Today we add an important possibility among those considered so far in terms of special materials for 3D printing, the heritage brick. We will analyze the terracotta effect filament of TreeD.
We will carry out a mini-review, i.e. this morning’s single object review, to test the actual similarity with the original material.
We have purchased the test package, of many filaments on the Nextotum site, in the Sample Pack section. Sincerely I recommend you to visit this section, with a few euros you will have 34 types of filaments to choose from and try first hand. And given the vastness of the types of filament you will surely find great ideas for new ideas.
The test samples arrived well sealed in practical packs of 4.
Heritage Brick: Test
With this terracotta I wanted to reproduce a figurine. An authentic Egyptian Museum piece! It is the representation of an Egyptian scribe intent on reading a tablet with engraved hieroglyphics. This statue has been scanned and is part of a large collection of antiquities brought to digital.
The printing of this material did not present any difficulties. On the contrary, it also held up very well the cantilevered parts, such as the knees, without any support. When the printing was finished, I was amazed by the quantity of visible details. Some people didn’t even notice it on the stl, which is actually a little rough. In the picture taken from above you can see how you can also see the hieroglyphics on the board. With a greater culture we could probably also interpret them.
Looking at this small statue I think I’ve brought home a piece of history, and this amazing filament, which is, live, indistinguishable from the terracotta, makes this withoutsion likely.
Heritage Brick: Print settings
This filament was printed at 245 degrees, 50 mm/sec with a 15% infill (I am a saver). The manufacturer’s technical specifications recommend the plate at around 100° (+ or -) 10°. If I have to be honest I have had a lot of difficulty in detaching the object from the platter (Inox + lacquer), then I have tried to reprint at 50°. I have to say that the adhesion was tough anyway. Only it came off more easily when the print was finished.
Heritage Brick: Conclusions
I loved this special material and I think it’s an excellent filament, and not just to reproduce objects from the past.
It’s also very suitable for architecture, and for modeling. I imagine myself as a village of brick houses, Roman bridges and much more.
3D printing is made to remove the brakes of the realization of our fantasies. And in this sense this material takes a big step forward!
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