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Mystery Filament (strange ABS behavior)


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Posted (edited) · Mystery Filament (strange ABS behavior)

Hi!

I recently bought an UM2, about a month ago, after testing the water with PLA and upgrading my Ultimaker wherever I could, I tried ABS.  There's only one 3d printing supply store in my city and they only have one type of ABS that they sell, it prints really well and is quickly becoming my favourite filament, but there are some odd things about it and I hope someone can enlighten me, where this filament comes from and if its really ABS.

Why i don´t think it is ABS:

.) It does not really Stink, It is more or less odorless.

.) It does not really dissolve in Aceton, its just becomes soft and after a day in Aceton it has the consistency of molasses. This is also the reason I have this question, I tried making "ABS Juice" but I can´t get it dissolved like in most tutorials.

.) It print really well down to very low temperatures (210°C), I tested it with this Test where I manually edited the gcode to go down from 250°C in 10°C steps. I had the best result at 210°C .

This is all the information on the box:

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This is the spool and a Close up of the sticker, sadly my phone doens't register the QR code so I don't know where it leads:

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Heres the temperature test:

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Filament not dissolving in Acetone:

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but Acetone smoothing is possible:

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