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Is 3D Filament Getting Too Cheap?


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Posted · Is 3D Filament Getting Too Cheap?

Greetings everyone,

I'd like to delve into a topic that's been nagging at me lately – the ever-decreasing prices of 3D printing filament. As the 3D printing industry expands and more suppliers enter the market, it's becoming increasingly common to find filament at incredibly low prices. While this might seem like a boon for hobbyists and professionals alike, I'm beginning to wonder if there's a catch to these bargain prices.

Recently, I stumbled upon https://dwdev.se/, a site offering 3D printing filament at prices that seem almost too good to be true. On the surface, it appears to be a fantastic deal – who doesn't love saving money on filament? However, it prompted me to ponder the potential downsides of such cheap filament. 

Sure, low prices are enticing, but could they be indicative of compromised quality? Could cheap filament lead to failed prints, nozzle clogs, and ultimately, wasted time and resources? Furthermore, there's the pressing question of environmental impact – could these budget filaments be manufactured from inferior materials that harm our planet?

I'm eager to hear your experiences and opinions on this matter. Have any of you experimented with budget filament? If so, what were your findings? Do you believe there's a threshold where filament becomes too cheap, and if yes, what factors should we consider beyond just the price tag?

Let's kickstart this dialogue and exchange insights on whether the allure of cheap 3D filament comes with hidden costs.

Looking forward to your contributions!

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