PLA GREY FILAMENT 1.75mm (1kg) (opaque)
PLA GREY 1.75mm (1kg) (opaque)
Temperatures 170°C - 220°C*
Net Weight 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Material Grade A - 100% Virgin
Spool Width 9 cm (3.5 in)
Made with American NatureWorks® PLA
OUR PLA FILAMENT
Our PLA filament is perfect for those who are new to 3D printing. PLA is less flexible than ABS but much sharper print details can be obtained. Our PLA 3d Printing filament has repeatedly proven itself in tests on various machines for flow consistency and print quality. We recommend PLA for beginners as it’s more forgiving and easier to work with as it cools & sets faster reducing warpage. PLA Filament tends to be a bit more translucent and shiny. PLA filament is easier to use but not as stable and will eventually dissolve if wet due to its biodegradable properties. Regardless of the "Fused Filament Fabrication" (FFF) 3D printer or machine you are using, the consistency of the round diameter provides optimum flow through the extruder, tube, and nozzle.
As each desktop 3D printer has its own unique characteristics, you might need to tweak your temperature settings. To obtain optimal results for your prints you need to take into account variables like your 3D printer’s nozzle diameter, your print speed, layer height, room temperature, draft of colder air passing over your heated bed etc. Every printer is different, for each material & color, make sure to take notes of what works and what doesn't. Our plastic PLA filament is excellent quality, it is very strong and durable, and has no kinks or breaks making it a top choice for 3d Printing material.
PLA MATERIAL GENERAL INFO
PLA (Polylactic Acid) thermoplastic filament is a premium grade material derived from renewable resources such as corn. It has low odor and is guaranteed to be free from heavy metals, phthalates or BPA. PLA has much less tendency to warp compared to ABS, although it can still warp a little in a cold environment or on large objects. Although PLA can be printed both with and without a heated print bed, if your desktop 3D printer does have a heated print bed it is recommended to set your print bed temperature to approximately 40° to 50°C which will relax the lower layers of your print without overheating them. One easy way to deal with this, is to have an active cooling fan cooling down the PLA immediately after it exits the nozzle. PLA is derived from corn starch and is biodegradable in an active compost heap.
This PLA 3d printing material has been tested on most popular 3d printers on the market today such as 3d Systems, Afinia, BFB-3000, Bukito, cobblebot, Creator, Cube 3, CubeX, Cubify, Delta, Ditto, dual, Eventorbot, Flash Forge, Flashforge Huxley, Litto, M3D, Makerbot, makibox, Mark34, Mbot, Mendel, MendelMax, Mixshop, Mostfun, Portabee, G3D, Printeer, Printer, Printrbot, Prusa Mendel i3, Prusa Mendel Kit, Prusa, Replicator mini, Replicator, RepRap, RepRaper, Rigidbot, Robo3d, Rostock, Solidoodle, Solidoodle2, Solidoodle3, Stratasystems, Sumpod, Thing-o-matic Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker, Ultimakr, Up mini, Up Plus, Up Plus 2, UP! uPrint, WeisTek, X dual extrusion 3D printer, Zbot, and all other printers that take PLA of the current products diameter.
NOTE: If your printer uses a special cartridge, FREE yourself with mods or hacks such as this: http://hackaday.com/2013/04/26/cube-3d-printer-hack-lets-you-use-bulk-filament/
When storing your 3d Printing PLA filament for extended periods, place it in a resealable bag (Ziploc) along with the included silica packet (few grains of rice work just as well). This will keep your filament dry & free from any dust or dirt particles & moisture.