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Excellent with Anet A8!
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2017
My favorite 3d printing filament so far!
I'm using an Anet A8. Originally I started with PLA but I've been experimenting with ABS. My first attempts were with a small sample pack of 20' lengths of various colors that are sold as refills for a 3d printing pen. The results with those were mixed but with smaller lengths like that you can't really print anything too substantial. The samples I tried were solid-color filaments so I'm not sure if this spool being translucent blue has different properties that might have made it work better for me.
I was initially nervous about using ABS after hearing horror stories about bed adhesion, fumes, warping, etc but it wasn't bad at all. I spent a fair amount of time meticulously leveling my glass bed to make sure it was set properly. My printer is not enclosed but it's located in an area that doesn't get drafts. Fumes aren't nearly as bad as I'd expected them to be & I didn't even notice them unless I was right next to the printer.
I really like the translucent blue look. You can tell light is getting partially through a few layers which really contrasts it with the solid-color filaments. Haven't had any stringing, zits or other imperfections with this filament so far like I have with PLA of the same brand, but I can't say for sure how much of that is the filament's fault or the fact that it sat out for a week or so and may have absorbed moisture.
My first print with this filament (see photo) was an upgrade part for my Anet A8. I've previously installed a Y-Axis belt tensioner, filament guide, filament spool holders & glass bed but otherwise stock A8. This print was allowed to come down to room temperature fully (without fans) before being removed from the bed. This was printed literally minutes after removing the spool from its packaging.
Sliced with Cura
.1mm layer height
75% Rectilinear infill
Glass Bed w/ hairspray @ 90c
Extruder at 250C