today we bring you an extensive review of an assorted variety of the company FFFWORLD filaments . This Alava manufacturer has since 2003 manufacturing and developing strands of different materials and specifications for a time most voracious market.
on this occasion Let’s try FFFworld strands: Flexible, PETG, ABS, Metal and PLA . They are all very different strands between if going to test our expertise with the printer to achieve the best possible results.
Taking advantage of that recently reviewed the León 3D of Legio printer, we have used such equipment for this review. By incorporating hot bed and extruder “allinmetal” is the ideal choice to not have problems with any of the filaments. As printing software we have used Repetier Host.
manufacturer website has a clean and intuitive design and is easy to navigate through it to find some specific strand. On the same page of each material manufacturer details specifications such as impact resistance and maximum stretch.
in addition the manufacturer has had the brilliant idea to put guests in a section of your website profiles printing of CURA, SLIC3R and SIMPLIFY3D of all their strands, as well as a technical data.
some of the materials also have an extensive guide printing where are documented among other things common problems such as the warping or cracking and are given different printing tips. Another positive point for the manufacturer to have encuenta the difficulties of the world maker for the first time. “
unpacking of FFFworld filaments: Flexible, PETG, ABS, Metal and PLA
manufacturer puts special attention in delivering material to its customers. All coils are delivered packed to the vacuum next to silica desiccant bag and also a zip bag is delivered to store strand under optimal conditions as it does not use so that it will not absorb moisture. The coils are delivered inside a thick cardboard that will absorb any impacts received during transport. ABSTECH strand
the strand ABSTECH supplied is white and maintains a tone and homogeneous brightness for all printing. Is print perfectly at 230 ° C temperature within the range recommended by the manufacturer. During its use, we have noticed that do not occur unpleasant smells, which if happens with ABS from other manufacturers. Any prints we have done parts will have taken off us by warping problems even though we have only made the hot 50 ° c instead of bed 100 recommended by the manufacturer.
this is without doubt the filament more war has given us during testing. It has a to the PLA’s softer consistency and this may cause that he costs the traction to the extruder. It also has easy to melt too much and getting stuck in nozzle despite low temperatures, environment 190 ° C . Despite all we have been able to print parts seen in the photo without the use of support structures. It is worth fighting a while with this filament, when at last we get to print us maravillaremos with amazing reflexes which may be obtained in printed parts with just a 10% load of metal particles . PLATECH strand
the PLA is a filament that we all feel comfortable printing, almost never suffers problems of warping, is not usually is obstructed in the extruder. So what we wanted to put to the test large flat surfaces and very high resolution printed objects (50 microns). In any case has been ported filament in an excellent way. have not needed make use of hot bed for great prints well adhered to the base and with very well together layers between if. The submitted sample is a Green “Apple” color, a hue that we liked. FLEXISMART strand
this manufacturer flexible filament is especially interesting. Maintains parameters of elasticity similar to other flexible filaments of the market but it is extremely simple to print with it . With a recommended application temperature of environment 200 ° C we have a strand that attaches to the printer with fair strength to not come off during printing, but that once this ends is simple to remove the object from the printer. Strand is also somewhat more rigid to other flexible filaments that have been tested, with this little detail facilitates printing giving the manufacturer you increase the number of extruders of different construction that are going to be able to make the necessary traction on the to use it without folds or jams.
Yes good material of testing that we’ve received using coils with a central hole very small have seen on the website of the manufacturer that currently the material already delivered using coils with more standard dimensions. PETGTECH strand
this is another of filaments which tend to be difficult to print. This material is a nightmare for the maker until you pick up the trick, is prone to flow too much, takes a long time to cool need very high temperatures of printing (in our cas0 250 ° C ), total that it is easy for a good portion of the printed object to finish made a ball and glued to the extruder while this move. FFFworld strand has seemed of great quality with intense color red .
final conclusions on filaments of FFFworld: Flexible, PETG, ABS, Metal and PLA
each one of analyzed strands has more than fulfilled the expectations we had. And with all the help that the manufacturer placed at our disposal will be few problems we have with our parts and we will all resolve.
to open the package and find you all perfectly protected and even a small bag of jelly beans you realize that FFFWORLD puts a great deal of attention to take care of all the details . That same feeling you’ve got all the time while you use their products. From including a bag sealer to save the material, the material with which the own is made coil and leaves no residue when you turn on the support.
a very important detail is the well rolled which is in coil filament, not only serves an aesthetic function but also ensures a safe continuous material without knots that can compromise our impression.
the manufacturer has a well-stocked catalogue although we miss filament that simulates wood and other exotic fibres Yes we can find in other brands. We hope that manufacturer gradually expanded its catalog you can absolutely meet all the needs of customers.
did you like this website? Do you take any additional testing? Would I like to follow analyzing different strands that are on the market? Any brand in particular? We will be attentive to the comments that we leave in the article.