Fillament always sold out, what is a good alternative?

It is really annoying that all useable colors are always sold out. I mean always lol. It is kind of a joke - especially because bambu is selling memberships for filaments. Anyway, I wanted to ask if anyone has some good available alternatives, I tried 3Djake, Sunlu and Extrudr so far, where the sunlu was by far the best. Which 3rd party filament gave you the best results?

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I use:

  • Bambu Lab
  • Elegoo
  • eSun
  • Sunlu
  • Eryone
  • Jupiter (123-3D)

All with good results.

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E-sun gives good results

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I just discovered that Polymaker Polyterra PLA is exactly the same material as Bambu matte PLA.

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Hello Alex, can you indicate how you came to that discovery? Just curious! Last year, people stated that Bambulab PLA is the same as eSun Pla+
If it is true (polymaker I mean) that could be a solution for the stupid shortage of Bambulab Pla Basi in their european store: At the moment there are only 3 coulours available of the 20 (spool) an 13 (refill) colours.
But there is another point: the polymaker spools are cardboard spools and my experience with these spools is not very good . . .

I think, someone on Reddit claimed it, so I was curious and ordered a roll of the Polyterra white and compared it the Bambu white matte PLA.
The guy mentioned that Polyterra PLA has a very unique texture that he also found in the BambuLab matte PLA.
And I fully agree. Just by feel of the filament itself, i can discern other matte filaments but Bambu and Polyterra feel exactly the same. And also prints look identical.
Maybe that isn’t a proof but at least to me a very strong hint.

I didn’t see Hatchbox listed as a good alternative. I’ve been using their filament for about 10 years, and I’ve always been pleased.

Simply speculation. Thanx…

I have had excellent results with Matterhackers PLA Build series of filament.

I use polymaker polyterra, works very good!

I’ve been using Hatchbox for 10 years. I’ve always been satisfied.

The SUNLU filaments are your good choice.

I’m a big fan of PolyTerra PLA, but the cardboard spools suck with the AMS. I use spool adapters, but it is quite a hassle to put them on as I switch the adapter when I switch the spools … I should print more adapters :sweat_smile:

But print results are always excellent with PolyTerra!