Imagine a transparent and almost odorless 3D printer filament…. You probably didn’t picture that this filament would be an ABS type of 3D printer filament…? Well, it is…! With our Formfutura ClearScent™ ABS filament you are now able to 3D print transparent ABS objects without the unpleasant smell of ABS during 3D printing.
ClearScent™ ABS has a very high transparency, as it lets 90% of visible light pass through its fiber. This unique high transparency rate for modified ABS type of 3D printer filaments allows that ClearScent™ ABS can also be coloured in beautiful semi-transparent colours and makes it an ideal filament for 3D printing light-transmitting objects.
ClearScent™ ABS - Clear is a beautiful clear filament. 3D printed objects in ClearScent™ ABS - Clear will have a refreshing icy and crystal-like transparent appearance.
Besides being transparent and almost odorless, ClearScent™ ABS also has less warping than “normal” ABS, has an excellent thermal stability and its 3D printing flowing behavior is fine-tuned for optimal 3D printing results. Above features combined with a superb interlayer adhesion ensure that ClearScent™ ABS printed parts will really look amazing.
ClearScent™ABS has a good chemical resistance and prints really smoothly. ClearScent™ABS is soluble in Acetone , TetraHydroFuran (THF) and other Analogous Solvents. By being soluble in these solvents, ClearScent™ABS printed objects can for instance perfectly be treated with an Acetone vapor smoothing treatment. By giving your ClearScent™ABS printed object an acetone vapor smoothing treatment you will be able to create a really smooth and even more shiny surface. Your FFF/FDM 3D printed object will almost look like an injection molded model.
ClearScent™ABS is available in transparent clear and various vivid semi-transparent colours and can best be printed within a temperature range between 220-260°C. It is recommended to set your heated print bed temperature at approximately 90-100°C.
ClearScent™ABS has an excellent roundness and very tight diameter tolerances, which makes this filament a perfect match with all common desktop 3D printers. Printing with ClearScent™ABS 3D printer filament will go very smoothly with basically all FFF/FDM technology based desktop 3D printers, such as:
• Ultimaker • RepRap (Mendel, Huxley, Prusa) • Solidoodle • MakerBot (Replicator, Replicator 2, Replicator 2X) • Leapfrog • UP! Plus, Up! Mini • AND MANY MORE....!
Our ClearScent™ABS does not contain any hazourdas, or chemical substances. In fact, all our ClearScent™ABS filaments are RoHS certified and REACH compliant.
Our ClearScent™ABS 3D printer filament is wrapped on a transparent ABS plastic spool which contains approximately 0.75Kg of filament. Our spool-wrapped ClearScent™ABS filaments are packed in a silica sealed bag and come in a full colour printed cardboard box, which in turn is also sealed in plastic. Please see below for more details with respect to the weight and packaging of our spool-wrapped ClearScent™ABS 3D printer filaments:
Filament Net Weight:
± 0.75 Kg
Spool Size (D x h):
200 mm x 55 mm
Spool Hub Diameter:
Carton Box Size (L x W x H):
200 mm x 200 mm x 60 mm
For more technical specifications about our ClearScent™ABS 3D printer filament, please have a look at the 'SPECIFICATIONS' tab.
General Tips & Tricks for printing with ClearScent™ ABS filament
It is recommended to have your print bed temperature set to approximately 90-100°C when printing with ClearScent™ABS. You may have to adjust the temperature settings of your print bed slightly based on your type of printer.
A very good first layer adhesion is important. In order to obtain a good first layer adhesion it is recommended to prepare your print bed with an adhesive spray like DimaFix, Kapton Tape, PET Tape, and BuildTak™plates.
It is important that your print bed leveled and clean. A really tight leveling of the print bed to the nozzle ensures a very good first layer adhesion with ClearScent™ABS.
Paolo De Giusti Posted on 22 December 2015 at 18:44
Really nice filament, it's easy to print, stick perfectly on the hot bed. The filament looks like glass, it 's very transparent, while the printed object considering the layered texture typical of FDM, it's closer to a frosted glass, depending on your infill density, a gap between the 60% and 10% of transparency ( where 60 is a single shell with no infill and 10 is with 30% filling). if you want to add some colors during print you can use a marker to colour the filament.