Where to buy Prusament Filament in the US?
 

Where to buy Prusament Filament in the US?  

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buckeyestargazer
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Is there any place to buy Prusament filament in the US?  Amazon has a few options but they are super expensive.

Alternatively, are there other brands that are comparable to Prusament easily available in the US?

Posted : 03/03/2020 12:56 am
nilok
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Personally, I do two-spool orders at a time from Prusa.  DHL 2-3 day is always $12, and the delivery is top quality.  They ring the bell, wait, and get a signature.  They never throw my package from 15ft away like amazon/fedex/ups or leave it in the rain/snow with a hole in it.  If I order Monday, its usually here by Friday.  I cannot speak to the quality of any other filament as I've NEVER had any successfully survive the transport/delivery.  I've sent every spool back with damage.  I just wish I could find either someplace local that actually stocked it, or a site that had better delivery.  Can I add those two questions to the thread??

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Posted : 03/03/2020 1:18 am
buckeyestargazer
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@nilok

Hey, you're right!  When I was first looking on the shop I was seeing 2-3 day DHL for around $50 so I just wrote it off.  Looking closer $13 certainly isn't bad for 2-3 day international shipping.  

I'm new to this and while I want to use a good filament it is hard to justify the extra cost associated with the Prusament or Filamentum brands. 

Posted : 03/03/2020 1:30 am
nikolai.r
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You can also wait until PR sells another batch on amazon.com.

But we have also many US based filament manufacturer like printedsolid.com or matterhackers.com. Don't feel forced to buy prusament only because you have a Prusa printer.

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Posted : 03/03/2020 7:22 pm
rickjbird
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I have a lot of success with 3D Solutech.  It has an accuracy of +/- 0.03 so it is not as precise as Prusament.  However, 3D Solutech is a lot less expensive.  For example, I have created a couple of Terminator models and a Mandelorian cosplay helmet using this filament:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ME7YUIU

 

Posted : 26/03/2020 4:43 pm
Sembazuru
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Posted by: @rickjbird

I have a lot of success with 3D Solutech.  It has an accuracy of +/- 0.03 so it is not as precise as Prusament.  However, 3D Solutech is a lot less expensive.  For example, I have created a couple of Terminator models and a Mandelorian cosplay helmet using this filament:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ME7YUIU

 

Well, that ±0.03mm is still better than the industry standard of ±0.05mm... While Prusament advertises ±0.02mm, according to the measurement logs for the spools that I've gotten they tend to be ±0.015mm. I wonder how many of the other spools are as "bad" as their advertised spec, or if most name brand spools are close to the same but give themselves a wider margin than Prusa does. (It's not like resistors where each batch are sorted and binned by different tolerances to sell the more precise ones at a higher markup.)

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Posted : 26/03/2020 11:33 pm
rickjbird
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@sembazuru

Hatchbox used to advertise a +/- 0.05 mm tolerance.  Then, everyone started bragging about tighter tolerances. Hatchbox now advertises a +/- 0.03 mm tolerance.  They probably always had a 0.03 mm tolerance, but gave themselves the extra leeway until everyone started pushing the tighter tolerances.  I doubt that Hatchbox changed their manufacturing process.  They have always produced great filament.  The Hatchbox filament is a little pricey, but it is always great quality.

 

Posted : 26/03/2020 11:48 pm
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