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Posted · Clear Filament Issues

Hi Folks,

I am trying to print a 3D Radio Controlled Plane from the guys at 3dlabprint.com. They do all the hard work and just provide ready to print files.

I succeeded in doing a test print in white PLA but in changing over to clear filament, I am having no end of trouble. It seems that it is either too hot (at 230degC) and melts the model in places, block the nozzle and them spurts out brown stained (burned) globs of material. Or too cold (at 215degC) and prints what looks like morse code (dot dash dot dash) and you can hear the material drive slipping while trying to feed material through.

Has anyone else had this trouble using clear filament? I would have through what worked for while PLA would be the same for clear??

Thanks

Jason

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Posted · Clear Filament Issues

Hi!

What's the brand of the filament? Is it PLA? Is it 2.85mm?

 

It is a genuine Ultimaker brand PLA 2.85mm.

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@jpleaner; did you figure out your issues with clear PLA? I am frequently using the ColorFabb clear nGenn PLA and quite happy with it. But one has to experiment a bit to get things right. I have done a series of 'buttons' (with a high lumen LED behind) about 30mm circumference and perhaps 5mm high, printed at 200C, no fans and 0.8mm nozzle. Not a single brown smirk and nicely matches dimensions.

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