ZYYX + Colorfabb Filaments = True

We decided to test some of the great speciality filaments from Colorfabb. For testing we chose a Vase design of ours that is aimed for Vase mode functionality in Simplify3D.

The model can be downloaded >here<

The results look pretty good…


The filaments, from left to right, are:

- Printed with our ABS profile

Woodfill Fine
- Printed with our PLA profile

- Printed with our PLA profile, speed adjusted down to 2000mm/min

- Printed with our ABS profile

- Printed with our ABS profile, speed lowered to 2000mm/min, and cooling fan on from layer 3.

- Printed with our PLA profile

All prints were made in Fast mode (0.3mm layer thickness) with Vase mode, 2 bottom solid layers, and extrusion width increased to 0.8mm.

Increased extrusion width is a good way to get nice vase mode prints. It gives the layers a better ability to cope with sloping walls due to the increased wall thickness and adds strength to the print.