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Recommendation of PLA filament brands

Post by jccdesign » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:17 am

Hi, im about to finish the roll of pla that came with the m2, and need to buy more, what brand is proven to work well with the m2? Have anyone tried Matterhackers pla?, i wanted to buy the makergear brand but the color is limited.

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Post by jimc » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:25 am

i see you live in savannah. i lived there for a few years back when i was in the army stationed at ft stewart. that was 93-95. for the pla, makergear stuff is really good and a great deal for the quality but if they dont have the color you want then here are a few you can try. all good quality made in usa stuff. i have used abs from all these guys and it was great.

www.pushplastic.com
www.b3dfilament.com
www.toybuilderlabs.com

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Post by jccdesign » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:00 am

Yeah ive been living in Savannah for 2 years amd a half, been doing my masters in furniture design at SCAD . Its a very mellow citycompared from back home inSan Juan ,PR. Thank you ill check them out.

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Re: Recommendation of PLA filament brands

Post by jdacal » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:51 am

Hi jccdesign,

You wouldn't happen to have an STL of a sofa? I"ve been looking for one, I rep for a manufacturer and have been looking for a nice print to put peoples name on it so they can put it on their desk, instead of the usual name plaque. So I can give as holiday gifts.
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Post by jccdesign » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:18 am

jdacal wrote:Hi jccdesign,

You wouldn't happen to have an STL of a sofa? I"ve been looking for one, I rep for a manufacturer and have been looking for a nice print to put peoples name on it so they can put it on their desk, instead of the usual name plaque. So I can give as holiday gifts.


Not right now, i haven't been able to convert my 3d models ( i use rhino 3d) so i design them by parts . But im in the process of doing that.

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Re: Recommendation of PLA filament brands

Post by jimc » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:25 am

ahhh another rhino user. i use it as well. love that software

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Re: Recommendation of PLA filament brands

Post by willnewton » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:25 pm

jdacal wrote:Hi jccdesign,

You wouldn't happen to have an STL of a sofa? I"ve been looking for one, I rep for a manufacturer and have been looking for a nice print to put peoples name on it so they can put it on their desk, instead of the usual name plaque. So I can give as holiday gifts.
There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 sofas on www.grabcad.com
I'm finally back to where I started two days ago!

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Re: Recommendation of PLA filament brands

Post by sthone » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:22 pm

I have no experience yet with filaments or printing for that matter. But looking at my notes from all the research I've been doing on the M2 lately I've seen Octave Filament mentioned a few times as working well with the M2. Again I have no personal experience yet but it's something to look into anyway.

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Re: Recommendation of PLA filament brands

Post by jccdesign » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:17 am

jimc wrote:ahhh another rhino user. i use it as well. love that software
Jajaja yeah , i love it, still learning tricks after years of using it, niw im getting use to RHINO 5.

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Re: Recommendation of PLA filament brands

Post by jdacal » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:00 am

willnewton wrote:There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 sofas on http://www.grabcad.com
Thanks willnewton, nice!
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