentages. The printed model has a nice frosted look. It is more transparent at 100% fill density. At lower fill densities the light scatters more through the material and gives a more diffuse look. You can change the look by selection another fill pattern (hexagon, rectangular, diagonal).
The material sticks well to the print bed and its is easy to remove if you let it cool down to 50 degrees Celsius or less. The models I printed where designed to print without support. These models needed a Brim setting of 3 for white PLA to prevent warping. For this material I could set the brim to zero which results in a cleaner print.
Over all the model looked better than Robox white PLA and had low odor, low warping and low shrinkage. The model dimensions where closer to the design. Since this is base material of the NGEN filament series I will test other colors as well.
(Posted on 12/9/2015)
At colorFabb we have a well equipped 3d printing studio with a lot of popular 3d printers. We know our materials will give you excellent results and to help you get these results here are tips and trick for using colorFabb 3d printing filament.
Adviced 3d printing temperature:
Adviced 3d print speed:
40 - 70 mm/s
Advised Heated bed
nGen gives best results on a heated build platform, 75C to about 85C is usually needed for proper adhesion to a glass plate.
Printing on a cold bed is possible but you’ll need some adhesion tools to minimize warping. 3DLac, buildTak or 3DEeze can do the trick.
Since colorFabb develops and produces their own filaments we have a lot of knowhow about our materials. Here you’ll find all kinds of interesting material specifications that will help you decide which material is best for your project.
± 0.05 mm
Glass Transition Temperature: