Car door handle

Last week we posted about the oil funnel we printed with nGen_FLEX on the Lulzbot mini. This week we have printed another, more crucial car part. for a Mitsubishi Space Wagon a replacement car handle was needed and again we wondered: Why not print it? For this print we used colorFabb_XT.

Based on the real part, this is a custom design and printed on the Kossel XL with a 0.12mm layer height.

Initially a test version was made in colorFabb_XT Yellow with the final part being printed with colorFabb_XT Black.

colorFabb_XT has the right properties for this print which need strength and toughness.

We launched colorFabb_XT 2 years ago at the London 3D Print Show together with Eastman Chemical Company. Eastman is our material partner for co-polyesters. colorFabb_XT is made with Amphora AM1800 and has a unique formulation for 3D Printing that features excellent properties : High strength and very high toughness, Odor Neutral processing, High Tg / improved temp. resistance, Styrene free formulation, FDA food contact compliance, BPA (Bisphenol A ) free formulation. It will allow the user to produce 3D printed functional products in a safe way.

You can find the data sheets and other documentation on our website:

colorFabb_XT is available in 14 colors, including clear, and was the first in our range of co-polyesters to be launched. It has been widely adopted by prosumers and engineers as one of their go-to materials for functional prototyping. You can find more about how to print with colorFabb_XT in our tutorial. If you want to learn more about co-polyesters, don’t skip our blog on these functional materials made with Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymers.


And remember, for the remainder of the year, because it is colorFabb’s fourth anniversary, we continue our Buy 4, Pay 3 promotion. Use coupon code colorfabb4you on our website to get the fourth spool you order for free! Some conditions apply though: cheapest spool is for free and samples and PLA Economy are exempt from this part of the promotion. Since it is less than two weeks before Christmas, don’t forget to order in time!

Rope tensioner

We use 3D printing for everyday use. Recently we needed a rope tensioner and printed this with colorFabb_HT Clear. For strong and sturdy prints, we use our colorFabb_HT for the best results. This rope tensioner is perfectly suited for camping or use around the house.


You can find the design by Martin Longbone on Thingiverse:

The tensioner was printed on a Kossel XL printer with an E3D Chimera nozzle at 40 mm/s. Layer height is 0.16mm with 100% infill.

You can find out more about colorFabb_HT on our dedicated landing page:

colorFabb_HT is perfectly suitable for prints that need to perform well in the real world and require extreme durability. We launched colorFabb_HT earlier this year as our high temperature and high performance filament of choice. colorFabb_HT is made with BPA-free Eastman Amphora HT5300 3D polymer and empowers professional users to create more durable and useful items, making prototyping truly functional.

colorFabb_HT is available in 5 colors: