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Your favorite USA Made Black and White Filament?

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Hi!

I'm looking for a quality USA made filament in black and white that people have had success with on ulitmaker machines. Some of the options I've seen are Push Plastic, Makergeeks, Matterhackers Pro, Proto Paradigm, Coex, and Proto Pasta.

I'm looking to place a large order as I will be printing different parts of a set on multiple machines simultaneously and need the filament to be uniform and the same color. The pieces have some parts that require bridging and others with overhangs. I was hoping the community would have some recommendations so I didn't have to trial and error all of them myself! And if you have a favorite, if you could share the settings that you had success with!

Thank you!

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I have had good luck with ProtoParadigm ProSpec PLA in Marble White and other colors. I have not tried black yet. Besides the price being right, the material is good quality and uniform in dimension. The material seems less brittle than other PLAs. I had one problem with the coil getting tangled resulting in a failed print, but that has been only one time out of maybe three 1kg spools.

On my UMO+ I print at 200°C and standard Cura print speeds with 60°C bed with good results.

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I recently had some awesome prints on my U2 using Matter Hackers Pro Black ABS.  I have an acrylic door on the front and an acrylic cover on top.  Printed slow and steady, somewhere around 30 for infill & inner shell and 20 for outer shell (hotend at 252 & build plate at 100) and they came out better than anything else I had printed in the past.

Here is one example. The support material left some scarring, but I was able to sand that down and give it a 30 second steaming acetone bath for final gloss. The kludgy glued & tied up support was necessary to fix some support that fell over during printing.  17818193_669972933191211_5283705085782654976_n.jpg

I like the white ABS I have, but don't remember where I got it from.

Here's a link to MH's Pro Black ABS:http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/pro-series-black-abs-filament-3.00mm Oh, and beware MH's spools (at least the ABS ones I've tried) tend to unwind themselves if you have a modified spool holder with bearings!  I put on a new spool and it unravels itself by at least 10 or more spins.  I have lots of other spools from other places and they don't seem to unwind like the MH's do.  As long as I keep everything aligned, it works ok.

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I have had good luck with ProtoParadigm ProSpec PLA in Marble White and other colors.  I have not tried black yet.  Besides the price being right, the material is good quality and uniform in dimension.  The material seems less brittle than other PLAs.  I had one problem with the coil getting tangled resulting in a failed print, but that has been only one time out of maybe three 1kg spools.

On my UMO+ I print at 200°C and standard Cura print speeds with 60°C bed with good results.

 

Thank you!

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I recently had some awesome prints on my U2 using Matter Hackers Pro Black ABS.  I have an acrylic door on the front and an acrylic cover on top.  Printed slow and steady, somewhere around 30 for infill & inner shell and 20 for outer shell (hotend at 252 & build plate at 100) and they came out better than anything else I had printed in the past.

Here is one example.  The support material left some scarring, but I was able to sand that down and give it a 30 second steaming acetone bath for final gloss. The kludgy glued & tied up support was necessary to fix some support that fell over during printing.  17818193_669972933191211_5283705085782654976_n.jpg

I like the white ABS I have, but don't remember where I got it from.

Here's a link to MH's Pro Black ABS:http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament/pro-series-black-abs-filament-3.00mm Oh, and beware MH's spools (at least the ABS ones I've tried) tend to unwind themselves if you have a modified spool holder with bearings!  I put on a new spool and it unravels itself by at least 10 or more spins.  I have lots of other spools from other places and they don't seem to unwind like the MH's do.  As long as I keep everything aligned, it works ok.

 

That's beautiful! I forgot to mention it in the first post but I'd prefer to use PLA. But when I use ABS I'll definitely give their's a try.

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