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Zen Toolworks 3D Printer 1.75mm Transparent ABS Filament 1kg (2.2lbs) Spool

July 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Title : Zen Toolworks 3D Printer 1.75mm Transparent ABS Filament 1kg (2.2lbs) Spool
ASIN : B009LDWST8




Consumer Review
Very cool stuff.
Transparent? No (minus 1 star for inaccurate description), but definitely translucent and very cool stuff nevertheless. Great for anything that needs light transfer. I’ve used it for dual-extrusion of back-lit words on otherwise opaque parts with excellent results. Works great in my Rep-2X at default settings of 230C / 110C. The spool diameter is smaller than anything else I’ve used, so printing another holder was in order.

Octave 1.75mm White ABS Filament 1kg (2.2lbs) Spool for Reprap, MakerBot, Afinia and UP! 3D Printer, as low as $14.06 per pound

July 8th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Octave 1.75mm White ABS Filament 1kg (2.2lbs) Spool for Reprap, MakerBot, Afinia and UP! 3D Printer, as low as $14.06 per pound
ASIN : B007X0QBOO



High quality 1.75mm White ABS filament from Octave, used with Afinia, Reprap, Up!, MakerBot, PrintrBot and UltiMaker 3d printers. Produces excellent 3D printing results.

High quality ABS plastic filament, manufactured to very tight tolerances and a wide extruder temperature range, making for smoother 3D printing, and fewer extruder nozzle problems.

Available in White and another 17 vivid colors.

Print temperature: 210 – 250°C;
Filament diameter: 1.75 mm +/- 0.10mm.


Consumer Review
Good filament for price
My goal was to find filament on amazon prime (2 day shipping) that is cheap and good quality. I was a bit skeptic about ordering this for a while because its cheap and theres some good and some bad reviews, some on the same item and some on different color plastics. I decided I would never know if its good enough or not unless I tried it plus its only $31 so I went for it!
So far I’ve had it for a day and printed 2 items with great results. The diameter of the filament seems to be very consistent so far from 1.67-1.69mm.
I only had a bit of trouble getting the first layer to stick well (I dont like using rafts), but with some adjustments to the nozzle calibration height and setting the build platform temp up to 120 deg C, it seems to be working fine now.
Also the color of this plastic seems to be in between natural abs and white.

My print settings are
1.7mm filament diameter
230 C extruder temp
120 C platform temp
Running on makerbot…

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