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Diameters for third party PLA filaments

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Posted · Diameters for third party PLA filaments

Hi,

 

I wanted to print some models using a third party PLA filament that was MagicFil Thermo PLA - Grey from FormFutura and they have the material with two diameters 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm can I use both with the Ultimaker S5 or is it only possible with the filament with 2.85 mm of. diameter? (This is the link to the PLA filament from formfutura website https://formfutura.com/shop/product/magicfil-thermo-pla-grey-251?category=171)When I try adding the material with the smaller diameter the CURA software warns me that this diameter isn't compatible with the print core AA0.25 and AA0.4.

 

Best Regards,

PTNewbie

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Posted · Diameters for third party PLA filaments

I wouldn't use 1.75 with a UM3 or a UMS5. It's too narrow for the bowden tube and you'll encounter extra resistance because it won't flow through smoothly. Feeder also won't grip it real well, and the filament could swell in the heater block/nozzle because the diameter is wrong. 

You might be able to force it to work...but I don't think it would work very well.

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