TPLA Filament

is a tough, easy to use high grade colour changing PLA type of filament. The dark grey colour will change to natural above 29˚C, but much faster above 33˚C or higher. Other features are according our slightly modified PLA @df product, so tougher and less brittle as a regular PLA. Due to a low shrinkage factor PLA @df will not deform after cooling. Poly Lactic Acid is a biodegradable plastic made from renewable natural resources and one of the most popular materials for 3D printing.

TPLA @df is available in nearly any type of  packaging and labelling. Ask our team to help you customizing your product.

Due to its low tendency to warp TPLA @df can also be printed without a heated bed. If you have a heated bed the recommended temperature is 35-60˚C.TPLA @df can be used on all common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers.Storage:

Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly.

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3D Printer Filament

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is one of the two most commonly used desktop 3D printing filaments (with the other being ABS filament). It is the default recommended material for many desktop 3D printers, and with good reason – PLA is useful in a broad range of printing applications, has the virtue of being both odorless and low-warp, and does not require a heated bed. PLA filament is also one of the more eco-friendly 3D printer materials available; it is made from annually renewable resources (corn-starch) and requires less energy to process compared to traditional (petroleum-based) plastics. Outside of 3D printing, PLA plastic is often used in food containers, such as candy wrappers, and biodegradable medical implants, such as sutures. PLA filament for 3D Printing is available in a wide range of colors in both1.75mmand3mm. For tips and tricks on 3D printing PLA, check outHow To Succeed When Printing In PLA.

PLA 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PLA filament is a stiff but brittle 3D printing material.

Best used for cosmetic prints, prototypes, desk toys, low-stress applications.

Best 3D printer material for beginners due to ease of printing and minimal warp.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is another commonly used 3D printer material. Best used for making durable parts that need to withstand higher temperatures. In comparison to PLA filament, ABS plastic is less brittle and more ductile. It can also be post-processed with acetone to provide a glossy finish. When 3D printing with ABS filament, a heated printing surface is recommended, as ABS plastic will contract when cooled leading to warped parts. ABS filament is available in both1.75mmand3mmdiameter sizes. For tips and tricks on 3D printing ABS, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With ABS.

ABS 3D Printing Filament Properties:

ABS filament is strong, ductile material with wear resistance and heat tolerance.

Common 3D prints with ABS are Interlocking parts like gears, parts exposed to UV and heat like a car cup holder, or prototyping.

Wide selection of methods for excellent post-processing.

PRO Series PLA is a formulation of PLA filament intended for producing professional, high quality, 3D printed parts. It features a visually distinct finish and a more vibrant, opaque color than standard PLA filament. PRO Series PLA is made in the USA and is produced to more precise specifications and has a tolerance of 0.05mm. It is available in1.75mmand3mm.For tips and tricks on 3D printing PRO Series PLA, check outHow To Succeed When Printing In PLA.

PRO Series PLA 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PRO Series PLA filament is a hard but brittle material with a wide selection of rich colors.

Best used for cosmetic prints, prototypes, desk toys, or low-stress applications.

Best beginner material due to low to no shrinkage and warp.

PRO Series ABS filament is a formulation of ABS plastic intended to help your 3D prints stand out with a beautiful, glossy, opaque finish. It is made in the USA and best used when producing high quality, precision 3D prints. As with regular ABS filament, printed parts will withstand higher temperatures than PLA plastic. PRO ABS also requires a heated bed for proper printing. PRO Series ABS is produced to more precise specifications and has a tolerance of 0.05mm. PRO Series ABS filament is available in both1.75mmand3mmdiameter sizes.For tips and tricks on 3D printing PRO Series ABS, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With ABS.

PRO Series ABS 3D Printing Filament Properties:

ABS filament is a stiff but brittle 3d printing material.

Best used for interlocking parts like gears, parts exposed to UV and heat like a car cup holder, or prototyping.

Best 3D printer material for a wide selection of methods for excellent post-processing.

