Overview of the Optics and Light-Pipe features of t-glase
We would like to thank the team at taulman 3D for allowing us to cooperate with them on selling another of their fantastic products.
t-glase is an easy print 3D Printer Filament. One trick users are finding is to print at 90% nozzle to layer to get the glass effect to come out. As it bonds so well, it’s not a problem like ABS/PLA…
The main features of t-glase, all information was provided by Tom @taulman 3D
Strength - First, as it’s a taulman3D industrial line, it has to be strong and we, along with our local testers and some selected industrial testers, are very pleased with the strength of t-glase, especially with the larger nozzles used on industrial units.
FDA approved – t-glase is specifically made of FDA approved polymers for direct food contact/containers. This includes cups and other liquid storage parts as well as utensils.
Environmental - While t-glase is not biodegradable like PLA, it is a material that’s considered 100% reclaimable. Thus the new “struders” that convert failed prints back to usable line work perfectly with t-glase. If you have a “struder”, you can actually mix in 12% of the total weight in discarded clear water bottles.
Clarity – like 645 nylon, t-glase’s clarity supports industry’s requirements for non-destructive evaluation of 3D Printed parts.
Shrinkage - Very low shrinkage makes printing large flat surfaces a breeze. And it easily prints to acrylic, glass, Kapton and other platforms.
Bridging - Those of us that have printed with acrylics and polycarbonates are always envious of their bridging capabilities due to glass temperature. And the new t-glase is very impressive at bridging.
Fumes - Unlike some lines, there are no odour’s or fumes when 3D Printing with t-glase.
More information on colouring your own t-glase
t-glass will come in “clear” as clear is a natural colour for this polymer. We will begin to offer t-glass in colours around the end of the year.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with RichRap, i.e. Richard Horne as one of the reprap communities leaders in colour. Richard released an excellent piece on colour dying the taulman nylons and with the release of t-glase, Richard has signed on to be our colour expert. He will provide direction on an initial colour set and applicable pigments. In that t-glass is so clear, we expect Richard will continue to impress us all with his colour touch.
t-glase is very strong, yet different from our nylons as it’s stiff, like PLA and ABS. And based on our first industrial trials, meets all the requirements for the three industrial customers that had an applicable need. To these customers, the clarity was a significant advantage for their quality control departments.
You can purchase whole spools/reels/coils from these suppliers.
Middle East -
United Kingdom - 3D FilaPrint
Note: All filament weights include packaging. Average weight for 5 metres of 1.75mm filament (without packaging) is 15 gms and 5 metres of 3mm filament is 35 gms.
Samples are shipped in a clear resealable bag, with a small sachet of silica gel.
Manufacturer recommended printer temperatures.
Extrusion Temp: Optimum 212ºC - 224ºC - can print between 207ºC - 235ºC
Platform Temp: 45ºC - 55ºC Has been tested using these temperatures
Platform Materials: Blue Painters Tape or Glass Bed with UHU Purple Glue Stick, Kapton Tape
Please note, the above temperatures are only a guide.
Prints quit easy, the deep red color is really beautiful.
The color is unlike any other filament.
Creative Electronics March 2015