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Filament source in the UK

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Hello ultimkaer world!

someone here who is so new, my ultimaker still hasn't arrived!

just looking if there is a supplier in the UK that sells ultimaker filament. i have seen that Ebay does really cheap filament, and well, i just dont trust that. is it better to buy it direct from the source so i can guarantee quality?

(PS are there any rules about selling ultimaker filament on ebay, i foolisly oredered a single roll of PLA and a single roll of ABS, not realising how much of a chore it is to purge the system for the new material!)

many thanks, and expect many more Newby questions from me

 

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faberdasherry is highly recommended.

If you want to buy from ebay don't go for the cheapest reels.

You need quality 'input' (filament) if you want quality output. (prints)

As for guidelines, it should be 3mm (in practice this usually comes down to 2.85mm)

If it is 2.8 or 2.9 that is all ok, as long as it has a consistent diameter.

 

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wow. all i can say is so far ultimaker support has been lightning fast.

i also knew it would be "yes, that really cheap filamnet from ebay will be awful" i can imagine it being very inconsistent diameter, and lots of air bubbles.

i belive faberdasherry was actually the site i was also interested in, and very good prices!

 

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Faberdashery has very good filament. That's where I buy all of my PLA from. The only problem with it is that it does not come on a spool which can make it prone to tangling... I am always fighting with tangled filament and it's not the easiest thing to put onto a spool yourself...

But the quality of the filament itself is perfect. For non-pla filament choices I like 3dfilaprint.com.

Cheers,

Troy.

 

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Good Evening

I have just ordered 100 quids worth of filament from Faberdashery ( I know I am boring, just black & silver )... do you have any recommendations to printing settings or just experiment similar to how I print at the moment with standard ultimaker PLA ?

Some of thier colours look great, glow in the dark green !

Edit. Ps, I dont really know what i`m doing yet with any PLA lol

 

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