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Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

I've been looking for cheaper filaments for my UM2. Being used to top-of-the-line stuff like Ultimaker, Faberdashery and Colorfabb, it was difficult to find any decent replacement. eSun was especially a huge nightmare, despite its low cost.

I tested out Atomic Filament recently, and it's been giving me decent prints.

It's $29.99 for 1KG spool with free shipping. Definitely worth a shot.

http://atomicfilament.com

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    eSun was especially a huge nightmare, despite its low cost.

     

    ESUN it's only a difficult filament which requires patience and time to figure out the right parameters for printing.

    For me too, at the beginning, was a nightmare, but, after spending one week changing speed, temperature and flow (... with the great help of one of European distributor, La Boutique du 3D), now ... (25 hours print)

    Guglielmo

     

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    ... and I would like to add that, today, after many prints, the only real negative point that I found on ESUN filaments is ... that they age even if sealed in their original packaging and, after 6/9 months, become brittle and difficult to use. :(

    So, don't buy more than you need :D

    Guglielmo

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    Nice print...I may give a white filament another try under a different brand. I can not get 100% good prints with the ColorFabb Standard white (same settings, different color, work great!)

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    Guglielmo

    Would you share the parameters you ended up with for the ESUN material. I have been having the same problems.

    Chuck

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    Sure ... :)

    In Cura ...

    layer_height = 0.1

    wall_thickness = 1.2

    solid_layer_thickness = 0.6

    fill_density = 20

    nozzle_size = 0.4

    print_speed = 30

    print_temperature = 200

    print_bed_temperature = 65

    filament_diameter = 2.85

    bottom_layer_speed = 20

    On the UM2 ...

    Filament Flow 105%

    ... as you cans see you have just to print slowly, temperature 200° and increase a little bit the flow ;)

    Try and adjust depending on the results you get ...

    Guglielmo

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    Sure ... :)

    In Cura ...

    layer_height = 0.1

    wall_thickness = 1.2

    solid_layer_thickness = 0.6

    fill_density = 20

    nozzle_size = 0.4

    print_speed = 30

    print_temperature = 200

    print_bed_temperature = 65

    filament_diameter = 2.85

    bottom_layer_speed = 20

    On the UM2 ...

    Filament Flow 105%

    ... as you cans see you have just to print slowly, temperature 200° and increase a little bit the flow ;)

    Try and adjust depending on the results you get ...

    Guglielmo

     

    Still enjoying the esun petg? I am thinking of trying some out with your settings.

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    Or try Makergeeks.com. The filament I've tried from them is quality stuff, and they are down around US$20-25 for a full Kg spool, shipped.

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    Posted · US buyers, try Atomic Filament

    Still enjoying the esun petg? I am thinking of trying some out with your settings.

     

    Yes, I still use it :)

    The big problem with "esun pla" is that it actually becomes very brittle just after a few months since you bought it, so ... don't buy too much, but only the reels that you really use.

    Guglielmo

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