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Durahl
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Viva La Bronze as ASA?

So... When I was still printing with PLA I kinde liked to use Viva La Bronze as a Gold Infill for Initials and the likes ( yes, Viva La Bronze, not Oh My Gold ) but ever since abandoning PLA in favor of ASA I've been searching for an ASA compatible Filament recreating the sparkling / sheen Gold Effect that Viva La Bronze would give me when printed on a Textured Surface.

Examples:



Any chance we're ever getting an ASA Viva La Bronze or does anyone know of a Brand of Filament with similar look that is compatible with ASA ( or ABS ) so that the Inlay can a) be printed to begin with ( PLA Viva La Bronze would cause issues inside the Hotend when tried to be incorporated into an otherwise ASA MMU Print ) and b) will stick to the ASA? 

Posted : 10/10/2023 3:39 am
Thejiral
(@thejiral)
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RE:

The only metallic ASA I could find was in Silver:
https://www.3djake.at/3djake/asa-silber

https://www.3djake.at/spectrum/asa-275-silver-star

I am not sure how silvery they really are though or if they are just grey with a fancy label. Colour choices for ASA tend to be comparably limited. You might have more luck if ABS or ABS+ as inlet accent material is suitable for you.

There is Nice ABS from 3dJake in Bronze:
https://www.3djake.at/3djake/niceabs-bronze

This post was modified 5 months ago 4 times by Thejiral

Mk3s MMU2s, Voron 0.1, Voron 2.4

Posted : 10/10/2023 6:50 am
Durahl
(@durahl)
Estimable Member
Topic starter answered:
RE: Viva La Bronze as ASA?

So far, I've found that ABS works without issues in ASA - After all they're from the same material family tree and they print with similar temperatures so MMU printability and adhesion between the two is a nonissue - HIPS could also work regarding the printability, just not the adhesion since it can be used as a Support Interface Layer for one material to stick to the other while printing but then still being released fairly effortlessly from each other.

Problem is just that the ABS' I've tried so far looking like they could work while still on the Spool ended up looking like hot garbage once laid down.
Hard to describe... Most of them just look like the Wish.com equivalent of Gold - Much too yellow 🤔 ( which is also why I don't use Oh My Gold 😏 )

Do you perhaps have experience with the suggested niceABS Bronze ( including a Photo of how it looks when printed on a textured Print Surface 🤨 )?
Just seeing the Filament on a Spool doesn't exactly tell me much.

Posted : 12/10/2023 11:34 am
Thejiral
(@thejiral)
Prominent Member
RE: Viva La Bronze as ASA?

No, sorry. I have never ordered that niceABS Bronze. I was contemplating it but then went for something else. I agree, one needs to get filament printed to judge it. I haven't used the textured sheet also in quite a while. Nowadays I really print everything on smooth, with adhesive. I like the flatness ...

Mk3s MMU2s, Voron 0.1, Voron 2.4

Posted : 12/10/2023 11:58 am
iftibashir
(@iftibashir)
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RE: Viva La Bronze as ASA?

On a side note - how do you pint a second color like that so that its on the same layer?

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Posted : 16/10/2023 9:50 am
Thejiral
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RE: Viva La Bronze as ASA?

By having an MMU. 

One can theoretically also manage to get print pauses within layers, I am not sure if you have to copy those manually into the g-code or if there is an option available in the slicer for it. However manual filament changes are quite bothersome. For a few layers they are doable however. 

Mk3s MMU2s, Voron 0.1, Voron 2.4

Posted : 16/10/2023 1:02 pm
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