Quite possibly the best PLA....

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  1. 69charger

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    4 laser calipers on their extrusion line yikes
     
  3. JohnEsc

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    Ordered quite a bit of rolls. Hoping for good results!
     
  4. 69charger

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    Been through two rolls so far. There is a noticable difference in quality at 195 vs 200. 195 seems to be the sharpest. Planning on doing some slightly scaled up benchies at various temps to dial it in.
     
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    can you take some pictures. I would be interested in seeing
     
  6. Mike Kelly

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    temperature is complicated. Higher temps are stronger layer bonds but lower tends to print nicer. I just do 210 for pretty much everything.
     
  7. JohnEsc

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    So I arrived today from my trip to Disney and started printing with the FoxSmart PLA I received... WOW! Love the feel of the filament in comparison to the Inland PLA and its comparable to eSun but less expensive. I'm currently using the FoxSmart Silver PLA to print the Millenium Falcon but I finished a GoPro frame in silver earlier... Screenshots for @TstarkEngineering ... Ordered 5 spools in white, clear, black, gold, and silver for free shipping! BTW I've been printing most of my PLA prints @ 190 at the nozzle and 70 on the bed. GoPro Frame printed without support: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:209425
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    @JohnEsc What speed are you printing the Falcon at? I am printing one now and my first attempt at the default size was horrible at 50mm/s, but doing really well at 30mm/s now except for the first few layers.
     
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    @Steven Burns I'm printing mine at the default 50mm/s, so far so good. Used a larger raft cause I'm printing it at 155% upscale.
     
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    I use Rigidink and they have been consistently good. I'll have a look at what you recommend though. The price is very competitive
     

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