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Posted: 7/19/2021 1:37:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2021 1:37:44 PM EDT by PatriotAr15]
Just wondering what the best place to get 3D Printing filament locally, is?
I just got the Ender 5, and trying to get it set up properly. I only have the original spool that came with the 3D printer, but on the dedicated 3D printing section of ARFCom, the beginner's guide actually recommends disregarding the filament that came with the printer as it is of an unknown quality and unknown best settings for it.

Anyone know of any stores locally that sell 3D printing filament that is pretty decent? Probably looking to get PLA+.
Link Posted: 7/19/2021 2:20:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2021 2:22:44 PM EDT by UltimaSE]
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Link Posted: 7/19/2021 2:21:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2021 2:23:31 PM EDT by UltimaSE]
Not sure it's pla+ but joann fabrics...call first. Some stores stock it normally, some do not. A few months ago they even had a sale on it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2021 10:39:00 AM EDT
In the Valley you can get filament from Amazon same or next day...

Fry's was the last place I saw it on the shelf..bummer they're gone...

Didnt know about Joannes...will have to check them out..
Link Posted: 7/20/2021 10:45:20 AM EDT
+1 for Amazon. same day delivery
Link Posted: 7/20/2021 12:47:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ltklein:
In the Valley you can get filament from Amazon same or next day...

Fry's was the last place I saw it on the shelf..bummer they're gone...

Didnt know about Joannes...will have to check them out..
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Frys left a *HUGE* hole, that can't be easily filled by any other retailers in the valley.
It was a *GREAT* Electronics hobby store/computer parts store. The next best thing is probably Best Buy... and Best Buy sucks ass.

I'm praying that Microcenter realizes the opportunity and opens up a location here.
Link Posted: 7/20/2021 2:25:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2021 2:26:42 PM EDT by PatriotAr15]
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Originally Posted By MICKEY5375:
+1 for Amazon. same day delivery
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Never works for me.
Whenever I see something "Same day delivery", it *NEVER* arrives the sameday. Even if I pay the extra $2.99 or whatever they charge, they *STILL* deliver it the next day (which it would have... allegedly, without... thus wasting $2.99)
I don't even live anywhere particularly rural. I live near downtown Peoria.

I may have purchased some things through Amazon Now, and that worked IIRC.

Additionally, I've seen many "Free one day shipping!" Offers, but as soon as I purchase it, it always bait and switches with the delivery speed.
Link Posted: 7/20/2021 3:32:18 PM EDT
I have an ender 3 and echo the Amazon route. (who cares if it takes 2 days? once you find a filament you like just keep a spare spool and order accordingly)

I have run several PLA+'s and so far Hatchbox and Esun have both given me good results. Esun black has been flawless but the blue was a little fickle on the heat settings. Hatchbox in 3 colors so far has been awesome too. I did try a silk pink for my daughter and haven't quite honed that one in yet. I tried overture PETG and shit show....could just be that it's PETG?

If your willing to spend more coin the polymaker and prusia products have some great reviews.
Link Posted: 7/20/2021 5:00:22 PM EDT
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[b]Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:[/b

I'm praying that Microcenter realizes the opportunity and opens up a location here.
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I've been dreaming of the same thing when Fry's Bought out Ultimate Electronics.
Link Posted: 7/20/2021 5:56:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By garred8787:
I have an ender 3 and echo the Amazon route. (who cares if it takes 2 days? once you find a filament you like just keep a spare spool and order accordingly)

I have run several PLA+'s and so far Hatchbox and Esun have both given me good results. Esun black has been flawless but the blue was a little fickle on the heat settings. Hatchbox in 3 colors so far has been awesome too. I did try a silk pink for my daughter and haven't quite honed that one in yet. I tried overture PETG and shit show....could just be that it's PETG?

If your willing to spend more coin the polymaker and prusia products have some great reviews.
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Do you have an Amazon Link? All I was able to find was this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015I1CYFE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&;psc=1

Is that PLA+?
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 3:46:56 PM EDT
Think its just PLA....

Like a previous poster...Ive used Esun...

This shows delivery today for Prime...Im in Gilbert...

Esun Gray PLA+

Other colors are avail...just picked gray to match ur link...
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 10:33:02 PM EDT
Did you try printing anything with the provided filament?  It's probably fine.  It might not be the highest quality but still perfectly usable.
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