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Filament Limits?

 I'm considering buying a Creatr HS for the office here in the States and I wasnt sure if the HS can use standard ABS or PLA that we already have in stock.


I'd probably buy some of the exotic ones with my initial order but the shipping just for filament down the road might deter me from making the final purchase.


Any advice would be helpful.


Thank!

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Hello,


The Creatr HS will use the same type of filaments with the same diameter, 1,75 mm. You will be able to use your old filaments. 

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Filament Guide

ABS
  • Extrude at ~ 225o C.
  • Requires heated bed.
  • Works reasonably well without cooling.
  • Adheres best to polyimide tape.
  • Filament tolerances are usually tighter.
  • Prone to cracking, delamination, and wraping.
  • More flexible.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives or solvents(Acetone or MEK).
  • Fumes are unpleasent in enclosed areas.
  • Oil Based.
PLA
  • Extrude at ~ 180-225o C.
  • Benefits from heated bed.
  • Benefits greatly from cooling while printing.
  • Adheres well to a variety of surfaces.
  • Finer feature detail possible on a well calibrated machine.
  • Prone to curling of corners and overhangs.
  • More brittle.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives.
  • More pleasant smell when extruded.
  • Plant Based.

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