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Posted · Uv stable filament?

I printed a knob for something outdoors. It has not changed color in a year now.

If you google "pla outdoor" I think you will find other people who have done better experiments and you will find that PLA does very well outdoors. Better than ABS I think.

 

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    Posted · Uv stable filament?

    From what i've read, PLA will resist well outdoors.

    But avoid black because it will heat up more because of the sun and will probably reach the temp where it starts to deform.

     

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    Posted · Uv stable filament?

    And cheap filament uses dyes that breaks down in UV light.

    (I know Ultimaker and Faberdashery filament do not have this problem. And I would expect most other quality stuff also does not have this problem)

     

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