Eryone have now added a new selection to their silk PLA filament range. They have now come up with ULTRA silk filament, and now it makes us wonder what is the difference between their original “silk” and the ultra silk. With further inspection, I can clarify that there is definitely a big change that I can see when printing the 3D models.
My first time 3D printing with Eryone ULTRA silk Filament 1.75mm in 1KG and I am amazed at the quality. A unique high gloss formula that is shinier than any other silk PLA I have tried so far. Eryone has a selection of 4 colours, SILK BRONZE, SILK COPPER, SILK SILVER and SILK GOLD at a price of £24.99 on Amazon UK but these are also available on Amazon USA.
Their metallic filament is an impressive aspect for those who want to 3D print more realistic armor and movie props. It is also perfect for 3D printed cosplay props. From researching their most popular is the Silk Gold. This Silk filament will fit most FDM 3D printers and 3D pens on the market. There isn’t anything interesting about the packaging, but the filament comes in a vacuum-sealed bag with a silica pouch.
The Chosen FDM 3D Printers
Here you can download the S3D slicer profiles that are used for the Eryone filament.
|Model – A5S||Topic – Budget 3D printing||Build volume – 305 x 305 x 320|
|Brand – JGAURORA||Technology – Extrusion||Release date – 2019|
|Category – Hobbyist||Material – PLA, ABS||JGAurora Slicer Profile|
2 new from $399.00
2 new from £429.00
Eryone Thinker S Version 1.2
|Model – Thinker s v 1.2||Topic – Budget 3D printing||Build volume – 300 x 300 x 400|
|Brand – Eryone||Technology – Extrusion||Release date – 2019|
|Category – Hobbyist||Material – PLA, ABS||Eryone Thinker S Slicer Profile|
1 new from $339.99
Silk PLA Filament Issue
I ran into this issue where the Eryone ULTRA silk bronze would not print on the Thinker S 3D printer. The first print was okay, but then I continued to 3D print the rest of the 3D model Kitana. To find out in the morning after a 10 hour print that it had crumbled and had weak layer adhesion! Therefore, I was absolutely disappointed as to why it was doing this. I’ve never experienced this issue before, so I just went back to the basics.
Hot End Temperature – FAIL
I usually print at 190c to keep the stringing down that did not work for the Eryone ULTRA silk bronze. They’re recommended temperatures to use are between 190c – 220c, so I increased the temperature to 225c. By increasing this it should put less stress on the extruder and hot end by allowing the filament to flow and give better layer adhesion.
Blocked Nozzle – FAIL
The meaning of a blocked nozzle is when the filament is trapped in the hot end and won’t come out. Therefor to get this unclogged you can use many techniques, but I will tell you what I used. To start off, I left the printer to cool down to a lower temperature. Then took the Bowden tube out and done a “cold pull” by pulling the filament that is still in the hot end. This technique did not work, so had to go in with the plunger and needle.
Changing To A Bigger Nozzle – FAIL
Started off with a 0.4mm but changed to a 0.6mm nozzle because I thought maybe there are bigger particles in this filament. By doing this, it will give a bigger passage for the filament to flow out better.
Making Sure PTFE Tube Is Seated Accurately – FAIL
This is a crucial point because if the Bowden tube is not placed correctly into the hotend and leaving a gap, this can cause a blockage. Looking at the Geeetech a10m, this was a common issue. But this was not the case for the Eryone Thinker S version 1.2.
Changing The Filament – FAIL
Changed over to Suntop silk PLA filament, and it printed good at this point. So now I was thinking I got a bad batch with the Eryone Bronze silk filament.
Choosing A Different 3D Printer – SUCCESS
Just two weeks ago I received a JGAurora A5S and a Biqu B1 3D printer. To give the filament the benefit of printing I put it on the A5s and the B1 no issues to having to change any settings. Now it’s printing perfectly fine.
Does the Eryone ULTRA silk bronze filament work on All FDM 3D printers? MY ANSWER IS NO!
BIQU B1 vs Creality Ender 3 V2
Also, I did a quick test on the Biqu B1 witch is a Creality Ender 3 V2 killer. Just to see if the filament would print.
Eryone Silk Bronze And Silk Copper 3D Models
I could only print small models using the Ultra silk bronze because of so much failed prints trying to get the filament to work. Resulted in using over 500 grams and with the model I wanted to print, it was going to use about 750 grams. If you change the print speed and hot end temperature you will then notice the colour of the silk filament will change. As you can see by the filament issue section, there is a cube that was printed in two different temperatures and it resulted in different colours the higher the temperatures it will go more silky and bright.
I found this 3D model on Cults for £1.24 now you probably can find it free on other sites, but for the price I couldn’t refuse it would not break my bank. It is designed by 3D WINNIPEG and has been downloaded 433 times. This vase allows for simple customization by inserting strands of your favorite filament into the grooves in the vase to add a stunning look to any flower arrangement. Print in vase mode 0.4mm or 0.8mm nozzle are both possible.
I saw this 3D model and my brain screamed “DOWNLOAD IT!!”, so I did. Oriface over at Thingiverse has created a 3D scan of the gnome. Looking at the comments, some people said they did not use any supports, but for me I didn’t want to risk it. With being over 8 hours, you wouldn’t like to come back to a pile of spaghetti. For me it was fun to 3D print because when sitting on my shelves and seeing how people react to is priceless, I love printing funny 3D models. It would be even better if there was a female gnome version to go along with it.
Again using my favourite free STL site Thingiverse I stumbled upon mosb1000 he has only 6 designs including the cube. I found what I was looking for, something that looks challenging to 3D print. Without supports, raft or brim, but was nerve-racking to watch as it printed by one corner. Really thought it would move, but with having excellent adhesion on both 3D printers, it stayed in place. Resulting in an OK print.
Mortal Kombat Scorpion
Daniel Thredson Art from DTR gave me this 3D model of Scorpion to test. In my childhood, Mortal Kombat was an all-time favourite video game to play. Mortal Kombat is an arcade fighting game developed and published by Midway in 1992 as the first title in the Mortal Kombat series.
Acclaim Entertainment subsequently released it for nearly every home platform of the time. I did also get Kitana, but unfortunately because of the Eryone silk, bronze filament failing to print on the Thinker s version 1.2 I could not complete his model. One of our team members Mark Allen helped to develop Mortal Kombat.
Yin Yang panther
This 3D printable model of yin yang panther is perfect for showing of your favourite colours it can be found on Thingiverse. With having the Eryone copper and bronze silk filament printed like this, it shows you a delightful contrast of the 2 different filaments. Be careful with removing the supports out of the tail and legs. I do not recommend scaling this model down more than 15% if you have 0,4mm nozzle.
Eryone ULTRA Silk Filament Conclusion
Overall, I love Eryone ULTRA silk filament range and one day I will get to have them all. The difference between the old silk and the new Eryone ULTRA silk PLA is different as you can see in @8irdyboyuk picture below. The colours are different, more of a metallic effect, and even more silky. Me and @mechanical_bob could not get the silk bronze to work on the Eryone Thinker s v1.2, Anycubic Chiron and the Longer LK4 it is still a great filament to have.