This is a blog post from our colorFabb Learn
colorFabb_HT empowers professional users to create more durable and useful items, making prototyping truly functional. This opens up new areas in which 3D printed applications can be successfully applied. With certain FDA approvals and chemical resistance it is an engineering grade material that has been in high demand with the professional users and hobbyists alike.
Print near transparent parts with colorFabb_HT (original blog post here)
COLORFABB_HT: TRITAN TECHNOLOGY
colorFabb_HT is made with Eastman Amphora™ HT5300 and is a low-odor and styrene-free material uniquely suited for advanced 3D printing users, particularly those who need their models to exhibit excellent durability, toughness and high temperature resistance with a Tg of over 100⁰C. Amphora is Eastman’s brand of co-polyesters dedicated for 3D printing. Our nGen, colorFabb_XT and nGen_FLEX are also made with Amphora materials.
colorFabb_HT is enabled by Eastman Tritan™ copolyester technology. Tritan is Eastman’s flagship product and has been succesfully added to the 3D printing portfolio with colorFabb_HT. Learn more about Tritan on Eastman’s dedicated website.
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The way we see it, FDM 3D printing filaments will be all about functionality in the future. How you are going to use your prints in the real world will define what material you choose. We have found a lot of characteristics in Eastman’s range of Amphora co-polyesters that offer functionality, durability and efficiency. Added benefits compared to ABS are the low-odor while printing and that Amphora based filaments are styrene free.
Compared to PLA, Amphora features a much better heat resistance, starting at 75C for colorFabb XT, 85C for colorFabb nGen and 100C for colorFabb HT. Below is a chart how our range of co-polyesters compare to other materials like PLA and ABS:
Learn more about co-polyesters in our previous blog.
High tech clamps, printed with colorFabb_HT on the Leapfrog Bolt by Peter de Corte
colorFabb_HT is uniquely suited for advanced 3D printing users, particular those who need their creations to exhibit excellent durability, toughness and temperature resistance. You can find more information on our dedicated landing page.
One of the unique features of colorFabb_HT is the ability to print near transparent parts. Due to the high flow characteristics it is now possible to print parts that are almost see-through. Check out the blog we wrote about it previously here.
Another aspect of the filament is its ability to print extremely detailed prints, like seen below:
Tiny Hellboy by Geoff W. / Hex3D. Original post
Although our range of co-polyesters already look extremely good, there are quite a few way how you can perform so-called secondary operations, like glueing, painting, etc. Click the image below for more information:
Below are some of the prints we made in the past few years with colorFabb_HT:
Old and broken laundry dryer part left, new printed one on the right. Original post
Air gun adapter by colorFabb. Original post
Brushless motor by MakeSEA, colorFabb_HT print in combination with steelFill. Original post
Vertical windmill by Michael Broderick. Original post
Dremel tool holder by mitchnajmitch, printed with colorFabb_HT and woodFill. Original post
colorFabb_HT is available in five colors, as 700gr and 2kg spools. It ships daily and from stock. Click here to go to our webshop.
colorFabb_HT is available in Clear, Black, White, Light Gray and Dark Gray