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The best and most consistent PLA filament for your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer
Comprehensively quality tested at both 100-micron and 200-micron layer resolutions
Guaranteed to have no heavy metals, phthalates, or BPA
Compatible with the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, and MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
MakerBot Filament is the best and most consistent filament for MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.
MakerBot PLA Filament is a bioplastic made from corn. All its dyes are FDA-approved as food safe and it is guaranteed to have no heavy metals, phthalates, or BPA.
Every filament color is comprehensively quality tested at both 100-micron and 200-micron layer resolutions to verify that the filament will perform every feature that MakerBot MakerWare and MakerBot Desktop software offer.
If you are new to 3D printing, MakerBot PLA Filament is a good material to start with because it is easy to use and performs well on most prints.
Optimized for the MakerBot Replicator Mini. Also compatible with the MakerBot Replicator 2 and MakerBot Replicator (Fifth Generation).
Glass Temp: 60-65 C (140-149 F)
Melting Temp: 150-160 C (302-320 F)
Nozzle Temp: 230 C (446 F)
Spool Diameter: 5.9 in
Spool Width: 1.6 in
Spool Hub Hole: 2 in
Filament Diameter 1.75 mm
Net Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Grossly overpriced and not crazy good. $ 89.95 USD/kg while other competitors on Amazon are from $21.99-$22.99 USD/kg like eSun or the very well-backed Hatchbox. There's a reason they don't mark the weight of the spool on Amazon clearly, they say Small instead of .2kg. The industry average is anywhere from $20-30 for an entire reel of 1kg. Makerbot is the worst 3D printing company for many other reasons, but I see this as one of the most cruel. Here's why: Makerbot isn't primarily a consumer product, it's after companies and schools for sales. These Makerbots are under warranty to not tamper with their poorly engineered extruders (purposefully engineered to jam the filament upon unloading filament. You cant open it to fix it yourself, (which takes 20 minutes to do if you know how, done it myself) you have to pay 100$ for a pay per incident report, call in a repairman, or buy a new 'smart' extruder for $175 USD. These schools are also forced to only use Makerbot filament under warranty...
Makerbot have put a lot of effort into improving these machines and the extruders in particular. They've made great strides and improvements over the last year or so. These machines are actually pretty great now for 3D printing novices who don't want to build their own printer from the ground up. Make sure you follow the directions and update the firmware first as directed by Makerbot Desktop. It takes about an hour to unpack, setup, update firmware & connect to your wireless network. It's pretty simple and in an hour you can be printing your first item off of Thingiverse or other downloadable from a 3D printing community. Have had this for a week and been continuously printing on it, 10+ hours per day and no issues whatsoever. No jams, no extruder disconnects, no failed prints. Operating the printer is easy, as is changing the filament. Makerbot Desktop is user friendly and Makerbot has a YouTube channel with some short video guides to help you out with setup and operation...
Admittedly, MakerBot filament is a little bit over priced, but I checked out this color due to the novelty of it, and it's only okay. The filament performs just as expected with my MakerBot Rep Mini, on the default settings. No need to adjust temps or anything like that, and it prints amazingly, my only problem with it is that the sparkles aren't very sparkly! You can barely see them in normal light. It kind of just ends up being a translucent dark blue/purple color, which isn't bad, but if you're looking for a really glittery filament, this isn't the one.
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