ThriftyMake is a quality PLA filament for the budget conscious maker. We recommend that beginner hobbyists stick to PLA material while starting out because it truly is the most accessible and easy 3D plastic to work with. ThriftyMake is a beautiful material because it has an excellent strength profile while printing without shrinkage. Additionally, while helpful, a heated bed isnt required. At MatterHackers, we tend to favor PLA filament as our default printing material due to its strength and minimal warping. ThriftyMake is available in several colors in the1.75mmdiameter size. For tips and tricks on 3D printing ThrifytMake PLA, check outHow To Succeed When Printing In PLA.

ThriftyMake 3D Printing Filament Properties:

ThriftyMake filament is a stiff but brittle 3D printing material with a small variety of colors.

Best used for cosmetic prints, prototypes, desk toys, low-stress applications.

Best 3D printer material for beginners due to ease of printing and minimal warp.

ColorFabb nGen is the perfect filament for beginners or those who dont want to constantly refine print settings. Because this material prints well at a wide range of temperatures and speeds, you can spend less time refining your settings and more time printing. nGen flows very well through the print nozzle and does not clog often. This filament is great for creating durable parts while avoiding print failures and the need to adjust print settings. nGen has the astounding ability to print parts with many bridges successfully where other materials have failed. Additionally, nGen has a very opaque and crisp looking appearance when printed. Although best printed on a heated bed, BuildTak or a similar adhesive can minimize warping. nGen is available in a variety of colors in both1.75mmand3mm.

nGen 3D Printing Filament Properties:

nGen filament is a stiff but brittle 3d printing material with an excellent surface finish.

Designed for ease-of-use printing and minimal settings tweaking, making it great for both cosmetic and functional parts.

Low-odor and easy to print like PLA, yet high heat resistance like ABS.

Glow-in-the-dark filament is a great product to decorate childrens bedrooms, from glowing light switches to a starry sky on the ceiling. Your prints will shine brightest immediately after turning out the lights, but dim quickly to a soft glow in the night. Use your normal print settings for PLA or ABS (depending on which is the base filament), but add more perimeters to your prints. The more perimeters, the more glow. Be aware, we have seen reports that Glow-in-the-dark filament is abrasive and has worn out nozzles; you may want to install ahardened steel nozzleto prevent wear out. Glow-in-the-dark filament is available with a PLA filament base and ABS filament base in both1.75mmand3mmdiameter sizes. Glow in the Dark NinjaFlex (TPU) is available in both1.75mmand3mmas well.

Glow-in-the-dark 3D Printing Filament Properties:

Glow-in-the-dark filament has properties comparable to base filament with added pigments to glow in the dark.

Commonly used for light switch covers, ceiling stars, and novelty decorations.

Available in PLA, ABS, and TPU based filament.

Polyamide With Chopped Carbon Fiber Strands

NylonX 3D printing filament is an amazing, reinforced nylon filament. By adding micro-carbon fibers to nylon, you get a tough filament capable of printing parts with stiffness, impact resistance, and high tensile strength. NylonX filament is an engineering grade filament, ready for home 3D printing, which gives you the durability of Nylon combined with the stiffness of carbon fiber. The best part of NylonX is that the carbon fiber adds stability and rigidity, so parts are much less likely to warp than with standard nylon. With a unique matte black finish, NylonX eliminates post-print processing. Finished prints can immediately be moved to production with no sanding, polishing, scraping, or pesky acetone vapor baths. If you are already printing with Nylon, its time to upgrade to Nylon X. NylonX is available in both1.75mmand3mm. For tips and tricks on 3D printing NylonX, check outA Closer Look at 3D Printing with NylonX.

NylonX 3D Printing Filament Properties:

NylonX filament is strong like carbon fiber and durable like nylon.

Best used for tough functional parts, wear parts, and production-ready prints.

Printed parts come off the bed with zero post processing required.

Nylon is an incredibly strong, durable, and versatile 3D printing material. Flexible when thin, but with very high inter-layer adhesion, nylon lends itself well to things like living hinges and other functional parts. Nylon filament prints as a bright natural white with a translucent surface, and can absorb color added post process with most common, acid-based clothing dyes or ynthetic cloth specific dyes. Nylon filament is extremely sensitive to moisture, so taking drying measures during storage and immediately prior to printing (using desiccant, vacuum, or elevated temperature) is highly recommended for best results. Taulman Nylon is a specially formulated 3D printing Nylon filament that comes in a variety of sizes and packages, including 1-, 2-, and 3-packs of both1.75mmand3mm. For tips and tricks on 3D printing Nylon, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With Nylon.

