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Material of Ultimaker² transparent side walls


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Posted · Material of Ultimaker² transparent side walls

Hi,

I'm searching for a project a semi transparent material that diffuses light very well. I've tried "milky" acrylic glass but that works not as good as I hoped it does.

Now that I've got the Ultimaker² I saw that the transparent side walls would suit perfectly to my project but I have no clue what material it is and where to get it.

Can anyone tell me of what it is? Any hint would be great!

Thanks in advance,

Thomas

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    Posted · Material of Ultimaker² transparent side walls

    can't answer what the materiel is for the sides but I have been getting some great clarity with HD Glass from formfutura.com. They claim 90% plus clarity, it is less clear with higher temperatures, also its even FDA food and drink contact approved if thats important for your needs

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    Posted · Material of Ultimaker² transparent side walls

    This may be what you want (not my pic, nicked from the Taulman site)

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    The bottom half is Taulman t-glase - which I use. The top half is the same filament but covered with XTC-3D - which I also use.

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    Posted · Material of Ultimaker² transparent side walls

    @xxxprod: As you may (or may not) know, Ultimaker printers are open source. That means that they published drawings for every part of their printers, including the Ultimaker2.

    So the only thing one has to do is to check the drawing of e.g. the left panel:

    https://github.com/Ultimaker/Ultimaker2/blob/master/1232_Left_Panel_%28x1%29/B1232-B2P-D.PDF

    And here is your answer: Perpex frost. Good luck with your project!

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