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Best Filament Brand for Each type of Material

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:48 pm
by KS_Husker
I have searched on here and cannot find this information in detail on many different filaments.

I'm wondering if we can come up with a good list of filament brands and the product line that people have found to be the best and easiest to achieve very good print quality with standard settings available in Ideamaker to minimize settings tweaks. I want to get the best material for my money that will also get excellent print quality, all while selecting a standard print profile in Ideamaker and slice.

Materials I think we should have this info. on are:

1. ABS - (Brand, Product Line)
2. PLA - (Brand, Product Line)
3. Polycarbonate - (Brand, Product Line)
4. PETG - (Brand, Product Line)
5. ASA - (Brand, Product Line)
5. Nylon - (Brand, Product Line)
6. Carbon Fiber Reinforced - (Brand, Product Line)
7. Flexible - (Brand, Product Line)
8. Soluble Support for ABS - (Brand, Product Line)
9. Soluble Support for PLA - (Brand, Product Line)
(Any other interesting materials)

Thanks in advance for everyone's input here. I think this will benefit many people if we can have all this in one place.

Re: Best Filament Brand for Each type of Material

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:10 am
by KS_Husker
Since Raise3d is very slow at adding profiles for new materials. I'm going to add my settings that I find here, to try and help others.
Hopefully someone will appreciate this.

I wanted to see how my Pro2 did with the cheapest filament I could find. So I bought some ABS on Ebay for $13 for a 1kg spool free shipping.
It is printing beautifully after a couple tweaks to my settings. I'm very impressed with this machine!!

The profile I am showing is for the following material:
ABS - Areyourshop (ebay or amazon purchase)

Re: Best Filament Brand for Each type of Material

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:10 am
by KS_Husker
and one last one...

Re: Best Filament Brand for Each type of Material

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:43 pm
by crimsonyoshi
I've had success with Polymaker's PLA, PC-Max (polycarbonate) and used in conjunction with Polymaker's PolySupport as support material for PC-Max.

Last post in this thread: http://forum.raise3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11565

I have Polymaker ABS, but I've yet to try it out.

Re: Best Filament Brand for Each type of Material

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:39 am
by bajud
For the extrusion width, do you measure the actual extruded filament? I'm trying 3D Fuel PLA (APLA+) now. I used the Pro2 template and updated some settings based on the N2 settings template. I'm able to print successfully but noticed that I can blow easily through the top layer which could only mean that I have wide space between lines on the top layer. My extrusion width is currently 0.5mm but the actual string extruded during the start of the print is about 0.37mm. I'm kind of new to 3D printing and have only used Raise3D filaments until now. See attached for the settings.
Speed-BD_Fuel_Pro_PLA-APLA_Plus-Natural.zip
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Re: Best Filament Brand for Each type of Material

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:32 am
by Michael_3D
I like the proposed project to develop a list of brands and material types. Now that I am about to have a Raise3D printer in-hand, I have been looking. However, it looks like the proposed idea "puttered out" in now time (two years ago)