1kg PLA 1.75mm filament for 3D printing - Just £12.99 prime / £17.74 no prime @ Amazon
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1kg PLA 1.75mm filament for 3D printing - Just £12.99 prime / £17.74 no prime @ Amazon

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Found 31st Jan
Not many in stock, but such a great price for filament for your 3D printer!

5 colours to choose from
  • Ash Grey
  • Coal Black
  • Pure White
  • Ruby Red
  • Sky Blue
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If your buying a few you might want to look at ebuyer ebuyer.com/sto…1kg more colours and free delivery over 49.99
Thanks!
craizy7 h, 15 m ago

If your buying a few you might want to look at ebuyer …If your buying a few you might want to look at ebuyer https://www.ebuyer.com/store/Consumables/cat/3D-Printer-Filaments?brand=BQ&sort=price+ascending&426=1kg more colours and free delivery over 49.99


Out of curiosity, what's the wastage like with filament? Will a 1KG spool give me 1KG worth of prints?
dxx1 h, 15 m ago

Out of curiosity, what's the wastage like with filament? Will a 1KG spool …Out of curiosity, what's the wastage like with filament? Will a 1KG spool give me 1KG worth of prints?


It totally depends. With a no name filament that doesn't list tolerances, I'd be worried about tangles in the spool. The filament needs to unwind without snagging, because if you walk away from the printer and the filament snags, your print will mess up and you'll have wasted any filament that comes out up to that point. You'd also expect a little bit of seepage before and after prints unless you have your retraction settings dialed in really well, there are also different ways to help with adhesion (rafts, brims, etc.) that will "waste" filament, and anything that overhangs by too much requires support material. which is further waste. The short answer is 1KG of filament will not get you 1KG of prints, but the actual amount of waste just depends on your printer, what you're printing, and the characterisitcs of the filament itself.

As an example, I've been printing on and off since I got my printer over Christmas, I've been through about a full 1KG spool (swapping different spools around, so hard to know for sure), and I've accumulated about a half a shoe box of "waste" filament. It's at the point where I feel like I should be finding a way to recycle it rather than just chucking it in the bin. But I'm also just getting started, so I'd expect more waste as I learn the ropes.
Edited by: "djbumrush" 31st Jan
djbumrush2 m ago

It totally depends. With a no name filament that doesn't list tolerances, …It totally depends. With a no name filament that doesn't list tolerances, I'd be worried about tangles in the spool. The filament needs to unwind without snagging, because if you walk away from the printer and the filament snags, your print will mess up and you'll have wasted any filament that comes out up to that point. You'd also expect a little bit of seepage before and after prints unless you have your retraction settings dialed in really well, there are also different ways to help with adhesion (rafts, brims, etc.) that will "waste" filament, and anything that overhangs by too much requires support material. which is further waste. The short answer is 1KG of filament will not get you 1KG of prints, but the actual amount of waste just depends on your printer, what you're printing, and the characterisitcs of the filament itself.


That's interesting, thank you for the insight.
OP, did you order it? Wondering if it's any good? I found a UK based supplier that's about £1 more for 1KG, but it comes highly recommended from a 3D printing group on FB. I like the idea of getting filament the next day through Amazon Prime though.
djbumrush5 h, 17 m ago

OP, did you order it? Wondering if it's any good? I found a UK based …OP, did you order it? Wondering if it's any good? I found a UK based supplier that's about £1 more for 1KG, but it comes highly recommended from a 3D printing group on FB. I like the idea of getting filament the next day through Amazon Prime though.


Do you mind sharing that supplier? Cheers.
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djbumrush7 h, 12 m ago

OP, did you order it? Wondering if it's any good? I found a UK based …OP, did you order it? Wondering if it's any good? I found a UK based supplier that's about £1 more for 1KG, but it comes highly recommended from a 3D printing group on FB. I like the idea of getting filament the next day through Amazon Prime though.


I have ordered some of the white, which is due tomorrow.
I'll let you know how it fairs!
DeejayAJ1st Feb

Do you mind sharing that supplier? Cheers.


3DQF, I just received mine yesterday actually, so haven't tried it out yet, but it did come highly reccomended.
Only grey and white are 12.99
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beanieboy1822 m ago

Only grey and white are 12.99


Check the other sellers... Still £12.99 from amazon
Got it! Thanks
I've been using BQ filament for a few years now, never had any problems with the stuff. Generally pretty cheap and easy to get hold of.
Normally have a QR code on the side of the spool that gives you detailed breakdown on the spool sizes and tolerances.
Last delivery was a mix of the older packaging style and new, not sure if that means supply change though.
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