Recommended Brands of Filament


#21

Thanks Greg @X_Pilot,
I love this forum and the spirit of cooperation.
Cheers
Rick


#22

You are brilliant… After I fix my Snapmaker I will give it a go.


#23

I’ve had mixed results with eSun PETG. A spool of purple has printed well, but a spool of silver has been problematic.


#24

Both of my Sunlu PETG’s printed very differently. The White PETG was much more flexible than the orange and the white could be printed at much lower temps.


#25

Oh dear. Looks like I’ve got some more tuning ahead. I’ve been printing with the black eSun PETG filament very successfully but I’ve just ordered a whole bunch of other colours based on that experience. The eSun distributor in Australia has a 20% off sale till 6 Jun so I jumped in to that.


#26

I think the opacity has a lot to do with the printing characteristics due to the additives they have to add to make it opaque.


#27

Hi,

If you need a budget filament, I recommend Hatchbox.

My top recommendations are:

  1. EUmakers
  2. Colorfabb
  3. 3DOM - less viscous for less detail but better adhesion and strength
  4. Formfutura - a bit more brittle but great colors
  5. Snapmaker - some warping and few colors, but not bad so far

Welcome to Tomorrow
Ralph
Product Designer @ id-z.one


#28

I also recommend Faberdashery, they are based in the UK as well.


#29

@TheBum I’ve been using the silver over the last few days and found it difficult. It seems more sticky - I think it might benefit from a bit more under extrusion and maybe a bit lower temperature. I’m printing with the purple now and it’s looking good so far. I’ll report more when I have some more solid results.

@Doug. I’ve been further refining my settings for the eSun PETG. I am now focussing on getting a better finish to the prints. I have been using this series of posts http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2593 as food for thought - it’s a long read but worth it.


#30

Hi @rick

Thanks for that, much appreciated. I have a number of items queued up for learning that I will get to in the weeks ahead. @TheBum and @X_Pilot has been sharing lots of good knowledge on Extruder Calibration that I will be looking at as well. What might cause these effects?

In the meantime I have gone back to my RoboChair project and programming for the next few months

There are just not enough hours in the day for what I would like to do… I am no where near using the CNC as yet… I just need to clone myself a few times (scary thought for humanity)

Next! is my motto and there is always a Next!

So keep having fun

Doug


#31

@TheBum Here’s my first result with the silver and the purple PETG. I’ve used a flash to highlight the surfaces. I’m reasonably happy with the finish for PETG, although for decorative items I think PLA provides a better surface finish. Material was eSun PETG, printed at 245 degrees C (250 for the first layer), 0.2 mm layer height, 40 mm/s for perimeters, faster for infill. This PETG sticks like crazy to the Snapmaker bed.


#32

dead%20cat_


#33

@doug that takes me back! :smile:

Ps: I’m still tweakjng the PETG profile but will post an updated Simplify 3D profile soon.


#34

hahahaha
You might remember Alf
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#35

I sure do. I used to love that show!


#36

Has anyone attempted to print using carbon fiber filament with the snap maker yet?


#37

I don’t think any of these are available in India.
I tried the Wanhao, white. Wanhao is most popular on Amazon.in . No matter what I tried the printer did not accept the filament. The size was correct (checked with micrometer). PLA printed on the box. I even raised temperature to 250C but no luck.
Any idea what went wrong?


#38

Wonder if the nozzle is jammed?


#39

I don’t think so. Because I then changed to Polimero Ducho Filla PLA Filament and it worked perfectly fine. But the Polimero Ducho Filla PLA Filament doesn’t have much choice in colors.