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Comparing ABS colours

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Comparing ABS colours

Postby plexus » 2014-Feb-Tue-01-Feb

I was able to get a sample of 10 colours in 3mm ABS from here in Toronto. There was about 6g of each colour so I printed each colour in the little robot which takes only 3g. Here are all the colours and an attempt to colour correct. the other two blue ones on the far right are, going from left to right: blue ultimachine, and blue repraper.

The Botfeeder filament seems to work very well and the colours are rich and vivid. red is red, one of the harder colours to get right. often too orange. in the wide shot the violet one on the left looks blue - its actually violet and looks more like in the close up.
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Re: Comparing ABS colours

Postby WayTooManyHobbies » 2014-Feb-Tue-12-Feb

That's rather fascinating - thanks for posting.

In addition to the colors, I found some of the printer artifacts intriguing. For instance, it looks like the white robot in your third picture is somewhat "blobbier" on one arm than are any of the other colors. Do you have enough experience with the various samples to comment on that?
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Re: Comparing ABS colours

Postby mdfast1 » 2014-Feb-Thu-20-Feb

Nice pictures plex! Thanks for the comparison.
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Re: Comparing ABS colours

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Re: Comparing ABS colours

Postby mdfast1 » 2014-Feb-Fri-19-Feb

Just wondering, do you remember the layer height on these? .3mm?
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Re: Comparing ABS colours

Postby plexus » 2014-Feb-Fri-19-Feb

0.6 mm nozzle, 500 um layers, E3D hot end, 3 mm filament, 45 mm/s print speed
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