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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

Are non-Ultimaker sourced (3rd Party) filaments able to be used in the UM2 without voiding warranty.

I would like to use some of these filaments

http://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament?t=3.00mm%20Specialty%20Filament

Alternatively, if only approved filaments are supported, does Ultimaker have plans to supply different types?

Perhaps UM users might comment with 3rd party filiments that they have used successfully with UM2 ...

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

We're not makerbot. Your warranty is not voided if you put different material in it (at least, as far as I know it).

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

Or Zortrax, who also void warranty if you use anything other than their filament.

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

When using other then UM filament make sure it has 2.85 diameter! If it is not specified or the spec is only 3.0 then it is questionable if it works.

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

Warranty won't void. But if you have a problem which is clearly caused by the other filament, then that's at your own risk.

Blocked nozzle for example with 3th party wood fill or PVA, that's not covered under warranty. In general, just use common sense :-)

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

** Blocked nozzle for example with 3th party wood fill or PVA, that's not covered under warranty. **

Butt don't worry about that, if you read through this forum you will learn how to clean your nozzle ....

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

Australia has an excellent filament supplier called diamond age. They make fantastic filament. I recommend using them.

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

It's the other island (NZL)... ;) But I agree with gr5: Diamond Age PLA is the best you can get IMHO. And shipment fees are reasonable from New Zealand to Australia I think.

 

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

Does the same apply for the Ultimaker 3? Can the printer use non-UM materials?

Thank you!

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Posted · Supported filaments (non-UM supplied)

Yes! Ultimaker is very open. This is the MAIN THING that distinguishes Ultimaker from closed source companies. This is the main reason why Ultimaker is so popular. You can mod your printer and not violate the warranty unless your modification caused it to break. Ultimaker was founded by 3 hackers and they think it's great that people hack their printers.

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