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Posted · Several new filaments onthe market, I tried some

well well well,

Last weeks I sailed the web searching for new filaments for my UM original.

Until now I found and bought and tried a lot (no heated bed, just kapton tape or blue tape):

Taulman nylon 618:

warping , quite elastic, great strenght. I need more time to play with it and test different Temp

Taulman nylon 645:

fantastic. less warp, incredible strength, great cleanliness. no problem about sticking on the kapton tape. still playing with it


weird filament, stick well on kapton, bound well between layers. more temp mmeans more roughness on surface and more brown colour (it starts like a beige/ivory).

after printing you MUST let it cool several hours. at room temp it takes ages to make it a solid (not gummy) object. otherwise very cool filament


same as laybrick, smells like wood (yeah!) and more tempo means more dark wood... interesting but need more time to play. objects can be sanded after printed and worked in a very similar way to normal wood!

T-Glase Taulman :)

great. I mean great, really. stick well to kapton, very very very clear (if you print single wallls like a vase it is quite transparent (you can see layers but it is the clearest printed thing until now). good strenght, prints easily, just play with temp

I will buy again. and again and again

FLEX PLA (several different name around...mine is ECOFLEX PLA from germany)

very rubbery thing, when printed turn shiny but keep a good rubber feeling. it works thru the bowden and prints easily on kapton tape

Advice to keep a high infill ratio and a large wall.

must try to print some tires for my RC cars or some belts

in conclusion (for now) the UM can print very good different filaments, the bowden is a PITA with some filaments (mainly soft and rubber filaments and larger filaments with bad tolerances (3.something is bad---2.9 is good)

and after 18 months I found that printing wit larger walls and REDUCING the pla filament paramentes OR INCREASING flow parameter give me better results!

I love my Ultimaker :D

(I hate ultimaker.store shipment fees :cry: )

edit: Removed the request to move the thread to avoid further confusion. Sorry, forgot to do it when I moved the thread. - IRobertI


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