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Posted · Matter Hackers 2.85MM PLA Any Good

I picked up a Pro-bono print job he wants 100 fidget spinners at fifty-two grams of filament each.

Personally, I use only UM filament in my S5 but this client just cannot afford that cost, I am already donating my labor and print time, he would like me to use Matter Hackers Build series filament, I understand why but it is my printer.


UM filament is 49.99 for 750G so .0666 a gram (let’s call it 7 cents) $3.64 each

MH filament is 19.99 for 1000G so .019 a gram (let’s call it 2 cents) $1.04 each


Has anyone used MHBS in a UM3 or S5, I am making zero profit on this job it is for a give-a-way at a local school, while I am nice (some of the time) I don't want to trash my printer, if I got back and tell him know on the MHBS I am sure he will walk.

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    Posted · Matter Hackers 2.85MM PLA Any Good

    Hello Belezeebub, 


    I did not find much information on matter hacker web site about this filament but I don't think there is a significat risk of damaging your printer. Worst thing is that the print quality is not as great as with UM filaments...? See this as an opportunity to test something new.


    I started 3D printing using a S5 and UM PLA filaments and once I felt comfortable with the print settings I started using other brands (Materio, Colorfab, Filamentum, even no name brand). Each brand/grade needs some tweaking but most of the time the basics settings will do.


    Happy printing!

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