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Worked awesomely with my Cetus3D without heated build plate

MINT TURQOISE

This worked for my Cetus3D without heated build plate awesomely. Here are some links that tell you more I hope. http://www.thingiverse.com/make:326959 http://www.thingiverse.com/make:326955 http://www.thingiverse.com/make:318685

Review by: Andreas

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Cetus3D without heated build plate fan adapter and miniature

NGEN PURPLE

Bought a 60mm fan for my Cetus3D and printed a fan adapter. I got some warping without heated build plate, but worked for me. http://www.thingiverse.com/make:326962 I also printed a 18mm miniature that worked great.

Review by: Andreas

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Cetus3D without heated build plate iPhone 5s case

NGEN_FLEX BLACK

I tried it with my Cetus3D without heated build plate. It was printing the iPhone 5s case fine and without warping but the layers didn't stick so well together and while removing the raft, parts of the bottom layer came off. I thought the filament would feel more like rubber but it is still flexible plastic :)

Review by: Andreas

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Cetus3D printed spare part without heated build plate

XT-LIGHT-BLUE

I have a Cetus3D without heated build plate. I was printing a spare part for the cable cover that sits on top of stepper motor, I got some warping but still worked for me.

Review by: Andreas

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Great properties / Very tricky to print well

XT-CF20

Got a roll of it from E3D along with a 0.4mm hardened steel nozzle. The filament is nearly as extremely rigid but just as durable as a PETG and the combination is very good for quadcopter parts that need both impact resistance and stiffness. On the other hand, I did find this filament very difficult to print with. There is a very fine balance between too high of extrusion rate causing blobs to build up on the extruder versus too low of extrusion rate giving poor layer adhesion and a weak part. Have also never been able to get good fine detail from the filament. Can be great for RC parts but is not for the faint of heart.

Review by: Jason

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Fantastic

Violet Transparent

this filament is cool. I have printed a vase and the result is awesome

Review by: Tashkeel3D

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Heat Creep and Breakage... Looks good when it prints though

BRONZEFILL

I haven't been able to get off more than a bridge test, plugging 2 nozzles in the process (one brand new). The stuff also likes to break off at the inlet of the extruder where there is a slight bend due to a side-mounted roll, so I've lost quite a few more prints there. The few prints that I have gotten have looked good, so I'm looking forward to tearing down my extruder...again, to get this nasty plug out, and finally getting my settings right. I wish 'heat creep' would have been mentioned/warned against in the 'Tips & Tricks' section.

Review by: Bryan

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Good but not without a sin

PLA ECONOMY WHITE

I have printed a 54 hour long architectural print with this filament and though it is dimensionally more accurate than some cheaper ones I have recently used but: a) in approximately 1/4 of the spool there was a rather long segment of filament which was much thicker and resulted in visually thicker print for approximately 20 layers. b) the bobbin is winded so that the unwinding filament is overlapped by the next circle of filament and if not helped by hand it would be too hard for the extruder and would ruin the printing layer. This was especially the problem in the beginning when I have started printing from this bobbin. Such mistakes can not be afforded by a good brand...

Review by: Arthur

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Best Filament Ever

BAMBOOFILL

I cannot fault this filament in anyway shape or form. It's my favourite and will always hold a fond place in my memory. It will be missed.

Review by: PolyPrint

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Strength Good - Reliability Poor

XT LIGHT GRAY

In short: good if you're printing for strength, reliability in the extruder is a concern, questionable if you're printing for aesthetic. XT has better toughness than ABS has worked well for some less aesthetic parts. Reliability however is lacking. This material routinely strips out on the hobbed bolt, and ultimately creates some strange blemishes throughout, even at 40mm/s. Embrittlement occurs in the material as well, after what I expect to be too slow of a print speed - strange.

Review by: Bryan

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Strength Good - Reliability Poor

XT DARK GRAY

In short: good if you're printing for strength, reliability in the extruder is a concern, questionable if you're printing for aesthetic. XT has better toughness than ABS has worked well for some less aesthetic parts. Reliability however is lacking. This material routinely strips out on the hobbed bolt, and ultimately creates some strange blemishes throughout, even at 40mm/s. Embrittlement occurs in the material as well, after what I expect to be too slow of a print speed - strange.

Review by: Bryan

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Lovin It

PLA ECONOMY BLACK

Had the filament lying around for about 1 month then used it up in 2 weeks. No problems printing with it on my Ultimaker Original + with an E3D V6 hotend at about 205°C nozzle 60°C bed. I would recommend some kind of feet on the ultimaker to make room for the larger spool ;) https://cuitbuilts.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/baby-got-back-colorfabb-economy-roll-on-ultimaker-original/ Just ordered 2 more spools... what more to say Keep up the good work!

Review by: Sebastian

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Lay it on thick!

GLOWFILL

Definitely follow the recommendation of printing this with 100% infill. Infill does effect the glow. Nice filament, lays down really nice, loves to stick to itself.

Review by: Keith

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Best PLA filament

NATUREL

That´s one of the best materials I ever printed with. Easy to print, great finish and perfect for post processing. Rafts and support structures are so easy to remove it´s incredible. Never had this before. Very satisfied.

Review by: BlenderKoch

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awesome but watch out with glass buildplate

HT CLEAR 2.85 SAMPLE

i got this sample as a gift couldn't wait to print with it printed at 100% infill it is clear as glass. when i went to take it of my glass ultimaker build plate it took a chunk out of it which i'm a bit upset about. so for anybody who prints this on a glass buildplate i would recommend adding some glue stick to it.

Review by: Rowan

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set your density to 3.90

BRONZEFILL

This plastic Brassfill has a high density of 3.9, so remember to change the setting on your slicer, head 215C bed off flow rate 1.2, anything less in flow rate and I was getting voids. This smells like caramel cookies baking, a pleasant smell. I have had a few dark oozes, that were like hard little caramelized bubbles that the print head bounced off of , I used a tool to knock them off. I printed a miniature of the Celtic Skull and polished it up, turned out really nice

Review by: Bret

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It prints and is cheap

PLA ECONOMY BLACK

Well. There's not a lot to say about this. It's a big spool of PLA. Put it in your printer and things come out the other end, and they look nice when they do. All the quality you expect and need really for printing lots of things!

Review by: Kirk

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Confused about temperature

BAMBOOFILL

I was using this, it was working beatifully in terms of color, smell, and look of the product. Then it started leaving clumps everywhere on the product. I turned up the temperature from 195 to 200, and kept going. Still clumped. Turned it up to the highest recommended temperature on the box (195-210) and it clogged instantly. I've managed to unclog these before by pushing on them, hot pulls, cold pulls, and other methods but it looks like I lost this battle. I don't know if the bamboo fibers have actually burnt themselves to the brass... This was my last nozzle too. I tried stirring it in rubbing alcohol, and it had no effect, either.

Review by: Sean

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Great pla

PLA ECONOMY SILVER

This is great pla and at a great price. Lasted ages compaired to smaller spools. Well worth the money.

Review by: John

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Prints just like PLA but feels compleatly different

COPPERFILL

Straight up just used my normal goto PLA setting (H:215°C, B:60°C) for printing and 6 hours of printing later I had a gorgeous looking bust! The layers just look as perfect as on my PLA prints, but once the print is pulled off the buildplate it just feels like a totaly different material just because of the weight of the print. After polishing it for a bit it just Looks and feels like copper. Wish I could put pictures in this review to show off how awsome this fillament looks. Defently looking forward to try out some of the other ColorFabb Specials samples I ordered.

Review by: Felix

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Strange behavior compared to samples

NGEN LIGHT BLUE

I ordered a pack of three samples (dark green, grey, dark blue) and liked the prints I was getting, so then ordered a full roll of light blue. It seems to need a much lower temperature than the other samples. They printed reliably at 220 on a 80 PrintBite bed. The new sample gives surfaces that look like they oozed (presumably still molten for too long) unless I bring the temperature all the way down to 195. Makes me wonder if the roll was mislabelled - it behaves more like PLA/PHA.

Review by: David

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Excellent product !!

NGEN LIGHT GRAY

Excellent aspect, properties better than PLA Be careful with glass - If the buildplate is heaten to more than 80 °C, you will break the glass due to high adhesion Personnaly, I use 72 °C with 3D Lac (Same wrapping tendency as PLA)

Review by: Laurent

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Weak in compression

XT-CF20

This filament is good and rigid for large parts, but the details as well as adhesion between layers with thin walls are weak. The compression resistance is bad (When you tigten strongly a screw, it enters progressively inside the material) The aspect is good and global rigidity of the part is good as well But it is not adapted for functional assembled parts

Review by: Laurent

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Excellent

STANDARD WHITE

I buy this in bulk quantities regularly, it works extremely well on my fleet on Ultimaker 2+'s and I have never had any issues with it, very easy to work with and produces excellent quality parts.

Review by: Justin

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My goto Filament

NGEN BLACK

Its just the perfect Filament for me! never had any troubble with it not sticking to the bed or it clogging my nozle. Did order a Sample-pack with all the colours and must say they just look beautiful. layer lines are barely visible on fine prints (0.1) and the Overall print has a nice shine to it. I can just recomend this to everyone who loves the easy printability of PLA but needs a bit more strenght.

Review by: Felix

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Better than expected!

NGEN_FLEX BLACK

I was curious on how flexible and how easy to print this filament was. Because I have a bowden setup, I was a bit worried at first. My first print, at exactly the same settings as for nGen, came out awesome. It is a little more flexible than I thought it would be, wich I hoped for. This filament opens a lot of doors for 3D printing.

Review by: Andreas

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Excellent!

