At temperatures between 200 and 250°C the materials will start to expand to roughly 1.4-1.6 times its original volume. This means the material can be printed at low flow rates (60-70%), to compensate the active foaming, which in return gives very soft printed parts.
Between 190-200°C the material can be printed without foaming, resulting in different haptics and harder prints compared to foamed samples.
Developed in co-operation with Lubrizol, colorFabb varioShore TPU is a material ideally suited for printing insoles and cosplay parts for instance.
Please note that colour variations may occur with colorFabb varioShore TPU. Colour will turn lighter when material is at maximum foamed state as opposed to non-foamed state which shows a deeper and richer colour.
Material oozes on travel moves, this is normal and can’t be reduced completely.
Tip! Use the least amount of cooling when maximum foaming is required. For better overhang performance use 50-100% cooling.
We advise our community to use standard TPU settings as a base setting for developing your own pre-sets.
Make sure the distance between nozzle and platform is not to small, especially if the material is being foamed while printing, the pressure will need to be released from the hot-end to prevent clogging and feeder issues.
COLORFABB SPECIAL FILAMENTS
Innovation never stops at colorFabb. Our ever expanding range of special filaments have been industry leading for years. Some of them are for aesthetic purposes, others are pure functionality or for specific niche applications. Materials like woodFill, bronzeFill, XT-CF20, LW-PLA, varioShore TPU and DPA-100 support filament were developed in-house and have been successes ever since. By listening to our customers’ needs and forging strategic partnerships with material OEMs we are able to innovate continuously and bring FDM/FFF 3D printing to the next level.
For more info, check out the colorFabb website!
Within minutes of production, colorFabb 3d printing filament is sealed airtight with a double barrier foil. Filament spools are then packed in a cardboard box for further protection. colorFabb 3d printing filament is fresh and ready for 3d printing right out of the box.