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1.75mm PLA filament for use in 3D printers.
PLA is the most commonly used filament. It’s easy to print, and a very strong material. The perfect choice for printing large objects thanks to its low thermal expansion (little to no warping) and for printing tiny parts because of its low melting temperature. Only this material is proven for 50 microns layer height.
PLA has a relatively low melting temperature of about 175 degrees Celsius. Unlike so-called thermoset materials, PLA can be heated past its melting point multiple times with very little degradation. It’s also very hard material, but that also means it’s somewhat brittle, and once it breaks, it likes to shatter.
However, PLA is not a perfect material and, just like every other plastic, has some disadvantages. The low melting temperature also means low-temperature resistance. Parts start to lose mechanical strength at temperatures over 60 °C.
The combination of having low-temperature resistance and low UV-resistance means that it’s not ideal for outdoor use. Also, PLA is only soluble in chemicals like chloroform or hot benzene. So when connecting multiple pieces, you’re better off using just glue.
Even though PLA is on its own food safe, we do not suggest to repeatedly drink or eat from your 3D prints. Because of the small fractures on the print surface, bacteria can build up in there over time. You can prevent this by applying a food-safe coating. When post-processing PLA, it’s better to use wet sanding. Without water you'll quickly start heating the plastic by friction, it will melt locally and make it hard to keep sanding.
|Easy to print||Brittle|
|Can print tiny parts||Low temperature resistance|
|Can print huge objects||Difficult post-processing|
|Hard and tough|
RAL: 8002; Pantone: P478
Length of the filament: 255 m
This PLA is proudly made in the Czech Republic by Filamentum.
1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.05 mm
We reserve the right to ship weights +/- 5% due to packaging variations.
Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean as described in 3D Printing Handbook.
It seems to be excellent most of the time. It was the first filament most of us loved if you were printing before prusament. I buy a few spools of VG month and generally a few times a year I'll run into batch issues with it, though the last issue caused me to switch to prusament almost entirely. Other than those few times it all has come out great and still holds it's own unique look from other filament.
This is really good filament. Layer lines are hidden by the glitter. Prints very well. Shines very nicely in different lights. Really good stuff.
Been using this filament since fillamentum first released it and it was great for some time.. over the years I've gotten a few bad rolls here and there but recently the last 3 rolls have all been bad and I usually order a few rolls a week. Tried in 3 different prusa printers and all end up jamming using the same code I've used for months with no changes to anything else. It seems fillamentum QC has gone downhill and it's not worth the fuss to keep dealing with the headaches of ruined prints from jamming.