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Topic: Folger Tech ABS

I'm about to buy an FT-5 and I noticed they offer ABS filament for $13 1kg. Why is this so much cheaper? Is it worth getting? Has anyone tried it or knows where they source it?

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Re: Folger Tech ABS

I got a spool of purple when I got my delta from them and it seems to work fine, about the same as most ABS filaments I've used.

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Would you use it for calibration purposes? This will be my first attempt at ABS printing.

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I don't see why not - the only noticable difference in my time using it was a stronger ABS odor than many.

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        Davinci 1.0 + Repetier : Filastruder
        SD3 + RAMPS + Lawsy Carriages + E3D + Borosilicate + ... : Cupcake

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Great, thanks for the input.

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I had a sample of FT ABS when I built my i3 and used it for extrusion multiplier calibration. I'd say you're good to go.

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Re: Folger Tech ABS

I'm about to buy an FT-5

Congratulations seems like a nice kit .

I noticed they offer ABS filament for $13 1kg. Why is this so much cheaper?

Depend what you are comparing it to it is only a couple dollars a roll cheaper than inland brand from micro center.
FT specializes in 3d printing. And I expect FT has relatively low overhead as compared to MC . I have been to there facility . it is nice , clean and well maintained but is is not a premium retail location . they are a net business does not have to be in a high foot or car traffic area. MC locatoions tend to be in strip malls near a highway in populated areas.
If you want to try some made in USA stuff for about twice the price look here. 

http://www.makergeeks.com/mafiabs1rare.html

Tin


Is it worth getting?

do not see why not


knows where they source it?

I expect it comes from China as does many of the parts  will be for your printer.

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