Best filament for conducting light

Help with printing with specific plastic filaments.
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jackt86
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Best filament for conducting light

Post by jackt86 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:48 am

I need to design a housing that basically is a series of light pipes. Is there a filament material that's suitable for that?

jebba
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Re: Best filament for conducting light

Post by jebba » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:15 am

Nylon T-glass is probably best. It isn't available yet though:

http://taulman3d.com/t-glase-features.html

elgullitch
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Re: Best filament for conducting light

Post by elgullitch » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:05 pm

Actually it is PETT (polyester) not nylon, and it is available in 1.75mm diameter but not yet available in 3mm. This stuff is pretty amazing.

aadamson
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Re: Best filament for conducting light

Post by aadamson » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:17 pm


elgullitch
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Re: Best filament for conducting light

Post by elgullitch » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:03 pm

My bad! And so it is...

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