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Posted · colorfabb xt clear vs colorfabb ngen clear

anyone compared colorfabb xt clear vs colorfabb ngen clear?

i need to order more filament and wondering to switch out my colorfabb pla/pha to colorfabb ngen

any advice regarding to change to ngen instead of pla/pha

how is ngen to print indoors vs pla/pha from colorfabb P

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    Posted · colorfabb xt clear vs colorfabb ngen clear

    Hello there,

    I recently bought a role of nGen clear, but I have not tried XT or the PLA/PHA before. I'm guessing that PLA/PHA would be the better filament of the two. From my experiences, nGen isn't as easy to print with as they claim, and PLA/PHA is probably the better choice when it comes to printability. My first print with the nGen warped like crazy on the 80 degree bed, so over since then I've been using 85 degrees with glue, which works like a charm. I've also read that the PLA/PHA is actually stronger than the nGen, so the main difference in mechanical properties is probably the elevated glass transition temperature (85 degrees).

    As for the color, I found that the lower the temperature, the clearer the filament is. At 220 and 230 degrees, prints have a nice sheen while being transparent, while at 240 degrees, prints get white, frosty, and sparkly, more like a frosted window.

    For print quality, 220 and 230 degrees provide a nice, flat surface, while 240 degrees almost makes it look like it's underextruding because of the sparkle (but it actually isn't). Overhangs and bridges work miraculously.

    I hope that helps!

    nerdwarrior

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    Posted · colorfabb xt clear vs colorfabb ngen clear

    I didn't try to print clear material yet. but I think there is a whole lot of other interesting clear filaments. Someone did an astonishing translucent print. let me have a look...

    ... it was |Robert|, using Colorfabb-HT:

    ht-clear-experiment

    I also heard good stuff about Taulman t-glase, another one is called HD-glass (I think).

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    Posted · colorfabb xt clear vs colorfabb ngen clear

    I didn't try to print clear material yet. but I think there is a whole lot of other interesting clear filaments. Someone did an astonishing translucent print. let me have a look...

    ... it was |Robert|, using Colorfabb-HT:

    ht-clear-experiment

    I also heard good stuff about Taulman t-glase, another one is called HD-glass (I think).

     

    Colorfabb HT is pretty good for clear stuff. They even have an entire post teaching you how to print clear HT.

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