Which filament?

Discussion in '3D Printers & Projects' started by TeeJayHoward, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. TeeJayHoward

    TeeJayHoward Limpness Supreme

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    I'm curious about AmazonBasic's filament as I love their spool design. Being able to tell at-a-glance how many grams are left on the spool is something everyone should have implemented by now. 'Course, I know nothing about the quality of the plastic on said spool. Anyone used them before? If not them, what manufacturers do you like and why?
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  2. Lazorz_Go_PewPew

    Lazorz_Go_PewPew Gawd

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    I haven't used it before. I'd be interested to hear from someone who has, as well.
    I usually stick to cheap-o Microcenter Inland brand for basic stuff, Hatchbox for nice colors and exotics, and ProtoPasta for exotics.
     
  3. hakstarr

    hakstarr Limp Gawd

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    I hear matchbox makes good pla not sure about amazon. My first spool i purchased was cree and its not bad.
     
  4. smithkt

    smithkt Limp Gawd

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    The Amazon Basics filament is getting pretty good reviews in the Prusa Facebook groups. Haven't tried it myself yet. I've used several different colors of 3DSolutech from Amazon. For approximately $20 per 1KG spool, it prints very well. Prusa has announced their own branded filament which will eventually be available through Amazon. Sounds like good stuff and expected to be around $25 per 1KG. I've also had good luck with Atomic Filament.