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    Premium 3D Printer Filament 1.75MM 0.1kg/spool, Cleaning Filament
    Product # 12504
    $8.49 $9.99 On Sale 15.02% OFF
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    What material is this made of?
    A shopper on May 12, 2017
    What does it do?
    A shopper on Mar 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It's a fibrous waxy filament that's easy to extrude, and it's point is to pull out any filament inside the nozzle. Some people use it every time they do a color change, I typically only use it when I'm having problems extruding
    DO i print something or just have the filament run through?
    Maria V on Feb 13, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: good question . the cleaning filament is just for cleaning as you would get a mixture of the other material you were trying to clean out and some burnt residue left behind from other prints that you may have done
    just load the cleaning filament as normal and use your controls to manually run it thru run about a foot or so thru usually does it hope this helps ya
    4.3 / 5.0
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    Essential tool for everyone who owns a 3D printer!
    Monoprice sent me their Premium 3D Printer Filament 1.75MM 0.1kg/spool Cleaning Filament (Product 12504) to evaluate. I’ll start by saying that I am totally impressed by this product. I have seen cleaning filament from other companies, but never considered buying any.

    If you have used a 3D printer for a while, one thing is certain—you are familiar with nozzle clogs. I have my system of using old guitar strings, tiny drill bits, acetone, butane torches and plenty of time to clean clogged nozzles. About a year ago, I purchased extra nozzles for my E3Dv6 so that I could instantly swap out a clogged nozzle for a new or cleaned one. Even so, it is always a pain to swap nozzles when I’d rather be printing. And in the process of swapping nozzle, I sometimes threw something out of alignment, unleveled the bed or most recently, broke the leads on the thermal resister—a total pain to repair.

    Enter Monoprice’s cleaning filament. As I mentioned, I usually have a clogged nozzle or two hanging around to clean. So, I popped one onto my Prusa i3. Sure enough, extruding PLA filament was thin and curling back onto the heat block. So, I loaded the cleaning filament, set the extruder at 225c Made a tick mark 300mm into the filament (Monoprice suggests printing 12” between 160c and 260c) Then I extruded the cleaning filament.

    I went in with minimal hope. The first 50mm, or so, extruded were thin and inconsistent like the PLA I initially tried to print. Around 100mm I saw signs of life in the old nozzle. By 150mm, and to my surprise, the nozzle was printing like new!!! I stopped extruding at 200mm—about 100mm shy of what Monoprice recommends.

    At around $10, this product is a Godsend and a steal at the same time! I can’t imagine how much time and money I could have saved if I discovered this filament earlier. My initial impressions are all positive. I will have to include this cleaning filament in my maintenance routine to see if the abrasive nature of the filament has any long-term effects on the nozzle diameter. For now, I am a happy camper with more print time and less clog time!

    PROS: Total time saver when you have a clogged head.

    Even more efficient at clearing a clog than Monoprice states.

    CONS: Absolutely none!
    October 14, 2015
    Did an Awesome job of cleaning the nozel on my monoprice 13680 3d printer. Others having problems with clogged nozzels should at least try it.
    April 20, 2017
    1 year ago
    Nearly a necessity
    I'm new at 3D printing, and (perhaps predictably) gummed the extruder head up...several times. Running a few inches of cleaning filament through fixed it easily.

    The instructions called for 12" per clean I just ran it until it was no longer discolored and that seems to be working fine. Perhaps long-term it will prove problematic, but I don't know yet or if the 12" measurement was just to be absolutely sure.

    PROS: Easy, fast

    CONS: Instructions maybe call for too much filament use
    October 5, 2016
    A Very Useful Product
    If you change colors or filament types frequently this can be a life saver or at least save your sanity. Just running 1 cm of this through the hot end once a week will clear out all the remnants from everything you printed
    October 3, 2017
    6 months ago
    hugely satisfied
    The mini printer is PHENOMENAL. and all the filaments I have purchased from Monoprice have printed Great. WORD to the WISE: I did purchase a cheap industrial grade filament and it completely gooked my first printer... stay with monoprice for purchasing filament. Yes, I bought a replacement printer.
    January 18, 2017
    1 year ago
    Works as it should
    Does a good job of cleaning the tube and keeping the printer clear of previous filiaments.
    January 27, 2018
    2 months ago
    Unsure if useful
    Not to sure if it does anything useful or not. Acts just like the white PLA. I've used it a couple of times thinking maybe I'm cleaning out the nozzles. Your guess is as good as mine as to whether it really does anything.
    June 19, 2017
    9 months ago
    Filament was too large (by just a hair) to easily run through my printer.
    January 4, 2017
    1 year ago


    In Stock This item will ship on 3/19/2018 if ordered within 1 days 10 hours 8 minutes