Materials for printing. Generic or “proprietary” filament?

Materials for printing. Generic or “proprietary” filament?

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The purchase of a 3D printer goes beyond the selection of the device that best suits our needs, and the filament we use is an obvious complement. The selection of this filament involves taking into account different variants, such as the type of plastic (PLA, ABS, acrylic, nylon ...), colour, diameter (which is usually 1.75 or 3 mm) and of course the price of same. However, the recent guidance of certain manufacturers of 3D printers to the proprietary filament cartridges opens a new question in this respect. Still, many machines are capable of using a generic plastic filament. What are the reasons for using "proprietary" filament? In addition to obviously increasing the revenue from their purchase, manufacturers are aiming to ensure a more reliable and consistent printing using a filament…
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