NGEN BLACK

Printing as easy as PLA, but with better material properties, it seems to good to be true. But hell yeah, it is true. It prints super easy, it sticks nice to the bed and layers are less visible than on PLA prints. Do not hesitate, just buy, you won't regret!

Review by: Andreas

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It's OK

NGEN YELLOW

I was expecting great results with this filament, I normally use PLA and and read this was supposed to be a better version of PLA. It printed great, no odor, but both of my prints are very brittle. I printed a couple of 2 in Pokemon, one the tail broke rather quick, the other one I was scraping a little residue off with my finger nail and the ear snapped off. These where not thin prints. Overall it worked great except my prints are very brittle

Review by: Mindi

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Difficult to use but can turn out great

XT-ORANGE

A really nice orange that gets a slightly matte finish when printing. Prints turn out super tough with very low warp, so it's great for big parts. However, note that this is not by far an easy material to print with! Prints fine at speeds of 30 mm/sec or lower, at 0.15 mm layer height or lower. Anything above that might work but most often looks terrible, probably because this material is very viscous when it comes out of the nozzle. You will also need to fine tune your cooling fan settings. I get very nice results with this filament, but can't really give it 5 stars as the material needs a bit too much tinkering to get right. Beginners (or people who don't like prints that take forever to complete) should probably go for nGen instead, unless they need that extra sturdiness.

Review by: Samuel

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Warp and doesn't stick

STANDARD WHITE

As Alexander said in his review this plastic is very demanding. I have exactly the same experience : "But getting good prints with this filament on a brand new UM2+ is a real challenge. Three out of four prints failed miserably. It warps, it shrinks, it strings and it doesn't stick to the build plate." Maybe I'm doing something wrong but with Makerpoint white PLA I never had those issues before. Contact support.colorfabb.com

Review by: Alexis

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Super tough, low warp

XT-CLEAR

A really nice material to work with. Very different from the colored XT. Quite viscous when molten, which will cause problems with fine details if the print speed is to high. Stay below 40-50 mm/sec to avoid that. Not very useful for see-through prints, but this is an awesome technical material that combines exceptional strength with super low warp and great layer adhesion.

Review by: Samuel

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Mostly not worth it

XT-BLACK

This is one of the most difficult materials I have ever worked with. Requires fine tuning of retraction and coasting to get acceptable quality. If blobs start to build up on perimeters, they will propagate through the entire print and ruin everything. I never use it above 40 mm/sec or with layers thicker than 0.15 mm. Even then, the prints simply never look as good as with other materials. However, the sturdiness, excellent layer adhesion and low warp of this material makes it worth the trouble for larger prints and parts that really need toughness. For all other uses, I'd suggest something else.

Review by: Samuel

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Bamboo fill quality

BAMBOOFILL

I have used bamboo fill from the beginning, and I have to say that it's one of the best wood filaments easily. Layer bonding is superb and the overall behavior is good in printing. What you must do, is to find the right settings and use the Colorfabb suggested values as a base for this. I've noticed that extrusion needs to be more than 100% (in S3D I use 1.25) and retraction settings 0.8, +0,5 after retraction. I have never had any clogging issues. highly recommend

Review by: Mika

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Trickier to use, lovely prints though.

Violet Transparent

I love this colour, both in regular light but also as window frames with backlighting , it looks like a dark pink. Like all the transparent/translucents I find it a bit finicky to print with and constantly had edge lifts and warping. Printing cooler, with a hotter bed, and a bit slower and it seems ok. Once the settings are dialed in though, prints fine.

Review by: Nigel

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A bit of a mixed bag

BLUEISH WHITE

Generally this filament prints fine in my UM2+, just like the other PLA/PHA filaments I use. The colour is a little unpleasant if you put it next to a regular white print, it's kind of a dingy grey. The one thing I really quite like though is that it is really opaque. I'll use this for general test prints, but my whites will remain regular from here on in.

Review by: Nigel

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Meh, trickier to print, not as nice a colour when printed

RED TRANSPARENT

When the spool arrived I loved the colour. When you print with it though it changes colour as you'd expect with adding air etc. It ends up a kind of reddy orange. If you light it from behind though, it's a dark orange. If you print something quite thick with 100% infill it does have a nice glow about it. I have found all of the transparent/translucent filaments are a little more finicky when printing when compared to the opaque filaments. Lower temperature, hotter print bed and don't breath anywhere near and warping and lifting edges are minimised. Once the settings are dialed in though, prints easy enough.

Review by: Nigel

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Practice makes perfect

NGEN BLACK

I had ordered a sample of this stuff. Coming from pla I had trouble getting ngen to stick on the aluminium heatbed. After adding some sprayglue it stuck like butter and prints very very nice. Its really strong and smooth

Review by: Bart

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Really cool stuff

OLIVE GREEN

That true military look, which is awesome :)

Review by: Joffrey

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Good and beautiful - but maybe not much more

XT-CF20

This material is something you will look at when wanting to find a good, tough material that suits some special applications - and that is definitely what this material promises. However, what I found was that for stiffness I was much better off with standard grade PLA, maybe even annealed PLA, while this material for me formed a rather weird, soft-ish texture that would bend more than expected, and that with thicker walls. I was printing with 0.4mm nozzle, 260°C, and speeds around 40mm/s Another thing to look out for are the "Nozzle blobs". This material will stick to the nozzle and create blobs of itself that grow in size until they get stuck to the print and ruin it. I have no idea why or how, but it makes printing with this over longer times more of a gamble. However, once thing this material does is look good, and has GREAT temperature and overhang stability while and after printing, as well as appropriate layer bonding! So at least one thing is somewhat good.

Review by: David

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In love with it

WOODFILL

When we started printing it we didn't realise how easy it is to print and how gorgeous are the results. We felt in love with this filament. Thanks to colorFabb for producing this really great stuff! :D

Review by: OLBA3D

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An absolute favorite

XT-CLEAR

XT Clear is by far the most versatile material I use. Being XT, its strength, overhang capabilities, layer bonding and low friction makes it one of the most versatile and reliable materials out there for functional as well as visually stunning prints. The "clear" advantage of this Clear hue is the fact that it prints flawlessly at a slightly lower temperature than its colored counterparts. I normally run my prints on my UM2 between 225 and 235° when using this material and could probably even print slightly faster than colored XTs on higher temperatures thanks to this advantage. An absolute must in your collection. I never run out of it.

Review by: XXVII

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Great stuff!

COPPERFILL

Amazing stuff! I ordered the Copperfill together with Bronzefill. The Bronzefill took some time to find the sweet spot on my printersettings. (UM2). I use the same settings with Copperfill. Nozzle 230C HPB 60C Speed 60C Flow 110% Layer 100 Micron I use a steel 0.5 nozzle from Makerpoint.nl which works fine Other than the steel nozzle I have not altered my printer and it works great so far. Did some small testprints and I am currently halfway a 12 hour print. Print quality is smooth. A bit stringy around small detailed items, but not conflicting with the objects around it. The feel is quite heavy, like the Bronzefill, which I really like. For post processing I use: Sandpaper grid 600 > Sanding pad grid 1000 > Sanding pad grid 4000. And at last to buff it up some copper polish from HG. The end result is a perfectly smooth finish without any visible lines. Can't wait to get my hands on some Steelfill

Review by: Ruben

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Excellent go-to filament

NGEN DARK BLUE

I've played around with several materials - PLA, PLA/PHA, ABS, PETG - and none of them just work in the way nGen does. I don't make money from my printing, I produce products as a hobby and a 3D printer allows my electronics to have custom parts and workings. The thing I love most about nGen is the dimensional stability. You know that what comes out of the printer (even on my wobbly Prusa i3 clone) is the same as what you designed in Fusion 360. That, quite simply, saves a lot of time, effort, sanding and reprinting that other materials often require. Initially I was sceptical about whether or not it was worth the slightly higher price per gram, but I can say hand on heart that it is. My only difficulty is that it does have a tendency to stick incredibly well to BuildTak, and you need to have the fan off, or your layers will delaminate!

Review by: Kirk

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Smells lovely

BAMBOOFILL

Great for prints that need to look and feel good. After sanding the layers merge. I set the flow to 120% for a better result on my prusa i3 clone.

Review by: Joost

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Awesome material if you follow the how-to

WOODFILL

I have used many spools of woodfil now, and it gives consistent results once you know how to use it. It smells great too. My UM2 settings: 200µm layer and 50mm/s, 200°C hot end; 50°C build plate. Does leave burnt residue if left in a hot nozzle. Keep it moving when hot.

Review by: Greg

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Excellent... when you get it right!

XT-CF20

I went through a spool of this before I got the printing right... I settled on 0.5mm hardened steel nozzle, 245c ET and 75c bed temp with 40ms... The trick is to switch off retraction altogether!! In my experience it doesn't clog at the nozzle but in the cool part of the extruder tube... so as long as it keeps flowing its fine... if it retracts it sticks in the tube!! Also keep a pair of tweezers handy and grap those blobs before the nozzle hits them... The finish is exceptional though...I wouldnt use anything else now.

Review by: Lee

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The best PLA out there for me

STANDARD BLACK

I have the ultimaker 2+ and use the 2.2 gram rolls with no issues. I'm a police officer and needed a better radio holder and expandable baton holder so I designed my own and now Everyone wants them. I've had a few little issues with breakage but I'm very happy with Colorfabb pla/pha black. I've used ABS but I like this PLA alot it's very durable. Someday I'd like to try other types of filaments that could hold up to everyday abuses but for no nothing beats this product for me. I may try xt or nGen in the future

Review by: Gerald

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Good, Easy, Hight-Quality & Affordable

STANDARD WHITE

This Material is definitely something for the ones who just want something to work on their printer. The coloring looks very nice, and after printing it has a lovely, uniform looking coloration to it. The surface feels smooth (apart from the printing layers, of course), and the models feel firm and good. The material is also exceptionally easy to print. With a heatbed, a glass plate, and some light tweaking, this material can quickly produce nicely made models. It won't warp at all if you keep bed temperature up, and I couldn't see a bit of stringing or similar on my models. It's a bit softer, which makes it easier to print overall, and it won't snap in a bowden tube, or cause any other nasty problem.

