Last week I ordered a trial sample of colorFabb
PLA/PHA filament from the Netherlands. I was pretty impressed and did a blog write up on my results
. You can read my testing blog post and FAQ on the ColorFabb page for more information on why this is unique, but in quick summary: It prints about like PLA, maybe a little smoother, but is significantly toughened by the addition of the PHA. The colors are also extremely vivid. I was so impressed that I decided to start reselling the material in the United States! My partner and I have tested this material successfully on the following machines: Makerbot Replicator Makerbot Replicator 2 Ultimaker Robo3D It was also tested on a Makerbot Replicator 2X but failed similar to how it fails with standard PLA (immediate nozzle clog due to the long heated barrel) I have the following colors available for 1.75mm: traffic red (see picture above) sky blue
shining silver Klein bottle design by: @Dizingof http://www.ponoko.com/showroom/Dizingof/profile
And in 3.0 mm (2.85 mm +/- 0.05mm actual size for Bowdens) Dutch Orange
Matthew Gorton is the founder of printedsolid.com. He is a mechanical / materials engineer by education and has worked as a design, process and quality engineer in the medical, electronics, and aerospace industries. He is enthusiastic about applying all he has learned through these experiences to 3D printing and sharing that with others.
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