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    Premium 3D Printer Filament ABS 3MM 1kg/spool, Black
    Product # 10548
    0.5kg 1kg
    In Stock This item will ship on 5/29/2018 if ordered within 1 days 15 hours 42 minutes

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    3.4 / 5.0
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    Works well for us
    The Filament extrudes well and dissolves/adheres as intended. I'm not sure if I got a different batch than the bad reviewers, but I have had great results. This stuff is a bit "softer" at a given temperature than some others I've used, but I always do a little bit of tuning for any new material. I'm about to place a large second order.

    PROS: Good filament at a good price.

    CONS: None really.
    January 26, 2014
    Inexpensive, but not amazing
    This was the first ABS I got my hands on and it is like no ABS I have used since. Like another reviewer, I was unable to get it to dissolve in acetone. It would just soften into a blob, but never liquify. The temperature range it seems to best respond too is low compared to the ABS I now have experience with.

    I also had a really hard time getting it to stick to glass. At the time, I didn't have ABS juice, polyimide tape, or PET tape in my toolbox, just glass and white glue. It might stick to polyimide or PET. I never tried.

    The filament is wound onto a spool with a fairly small barrel. On my printer, after using about one-quarter of the roll, the filament wanted to twist enough that it caused issues. The main issue was that this caused too much friction in the feed tube, causing the extruder to slip, and the hot-end to clog. The filament would twist around enough that it rubbed on parts of the printer, and even caught a couple of times while starting a print.

    For someone willing to put in the time to figure this stuff out, there is potential here for a really inexpensive source of filament. One would have to respool onto a spool with a larger barrel, possibly heating the filament to relax it. Now that I have more experience, I might play with this stuff again, but not until I run out of all my other ABS.

    Note that I'm reviewing filament that was bought in October of 2013. It is possible that it has changed for the better since. I expect I'll try it again in the future as the price is so attractive.

    PROS: Inexpensive. If you are patient, you may be able to get this stuff working acceptably and have a cheap source of filament.

    CONS: Doesn't seem to be ABS. Doesn't dissolve in acetone. Doesn't stick to heated glass or heated glass coated with white glue.

    The spool it is on has a small barrel diameter.

    Worst of all, this stuff clogged the hot end on my bed multiple times.
    February 19, 2014
    OK but not abs

    PROS: Diameter is uniform throughout the spool. Great packaging and i like the smaller diameter spools

    CONS: This isnt real ABS as many posters have said. I have gone through 2 spools from different shipments months apart and they both exhibit the same behavior:

    - Poor layer adhesion even at temps of 240C

    - Very brittle prints

    - Doesn't dissolve in acetone like normal ABS plastic.
    March 14, 2014
    You get what you pay for
    This filament is not pure ABS , in fact i am not sure it is ABS at all. It does not dissolve in acetone. It does not have the traditional ABS smell when extruding. Also creates a terrible rough texture with poor layer bonding even at 245C. Its clearly mixed with some other type of plastic that does not go well with 3d printing. Parts made are weak and brittle even at 100% infill and high extrusion temps. Does not warp much at all like real ABS.

    Diameter is out of round , measuring around 3.02 on one side to 2.88 on the other. Minimal air pockets in filament. Product is made in china.

    PROS: Cheap Price.

    Nice spool!

    CONS: Everything
    October 16, 2013
    Not premium filament, and not sure about the ABS
    Skip this filament and buy it somewhere else. The 3 + mm size was trouble with our Bowden style extruder, we had to changed the tube size to use it. Then the printer jammed all the time.

    PROS: None that I could find. Not worth the few dollars savings over other ABS

    CONS: Brittle, bend the filament and it snaps easily. Other ABS that I have can be bent back onto itself without breaking. I don't think this stuff is all ABS, it's seems to have other filler in it, somewhat waxy.

    Diameter is inconsistent. The first half of reel worked alright with an occasional jam. The last half jammed the printer every 30 minutes. We ended up throwing it out. No cost savings there.

    May 13, 2014
    Lousy filament!!!
    On 7/31/13, I bought three spools of 1.75mm ABS filament (PID 1045,1046,1047). They are SUPPOSED to be ABS but NO they are NOT!

    Either the ABS has an additive that REALLY affects the material, or they are NOT ABS.

    I tried several tests

    1) the material crushes very easily in my extruder (I tried all sorts of tension and could not get a good setting)

    2) the material doesn't extrude smoothly at any temperature

    3) the material, when placed in acetone, doesn't melt well, and will NOT mix... it just stays on the bottom of my jar in a blob... no amount of stirring or agitation will break up the blob.

    4) the extruded material will not adhere well at all to any printbed that I have tried.

    5) the printed part turns out very bad and is very brittle.. ABS is NOT a brittle material and should NOT break easily.

    6) it fails the "burn test" as it doesn't react to a flame like ABS should.

    I do know how to use my 3D printer, setup and calibrate it, and the only difference is the Monoprice filament that I have tried.

    I will not be reordering ANY from Monoprice again!

    I am very disappointed as Monoprice has ALWAYS been a great place to buy parts, great price, great quality... just NOT great ABS!

    PROS: cheap

    CONS: cheap... not good ABS....
    October 13, 2013

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