Review by: David

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great but with challances

XT-CF20

I love how the materials looks after printed. I print at 0.2mm layers, 40mm/sec speed, nozzle 290 degrees and bed 90. The only problem I find is that sometimes with the material a big chuck comes out (something I do not have with any other material) and as this material is super fast very hard and strong, this chuck can be in the way and destroy a print. On my sigma with a springloaded bed, this usually is not much of a big problem, but on my kossel XL with no spring loaded bed a huge issue and the collision between the chuck and nozzel will force the printer to be out of alignment and ruing the print.

Review by: Richard

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So it's not just me then...

BLUEISH WHITE

On 2 separate occasions I have had an important job to do where there was a tight deadline and a good finish was required in white; and I used bluish white PLA/PHA. On both occasions I just struggled to get a good finish. On the most recent occasion I replaced the teflon isolator in my UM2 and put a brand new nozzle in, I dried my material and spent the better part of the weekend trying to get a good finish, pretty much consuming an entire roll in the process. In the end I had to deliver a product which I was not completely satisfied with because it was time-critical. I have been printing on my UM2's for 2.5 years, so I normally manage to get the best out of them, but having now read other reviewers commenting on this material being difficult to print with, I have come to the conclusion that it may be the material that's the problem after all, and bluish white PLA/PHA is not a material I will use again. I get better results from much cheaper material.

Review by: Greg

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Same issue as the other guy...

BAMBOOFILL

It looks like this is clogging the nozzle. I've never seen this before and while the material smells wonderful, it may require a lot of futzing to get working right.

Review by: Kevin

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Nice surface

NGEN LIGHT BLUE

Ngen blue used for Pokemon, it makes a nice surface, extruding so fine. It is strong too!!

Review by: Wim

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Great color, rock solid, shinning filament

XT-RED

XT was twice expensive than my usual filaments but decided to try one. I tried RED and wow the result. Very strong, eye catching and odorless. I printed with a speed of 60 mm/sec and beautiful, I even tried 80, 90, 100 and 120 mm/sec with 100% fan on and still I get good results. I also tried low speeds without fan and I got shinning and transparent surface. I used kapton tape which worked perfect with no warping and easy remove. Bed temp 70 deg. Celcius and Extruder temp 250 deg. Celcius. I use all steel extruder w/o teflon pipe so I can print with high temperatures as this filament seems to love high temps.

Review by: Webliya

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Easy to print and great strength

HT BLACK

My first order of HT filament arrived today. I unboxed it and made some testprints. My initial settings on my Ultimaker 2 were 260C nozzle temperature and 100C HPB. These objects were rather small. I have to find out if 100C will work with larger objects or that I will use the recommended 110-120C by Colorfabb. First impression of the prints and print process is flawless. It prints with great ease and I experience a good and stable flow. Similar to normal PLA/PHA. One piece of advise I will give, but it has nothing to do with the quality of the product, is be carefull and have a critical look using brims or support material. Because of its strength, it doesn't come of as easily as PLA/PHA

Review by: Ruben

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Excellent functional Material

NGEN WHITE

If PLA is cheaper and excellent for my iteration development process, nGEN filament is for me often the final functional material for, housings, covers, etc. Nice shiny material and does the job for me from 0.2 - 0.35 layer height. Eventually clogging the hot-end I did eliminate completely having the filament running through a sponge just before entering the extruder. The sponge is lightly soaked (once a week two or three drops) in sewing machine oil. With this I keep the filament clean and a little slippery in the hot-end throat

Review by: Ed

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I don't use PLA or ABS anymore...

NGEN BLACK

nGen is very predictable and strong. Great quality. I'll just pile on to the other 5 star reviews. This is my go to filament. Heated bed 85C, nozzles 230C, I use Gizmo Dorks 6" bed tape for an easy quick release.

