K8200 - filament 3mm or 2.85?


#1

Hi

I’m thinking of buying the K8200 3D printer.
So I was asking information and prices to some suppliers.

One tells me it only works with 3mm filament.
While the other one tells me 3mm filament is being retired and replaced by 2.85mm.

Can anyone inform me on this topic?

Thanks in advance
Ellen


#2

Hello,
The short answer is that they are the same. A called 3mm filament of good quality should be 2.85mm with a small tolerance.
Check out these two links.
https://fbrc8.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/206679493-2-85mm-vs-3mm-Filament

https://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php?t=5191

Hope this helps.:slightly_smiling_face: