I am sure this question has been asked 1000 times but I noticed on Amazon this week how difficult it is to find 3mm filament options in many of the brands/types/colors I was looking at. I remember 6 to 8 months ago I had multiple (but not a tone) color options for buying Hatchbox PLA 3mm but now all they only seem to sell is black and white on Amazon.
I found this frustrating, but I know 1.75 seems to work for the most part with PLA in my experience and I can work around it but lately I have been printing on 1.75 inland PETG (because my Micro Center only sells PETG in 1.75) and found it is really sticky and tends to gum up the default TAZ 6 extruder because it has the room in a 3mm hotend to kink up.
I also looked for 3mm PETG on Amazon and found eSUN is the only brand I could find that sells 3mm PETG. I am sure they make amazing filament and most people surly have no issues with them but I have been burned twice now on usable filament from them so they are not an option for me.
I guess what I am asking is anyone else noticed the slowly shrinking options for 3mm filament and is Lulzbot going to continue to only sell 3mm hotends going forward? I heard they are going to come out with a E3D Titan Aero toolhead like the one they sell at IT-Works but not sure if they are going to offer it in a 1.75 option. If anyone knows Lulzbot’s current stance on 1.75 options going forward I would be interested to know.