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 - Transparent Red is a beautiful semi-transparent traffic red coloured filament. 3D printed objects in ClearScent™ ABS - Transparent Red will have a very bright and awesomely fast 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.