When early desktop 3D printer projects hit the scene in the early 2000s, it was easier to make ABS filament with 3.00 mm diameters. The growing industry began migrating to 1.75 mm filament ten years later. ... Today, 1.75 mm is the most popular filament diameter.
3D printer developers liked the 1.75 filament class because it gave them more design options. The thinner filament’s flexibility worked better with Bowden extruders. Meanwhile, direct-drive extruders could use smaller, lighter motors since they needed less torque to move the filament. Both design changes made the print head lighter which allowed faster speeds without reducing 3D printing quality.
Flow rate gave 1.75 mm filament another advantage. With a 3.00 mm filament, each step of an extruder’s motor sends three times as much plastic into the heater. With 1.75 mm filament, 3D printers have more control over the flow rate and can support thinner layers.
The benefits of thinner filaments spurred the market to develop a wide selection of materials, additives, and colors. When you need to print a job right, HATCHBOX 1.75mm 3D printer filaments provide the quality and variety you are looking for.
PRINTING TIPS FOR 1.75MM
Storing your filament properly: Without proper storage, materials such as PLA filament get brittle over time. This could cause a 1.75 mm filament to break during printing especially when running through Bowden tubes. Using vacuum bags or storage boxes with desiccants will protect your filament investments.
Optimizing flow rates and print speeds: Test the envelope of your 3D printer to get the right balance of speed and print quality.
3D printing finer details: Replace your printer’s default 0.4 mm nozzle with a smaller-bore nozzle. This lets you print thinner layers and produce finer details on your objects.
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