Nylon 3D Printing Filament Properties:

Nylon filament is strong yet flexible making it tough to break and shatter resistant.

Commonly used for living hinges, functionally strong parts.

Must be dried before printing for strength and a glossy finish.

PRO Series Nylon filament is a formulation of Nylon plastic intended to help your 3D prints stand out with a beautiful finish in a variety of vibrant colors. It is made in the USA to the tightest tolerances on the market and best used when producing high quality, precision 3D prints. Flexible when thin, but with very high inter-layer adhesion, nylon lends itself well to things like living hinges and other functional parts. Nylon filament is extremely sensitive to moisture, so taking drying measures during storage and immediately prior to printing (using desiccant, vacuum, or elevated temperature) is highly recommended for best results.PRO Nylon also requires a heated bed for proper printing. PRO Series Nylon filament is available in both1.75mmand3mm. For tips and tricks on 3D printing Nylon, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With Nylon.

PRO Series Nylon 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PRO Series Nylon filament is strong yet flexible making it tough to break and shatter resistant.

Commonly used for living hinges, functionally strong parts.

Must be dried before printing for strength and a glossy finish, and is available in a variety of colors.

Youll be hard pressed to find true PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) filament, as most PET filaments are actually copolymers – PET with an extra molecule. The most common, PETG filament, is an industrial strength filament with several great features. Figuratively speaking, it combines the ease of use of PLA filament with the strength and durability of ABS filament. First, its strength is much higher than PLA and it is FDA approved for food containers and tools used for food consumption. Unlike ABS filament, it barely warps, and produces no odors or fumes when printed. PET filament is not biodegradable, but it is 100% reclaimable. Its known for its clarity and is also very good at bridging. PET 3D printing filament is available in1.75mmand3mm. For tips and tricks on 3D printing PETG, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With PETG.

PLA 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PET filament is a durable and flexible 3d printing material with a glossy finish and is impact and heat resistant.

Best used for mechanical parts and snap fit enclosures.

Sticks incredibly well to blue painters tape.

PRO Series PETG filament, is an industrial strength filament with several great features. Like all our PRO Series filament, it is manufactured in the USA to the tightest tolerances for precison 3D printing. Figuratively speaking, it combines the ease of use of PLA filament with the strength and durability of ABS filament. First, its strength is much higher than PLA and it is FDA approved for food containers and tools used for food consumption. Unlike ABS filament, it barely warps, and produces no odors or fumes when printed. PET filament is not biodegradable, but it is 100% reclaimable. Its known for its clarity and is also very good at bridging. PET 3D printing filament is available in1.75mmand3mm. For tips and tricks on 3D printing PETG, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With PETG.

PRO Series PETG 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PET filament is a durable and flexible 3D printing material with a glossy finish and is impact and heat resistant.

Best used for mechanical parts and snap fit enclosures.

Sticks incredibly well to blue painters tape.

Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) was developed as an alternative to ABS. With a number of additional features, like improved weather resistance and resistance to yellowing from UVs, making it an excellent choice for parts or prints meant for outdoor use. Where white ABS will turn a pale yellow over time, ASA will remain a bright white for much longer. ASA has print settings very similar to ABS with only the printing temperature being different. ASA filament is available in several colors in both1.75mmand3mm.

ASA 3D Printing Filament Properties:

ASA filament is a UV, weather, and temperature resistant material in addition to regular ABS properties.

Best used for outdoor clips, planters, fixtures, other outdoor parts.

If youre printing something designed for outdoor use, ASA should be your go to 3D printing material.