Review by: Charles

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I Love This Stuff

XT-CF20

Like most people who use 3D printers, I have tried a whole slew of 3D printer filaments that the manufacturers claim are strong enough to use in structural components of your designs, but until I found XT-CF20, I had always been disappointed in both the print quality and strength of parts made with these other 3D printer filaments. And naturally, I was a bit skeptical when I ordered my first roll of XT-CF20, but I was (and continue to be) amazed by this product. I use this filament mostly for fabricating or enhancing RC aircraft parts, including landing gear struts. Before I found XT-CF20, I would have never even considered using a 3D printed part for something like landing gear struts that can take some serious abuse, especially during hard landings. But I have been able to use XT-CF20 for things like this with confidence. In fact, I have found that I am more likely to damage my airframe than break a part printed with XT-CF20. It's true that you do have to work a bit to get your 3D print job parameters set right for this filament, but once you do, the parts are not only strong but look great too. So far, this is the most useful, most durable 3D printer filament that I have found, and before I found this filament, I didn't think it was possible to make 3D printed parts that would rival commercial grade OEM parts in terms of strength and durability, but I am convinced that parts printed with XT-CF20 actually do. I love this filament and always make sure to order more before I run out so that I can be certain to always have some on hand.

Review by: John

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Great

STANDARD WHITE

Second time ordering the standard-white filament from Colorfabb. Very pleased with the results this filament delivers. I have not yet had any problems with warping, not sticking to the bed and stringing on my UltiMaker 2+. Using my 3dhub discount makes it even more attractive. 5 stars & keep up the good work.

Review by: Falco

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Temperamental stuff

BAMBOOFILL

Heh, this is something of a uphill battle to deal with. The only thing I'd rely on it to do is clog the nozzle. If the filament is left in the heated nozzle for even the shortest period, it clogs. Just changing the filament and letting the nozzle cool without immediately starting a print can make it clog. Even with 0.8 nozzles. Must have done about 20 cold pulls trying to make this stuff work. Big nozzles, temperatures on the low side and high extrusion rates seem to be absolutely mandatory, or it's insta-clog time. I figure the remaining half of this spool is going to sit on the shelf until it rots. There are easier things to work with.

Review by: Michael

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Bloody excellent.

STANDARD WHITE

For some reason, white always seems to be the unruly teenager of PLA. This one though, I find exceedingly easy to deal with. No issues whatsoever, it just works (well, not counting my own screw-ups anyway). This is hands down the best white I can find.

Review by: Michael

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surprised

RED TRANSPARENT

Really easy to print. Only printed woodfill and abs sofar so this is quite a surprise. When you print something flat several layers like a case it almost looks like a reflector. For examples check out thingiverse.com/dutchprint/makes

Review by: random

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Nice product

BLUEISH WHITE

I used this filament for printing 15 parts for a cosplay gun. The surface was really smooth (printed in 100 micron on my UM2+ extended) and since the colour is quite neutral, it's excellent for painting afterwards. The formal name is 'Blueish' but to me it seems more 'Greyish' white.

Review by: Pamatino

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Impressive strength and printability

HT BLACK

I was looking for a stronger filament that could handle high temps for my prototype applications and HT is it! It makes very strong parts and layer adhesion is excellent. I thought it might be difficult to print with, but it works great on my Lulzbot Mini. I had a problem with warping at first, but I raised the bed temp and that fixed the problem. So if you need a strong filament for prototypes or industrial use, HT is a great choice.

Review by: Rich

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great color, prints like paste

BLUEISH WHITE

Filament in 1,75mm. Ordered a green pla/pha sample with a spool of clear XT. I had great prints! The pla flowed really nice and layers were almost not visible at 0,1mm. Expected the same from this filament. Unfortunately this material prints like paste. Flow is not good even at higher temps. Bridging and overhangs look terrible! Another issue I have with this material is jamming the hotend. At slower printing speeds the material jams and ruins the print. I'm using the E3D v6 with their 0.4mm brass nozzle. On the bright side the color of this pla is great!

Review by: mohammad

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nice color .. bad quality !

STANDARD WHITE

the color of this filament is amazing .. but everything else is bad! its finish is rough and it's hard to get a nice print in comparison to other colors .. colorfabb has to redesign the material .. as it is a very important color !

Review by: rubin

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Result is stunning

BRONZEFILL

The Colorfabb bronze fill print almost the same as regular Colorfabb PLA and gives a great result when properly polished. It's pretty expensive, but the result is well worth it. I make this and Copper/Brass Keychains a lot with a dual- extruder. The result is truly beautiful. It needed some adjustments. Thus extrution flow needs up to around 1.06 to get a good close result. Super stuff for overhangs and bridges. I cool the Colorfabb immediately with a good cooler and that gives the characteristics that the filament is a very good result.

Review by: Patrick

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Result is stunning

BRASSFILL

Very nice filament once it is ready. Sanding and polishing is a lot of work but the result is stunning. It is a very difficult filament to print, my nozzle was clogged and it took a lot of effort to get well again. The cause was the fact that I let it sit in the nozzle for a day, as I do with any PLA. The structure of the Brass Fill filament is very brittle and seems almost sand if let it for a long time in the nozzle. Furthermore, it is little tweaking with the settings, and then print it almost the same as ordinary PLA.

Review by: Patrick

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My go to Filament!

