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Posted · Aliexpress.com filament??

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Is it possible to order print filament on aliexpress.com .

PS. 2.85mm (I print with the ultimaker original)

 

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Is het mogelijk om print filament te bestellen op aliexpress.com .

PS. 2,85mm (ik print met de ultimaker original)

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    Posted · Aliexpress.com filament??

    You need a credit card or AliPay.

    Easier in Euopa is ordering via Ebay. The material quality is notoriously bad.

    But everyone goes through this phase.


    Significant quality defects (In my case, 5 years ago, it was)

    - Different diameters cause problems when printing.

    - Material partially overlaid and brittle.

    - Material changes color during printing. Or sometimes loses the color and becomes transparent.

    - I have also had material end in the middle of the roll.

    - Clogged nozzles

    - And the material is often very smelly.


    You can learn a lot from it. If sometimes also not to print, but over itself and its patience.


    Many greetings

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    Posted (edited) · Aliexpress.com filament??

    Hi @LarsU,

     

    In general you can print any compatible 2.85mm material. However there is a few things to be aware of:

    • There can be a difference in quality depending on where you get your filament. For example; The tolerance on filament diameter might be slightly off, or varying more than you'd expect. This could lead to some visual defects, like small under or over extrusion in the print. Also sometimes off-brand filament contain debris that can cause your nozzle to clog.
    • Some filaments absorb moisture quite fast, depending on how (long) the material was stored, you might want to dry it before use.
    • Some filaments might (secretly) be a blend of different materials, so when you think you are getting PLA, there could be a high content of ABS in it. While this in itself is not necessarily a problem, keep in mind that not all filaments are pleasant / recommended to print without air manager.
    • It might be that the default print profiles are sub-optimal for the specific material you chose to use.

    I am not trying to discourage you, it is definitely possible to print non Ultimaker materials. And its not like they are all bad, there are probably some great alternatives out there.

     

    Jos

     

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    Posted · Aliexpress.com filament??
    18 minutes ago, Josnoww said:

    Some filaments absorb moisture quite fast, depending on how (long) the material was stored, you might want to dry it before use.

    I can also recommend this for Ultimaker filament. Especially with PA, PC and PVA from Ultimaker I already had problems. Depending on the dealer, the filaments are sold less frequently and thus stored for a long time.

     

    21 minutes ago, Josnoww said:

    It might be that the default print profiles are sub-optimal for the specific material you chose to use.

    Good to see what else there is so all:  https://marketplace.ultimaker.com/app/cura/materials

     

    If you are looking for alternatives, it is best to use a brand name. Very cheap but still good filament brands are Anycubic, eSun or Verbatim.

     

    • AliExpress is unfortunately a kind of extreme.
    • Ultimaker filament, is expensive but easy, good and safe to use with Ultimaker printers.
    • Other brands require a bit more experience for the first prints.


    Many greetings

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