...which results in tangled unwind, had a couple of prints that stopped because the filament stopped feeding. I may try heating up the reel in an oven to just below its softening point (100C, so 90-95C) to try to heat-set it to the coil diameter. Running this on a Monoprice Mini at 230C, 80C bed (max for this machine) with glue stick-coated frog tape bed, blocking off (with tape) the portion of the fan that blows on the nozzle, with good results.
This filament definetly was not made for Select Mini. Don't know about other equipment, but I couldn't succeed using it in my Select Mini. Either the layers don't bind together or the part extruded warps seriously in its corners. Dozens of pieces thrown away in the waste basket. Tried every single trick I could find in Wikis, Support sites, and Google in general. Hairspray, blue tape, kapton tape, glass bed, hotter, colder, faster, slower, fan on, fan off, nothing works ! I wish I was in U.S. so I could return it and have my money back. (happy with PLA though)
Hello, Alexandre. I'm truly sorry to hear about the inconvenient experience faced when attempting to use this ABS filament with your Select Mini. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you!
August 6, 2017
Lays down good and sticks to the bed well color is good
I usually buy Octave filament for use with my Solidoodle, but when I saw that monoprice started carrying ABS I thought I would give it a try. My first impression was that I was impressed with how it was packed (Vacuum packed with a package of silica gel to absorb any moisture. That first attention to detail reminded me why I buy thing from monoprice.
The second thing that I noticed and I have loved this is that it has a larger radius spool and because of this the plastic doesn't fall off and get tangled the way the Octave stuff does when it is close to full. I bought white black and red and have probably done 15 hrs of printing without any filament issues. Now all we need is for Monoprice to start carrying more colors!
PROS: Larger Radius spool means less tangling cheap
Took a while to get around to printing ABS with my new Maker Select Plus because I was enjoying printing with PLA. But I'm really liking the prints I'm getting with ABS. Really happy with all three products from Monoprice.