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Filled PLA is PLA that contains a sizable amount of material such as metal or ceramic powder or wood fibers to create specific looks or effects.

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Issues printing with colorFabb wood PLA on Ender 5 Pro

I've been trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong with printing using colorFabb wood PLA. I designed a square test object to print that's fairly simple, it has concentric squares with the height ...
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Copper-infused PLA for spur gears

I am currently printing PLA infused with 80% copper powder. So far I mainly used it because it looks and feels really nice and post-processing is almost limitless, however recently I have thought that ...
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Printing metal infused PLA does not work well

I have a 3D printer and I want to 3D print with metal infused PLA filament. It seems that this filament does not print that well (it won't melt to the right consistency). I referred to my manual and ...
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How do metal infused filaments work?

I am considering making modifications to my Ender 3 so I can print metal-infused PLA, but I'm somewhat unclear on how it works and how the PLA is supposed to be separated from the metal content in ...
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How do I know if a filament is abrasive?

There are tons of fancy filaments around. And a lot are super nice to look at or have super cool properties, like carbon-filled nylon being comparatively far stronger than other material, wood fill is ...
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Additional mods for printing metal filled filament with Ender 3 V2?

I am thinking about getting into the 3D printing craze and currently looking at purchasing a Creality Ender 3 V2 as an entry-level unit. I would like to print using the normal PLA, PETG, ABS, etc. but ...
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PLA wood filament: a special treatment?

PLA wood has a beautiful natural texture that I wanted to try. But when I used it in my second print, it clogged the nozzle (solved). I know this filament is composed of 70 % PLA and 30 % recycled ...
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What nozzle size should I use for filament containing glitter?

I recently had a series of issues with my prusa MK3 that kicked off when I tried to print with Proto-pasta's glitter filament using a 0.4 mm nozzle. The glitter clogged up and cleaning it out was ...
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Issues with Proto-pasta filament extruding on prusa mk3

Has anyone run into problems printing with Proto-pasta's HTPLA on a Prusa MK3 (or any printer really)? I picked up some samples from PP, specifically their glitter filament and a couple of the premium ...
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Recommended settings for ColorFabb Copperfill Filaments on a 0.25 mm Nozzle?

I switched out my 0.4 mm Ultimaker 2+ Nozzle the other day for the 0.25 mm and started using a ColorFabb Copperfill 2.85 mm filament. I am having some issues with it clogging and sticking to the bed ...
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Can I use a metal filament on M3D Micro (or Pro)?

Can I use a metal filament such as Copper, Zinc Alloy, Silver filaments on M3D Micro? The Pro hasn't come out yet but I assume it would if the Micro can since the Pro is suppose to be the improvement ...
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Does wood filament damage the printer nozzle?

I recently found out carbon fiber and glow in the dark PLA can damage the printer nozzle, now I'm suspicious of all the "exotic" filaments. So, does wood filament cause damage to the nozzle? (under ...
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