Which filaments can be used with the JellyBOX

JellyBOX 3 can print from PLA, PLA+, PETG, ASA, NYLON, PC/ABS, PEI, TPU (flexibles, Ninjaflex), and many composites incl. carbon fiber reinforced.. ABS is not recommended.

The filament should be of good quality, cheap filaments are tending to “clog” the hot-end. It is not a problem with the JellyBOX, because the hot-end replacement takes just a minute, but you have to have a spare one :).

We recommend filaments from the European producer FilamentPM, the great quality for a reasonable price.


Why Not ABS?

Short answer:
Ever since PETG became readily available, ABS lost all its appeal to us.

Long answer:
We don’t like to recommend ABS for desktop 3D printers because the fumes of melting ABS are potentially very unhealthy.
PETG is only marginally more expensive than ABS and has all the mechanical advantages while being easier to print (low warpage, even cold bed capable.)

There’s been an explosion of filaments on the market. One can do very easily without ABS today no matter what mechanical properties one seeks. PET, PETG, PLA/PHA, Nylon blends, carbon-reinforced PLA, and PET… the world is an oyster.

How much can I print from 1 kg of filament?

Depends on the print settings, but it’s quite a lot. Roughly:

  • 400* Marvin keychains
  • 200* hybrid gear bearings
  • 90* 3D Benchyes
  • 28* (80 mm tall) cute octopi

Open Source?

Contextual answer:
Yes! (this is a link) We deeply and sincerely LOVE REMIX culture. We believe ideas are born out of other ideas, and being able to build on other people’s projects is the path to innovation. Similarly, we LOVE HACKING or, more specifically, making things do what we want them to do and modifying them to suit our needs. Also, we LOVE REPAIRING our own devices. Plus, we don’t like to lock people into some sort of Orwellian proprietary system. After all, we are all children of RepRap. For all these reasons, we publish not only our production files (3D: stl and gcode, 2D) but also source files that are way easier to modify (3D: step). We want you to play with the design! Make it better! See how it’s done.

License specific answer:
We do love the remix culture, however, we do this for a living, and research and development of hardware and of the build experience are incredibly arduous, resource-intensive, and plainly expensive. We are building a network of licensed trainers and licensed manufacturers (Franchisees – interested? We strike good deals. Shoot us a message.), and we need to be able to guarantee our partners a competitive advantage at the beginning. Thus, we publish the files under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. This allows anyone to print spare parts to fix their printer, remix the parts, hack the heck out of it, even build a whole new project on top. Yet, this is not strictly Open-Source as the Open Source Hardware Association would tell you, but it is a common practice, it’s within RepRap guidelines, and most people in fact do consider this open-source. Even the original versions of GNU allowed non-commercial clauses! If you are interested in custom commercial licensing, we are definitely open to that. Shoot us a message.

May I see the build instructions? Where are the docs? 

There’s a link in the SUPPORT section of this site.