What is Happening to 2.85mm Filament?

What is Happening to 2.85mm Filament?

Why do people use 2.85mm filament?

Early 3D printing primarily utilized 2.85mm filaments, with this filament size being more prevalent in the United States compared to the United Kingdom, where 1.75mm filaments were predominantly adopted from the outset. Users of older machines may find themselves limited to 2.85mm filaments. Certain industrial suppliers, such as 3DP and Ultimaker, continue to offer 2.85mm machines. There are several advantages to using 2.85mm filaments, including their reduced susceptibility to accumulating dirt and debris due to their larger coil size, as well as their ease of feeding through a Bowden tube.

Why did manufacturers switch to 1.75mm?

Over time, manufacturers have transitioned to 1.75mm as the standard filament diameter. This shift can be attributed to various factors, including enhanced tolerance control, improved flow characteristics, decreased susceptibility to brittleness, and better compatibility with smaller nozzles.

Can I still get 2.85mm filaments?

Yes, for the time being, many filament manufacturers continue to offer 2.85mm material. However, they are gradually reducing production and the variety of options available. For instance, eSUN now offers only a limited selection of colors in PLA+ 2.85mm.

We will continue to maintain regular stock of 2.85mm materials, along with our current inventory. The brands we will retain in 2.85mm stock include 3DQF PLA, along with certain specialty filaments from Polymaker and 3DXTech. If you require specialty filament in 2.85mm that is not currently in stock, please feel free to email us, and we can discuss sourcing the material for you. You may be required to buy multiple spools.

What 2.85mm filaments do you have in stock?

You can browse and filter all our 2.85mm selection here.

All the 2.85mm materials for clearance you can find here.

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