Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing

Posted by richrap 
Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 16, 2011 01:46AM
Hello Everyone,

I just finished some multicolour experiments with some Faberdashery PLA material, it's really nice stuff to print with and looks good for some more details on using this plastic and to see a few prints check out my Blog here - A splash of British colour.



I'm also in the middle of a load of different suppliers PLA testing, if anyone wants to see any specific testing done, let me know. I am planning the following tests at the moment -
1) - Translucency test.
2) - Bridging test.
3) - Fine detail test.
4) - Temperature test
5) - Raw Filament bend / break test
6) - Printed part bend / break test
7) - Warp test

If anyone else wants to help test, it would be good to use the same models and settings so we can compare results, let me know.

Cheers,

Rich.


[richrap.blogspot.com]
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 16, 2011 01:14PM
Hmm, the red, white and blue parts look more French than British! I won't be satisfied until you print a Union Flag (aka Union Jack)! Thanks for the tip about faberdashery. I think I'll be getting the Rainbow Fun Pack when they get it back in stock.
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 17, 2011 01:09AM
Rainbow Fun packs are back in stock smiling smiley


Faberdashery
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 17, 2011 03:27AM
droftarts Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hmm, the red, white and blue parts look more
> French than British! I won't be satisfied until
> you print a Union Flag (aka Union Jack)! Thanks
> for the tip about faberdashery. I think I'll be
> getting the Rainbow Fun Pack when they get it back
> in stock.


Maybe I should do more stripes for the British version - Blue,White, Red, White, Blue



I can always call the first one the French or US version smiling smiley


[richrap.blogspot.com]
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 17, 2011 12:42PM
faberdasher Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Rainbow Fun packs are back in stock smiling smiley
Thanks, I'll order one and some white, as I have just about finished the 100m I bought from Adrian. I notice you're in Frome; I lived in Norton St Philip, Frome, Southwick, Bath and Trowbridge, until recently moving back to where I grew up near Basingstoke. There doesn't seem to be many other reprappers around here...
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 28, 2011 01:59PM
Droftarts - It seems the South West is quite a 3D printing hotspot smiling smiley
RichRap - That's inspired us: OpenSCAD scipt that gobbles up Flag vector art and spits out colour layered STLs ...
... When time permits winking smiley

- Clare.


Faberdashery
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 01, 2012 08:22AM
Wow, those parts look awesome!

How do you print multi-colour like that? Do you have to stop the print part way and swap over the colour?

Cheers,

Keukpa
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 06, 2012 06:59AM
keukpa Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Wow, those parts look awesome!
>
> How do you print multi-colour like that? Do you
> have to stop the print part way and swap over the
> colour?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Keukpa

Warning, this is a Read the fudging link ! answer eye rolling smiley


No, Richrap just calculate lengths and join the colors before printing.

See his blog for that, and a lots of other nice experimentations :

[richrap.blogspot.fr]

and

[richrap.blogspot.fr]


Most of my technical comments should be correct, but is THIS one ?
Anyway, as a rule of thumb, always double check what people write.
Re: Experiments with Faberdashery (UK) PLA and larger scale Filament testing
August 19, 2012 11:35AM
interesting i was thinking about breaking tests too ...

but my machine will not be ready till end of the year (my guess)
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login