The factory receives spools of filament that they then must load into cartridges, seal them in packaging and load them into boxes. They were at the cartridge building stage at the time I went by and they weren't even boxed as yet. I only mention this because it would be unrealistic to expect some on your doorstep tomorrow. They only released these to me for testing for a report on this blog.
They know that you are anxious to know if the new filament is the answer to our PLA clogs.
While I haven't been able to really give the new materials a thorough workout, so far, with the Yellow and Blue, I have not had a single clog running small and medium jobs of moderate stress. I have not tried the red as yet.
Both the Yellow and Blue performed flawlessly from my left print jet, which I am certain, is perfectly gapped. In trying a two color print with the Blue on the left and the yellow at the right, the yellow came loose from the plate after about 15 minutes. This was NOT a clog problem. It simply means that I have not yet achieved perfect print jet leveling. The print from both colors was flowing nicely until the yellow piece broke loose because of a poor first layer.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the new filament does look like it is going to do the trick!
And, I might add that the latest Cubify Client software has also fixed the droppings issue with two color prints! There are absolutely NO little random bits of color filament to mar the print..
The bottom line is this:
- I'm confident the new filament solves the clog issues with PLA
- I need to go back to the drawing board and make sure my print jets are even.