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Title: Very Longshot - Finding 3mm filament to buy over Easter in London?????
Post by: danphobic_ on March 26, 2016, 10:11:19 AM
I've made a classic booboo. I intended to refine my mini monster arm project over the easter break but I failed to pop into my local 3d print shop before Friday to stock up on PLA. I have some red left, but not enough for one arm. I also have a whole role of white PLA but that role was notorious for blocking the nozzle and causing a whole world of pain.
   It's a massive long shot, but can any of the UK heads think of another way of buying filament that I haven't thought of over a bank holiday weekend? I've cycled all round london to the usual places but none are open and none are answering their phones or social media sites.
  I guess I can always try to make the white block-prone filament work with different extruder settings but it really is painful.
  For a little while Maplin sold filaments in the UK and maplin is large enough to be open everyday during the easter holiday. So I have messaged them to see if they can check their stock.
   Let me know if you guys have any ideas!!

 Thanks!
Title: Re: Very Longshot - Finding 3mm filament to buy over Easter in London?????
Post by: jinx on April 07, 2016, 04:13:32 PM
how yoyu get on with finding the 3mm?.
 you checked ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-3D-Printer-Filament-Black-PLA-3-00mm-1KG-Roll-RepRap-MarkerBot-Up-More-/182083569298?hash=item2a6506c692:g:9j4AAOSwvgdW6abN (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-3D-Printer-Filament-Black-PLA-3-00mm-1KG-Roll-RepRap-MarkerBot-Up-More-/182083569298?hash=item2a6506c692:g:9j4AAOSwvgdW6abN)

there's a bargain to be had with the 3mm , not popular at mo, and a auction ending almost every hour of the day!!!. just dont pay over £11.50 you can buy it for that.
Title: Re: Very Longshot - Finding 3mm filament to buy over Easter in London?????
Post by: danphobic_ on April 09, 2016, 08:01:12 AM
Well during that Easter weekend I didn't manage to get any, but as it turned out I still had a whole lot of designing to do so I was being a bit premature with my plastic worries.
    Mate, that is some crazy cheap pla you've linked there. I had no idea you could get it that cheap but had always wondered. I remember buying pla sheets before 3D printing was big and it was sooo much cheaper. I will definitely be getting my pla from eBay from now on!
Title: Re: Very Longshot - Finding 3mm filament to buy over Easter in London?????
Post by: jinx on April 09, 2016, 09:38:21 AM
had Do moment thought I linked the ABS, the same maker is doing ABS as well.