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Faberdashery Filament

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It's great stuff. Nice solid colours and super consistent diameter. It just feels like quality when you handle it. I sound like a salesman but that was my impression when I first touched it. Get the rainbow pack and try it out, that's what I did. I just ordered some neon pink, orange, white and black a couple of days ago, should be here tomorrow hopefully. Pretty quick to ship as well:

ordered: 2012-11-12 00:09

packed : 2012-11-12 22:26

It's a bit more expensive than your run of the mill spool from China but I'll gladly pay the premium and not have to worry about that variable. I used some old black I had the other day and it just pissed me off, it's going to the dump as soon as I get the new black in.

I haven't tried the GID stuff myself but I think I read somewhere that the glow isn't very strong. Buy a meter or two and try it for us ;)

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I have lots of Faberdashery Filament.... A little bit of almost all of their colours. It's great stuff. My favourites are their stone white (which is just a nice shade of white that is perfect for so many things..) and the Robot Silver. I even have some of the Gold and it looks great and quite convincing in the right light, though most of the time it's more of a dark yellow colour. The Glow in the Dark filament is great, I've printed a Yoda and a few other things with it. However, it doesn't glow for very long compared to other glow in the dark things... But is lights up like the sun under UV blacklight! I've also fount it to be slightly more brittle than the other colours. I'm less than impressed with the starry night filament though... Basically, the blue is too opaque so you don't see the sparkles in it very much. The blue should be much more translucent for a good effect.

The only negative about Faberdashery is that the filament doesn't come on any sort of spool... it's just loose so it tangles easily. I've lost many good prints because of tangles. I've just finally bought myself a lazy susan to try the filament in a bowl on a lazy-susan trick that others have talked about, hopefully that will improve my success... I had a print fail yesterday 14 hours into a 16 hour print because of a tangle... These days, that's the only cause of failures I have any more.

All of my prints here are done with Faberdashery filament, except for the wooden ones.... Maybe they'll carry that too some day. https://picasaweb.google.com/102544598518008997408/3dPrints?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Cheers,

Troy.

Cheers,

Troy.

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I like it better for the highest quality prints then UM filament. The colors are awesome, unlike cheap Chinese filament, it doesn't lose color in sunlight.

As for the glow-in-the-dark. It works, but you need to print quite solid for a lasting glow.

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Troy do you still have the model file for that startrek pin thing.

I have a friend that is a total trekky and i think he would have a great laugh, getting one printed... :-)

Thanks.

Ian :-)

 

I have lots of Faberdashery Filament.... A little bit of almost all of their colours. It's great stuff. My favourites are their stone white (which is just a nice shade of white that is perfect for so many things..) and the Robot Silver. I even have some of the Gold and it looks great and quite convincing in the right light, though most of the time it's more of a dark yellow colour. The Glow in the Dark filament is great, I've printed a Yoda and a few other things with it. However, it doesn't glow for very long compared to other glow in the dark things... But is lights up like the sun under UV blacklight! I've also fount it to be slightly more brittle than the other colours. I'm less than impressed with the starry night filament though... Basically, the blue is too opaque so you don't see the sparkles in it very much. The blue should be much more translucent for a good effect.

The only negative about Faberdashery is that the filament doesn't come on any sort of spool... it's just loose so it tangles easily. I've lost many good prints because of tangles. I've just finally bought myself a lazy susan to try the filament in a bowl on a lazy-susan trick that others have talked about, hopefully that will improve my success... I had a print fail yesterday 14 hours into a 16 hour print because of a tangle... These days, that's the only cause of failures I have any more.

All of my prints here are done with Faberdashery filament, except for the wooden ones.... Maybe they'll carry that too some day. https://picasaweb.google.com/102544598518008997408/3dPrints?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Cheers,

Troy.

Cheers,

Troy.

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Does anybody know of a reliable alternative to Faberdashery that is U.S based? I'm really interested in them (particularly the consistency of the filament) but international shipping really drives the price through the roof

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Does anybody know of a reliable alternative to Faberdashery that is U.S based? I'm really interested in them (particularly the consistency of the filament) but international shipping really drives the price through the roof

They utilize Handmadecircuits.com for a US distributor. He does do a bulk buy discount I believe if you buy 10+ rolls. Just an fyi...

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Does anybody know of a reliable alternative to Faberdashery that is U.S based? I'm really interested in them (particularly the consistency of the filament) but international shipping really drives the price through the roof

http://printbl.com has really ice and highly printable PLA, which we used in the 3dea.co store right now.

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I just ordered the Rainbow Fun Pack and am curious what quality it will be. I will write about my experience later.

Update: My filament arrived two days before and I printed a first object with transparent PLA (the pack contains 10 colours, from each 10m. I am completely satisfied with the filament, is goes well through th tube, with a diameter varying between 2.85 and 2.95mm.

Tthe shipping costs are acceptable as well (as it is a more flat package, they charge only GBP 10.90 (while the PLA costs GBP 30) for a shipping from UK to Switzerland.

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