by RichRap, published
All you need to do is sprinkle glitter onto a heated bed before printing with PLA - Clear PLA works great with all sorts of glitter colours but coloured PLA also works very well.
I have not tried ABS yet, but it should work just as well.
If you continue to sprinkle glitter as it builds (not too much) then your parts will have sparkle embedded all over them.
Have fun and brighten up your prints today!
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Yes indeed, imagine a dispenser of that sort and rotating head of sort to pick the right sand container, slow curing epoxy... I guess/would like to think that the dispenser would not be actually to be very have at all. If so, it would be not so difficult to print on tablesized areas.
So far I have used that powder mixed with some cheapo fast curing transparent epoxy. I've put it on my keys, pesky powercords and other items one would possibly want in the dark, the.. thing you pull a zipper with and.. well.. lots more. It glows freaking a lot! As I have it on my zippers I find people stare at me when I stroll around in the evening. Intoxicated individuals get completely mesmerized = I actually feel saver walking around late nights. If you put it around the lens of a flashlight or on a UV-led, it glows ridiculous strong. Oh golly.. that was some wall of text advertisement.
And please kind Sir, I think it would be quite inspirational if someone would just poke around in creating a dispenser of this sort! Mandalas/pictures...
WoW! 24Hours+ Glow rating! that's very impressive.
I didn't know you could get different coloured glow-in-the dark powders, I would love to see some Purple Glow PLA.
I just spotted the glow in the dark sand, that's very cool.
It should be quite possible to make a particle dispenser for a 3D printer, you could use a Piezo sounder to vibrate / distribute the contents where you need.
You can also embed other things like little plastic stars and other (thin) items, the PLA will just bond them into the first layer of the object. If you think of anything else to embed into prints, do let me know.
More details on my Blog post here - richrap.blogspot.com/2011/12/twinkle-twinkle-little-star-christmas.html
Youtube videos here - youtu.be/xev-hqZ505U
And Here - youtu.be/w_SmwPro_Cw
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