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3DSolutech PLA - Any experience?

Discussion in 'Filament' started by Ed Ferguson, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Ed Ferguson

    Ed Ferguson Active Member

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    Want to try some PLA from 3DSolutech after reading a guy on 3D Hubs rave about it.

    They are located 30 miles from me in Seattle, which is a bonus if it works out.

    Anyone have experience with 3DSolutech?
     
  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    I've use them. Its like any other pla :D works fine. It seemed to get "wet" faster than others but thats a non issue for me. Worth a shot if their still under 25.00/spool.

    FWIW I run alot of hatchbox, foxsmart, 3dsolutech and polymker its all fine. I've started using economy PLA from essentium materials...that is test materials I have of theirs so cant recommend it yet but its 44/2 kg spool (will by my new go to likely)
     
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  3. Ed Ferguson

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    Geof - I see Amazon Prime (one day delivery w/ $35 qualifying order) has a good selection of 3dsolutech filament from $18 - $24. I'll try it out. I also have a roll of MakerGeeks silver yet to try. I used Hatchbox on the R1+ and it worked well.

    Are you recommending that 3dsolutech be dried before using, or just be sure to not leave it out?
     
  4. Geof

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    No just be careful how you store it (dont leave it out, seal it up with desicant) I dont normally with PLA but with 3D Solutech I do
     
  5. Chad Gasaway

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    I am printing with it as we speak. I have the hot pink for my daughter. So far I have not had much success with it but I think I may have had a partial clog or something.

    Also, this filament seems to work better at higher temps. It is rated up to 220. Seems to print well at 205-210.
     
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  6. Geof

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    I printed it standard temps around 190 for me.
     

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