NGEN BLACK

nGen is always my "go to" filament. It just prints beautifully. It's strong, handles heat well, reliable, and just looks great. I never worry about how it's going to turn out. I print with black, dark gray, dark green, dark blue, and red and never have to change the settings. I use a lot of different types of filament, but for critical prototyping nGen can't be beat!

Review by: Rich

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nice to print and shiny

XT-BLACK

have used a whole spool of this now and just have to say its stronger and prints a bit nicer and the layers a nicer than the pla/pha but its more brittle and needed a couple of tries to get the printer dialed inn and retraction as this gets a lot of string and hair if printer not adjusted good enough

Review by: kristoffer

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Awesome Copper Filament

COPPERFILL

What can I say! This filament is awesome! I print this filament at 230C and the prints come out awesome. After some polishing and sanding, it looks, feels, smells like copper. I can tell by the weight that there is a significant amount of copper metal in the filament. I love this filament and I hope to have the opportunity to try out some othe Colorfabb exotic filaments in the future.

Review by: Matt

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Demanding Filament

STANDARD WHITE

This Filament has a very pleasing white color and surface feel. But getting good prints with this filament on a brand new UM2+ is a real challenge. Three out of four prints failed miserably. It warps, it shrinks, it strings and it doesn't stick to the build plate. At extrusion temperatures between 210° and 220°C the material behaves extremely elastic almost like acrylic sealing compound. So far it's only good for prints that don't rely on exact dimensions.

Review by: Alexander

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Really easy to print

NGEN BLACK

this stuff printed perfectly with the recomended settings. Glossy black prints and at 0.2 layer height the prints are really sturdy and durable. Don't let the price fool you, you might pay more per gram but you need way less grams per print ( I used to print 3 perimeters printing pla, with ngen only 2 and I think 5% less infill). Will definitlty order again !

Review by: Thomas

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So close to perfect

NGEN PINK

The Ngen is much easier to print with compared to the old XT and the surface has a very nice sheen, the only thing that is with the material is that it still lacks behind ABS in terms of physical properties. That is however advised by CFabb, I use this for my GFs quadchopter and it works perfect. If you can improve the durability to that of ABS you will have a clear winner here!!! -Mike

Review by: Mikael

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The best black there is for a UM2

NGEN BLACK

I have always struggled printing with black PLA, the balance between temperature and speed is so tight and you have to constantly monitor the print, but, not any more. I initially had a little lifting of a 0.4mm bottom layer wall, but knocking the bed temperature up to 85C fixed that. No lifting of larger surfaces either - mirror surface edge to edge. I also started printing NGEN at 240C based on what I had learned with XT but dialed that back to 230 because of the stringing and spider web that appeared at the end of the print. I was also very happily surprised that the same settings seem to work well for Black, Clear, Purple and gold. I think I'm an NGEN convert and I'm not phased by printing in black any more.

Review by: Nigel

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NGEN dark green filament review

NGEN DARK GREEN

Nice material for power or gardening tool models. The material has good print bed adhesion, low warping and low shrinkage. Easy to print. Depending on the use of the model you could also consider the XT dark green filament. The following settings where used on a CEL Robox printer: Bed: 75 C Bed (1st layer): 80 C Nozzle (1st layer): 235 C Nozzle: 230 C Ambient: 35 C Filament: 1.75 mm Filament multiplier: 0.95 Feed rate multiplier: 1.00 Fine setting (100 um layer height) Print support material: Auto Raft: Off Brim (perimeters): Off Fill density (%): 40%

Review by: Carl

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NGEN CLEAR review

NGEN CLEAR

I printed this material on a CEL Robox printer using the following settings: Bed: 75 C Bed (1st layer): 80 C Nozzle (1st layer): 235 C Nozzle: 230 C Ambient: 35 C Filament: 1.75 mm Filament multiplier: 0.95 Feed rate multiplier: 1.00 I don't know if these are the optimal settings but they worked well for the models I printed. Tested with at the fine setting (100 um layer height) and different fill density percentages. The printed model has a nice frosted look. It is more transparent at 100% fill density. At lower fill densities the light scatters more through the material and gives a more diffuse look. You can change the look by selection another fill pattern (hexagon, rectangular, diagonal). The material sticks well to the print bed and its is easy to remove if you let it cool down to 50 degrees Celsius or less. The models I printed where designed to print without support. These models needed a Brim setting of 3 for white PLA to prevent warping. For this material I could set the brim to zero which results in a cleaner print. Over all the model looked better than Robox white PLA and had low odor, low warping and low shrinkage. The model dimensions where closer to the design. Since this is base material of the NGEN filament series I will test other colors as well.

Review by: Carl

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Nice black, hard to predict.

STANDARD BLACK

A good all round material for larger prints. If you need to go small, this is a very tricky material to print with. The black seems to react to heat a lot more, so to print small I need to print much slower and cooler, but the surface finish is a lot more random.

Review by: Nigel

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A ghostly translucent when printed.

