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Posted (edited) · Colorfabb pla/pha



im printing with the standard generic pla material profile and colorfabb shining silver pla/pha. I’m getting dimensionally accurate and solid prints (printing at 0.15 layer height), layer lines are very visible though.


not experienced this with other pla before, is this what I should expect from colorfabb ?


Printed on an Uktimaker s5



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    Posted · Colorfabb pla/pha

    Some filaments of silver, gold, pearl,... have glitter flakes in them to create that shiny effect. I think it is the orientation of the flakes, and thus differences in reflection, that cause this problem. You see this too in injection moulded shampoo bottles with such particles.


    Maybe the new "silk" filament colors could be an alternative? They also have a sort of metalic look. I haven't tried them, nor seen them in real life, but at least on photo they look great. Search for: "shiny silk 3d printing filament", or similar, and they view images.


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