First, I will admit that I have limited experience with ABS. The Monoprice Mini Delta that I have prints PLA flawlessly. As it does with ABS…when I can get it to stick to the bed. I’ve tried several fixes from online, including tape on the bed and slowing the printing process down to give the first layer more time to adhere. So far, it’s worked best with the blue masking tape and a print time 2x longer than the recommended. I would increase the bed heat but the Mini Delta only goes to 60 degrees. When it prints, it prints amazingly clean and accurate. I would certainly recommend the ABS itself as well as the Mini Delta…but certainly to someone who is more familiar with how to work these materials.
Not bad quality for the bargain. Most brands are $20+ for 1kg of filament and I had no issues. However the spool does fit onto the Maker Select holder. The spool is 3" in width and the holder on the Maker is 2 1/2" Thankfully having a 3D printer allows you to print your own accessories, and I made my own holder.
I had to try this filament because the price was so good. It came packaged well sealed with a desiccant bag. When I went to set up my printer (Prusa i3), I checked the diameter in multiple places and it ranged from 1.70 to 1.76 so a pretty big variance. I've been printing with this for a couple weeks now and it does not string like some of the other filament I've used but I've had to turn the temperature up 10 degrees over my other filament to get a good bond. I still get layer separation even though I did not get this with my other filament. I also notice quite a bit of popping from the filament which would indicate air bubbles in it. This filament is Ok for simple items but I wouldn't use it for anything that needs structure or sturdiness. I'm not sure if it's 100% ABS either as it does not dissolve in acetone. I went to make so ABS glue using left over pieces and it just turns into a blob in the acetone.
PROS: Packaged well, feeds well, good color
CONS: Air bubbles in the filament, not consistent diameter, does not dissolve in acetone
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