XT-CLEAR

I love the milky sheen this material has when printed. Walls are rarely transparent by themselves, but straight off the bed it will produce beautiful prints. It is also a little more brittle with the scalpel than the PLA/PHA.

Review by: Nigel

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Excellent material

NATUREL

This is the best material for prototyping I have found in my UM2. Because it has no additives it is very predictable and prints very reliably at lower temperatures so all-in print times are also quite low.

Review by: Nigel

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Good.

XT-CLEAR

Did a temperature test print on UM2, print temperature between 220-250C can work, above 250C the material doesn t come out transparent. Overhang is good. Transparency is good but the more layers and thicker you make walls reduce transparency. Overall a very good material to work with.

Review by: MEM

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Approuved by Copterlab

XT-CF20

As we build a lot of gimbals, we need strong material. We reviewed lot of 3d printed carbon filament and finally this is the best we used (for the moment) ;-) Layer: 0.15mm Nozzle temp: 260°c Bed temp: 50°c Speed: 75mm/s Buy with confidence.

Review by: copterlab.com

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nice collection

FLUORESCENT GREEN

nice collection

Review by: Udal

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I like this product

SKY BLUE

I like this product most .

Review by: Udal

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Great Product

BLUEISH WHITE

ColorFabb delivers quality, I am not in a position where I can afford to much downtime or issues with print calibration. That being said, only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that colorFabb is pricing their normal products too high. Kindly lower your price on Quality PLA so I can get all my filaments from one shop.

Review by: Mikael

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Great Quality

STANDARD WHITE

Loved this, easy print and great quality finish. This was my first colorfabb purchase and the plastic was so much better than what i was using. Its colorfabb from now on.

Review by: MIke

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Excellent choice!

Kit Prusa i3 HEPHESTOS

Thorough instructions for assembly and prints consistently in every print! Combined with simplify3d unlocks its full potential. Overall very pleased with it!

Review by: Nick

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This is some sexy-smexy stuff

XT-CF20

If you know your printer a little, have a stainless nozzle and are willing to make the necessary sacrifices, you'll be in for a ride. As with any exotic material, it wants to be treated right. This means not too thin layers (I'd recommend 0.2mm or upwards), speeds below 40mm/s, stainless nozzles larger or equal to 0.4mm diameter, a toasty 260°C on your hotend and a cuddly 65°C on a kapton bed. If all goes well this will leave you with a beautifully matt black, grippy surface on a part as rigid as I've never experienced it before. Think much stiffer than PLA, but you can hit it with a hammer and it won't shatter (within reason, of course). The only question that remains for me is, what took you so long, Colorfabb? ;)

Review by: Jonas

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Tips for transparent objects

XT-CLEAR

Single-layered prints become almost totally transparent after applying XTC-3D resin on both sides ! Really impressive, T-glase is no longer the must for transparency ;)

Review by: KF

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Bin enttäuscht

XT-CF20

Das Material ist wirklich sehr sehr Stabil und verspricht lt. dem Video super Druckergebnisse... Jedoch ist das drucken mit dem CF20 ein Qual. . Jede neue Geometrische Form benötigt ihre eigene sehr sensible Einstellung. 3 Rollen Bestellt. Und nach 5 Tagen dauertest gebe ich auf... Die paar Ergebnisse die nach vielen hin und her gespiele in den Einstellungen erwecken nicht den Eindruck eines Prozesssicheren Materials. Sehr schade. Reply: Create ticket @ support.colorfabb.com

Review by: Markus

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The best of the best at the best price

Kit Prusa i3 HEPHESTOS

I took a year using it without stopping for a day of print and not caused me any trouble , I'm super happy with it.

Review by: miguel

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Geat filament.

WOODFILL

I absolutely love the idea of it, and it looks and smells great, really. But its a very tricky filament to use, i would highly recomend reading ALOT before buying or printing with this filament. Otherwise, you will try print it with the same settings and method used for PLA, wich you will find out will not work too good. So instead of re-inventing the wheel, just read this. http://learn.colorfabb.com/how-to-print-with-woodfill/ I can't degrade the filament for being tricky to use, or just "differant" to use. The restults are amazing, and i love the idea, and so does the people that recieve my prints. 5/5

Review by: Daniel

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Fantastic product

XT-CF20

I had great hopes for the carbon fiber reinforced filament and I must confess that I was surprised when I checked the result of my prints. It is really rigid and makes it possible to print parts with demanding mechanical properties. A fantastic product that takes 3D printing to a new level when it comes to mechanical strength.

Review by: Mikael

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My new favourite filament

WOODFILL

Printed out some coasters with our company branding on, they look fantastic. Really high quality, very few faults and extrudes beautifully at 200°C.

Review by: Craig

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very cool

STANDARD BLACK

The rough surface helps to hide the layer lines in fine prints. Very consistent diameter, roundness and melting point. Used for very consistent prints.

Review by: Marcus

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