At 3D Universe, we are now offering a new, high-end 3D printing ABS filament. The complete filament line is available in an assortment of 16 different colors. We've had this in the works for a while, now, so we're very excited - to say the least!
3D Universe ABS is made from Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, a tough, thermoplastic polymer. It's the same material from which Lego is made. Whereas PLA tends to be brittle, ABS can withstand more stress before cracking. ABS is a low hazard material and should be handled with care.
High Standards of Quality
Having close to 30 years of experience manufacturing a very diverse array of plastics, our filament manufacturer has the process knowledge required to produce high-end filaments. Our ABS has a diameter tolerances of +/- 0.08 mm, which ensures a consistent flow rate. The filament is tightly wound to guard against tangling and each spool is shipped in air-tight packaging to shield against the elements.
Made in the U.S.A. with Artist-friendly Prices
Because our filament is manufactured in the United States, our actual costs are significantly lower. The quality level is exceptionally close to that of European-imported filaments, but far more cost-effective.
Works With 3D Printers That Accept 2.85 mm or 3.0 mm
3D Universe PLA is designed for printers that work with standard 2.85 mm and up to 3.00 mm size filaments. This includes, but is not limited to:
We have personally tested this filament with our Ultimaker 2+'s and are absolutely pleased with the results.
** NOTE: Due to our spool dimensions, 3D Universe filament is not currently recommended for use with the Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 3 Extended printers.
Choosing Between 2.85 mm and 3.0 mm
There is some confusion surrounding 2.85 mm vs 3.0 mm filament. The truth is, most filament labeled as 3.0 mm is actually closer to 2.85 mm in diameter - with very rare exceptions. 3D Universe filament is truly 2.85 mm in diameter, with a tolerance of +/- .08 mm. Therefore, it works exceptionally well in Ultimaker printers, as well as printers that require 3 mm filament, such as the LulzBot TAZ or Mini. Simply configure your slicing software for a filament diameter of 2.85 mm and you can expect optimal results.
Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...
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