First of those ‘speciality’ filaments I’ve ever used, perfectly suited for all those statue and sculpture prints. Eryone’s Marble PLA is super easy to use but it does have a few kinks.
I won’t lie. When I ordered this material I was so excited to get my hands on it. Add to that the 50% discount I was given by Zina of Eryone’s UK customer support. Proper sweet deal, if you ask me.
Delivery was pretty quick this time, it only took about a week from placing my order on Amazon and the DPD delivery dude to ring my door bell. Everything was going so well. Until I opened the box, that is.
I honestly haven’t seen a spool so badly wound. It looked so messy I was ‘a little’ worried it might tangle up at any moment. Thankfully, this hasn’t been the case. Not yet, anyway. I’ve only used about quarter the spool by now so it’s probably early to judge… And from what I’ve seen on Eryone’s Facebook page, I was not the only one who received a similarly looking reel.
It was surprising, actually. I bought a few filaments from the same manufacturer and they always came perfectly processed.
The good news is that Eryone’s aware of the problem and already submitted our feedback to their production lines.
So, how does it print?
Miraculously. It is an amazingly easy PLA to work with. Once you get stringing under control, that is. This filament tends to ooze quite a bit at higher temperatures. But running it through a 205ºC nozzle, and with a little help of CURA’s combing mode set to ‘not in skin’, it worked beautifully.
Check the photos below, they’re not a great quality (taken on my phone, no adjustments made) but should show just how great this material looks! The vase was printed with 0.8 mm layer width, nozzle temp bumped up to 215ºC, and the result was impressive.
You can find these models on thingiverse.com:
- Vase/Pen Holder – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2155206
- Mother’s Day Statue – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2336191
- Sculpture #01 – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:981777
- Square Spiral Pencil Holder – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3414668
- Moai Head with Flat Base – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1406704
And the verdict is…
I wouldn’t be using it for superlong prints without supervision because, given how bad the winding is, I’d be too worried it would jam mid-print. But it looks great, it prints well, helps hide tiny imperfections in your machine’s settings, and chances are your spool will be perfect so go ahead, buy a piece (or two) and have fun with it! It’s defo worth it!
- looks great
- hides tiny print imperfections
- kinda limited to printing statues and sculptures, haha
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