I thought I would address this question in a little different way. I know this subject has been discussed a lot, but bear with me.
From being a Coffee House and Roastery business owner, I know how different geographical location effects anything that has to do with controlling temperatures. Barometric pressure, humidity, and ambiant temperatures play a big part.
With that said, I would like to ask those who live in the state of California, at about 750’ above sea level, what has been your best filament experience? Or if you live in an area with like climate conditions, what has been your choice of filament?
Thanks for your input.
PS: This just came across my notifications.
Anyone use this before? Price seems to be good.
I live in Simi Valley.
I don’t think there is much difference in how a brand of filament reacts or prints in different locales. There are differences between types of filament materials and how hygroscopic they are.
In the south where it’s really humid (depending on the filament type) you might want to have a set up where the filament path is sealed off from outside air. In California I haven’t had problems leaving it out for a week or more.
Even though most of the year the humidity is pretty low I keep mine stored in sealed containers with desiccant. I have a Sunlu dryer I use after I’ve had my filament out for a week or more during long or extended printing session. I also usually use the dryer with new filament even when it comes sealed. I’ve found that it doesn’t hurt and you never know how it was stored or what kind of environment it was manufactured and packed in. I don’t think you can overdry filament.
Only suspect quality issues I have come across is the SM supplied spools.
I kind of landed on eSUN simply because they are available readily, the PLA+ is nica and defiantly less brittle than the no name rainbow silk PLA that I got simply for asthetics.
I’ve yet to try a few 3DTECH carbon fibre filaments I got because of the range of types they have.
I’d suggest getting a branded material that is readily available to you (and even one that is supported in CURA for ease of settings!) and if the results build trust then you are half way there to trusting your feedstock and concentrating on making!
On a related note, I am dialling in my all metal hot end parts and initial print is coming out better than the stock hot end with no adjustments needed as yet.