3D FilaPrint Customer Guide
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  • Why this guide?

Why this guide?

Commenced November 2013 - Updated on 28/08/2018
 
With the multitude of printers on the market and the next generation of printers on the horizon, we wanted to create a "live" guide that offers our existing and new customers the opportunity to see and read how our filaments perform.  What settings worked well, how successful prints were created and by whom.
 
There are a number of reasons why you may not achieve the perfect print when you first start on the road to 3D desktop printing, as different filaments require different settings.  Sometimes what works perfectly well on one 3D printer may well need some fine tuning or flippin' great adjustments to work on another!  In addition, information on how to 3D print is becoming more prevailant on the internet.  You may have read one piece on one forum that contradicted what was discussed on another.  This guide should be used to find out what has worked and how, using our filaments, by the people who 3D print with them and that is you.
 
We are hoping this guide may give you a head start if you are a beginner to 3D printing or some useful additional information if you are a seasoned "printerist", trying out a new filament.
 
The guide will be compiled using actual photos and information provided by 3D printer enthusiasts like yourself.  We will be adding more content as time goes by, as long as you keep sending in your photos and settings, we will keep updating it.  During these early stages of its creation this guide may well be updated daily.
 
If you find this guide useful, then why not upload your own successful 3D print and share it with us.  Just provide a clear photo with a few settings and enter the information on this page
 
If you submit a print to the guide we will give you 50 3D FilaPrint loyalty points towards your next purchase from our webstore.
 
 
Special thanks goes to Richard Horne of RichRap who kindly agreed for 3D FilaPrint to use his uniquely created images and text for the majority of the coloured nylon prints that you will see throughout the guide and for his knowledge and deep insight into the world of 3D printing.  Using Richards words, laying a good foundation is the cornerstone of achieving a great print.  There is no better place to start than here,  Extruder Calibration. 3D printer calibration and hot-end PID control loop settings are no doubt two of the most important aspects of machine maintenance, if you are to achieve a successful, quality print.
 
If you are new to 3D printing then you may want to take a look at this.
 
Thanks also go to Tom at Tauman3D for his professional and in depth filament knowledge, for explaining the correct way to use t-glase, and how to achieve the best results for this excellent filament View here.
 
Plus a huge Thank You to all of you who have submitted a print.
 
Why this guide?
A very comprehensive troubleshooting guide.
 
 
To make an entry into the guide and earn some extra points
(please note you can only submit one print of any single colour or filament type)