What filament will you be buying for your BigBox?

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  1. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

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    Hey,
    I currently use 3mm so working my way through my supplies before December.

    I was curious what others were thinking of getting when it comes to 1.75mm filament?

    I see E3D do some very reasonable spools that I am tempted to add on to the order. Also will plan to get some colorfabb woodfill which is one of my current favourites.

    thanks,
    Pierce
     
  2. Falc.be

    Falc.be Well-Known Member

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    I am looking forward to using colorfab xtcf20 and maybe tryout hips.

    Never realy used anything else than colorfab xt
     
  3. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

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    Yes with the extra nozzles no worries about trying any carbon fiber filament! I might start a list of stuff to try once it arrives and just get a lot of samples to play with. I never got on that well with colorfabb xt but i never really gave it much time, maybe time to try again
     
  4. Falc.be

    Falc.be Well-Known Member

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    I already order extra stainless steel nozzles for the carbon fibre.

    Thinking about building a big RC T34 tank, gonna need the strength
     
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  5. Colin

    Colin Well-Known Member

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    Carbon fiber, woodfill, polycarbonate, copperfill, etc. This will be the printer that I use to learn about all of the exotic filaments as it is my first dual setup and my first to exceed 300c. Damn I am excited to start printing with this already!
     
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  6. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

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    I think I may be putting in another order with globalfsd for lots of these. I would certainly recommend woodfill and the bronze/copperfill filaments. they are amazing and really good fun making some things that are not all plastic all the time :)
     
  7. eca

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    Nylons and PC filaments mostly. But I also want to use flexible and the exotic filaments for special projects. And I keep thinking how cool it would be to used the metal filaments to print a lightsaber, stainless steel and copper for the more golden parts. So many choices now a day, it is great to have a printer with so many choices.
     
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    PEEK, yeah! Great material and totally worth to try, unfortunately also small amounts of filament cost a fortune. :)
     
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    eca Well-Known Member

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    At about 165 bucks a roll for PEEK I'll be waiting on that until I get a really special project that can't be done in something like Alloy 910.
     
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    The biggest problem with PEEK is getting it to stick to the bed. So I've heard.
     
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    my employer wants to try peek on some part designs, so I could cover my cost quickly :D
     
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    ill stick it :D
     
  14. eca

    eca Well-Known Member

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    Lucky for you that you will be getting such a chance so soon.

    Let us know when you are successful and your secret.
     
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    Since I'm new to 3D printing and this is my first printer, I will start slow. I will add some of E3Ds everyday PLA and ABS in different colors to my order. I figure it is better to make my mistakes with cheaper filaments :)
     
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    I'll probably be using mostly nylons and the Scaffold material that E3D mentioned in their sit-down vid with RichRap. Carbon fiber filaments would also be interesting
     
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  17. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

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    Reading all these comments makes me realise there is not one common filament between us lot, exciting times indeed! Good to know we will be throwing every material under the sun at the bigbox when we get it.
    Never tried Nylons either so will add those to my list as well
     
  18. thingster

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    The majority of my 3d prints will be in ABS as I can acetone vaporize them easily.
     
  19. Jon

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    Ok, so, this will be my first printer. Should I start with simpler filaments like PLA, or just dive right in. I'm interested in Alloy 910, but also has anyone tried this n-vent/Amphora? Sounds positive.

    I'd also like to ask people - what is a good, solid, durable filament that sands well?
     
  20. Miasmictruth

    Miasmictruth Well-Known Member

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    For your first prints PLA is a nice start and is a good material for material for a lot of things. I have several types of filiment as I already have a printer but my first test prints on big box will be in PLA for sure, however I find PET is really easy to work too.

    On a side note I am interested in the acrylic filiment they have on their site never tried acrylic :)
     

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