The New colorFabb nGen Filament

Wednesday, 25. November 2015

The New colorFabb nGen Filament

3D printing has many applications such as prototyping, design, figures or toys.

For each of these applications, nGen is the ideal material of choice. 
nGen filaments have functional properties and are surprisingly well printable.

The glass transition temperature lies at 85 °C, which is more than PLA.

nGen is ideal for the user who requires flexibility and a wide processing temperature range. The filament has good processing properties at low temperatures.

nGen PLA ABS PETG
glass transition temperature 85 °C 50 °C 100 °C 75 °C
toughness ++ - +++ +++
printing temperature 220 - 240 °C 190-220 °C 250-260 °C 240-260 °C
printing ability +++ +++ + ++
odourless +++ + - ++
clear surface +++ + - ++

How to print using nGen:

In order to achieve the best results, it is important to adjust the Slicer settings according to the material being used. The most important settings are explained below:

  • Heated platform: nGen is best printed using heated platforms. Ideally it is best to approach the glass transition temperature. The printing bed should be heated to 70-85 °C.
  • Printing temperature: At normal setting such as 0.2 mm layer height and 50mm / s printing speed, we recommend a compression temperature of between 220 ​​- 240 ° C.
  • Cooling: If you printing continuously using the 100% cooling setting, it is possible that the individual layers may separate. If this is the case, the cooling setting must be reduced in order to resolve the problem. 
  • Bridging: We recommend the speed of bridging be reduced somewhat. Cooling can be set at 100%.
  • Retraction: The PLA retraction settings should correspond to that of nGen. However, it these setting may require some adjustments. 

nGen Filament Application Uses:

  • Household

  • Electronics

  • Toys

  • Functional prototypes

  • Modeling / Design

  • Medicine industry

The new ColorFabb nGen comes in a variety of different colours that you can find here.

  • nGen - Mass Portal Pharaoh ED

    nGen - Mass Portal Pharaoh ED

  • nGen - Lulzbot Mini

    nGen - Lulzbot Mini

  • nGen - Ultimaker 2

    nGen - Ultimaker 2

  • nGen - Stacker

    nGen - Stacker