PLA Ultra - any experiences with?

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  1. Luisa_M

    Luisa_M Member

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    Hi guys!

    I recently heard about this new PLA - called PLA Ultra by Tiamet3D. I've seen them on a 3D event in Amsterdam and supposedly their PLA is the strongest one there is, whilst keeping the simplicity of printing. Does anyone of you have any experience with printing with it? They currently have a discount on all of their material, so I'm considering buying it, but not sure.

    Thanks for all your replies!!!
     
  2. R Design

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    Looked at their website.

    Marketing marketing marketing.

    No data.

    ;(
     
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    Dunno about anyone else but I'm instantly sceptical when someone's first and only post is to less than subtly promote a product...
     
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    Thanks, R Design. Guess I'll just write them to ask for some specifications.

    Well, Sarah, I can imagine that with thousands of forums and people trying to sell even fresh air one could get sceptical. On the other hand, there's always that one post that is the first...
     
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    Go ahead and post the datasheets if you get them! @Luisa_M

    ;-)
     
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    Sometimes I will really make a free wen database of specs and settings. Would make life easier
     
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  7. GBR1

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    They don't even publish print settings (unless its just me that can't find them) which is weird. The blurb sounds good, but sceptical.

    Their Ultra Pro at €200 a roll with a tensile strength of 110mpa is impressive (if real).

    As said above why they (and other manufactures (E3D NOTE!!!!!!)) can't publish data sheets is beyond me, it would make life so much easier to compare filaments.

    GBR1
     
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    The more cynical among us might assume the lack of data sheets reflects the desire to prevent the consumer being able to figure out which filaments are just the same thing with a new name and a new price point :)

    There is a lot of re-branding of the same original product going on, not in their interests to make it any easier to figure out the cheapest place to buy the same product under a different name...
     
  9. Luisa_M

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    Thanks, guys! I already got in touch with them, hope to hear back soon!
     
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    A small update: I got a reply from Tiamet that they will publish the specifications on their website at the beginning of this week, seems like they're busy updating it... Can't wait to finally check it all out!
     
  11. GBR1

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    Still no info I can find, along with no print settings. The Ultra pro app had a glass temp of 205degC. If that correct the print temp could be north of 300degC which is usless for almost all FDM printers!
     
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