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best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby jason128 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:48 pm

anyone have a source of good quality filament in NZ? i don't mind paying a premium knowing its good quality.
so far i have tried a few trade me suppliers, and Sandbrooks -reeltoreal.co.nz
but so far none are nearly as strong as the seemecnc filament i have.
the best success with locally sourced filament was with PLA branded for a up printer - the trouble is it only comes in 500g and costs stupid amounts.

the good quality stuff seems to get much better bonding between layers, and never have any extrusions peeling away- where as the stuff i have had from Sandbrooks seems to really struggle with interlyayer strength.

i'm mainly after strength- and tend to print in abs more than anything else

any ideas would be great

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Re: best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby D-G-C » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:15 am

Hi Jason,

Did you contact Tasman Machinery http://www.tasmanmachinery.co.nz ? They selling 3D printer and I suppose they will sell filament as well.

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Re: best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby teoman » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:23 pm

Check out doodaddoes on youtube or mcslappy ? On this forum. I think he sells the stuff over there and seems to be an honest guy.
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Re: best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby Xenocrates » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:36 pm

D-G-C wrote:Hi Jason,

Did you contact Tasman Machinery http://www.tasmanmachinery.co.nz ? They selling 3D printer and I suppose they will sell filament as well.


Considering that they seem to be sellers of industrial machines, I doubt that the filaments would be cheap or available by the spool. Most of the industrial printers I have encountered want cartridges of filament with authentication chips, and the cost of those is quite high, while they cannot be refilled, meaning that Tasman would be unlikely to have spooled filament at any price, much less a reasonable one.
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Re: best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby Eaglezsoar » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:09 pm

Teoman's sources are probably both good sources for those down under.
Someone who lives in Australia really should consider a Filastruder filament making machine and set up a business of creating filaments for use for
those who live in Australia. I have a feeling that such a business would do well. Just eliminating the super expensive costs of shipping should ensure
such a business would do well as long as the owner of the Company knows how to treat customers.
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Re: best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby teoman » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:30 pm

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Re: best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby jason128 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:50 pm

thanks for that- Ill try Tasman machinery.- looks like they sell makerbot for $80nzd per kg. Anyone had any experience with the quality of this? I dont mind paying a premium if its good, but its double the rate of generic stuff floating around on trademe

Unfortunately usually its faster & cheaper to order from seemecnc or E3d than Aussie, as the freight ends up being similar.

At the moment iv'e had very mixed results form different suppliers, and i suspect most are using the same generic wholesaler, as the look exactly the same.
If i have any success ill let you know

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Re: best source of high quality filament in NZ

Postby D-G-C » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:40 am

teoman wrote:Check out doodaddoes on youtube or mcslappy ? On this forum. I think he sells the stuff over there and seems to be an honest guy.


I agree DooDasDoes is a good source in Australia. I got my Delta from him. I posted the link to avoid the oversee postage. Postage is expensive in Australia compare with other countries.
I will ask Isaac if he will start the proposed filament production ;)


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