After reviewing the AIO Robotics AIOWHITE PLA 3D Printer Filament, which won an Armchair Arcade Editor’s Choice award, I was anxious to see the end result of the free filament offer that came in that package. Within a few weeks of completing the required steps, the AIOGRAY filament arrived, with the only difference being that instead of arriving surrounded by a custom fit cardboard box, it came sealed in a USPS envelope mailer.
Unfortunately, most likely due to the way it was handled during shipping, the filament spool arrived warped and ultimately proved unusable. Fortunately, even though this was part of a free offer, AIO Robotics was kind enough to send out a replacement spool, this one AIOGREEN, which arrived without incident or damage.
Being the geek that I am, I would liken AIOGREEN to a Hulk green, and it may very well inspire me to print a Hulk figure. However, for now, I just ran through a standard battery of print tests (Highest Quality, 210 degrees Celsius) on my New Matter MOD-t 3D printer.
The first was an emoji figure from the New Matter store. I chose the puke emoji because of the extra detail in that figure and how I thought the green color was kind of appropriate. As you can see, it printed wonderfully, with smooth lines and no slips, particularly compared to his friends, which printed a little rougher and had some layer slipping.
The other test print was the infamous 3DBenchy, which is used as a torture/quality test of sorts for a 3D printer’s capabilities. I previously had failures with this model, so I thought that this would be a good way to really see what this filament is made of. As you can see, it responded well.
While I will say the results I’ve gotten with this filament are just as good as with the AIOWHITE, I think it would be redundant to hand out another Editor’s Choice award. It’s certainly worth one, though, and, particularly if you have a MOD-t printer, proves that AIO Robotics should be your PLA filament brand of choice.
- Good green coloring
- Great output without special settings
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