5 Stars By D. Garner on 2017-09-07
The dull filament required higher temperatures to bond layers
I ordered two spools of this filament. Both rolls were black pla and for some reason the two rolls weren't the same. The first rolls filament was a shiny black filament and the second was a matte black filament. The dull filament required higher temperatures to bond layers... May have been a coincidence but that seems like a QC problem to me. Still is one of my go to filament but they are awful proud of there filament at nearly 30% more than the others... So what am I getting for that premium...
Update: Their customer service contacted me and offered another spool or a refund. That's awesome. It good to have a product that is backed up by the seller.
5 Stars By Tony on 2016-11-18
Excellent inexpensive filament
I have had zero issues with any hatchbox filament. This filament black pla by hatchbox is my go to for everything i don't need specific color or material for. I print this with a 0.4mm nozzle at heights from 0.1-0.4mm with no issues, my most common height setting is 0.2mm.
The perfect temperature I have found to be 210c although it works from 195c-220c for extrusion. I set my heated bed to 60c but have also had good adhesion between 55c-70c.
This filament is odorless, i left a roll out for over 6 months and amazingly had no moisture problems whatsoever. I highly recommend this filament for beginners and those in advance printing very forgiving. Also acetone has no effect on this brand of pla for smoothing.
4 Stars By xIRON MANx on 2017-09-03
Not as good as my other PLA
I recently bought a Qidi 3D printer (awesome) and the PLA that came with it was great. The hatchbox PLA works Fine and thexwuality of prints are the same as anything else I've used but I do have one issue
Every time I make a print the base layer is very difficult to remove from the actual print. I have not run into this issue before. I've tried to leave on the heated bed and tweak various settings but they never seem to help. This PLA just doesn't want to separate. It's not s huge deal but it's still annoying and I'm having to use my dremel to smooth down all the plate side edges. Otherwise it's a great product.
3 Stars By Ian M on 2017-09-21
Gets brittle under UV quickly
My 3D printer sits in a room that gets a lot of indirect sunlight. Still, the light that manages to hit the printer seems to be enough to make the filament very brittle. If I don't remove it between prints, it will get brittle enough to snap under its own tension. Parts I print out are satisfyingly flexible, but having them simply snap apart after light exposure ruins the good deal on this filament.
Printing on a Flux 3DP at 215º
2 Stars By GMMG on 2017-10-21
Inconsistent fiber that breaks during print
This fiber started off working very well on my Monoprice Maker Select, and then I noticed after 3/4 of the roll was used within about 2 weeks, the fiber starting breaking. I could actually snap it quite easily in certain parts just by bending it approximately 90 degrees. I'd have to keep testing it and breaking it until I'd found the end of the weak section, which I can only assume is from bad mixing or some other impurity. Anybody who uses PLA knows that it should be very flexible and never directly snap in half, even when bent completely doubled over. I have since had several aborted prints due to it snapping inside the extruder. I'm hoping this was a bad batch because it did work well for a while, but if I see this again I'll be leaving more follow up reviews to let people know.
1 Stars By Matthew Rosenblatt on 2017-10-10
It was absolutely excellent..
It was absolutely excellent... until it wasn't. One of the three spools I purchased had a 20cm length of PLA that was contaminated. It wasn't black, it was clear. It was almost 3mm in diameter (this is 1.75mm PLA). It also didn't melt at the same temperature as the rest of the PLA and destroyed the hot end of my brand new printer.
5 Stars By Dan Spi on 2017-10-19
Very good - use as a reference to judge all others
Nice prints. Bright white. Excellent packaging and quality. No issues at all. Post processes easily. This is a very good reference filament to judge others by. Is my go to standard for both white and black. Frustrating that supply is hit or miss with other colors. 5 of 5 for white and black.
5 Stars By JR on 2017-07-07
We have found that Hatchbox brand PLA filament is the most reliable brand out of what we have purchased thus far. It's great to buy a technology product like this and have it work they way you need it to the first time. Thumbs up and 5 stars to Hatchbox!
5 Stars By Clayton on 2016-05-25
Excellent Filament! Haven't had any issues with it what so ever.
Prone to the standard warping issues. Typical PLA.
Oxidizes over time. Didnt cause problems with my prints though so what ever.
Standard Printrbot hot end will start to plasticize this plastic at 165 - 170c and will print great at 185c!
E3D V6 will plasticize this plastic at 180c and will print great at 210c. Not sure why the difference.
Would be cool if it had a black matte finish.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2016-12-08
Good product and would recommend it.
I have used this product for about a month now, 150.5 M to be exact, and still have a little under half a spool left. This equates to about 49 hours printing time. I am very satisfied with this product with only 1 exception. Before starting a new print job, I noticed the filament was cracked just above the print assembly. I unloaded the broken piece and clipped off about 6 inches of the filament which seemed to be very brittle. I reloaded the filament and have not had any problems since. Don't know why this happened. I don't recall bumping the spool at putting any strain on the filament prior to that.
I would recommend this product.