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Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent


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Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

Another interesting combination to talk about. Of course you could print things like buildings with windows or decorative parts. But more "technical" stuff like controlling the opacity of lamp shades might be even more fun. As we can stack transparent and opaque material with a vertical resolution of 0.1 mm or less, structures would become almost invisible.

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    Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

    I think it is way easier to use the thickness to control the opacity. The thicker the less light passes. This is also more reliable. Altough for buildings it is a very nice idea!!! would love to see the pyramid of the Louvre. Unfortunately for this I think SandervG is too right that the layers will ruin it:(

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    Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

    I wouldn't say layers undermine transparency, they add light scattering, which has some influence on transparency but mostly on how "clearly" you can look through. But glass-like transparency with FFF is very hard to achieve anyway. So I'm more interested in the properties for diffused light.

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    Posted (edited) · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

    Architects will love it.

    Some kind of church. BioFila, wall thickness (entire wall) 1.6 mm & translucent blue, wall thickness 0.8

    no post processing

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    Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

    Wall thickness just 0.8 mm.

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    Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

    Who manufactures the translucent blue?

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    Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

    Faberdashery

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    Posted · Multi-material adventures #2 - opaque & transparent

    Blast, I just ordered some filament from them this afternoon. That will be the Glacial blue then I presume, I think I may still have some left.

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