Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
rlolley

Texture of Faberdashery Glowbug filament

Recommended Posts

Just got my Faberdashery Glowbug Yellow filament, It has a rough texture and I was wondering if anyone can confirm that this is normal. Looks Like it would be hard on the Bowden tube. I searched the whole inter-web and couldn't find any good pictures or comments about the surface texture of this filament. I did see a few posts in here about printing with it, but nothing regarding this question.

I turned my Xbox 360 Kinect into a scanner. I scanned and printed myself (that's me in my avatar), now everybody wants one too, so I'm looking forward to making them with "Glowbug"

Thanks,

Robert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't use it myself, but beware that the glow fill is VERY abrasive. It can wear down your nozzle real fast. I hope you already have an Olsson Block so you can change nozzles or you have a spare printhead. That's what I've read.... So this would explain the rough texture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glowbug or Glowfill is abrasive because is contains strontium aluminate.

But IMHO it is not *that* dangerous. I printed approx 2 spools of it (Glowfill) and changed the 3D solex brass nozzle only one time.

The surface is a little bit rougher compared to other materials. Printing 3 or more shells is a good idea to get objects that glow for a longer time than object with only 2 shells.

hth

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!