Yet another filament sample

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Yet another filament sample by ornotermes Jul 29, 2016
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I have realized that there are quite a bit of difference between the colors of different filament brands. Opacity, intensity, tone, and florescence are some of the properties i have found differ between brands.

There are two zones, one large where you can write down the name of the filament and a small area with 0.1 mm, 0.2 mm, and 0.3 mm thick areas so you can compare how thin sections will look. The hole is 4 mm.

Designed with OnShape: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/b94e9ec9aee632c4fb8631e7/w/708a8fcb904cff13521875fb/e/dcfb36abf0dee5eefba083d8

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Make sure all your layers are 0.1 mm to make full use of the transparency window.

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This is brilliant. I'm going to get a whole set of my colors printed, thanks

This is brilliant. I'm going to get a whole set of my colors printed, thanks

Any advice on how to get them off the platform without the .1 mm area breaking due to the adhesion?

I think it depends a bit on you print surface as well as the filament, but i think the key is to not rip it off. I use a Cricut spatula (a very thin one) and slide it in from the thick end, when i get to the .1mm are I work around it and finish by slowly work my way under it. If you don't have a thin spatula you could try something else like paper or a sewing thread. Hope you find a good solution.

Aug 13, 2016 - Modified Aug 13, 2016
ReqPro - in reply to ornotermes

Makes sense... I am using kapton tape on a heated glass bed, so the adhesion is crazy - also using 3DPrima PLA filament which is pretty brittle, so that doesn't help either.... I don't have a spatula, but I do have a box-shape exacto blade that I tried, but it ended up just cutting the filament when it was slightly stretched from trying to come off the platform.... I'll try the sewing thread approach, that actually sounds like a great idea.

Thanks for the response :D

Sewing thread worked absolutely brilliantly! Thanks for the advice and your time :D

Great, nice to hear it worked.