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Posted · Do all the spools from McMaster Carr work in the Ultimaker S5

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and also new to the 3D printing world. My company just bought an Ultimaker S5 and we would like to get our spools from Mcmaster carr. Did any one have any issues with those spools or with the quality of the materials ? Do the spools fit in the machine wihtout any trouble ? 


I know I have to look for 2.85mm diameter filament, but is there any other spec I need to check to make sure the spools are compatible with my printer ?


Thanks a lot!

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    Posted · Do all the spools from McMaster Carr work in the Ultimaker S5

    If it's 2.85 mm it should work. But "it works" isn't quite the same as "it works well". Different material manufacturers use different blends of material. So in order to get the same (or comparable) results, you often have to tweak settings in Cura to get there.

    This is also why we have the whole material marketplace (as well as the bundled Ultimaker materials); Those materials have been tested / validated by us to work correctly.

    I can't say if the material from McMaster carr work well. You could try and see if the default settings of Cura work if you're feeling adventurous.

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