What is colorFabb_HT
ColorFabb_HT is a low-odor and styrene-free material uniquely suited for advanced 3D printing users, particularly those who need their models to exhibit excellent durability, toughness and high temperature resistance.
ColorFabb_HT empowers professional users to create more durable and useful items, making prototyping truly functional. ColorFabb_HT is made with BPA-free Eastman Amphoratm HT5300 3D polymer.
Which co-polyester should you choose?
You might have noticed that colorFabb now offers 3 types of co-polyesters, each with different material characteristics. In case you’re wondering which material will suite your application keep on reading to find out more.
Apart from having their differences, they also share some great characteristics. All materials feature good chemical resistance, styrene-free & BPA-free 3D printing and FDA food contact compliance.
nGen is a great all-round material, meaning it’ll do the job for most day to day 3D printing jobs. It features an elevated temperature resistance of 85C and comes in a great variety of 17 colors. This makes nGen very suitable for visual prototyping and moderate functional prototyping. Processability is great due to the highflow nature of the material, which makes it suitable for beginners who just started out. Also advanced users will find the nGen material.
For those users looking to 3D print functional parts that need better toughness then your standard PLA based prints and better temperature resistance, colorFabb_XT is the material of choice. The material is processed at temperatures ranging from 240C to 260C combined with a high melt strength makes the material less suited for beginners. Available in 13 colors.
Tougher then _XT and better temperature resistant, however not as easy to process. Therefore this material is directed at advanced users, who specifically need the temperature resistance and best toughness available.
To master the _HT material users should fine tune the first layer settings in order to prevent warping of printed parts. We advise 110/120C bed temperatures, in some cases combined with adhesion tools such as BuildTak.
Eastman has also done extensive studies regarding outgassing and emissions during 3D printing. You can find more information about this and Amphora in general here: