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Hi there,

 

In order to gain a better understanding of how our users use their Ultimaker 3D printers, we would like to ask you a few questions. In particular about what materials and reels you use. It would be greatly appreciated if you had a few minutes to spare and could answer these questions.

We will use this information to improve future products.

 

For some extra motivation and to make it worth your while, one (randomly selected) respondent will get a free reel of Ultimaker filament of your choice at the end of April!

 

So the questions below are about the type of filament and reels you use. If you use different filament brands with different dimensions, feel free to answer it more than once.

 

A: What is the filament brand:

B: What is the type of filament:

C: What is the diameter of the filament:

D: What is the weight of a full spool:

 

E: What is the inner diameter of the core?

F: What is the outer diameter of the core?

 

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool?

H: What is the weight of an empty spool?

 

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand)

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty)

 

This image might give you some more information about what we mean with some of the questions: 

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Thank you very much for helping us get a better understanding of your workflow.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask below! Have a good day.

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A: What is the filament brand: Colorfabb

B: What is the type of filament: NGEN

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85 mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 1.180 gr

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105 mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200 mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 250 gr

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 54 mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 54 mm

 

A: What is the filament brand: Form Futura

B: What is the type of filament: TitanX

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85 mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 1.150 gr

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105 mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200 mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 260 gr

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 54 mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 54 mm

 

A: What is the filament brand: Colorfabb

B: What is the type of filament: PLA Economy

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 3.000 gr

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 210 mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 290 mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 600 gr

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 100 mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 100 mm

 

A: What is the filament brand: NANOVIA

B: What is the type of filament: PETG/CF

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 3.190 gr

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 210 mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 290 mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 600 gr

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 100 mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 100 mm

Edited by darkdvd
correct width of full spool outer dimension (sorry !)

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A: What is the filament brand: colorFabb

B: What is the type of filament: ngen

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 1025g

 

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52.9mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? ~105mm

 

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 260g

 

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 55.0mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 55.0mm

 

 

 

A: What is the filament brand: TwoBears

B: What is the type of filament: BioFila PlaTec

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 790g

 

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 26.5mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? ~79mm

 

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 190mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? ~170g (cardboard with plastic core)

 

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 68mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) ~66mm cardboard (the plastic core is 70mm wide)

 

 

 

A: What is the filament brand: PolyMaker

B: What is the type of filament: PolySupport

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: -?-

 

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 55.0mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 68.0mm

 

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 150mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? -?-

 

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 68mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 68mm

 

 

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A: What is the filament brand: Colorfabb

B: What is the type of filament: NGEN

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85 mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 1.180 gr

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105 mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200 mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 250 gr

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 54 mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 54 mm

 

(thx @darkdvd)

 

A. eSun

B. PLA, PETG,

C. 2.85

D. 1240 g

E. 52 mm

F. 92 mm

G. 200 mm

H. ?

I. 60 mm

J.60 mm

 

(thx @eyeballs)

 

I also use some Ultimaker filament, but I'm sure you know the size of those spools. ;p

 

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1. Most of the time (80%):

A: What is the filament brand: colorFabb

B: What is the type of filament: PLA/PHA (various colors)

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: ca. 1kg (=750g filament + empty spool)?   (I have no balance available for this weight)

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 53mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? ca. 300g ?  (my balance goes to 250g, and it is slightly more)

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 56mm (= empty +1mm)

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 55mm

 

 

2. Occasionally (10%):

A: What is the filament brand: Ultimaker

B: What is the type of filament: PLA (pearl) (old model of spools, no chip yet)

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: ca. 1kg ?

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? ca. 104mm? (no empty one available now)

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? (no one available now)

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) (no one available now)

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) ca. 54mm

 

 

3. Occasionally (9%):

A: What is the filament brand: ICE

B: What is the type of filament: PET (various colors)

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: ca. 1kg

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 199mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? -- (don't have one now)

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 53mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) ca. 53...53mm ? (don't have one available now)

 

 

4. Seldom (1%):

A: What is the filament brand: colorFabb

B: What is the type of filament: NGEN

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: rest of the data: see colorFabb PLA/PHA (same spools)

E: What is the inner diameter of the core?

F: What is the outer diameter of the core?

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool?

H: What is the weight of an empty spool?

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand)

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty)

 

 

Main spool differences:

- inner core diameter 52mm (Ultimaker and ICE spools) / 53mm (colorFabb)

- Ultimaker (old) and ICE spools have spokes / colorFabb spools have a free ring on outer edge (=easier to make filament clamps slide around edge)

- rest seems fairly "standard spool"

 

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A: What is the filament brand: Essentium

B: What is the type of filament: PLA XTR

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85 mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 1094 grams

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 95 mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200 mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 328 grams

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 53.5 mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 53 mm

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A: What is the filament brand: extrudr
B: What is the type of filament: GreenTEC (high temp PLA)
C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85 mm
D: What is the weight of a full spool: +/- 1380 gr
E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 53,2
F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 106
G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 199
H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 262 gr
I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 68,8
J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 67


A: What is the filament brand: Makerpoint ( dutch, rebranded, not a manufacturer)
B: What is the type of filament: PLA
C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85 mm
D: What is the weight of a full spool: 992 gr
E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 53,1
F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105
G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 198
H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 254 gr
I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 53,4
J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 53,2
 

Edited by ultiarjan

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A: What is the filament brand: Refil

B: What is the type of filament: PET

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 929 gram

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 55 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 112 mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200 mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 163 gram (cardboard)

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 49 mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 45-49 mm because the cardboard bends a little

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COLORFABB  (I ASSUME ALL COLORFABB)

 

A: What is the filament brand: colorFabb

B: What is the type of filament: PLA/PHA (various colours + transparent)

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a 750g full spool: 1052g (Sealed Normal pha/pla) - (1045g Sealed Transparent)

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 53mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 201mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 250g

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 55mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 55mm

Edited by cloakfiend
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Had to weed out the ones I am playing with and the ones I really like to use.

In no particular order, just grabbing spools around my 'command pod.'

 

A: What is the filament brand: Colorfabb

B: What is the type of filament: Mostly PLA/PHA Transparent, would like a substitute that is as easy to print, but much tougher.

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: .75Kg

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? Spool Dimensions (Aprox.): 54mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 106mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200mm Total Diameter

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? Nothing to measure that closely

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand)

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty). 55mm

 

A: What is the filament brand: Filamentum extrafill

B: What is the type of filament: Extrafill PLA

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: .75Kg

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? Spool Dimensions (Aprox.): 55 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 115mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? Nothing to measure that closely

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand)

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 200mm

 


A: What is the filament brand: UM, PC and Nylon

Would Like to think you know your specs ;)

 


A: What is the filament brand: Matterhackers

B: What is the type of filament: PLA Pro (sometimes) and PVA

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 1Kg. Started using 1Kg Matterhackers PVA to save money. Prefer 1KG.

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? Spool Dimensions (Aprox.): 50mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 103mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 1 Kg Matterhackers; 200mm Total Diameter / 0.75 Kg ColorFabb; 200mm Total Diameter /

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? Nothing to measure that closely

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand)

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 70mm

Edited by kmanstudios
fixed copy paste error brouight to my attention...Thanks!!

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On 4/10/2018 at 1:40 PM, SandervG said:

A: What is the filament brand:

ultimaker 95% -  rest ice filament from trideus.be

B: What is the type of filament:

99% pla - rest nylon,pva

C: What is the diameter of the filament:

standard 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool:

750 gr material

E: What is the inner diameter of the core?

52 mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core?

105mm

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool?

199mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool?

233gr if i remember correctly

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand)

53mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) same 53mm

 

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Hello, here are datas from spools i use on an Ultimaker 3 :

 

ICE 2.85mm PLA 750g 

A: What is the filament brand: ICE
B: What is the type of filament: PLA
C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm
D: What is the weight of a full spool: 953g
E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52mm
F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 105mm
G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200mm
H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 203g
I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 47mm
J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 47mm

 

ICE 2.85mm PLA 2.3kg 
A: What is the filament brand: ICE
B: What is the type of filament: PLA
C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm
D: What is the weight of a full spool: 2925g
E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 52mm
F: What is the outer diameter of the core? 216mm
G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 300mm
H: What is the weight of an empty spool? 606g
I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 102mm
J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) 102mm

 

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32 minutes ago, SandervG said:

Thanks @jimbo . Did you print the spoolholders yourself? Was it to save some space or did you not like the original placement?

The original placement is not quite convenient for second spool changing (you must unload first spool)

Also 2.3kg spools are too big and don't fit between holder and table (they are also too wide for the original holder)

 

I started with 130mm universal filament spool holder - multiple lengths by ther00t ( https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2459115 )

I designed and printed arms for these holders. They have series of holes to put a rubber band that works as brake (friction is too low and spools unwind themselves)

 

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Hello, I am toltally new to 3d printing and the Ultimaker 3 is my really first 3d printer. Arrived last week :)

 

A: What is the filament brand: Rigid Ink Uk

B: What is the type of filament: PLA

C: What is the diameter of the filament: 2.85mm

D: What is the weight of a full spool: 1 Kg

 

E: What is the inner diameter of the core? 56mm

F: What is the outer diameter of the core? I don’t know yet as still in use

 

G: What is the outer diameter of the whole spool? 200mm

H: What is the weight of an empty spool? I don’t know yet as still in use 

 

I: Width of full spool (only when it is completely full because it can expand) 70mm

J: Width of an empty spool (only when almost or completely empty) I don’t know eat as still in use

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