A montage of our new Special SmartReelsThe first material is a PLA filament with special properties. ThermoChrome PLA is the only 3D printing filament that changes colour when the temperature of the filament changes. This filament is a deep purple colour at room temperature but changes colour to light pink at a higher temperature. This makes them ideal for wearables including necklaces and bracelets. This filament is particularly useful for making bird boxes where you can see if birds are present in the box by the light pink colour of the filament. Clear ColorFabb_XT unlike PLA, is completely transparent. So if your 3D print project requires some transparency then you should give the Clear ColorFabb_XT a try, it is the most transparent filament you can get! HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is structurally very similar to ABS but it can be used either as a standalone 3D printing material or a as support material for ABS. where you can use Limonene as a solvent to dissolve the unwanted HIPS. Woody Beech Effect PLA filament. This has a unique foam structure that expands during printing. 3D prints can be up to 35-40% lighter than when compared to normal PLA filament. This filament is perfect for printing 'wooden' structures. For example dolls houses including the contents, garden ornaments, chess sets and pen pots. It looks like actual wood from a few feet away. We've printed out a memory stick case using the Woody Beech Effect PLA and one of our own 2GB Memory Sticks. You can see the results below:
2GB Memory Stick case printed using Woody Beech Effect PLA filamentWe are also expanding our current selection of SmartReel ABS and PLA filaments in new Sky Blue and Slime Green colours so you can enjoy your 3D prints in even more colours!
Along with these new filaments, we have recently released a new Robox 3D Printer Starter Pack that comes with 10 reels of ABS filament and saves you an amazing £117! (when compared to buying the items separately). You can sign up to our newsletter here if you want to keep up to date with new products here at Kitronik!
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