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Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:22 pm

I am interested in Filament Brand suggestions, aside from Raise filament. I'm looking for varying colors and material (from what Raise offers) and want product that is quality without the cost of major experiment.

I am interested in filament from brands that you have proven to work with the N Series printers.

So far this community has been super helpful! Any insight is appreciated in advance.
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Adding, why is Raise so limiting in the color offerings?
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby EldRick » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:20 pm

I have used lots of Ultimachine ABS. It is very consistent.

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby zemlin » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:28 pm

I've been happy with Hatchbox ABS and PETG. They don't have a clear PET so I use eSun for that. I've had good results with eSun ePC and ePA.

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 pm

Any for PLA?

I'm only recently testing the use of ABS for our applications.
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby DrewPetitclerc » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:33 pm

I use a ton of Octave filaments, ABS and PLA, they are very good.
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:21 pm

DrewPetitclerc wrote:I use a ton of Octave filaments, ABS and PLA, they are very good.
https://www.octave.com/octave-abs-filam ... olors.html

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:22 pm

EldRick wrote:I have used lots of Ultimachine ABS. It is very consistent.


Thank you!
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:22 pm

zemlin wrote:I've been happy with Hatchbox ABS and PETG. They don't have a clear PET so I use eSun for that. I've had good results with eSun ePC and ePA.

Thank you!
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Mecha_Monster » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:17 pm

I also like Hatchbox PLA; besides Raise3D brand, it is the one that have gave me the best results, specially the Silver one (beautiful color and surface finish).

For ABS I love IC3D; Specially the red and natural colors (not white, natural), both gives amazing results. Also, over all the filaments, brands and color; IC3D natural ABS is the one that produces the best overhangs, surface finish and the easiest to remove supports.

For a very tough material, Ill go for Polymaker's PC-Max; it is a polycarbonate blend; is hard to use, but once you master it, you can achieve amazing results.

Honorable mention: eSun PLA (red). Beautiful color and surface finish, 9.5/10, the only reason that I prefer Hatchbox over eSun is that the second produces a little bit of ooze, so you will have to adjust the retraction (something unnecessary with Hatchbox).

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Rogman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:28 pm

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294866996 I have printed over 30 spools of inland with no problems.

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby zemlin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:18 pm

Mecha_Monster wrote:I also like Hatchbox PLA; besides Raise3D brand, it is the one that have gave me the best results, specially the Silver one (beautiful color and surface finish).

FWIW, I've done side-by-side comparisons with Hatchbox and eSun silver PLA and PETG. Hatchbox was the better looking material in both cases by a significant margin. Hatchbox seems to use a gray base with the metallic pigment, where eSun uses a clear base with metallic. the eSun just lacks punch and comes across as more of a slightly sparkly gray. The Hatchbox looks much more like you'd expect to see from a silver metallic.

The Hatchbox silver petg was pretty particular regarding temperature and speed to get a nice finish, but once I had that dialed in it printed very nice. The temperature range printed on the spool is 240C-240C. I got the best results printing at 240C. :P

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:47 pm

Thanks y'all!
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby EldRick » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:55 am

I would also vote for IC3D ABS. Costs less than Ultimachine, and seems to be good quality.

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby RiserDog » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:03 pm

For PLA my go to is inLand from MicroCenter. Once they switched to the New formula it has been as good as Raise, plus much easier for me to pick up.

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Any Brand suggestions for HIPS?
Any Brand suggestions for Limonene?

Ordering from the U.S. only.
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Hellsbellsidaho » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:16 pm

Casale8 wrote:Any Brand suggestions for HIPS?
Any Brand suggestions for Limonene?

Ordering from the U.S. only.


I have been using the HIPS from Matterhackers and for Limonene I use CitraSolv.

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Casale8 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:25 pm

Hellsbellsidaho wrote:
Casale8 wrote:Any Brand suggestions for HIPS?
Any Brand suggestions for Limonene?

Ordering from the U.S. only.


I have been using the HIPS from Matterhackers and for Limonene I use CitraSolv.

Thank you very much for your reply!

On dissolving HIPS from ABS, have you noticed any ABS bloating from sitting in the liquid too long?
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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Vice Chief » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:42 pm

IC3D fans, have you had any luck with their black filament? I print a lot of engineering parts in black and I'm willing to pay for quality.

Also, a bit OT, has anyone tried any of the low-warp ABS formulations? They seem to be really expensive and kind of hard to source.

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Re: Filament Brand suggestions

Postby Hellsbellsidaho » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:20 pm

I have been trying to use Matterhackers ABS Pro on my Pro2 with very little luck. Has anybody had success with any other ABS brands on their machines?


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