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Buurman
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Its hard to find good experiences/or bad ones that are trustworthy on filaments.

I just want to share mine, and feel free to add yours, just as long as they are based on your own experiences, and reasonably tested.

I print on 2 Vorons, 2.4 R2 - Dragon SF hotend, upgraded with all kind of mods, but nothing crazy.

My setup (today, and will change every day :-)), I love the fimant spindle hanging system, this changed my life:

20220727_095023693_iOS.thumb.jpg.1f01f7419613c44eb4898a731de3df3b.jpgI print mostly ASA, since I like the finish often, but a big downside is the lack of color choices, but its getting better, the price also.. its quite more expensive than ABS.

I have a lot of experience printing PLA also, absolutely the best material for simple, strong things (PLA+ especially) but not useful in warm environments.

 

So for the next posts... adding some brands/color experiences...

 

Again, feel free to add your own, maybe use this template:

 

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  • Filament Type: PLA/ABS/ASA/etc
  • Brand: 3D Jake 
  • Color: ASA Black
  • Spindle Weight: 1kg
  • Price: 30 euro 
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 248C
  • Bed (C) Temp: 107C
  • Photo added?: Y
  • Rating 1/10: 6
  • Experience:

Spindle it well spun very neat.
constant thickness
Color is inconsistent, sometimes shiny, never very matt. (should be matt with ASA)
Cant print a good looking print with this filament.

 

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  • Filament Type: PLA/ABS/ASA/etc ABS-PC (ABS - Polycarbonate)
  • Brand: Aurarum (Local Melbourne Australia
  • Color: Red, Yellow
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 250
  • Bed (C) Temp: 110
  • Photo added?:N
  • Experience: Good cooler if you get the same batch. Color can vary slightly with different batches. Prints like a charm. Consitent extrusion. No clogs - YET!

 

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  • Filament Type: ASA
  • Brand: Extrudr
  • Color: Neon Yellow
  • Spindle Weight: 750g
  • Price: 30 euro
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 240
  • Bed (C) Temp: 107
  • Photo added?: Y
  • Rating 1/10: 10
  • Experience:

My best Filament up to now, color is insane and prints super smooth. good matte finish and the color lights up in blue light.

 

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  • Filament Type: PLA
  • Brand: Hello3D
  • Spindle Weight: 1000g
  • Price: 16-20 $ CAD
  • Color: Many... I used Graphite, Orange, Blue
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 200
  • Bed (C) Temp: 55
  • Chamber (C) Temp: 30
  • Photo added?:Y
  • Experience: Easy prints, no smell, consistent extrusion and colors. Just good PLA with great color assortment and decent price

Manufacturer's product line: http://www.hello3dprint.com/page2?product_category=46&brd=1

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  • 3 weeks later...

I thought, I try this "cheap" ASA filament from Amazon, its ok priced, not much choice in ASA to be honest.

 

  • Brand: WINKLE
  • Filament Type: ASA
  • Color: NOIR (Black)
  • Spindle Weight: 1kg
  • Price: 23.14 Euro (pretty good price for a kg, but yes read on...)
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 250/255
  • Bed (C) Temp: 107
  • Photo added?: Yes
  • Rating 1/10: 3
  • Experience: I liked the way it printed, I liked the finish, the color, printing quality also ok, no obvious smells.
  • Yet into a 10 hour print... after about 6 hours, I had the feeling something went wrong, on the CAM it looked like no progress was made, and I assumed a clogged nozzle (would have been the first since I use the Voron/Dragon). But then I noticed the stuck filament.... 
  • So.... its going back to Amazon, still have onothe spindle of it, keeping an eye on it.. but not buying it again.... this sucks.
  • UPDATE: second spindle same issue, went back to my trusted Filament, no problems. had 4 times stuck filament, threw away two nozzles.

 

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  • Filament Type: ASA 275
  • Brand: Spectrum
  • Color: White
  • Spindle Weight: 1Kg
  • Price: AUD 75
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 240
  • Bed (C) Temp: 70
  • Photo added?: Yes
  • Rating 1/10:  6
  • Experience: Badly spooled , kinks in filament. Prints ok

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  • Filament Type: ASA
  • Brand: Aurarum
  • Color: Black
  • Spindle Weight: 1kg
  • Price: AUD49
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 250
  • Bed (C) Temp: 90
  • Photo added?: Yes
  • Rating 1/10: 8IMG_2763.jpeg.1a484e05bb1abb464a7b0321a35fe06f.jpeg
  • Experience: Good even consistency. Well spooled. Prints well.

 

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  • 3 months later...

 

  • Filament Type: PLA
  • Brand: Hatchbox
  • Color: Cool Grey
  • Spindle Weight: 1k
  • Price: ~$25
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 210c
  • Bed (C) Temp: 50c
  • Photo added?: N
  • Rating: 9/10
  • Experience: 
    • PROs: This stuff is my go-to workhorse.  It just gets the job done.  When I need something that I don't really need to think about, this is it.
    • CONs: I am less thrilled that the price has been creeping up over the last couple of years.  In the before-times you could pick up a spool for ~$18.

 

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  • 1 month later...

Printed on my Prusa MK3S. I don't have a Voron yet, I'm waiting in the Print-it-Forward queue.

  • Filament Type: PETG
  • Brand: Atomic Filament
  • Color: Marble
  • Spindle Weight: 1k
  • Price: $32.99
  • Nozzle (C) Temp: 255c (Hardened Steel)
  • Bed (C) Temp: 90c
  • Photo added?: Yes
  • Rating 1/10: 9
  • Experience: Atomic is one of my favorite brands, they have plenty of colors and their PETG-CF is amazing.

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