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Posted · Filament size

Hi Everyone,

I'm a 3d printing newbie, looking to get an ultimaker after doing some research

Unfortunately the ultimaker wiki is down just now, could someone let me know which PLA filament diameter the current ultimaker kits use?

Can anyone in Australia recommend a good place to get more filament?

Thanks in advance.

CT.

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    Posted · Filament size
    I'm a 3d printing newbie, looking to get an ultimaker after doing some research

    Unfortunately the ultimaker wiki is down just now, could someone let me know which PLA filament diameter the current ultimaker kits use?

    3mm standard

    many Ultimaker users seem to prefer printing with PLA instead of ABS.

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    many Ultimaker users seem to prefer printing with PLA instead of ABS.
    because PLA sticks to the bed better and tends to warp a lot less. PLA is also made from a biodegradable material if I understood it right. However, PLA is also very hard and doesn't bend at all, while ABS has a bit of flex in it.
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