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Is ColorFabb PLA/PHA a good choice for my UM2?

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I recently bought a UM2 and wanted to stock up on some filament and was wondering if ColorFabb is a good choice of filament supplier?

I live in Canada, so if anyone has any recommendations for filament suppliers in general or which brands to use, I would greatly appreciate some advice. I can get the Colorfabb from a local supplier, but they only carry the PLA/PHA filament so I'm also looking for one for ABS.

Thanks in advance!

 

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Hello, I'm a little biased as I'm the US colorFabb reseller, but I can tell you that all of colorFabb's materials work quite well in the Ultimaker 1 and 2. All of the development testing is done on Ultimakers (and a few other printers) and they publish Cura profiles for UM1 and 2 for their more exotic materials at learn.colorfabb.com.

I don't have a recommendation for a good Canadian ABS supplier for the Ultimaker.

 

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I have used Colorfabb PLA/PHA. It is pretty good but I prefer Formfutura EasyPla, or whatever it is called today. This doesn't mean that colorfabb is bad. It might be that I have found better settings for Formfutura than I have for colorfabb. I really would like to test XT, but It doesn't make any sense to pay about 40 euros per reel plus 20 euros shipping when ordering just one reel. Anyone willing to send me few meters for testing purposes ? :-P

 

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Colorfabb is working great overall. They have some experimental filaments too that run nicely on the UM2 like woodfill, bronzefill. I like Faberdashery too but there are no direct shop from Canada.

In Canada you can check at Voxel Factory. They are located in Montreal. They have a lot of Colorfabb products and also have ABS.

 

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if your budget allows for colorfabb(XT as ABS replacement), go for it without thinking. That stuff is great. Their XT is amazingly strong and safe to use, whereas ABS is well, google for the paper Colorfabb released on the toxicity levels of their materials vs other materials.

Also I love bronzefill, glowfill(if you print this solid, it shines for a long time), and ofcourse woodfill, their new copper an bamboo fill :p

 

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