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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

Has anybody tried or had good results with the MatteForge Advanced Matte PLA filament? They claim it to produce nice and matt finish even in black. I'm intrigued.

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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

Hi Deepshot,

 

I am printing with it and only tried white at this point, i also have black, grey, red and blue.

 

The results are great, because there is less reflection of light because it is matt the lines are less visible :+1:

 

The only issue I find is that the lines that are printing are sometimes not connecting, usually where they are intersecting when printing the infill, and found that the problem lies with the feeder. Speed setting is at 50mm which I use for almost all my PLAs 

 

It's quite a soft PLA and the feeder is not feeding enough material which I tested and when it should feed 20 cm, it only gave me about 17.5 cms of material, tested it with colorfabb PLA/PHA which did give me 20cms of material.

 

The solution for me is to print slower and I will change the feeder as I have another 10kg of this stuff which increases the overall print time considerably.;)

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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

I've had mixed results with it, I bought some 1.75mm by accident and using it on my CR-10.

 

It indicates "195 is ideal" but my prints at that temperature show poor adhesion....you can rip the piece apart with ease.

I had tried higher temps but overhangs suffered as a result.

 

The areas it prints well look nice, no "shine" we're used to with regular filaments

 

I'm trying 205C this time...perhaps that will be a good balance of strength and able to do overhangs well.

 

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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

Your temp setting depends on your speed setting. And never had issue with layer bonding. After bondtech extruder I did a print at 65mm/s with 0.25 layer height at 220 degrees Celsius. I love the stuff now but only after the upgraded extruder but that was the machine not the PLA.

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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

Printing at 60 mm/s and 0.10 layer height

 

The cat model came out great.  But printing a piece for another printer, it really failed badly.

 

Trying again at a warmer temp (205)   I'll report back in 5 hours!

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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

I would first start with 50mm/s at 205 and build up speed from there on. 

 

It's pretty flexible filament so normal temp and speed settings compared to less flexy PLA does not work.

If you can adjust the extruder to put a little more pressure on the filament.

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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

205 definitely came out much better.  

 

I concur slowing the speed down will help with overhangs and more complicated objects

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Posted · MatteForge Filament anyone?

Glad it improved, as it really is a good filament, if you find the small sweet spot.

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