ABS Colour Changing Filament
Colour changing options are UV and Temperature
- UV requires sunlight or UV light source to change white plastic into Blue or Purple temporarily until the light source is removed
- Temperature works around 35C (body temp) to change the plastic from one colour to another.
The price is $78/kg for both of these products which will be added soon to the site.
If you buy the filament in 100g amount it's only $10.48ea
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a key 3D printing plastic and is one of the most versatile as it can be sanded, screwed and acetone smoothed which leaves a super glossy finish. Our ABS already has the advantage of looking glossy on the spool which reduces the need for post processing and allowing you to get the most out of your 3D Printer.
It's designed to work with most models of 3D Printers that support 1.75mm and spool size is much more compact allowing for easy storage and newer printers (like the Flashforge Dreamer) to store the filament inside the printer.
The very unique thing that we offer is rather than buying an entire 1kg of each colour, why not buy a smaller 100g amount and have the full set of colours? If you buy 1kg or more in any of the varieties you get 5% off. All cuts are freshly vacuum sealed with new Silica Gel packets allowing best print quality. We have found with competitor filaments that if they are left in sun and moisture for too long the filament becomes brittle so this way you only need to buy what you need.
Print Temp: 210-260 C
Ideal Temp: 235 C @50mm/s for most 3D Printers
Glass Transition Temp: ~80 C
Bed temp: 90-110C anything less than 90 and your parts will warp or stick too well.
Diameter: 1.75mm +/- 0.05mm
Spool size: 160mm diameter, 100mm wide, Centre hole 32mm diameter
Bed Adhesion: ABS Slurry works 99% of time, UHU Glue stick works 90% of time, Blue tape and Kapton has varied results. These results could still be influenced by your printer.
ABS Slurry can be made easily with some old failed prints (or fresh filament) mixed in a glass jar and acetone (Coffee Jar works best to keep acetone in). Personally we prefer to make it as runny as possible but also thick enough that it's not just all going to evaporate away.