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Posted · Hello from Argentina. I have a question.

Hi! I'm from Argentina.

 

I'm interested in purchasing a Ultimaker 2, but I have great doubt about the compatible filament. I read that you recommend use 2.85 mm filament. However, here in Argentina only exist 3 mm filament. The printer can print with 3 mm filament? Does it reduce the quality of the prints?

 

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    Posted · Hello from Argentina. I have a question.

    Hi.

    A lot of suppliers say 3mm but in fact it is 2.85mm +/- 0.1mm (or something like that). You really need to ask the supplier for an accurate specification.

    3mm filament should physically fit, but look out for sloppy tolerances (variations in diameter), as these are often the biggest concern with cheap filament - along with inconsistent/unknown PLA formulation. If you have a good local supplier of 3mm filament then I'd guess you'll be fine. As I mentioned, this is probably 2.85mm filament anyway.

     

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    Posted · Hello from Argentina. I have a question.

    Hello, you sill print with 3 mm but you just need to follow some tips. You can call 3D NeWorld in Argentina (official representative of Ultimaker in Argentina) and we can explain you further.

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