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Any chance of using 3mm filament on the R2?

Discussion in 'Filament' started by Frank van Gilluwe, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Frank van Gilluwe

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    Ok, I misordered some almond/bone colored filament as 3mm, and the 1.75 is no longer available. It's PET+, but the color is perfect for my project. PLA is not an option due to low temps.

    Anyway, I see in the R1 forum that a new hotend might be required, but the R1 is a different design. Anyone use 3mm in the R2? Is it even possible? I don't care about the filament runout detector (I can stuff it with some 1.75 to fool it). If it fits (a big if), it seems like just dropping the feed rate a bit might make it work.

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  2. mark tomlinson

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    You need to update the hotend and feed. The hexagon stock is configured with a 2mm id feed. 3mm is too big
     
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  3. Geof

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    If you really needing to swap over you may look into @WheresWaldo V6 and titan combo thread. The titan can do 3mm or 1.75 (one part swap but does require full disassembly) then a 3mm V6 and 1.75mm V6 but that is ALOT to go through to run one spool.
     
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  4. Frank van Gilluwe

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    Thanks Mark & Geof. Sort of what I expected. Yep, more work and expense than it's worth. I'll have to try harder to find the color/filament type that works. Already spent an hour searching, with only one company having what I need in Australia (that doesn't ship to the USA). Seems the material is out of production.
     
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  5. tkoco

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    Try this filament available from Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/FilaCube-1-75mm-Generation-Printer-Filaments/dp/B076Z26NS5
     

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