PolyPropylene filament (PP) has a number of uses as a 3D printing material. Its best use is for packaging, food-safe containers, and living hinges. Polypropylene materialm has a much better ability to elongate without breaking when compared to PLA filament. It also resists impact better than PLA as well. Where PLA plastic tends to shatters and snap while Polypropylene plastic bends and squeezes into place. However, Polypropylene can be difficult to stick well to most print surfaces, including glass, kapton tape, PEI, and some packaging tapes. Most packaging tape is made with Polypropylene and it will stick to that, otherwise it wont work. With the right type of packaging tape, a bed temperature of 120C and an extrusion temperature of 240C produces great prints. PolyPropylene filament is available in a clear color in3mm

PolyPropylene 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PolyProylene filament is flexible and chemically inert 3D printing material.

Commonly used for living hinges, medical devices, and chemistry equipment.

Very hygroscopic, making drying before printing an essential step.

PRO Series Flex is a TPE filament, which is a flexible 3D printing material that feels and acts much like flexible rubber. As with all PRO Series filaments, Flex is made in the USA to the tightest tolerances for precision 3D printing. PRO Series Flex can be used to make parts that can bend or must flex to fit their environment – stoppers, belts, springs, phone cases and more. This extremely flexible 3D printer material will allow you to create 3D prints that will have the properties of a soft rubber, making it even more flexible and elastic than our Soft PLA filament. Due to its flexibility, slower print speeds must be used to keep the filament from binding in the extruder. PRO Series Flex filament is available in1.75mmand3mm.

PRO Series Flex 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PRO Series Flex filament creates rubbery, elastic, and impact resistant parts.

Best used for stoppers, belts, caps, phone cases, bumpers and more.

The less infill you use, the more flexible your finished print will be.

For tips and tricks on 3D printing PRO Series Flex, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With Flexible Filament.

TPE filament is a flexible 3D printing material that feels and acts much like flexible rubber. TPE filament can be used to make parts that can bend or must flex to fit their environment: stoppers, belts, springs, phone cases, and more. This extremely flexible 3D printer material will allow you to create 3D prints that will have the properties of a soft rubber, making it even more flexible and elastic than our Soft PLA filament. Due to its flexibility, much slower print speeds must be used to keep the filament from binding in the extruder. TPE 3D printing filament is available in1.75mmand3mm.

TPE 3D Printing Filament Properties:

TPE filament creates rubbery, elastic, and impact resistant parts.

Best used for stoppers, belts, caps, phone cases, bumpers and more.

The less infill you use, the more flexible your finished print will be.

For tips and tricks on 3D printing TPE, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With Flexible Filament.

PCTPE (Plasticized Copolyamide TPE) is another great filament by Taulman. It is a combination of Nylon and TPE. When printed, its flexible like normal TPE, but the added Nylon means this filament will work even in a bowden setup. It has very low shrinkage and can be dyed with any acid based color thanks to the wonderful properties of nylon. Print settings are closest to ABS filament, with a print temp of 235C and most other settings the same. PCTPE 3D printing filament is available in1.75mmand3mm.

PCTPE 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PCTPE filament is flexible and dyeable, but added nylon makes it really easy to print.

Some common prints with PCTPE include cosplay armor, phone enclosures, and industrial parts.

Use clothing dye designed for synthetic fabrics to dye your prints any color.

For tips and tricks on 3D printing PCTPE, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With Flexible Filament.

Soft PLA, also known as flexible PLA, is useful for printing rubber-like parts that can bend or flex. It is compatible with almost all desktop 3D printers. Soft PLA is available in both1.75mmand3mm.

Soft PLA 3D Printing Filament Properties:

Soft PLA creates rubbery, elastic, and impact resistant parts.

Best used for stoppers, belts, caps, phone cases, bumpers and more.

The less infill you use, the more flexible your finished print will be.

For tips and tricks on 3D printing Soft PLA, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With Flexible Filament.

TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) is an elastic, oil/grease resistant, and abrasion-resistant material with a shore hardness of 95A. TPU Plastic has several applicable uses including automotive instrument panels, caster wheels, power tools, sporting goods, medical devices, drive belts, footwear, inflatable rafts, and a variety of extruded film, sheet and profile applications. It is also commonly used in mobile phone cases. TPU is available in both1.75mmand3mm.

TPU 3D Printing Filament Properties:

TPU filament creates rubbery, elastic, and impact resistant parts.

Best used for stoppers, belts, caps, phone cases, bumpers and more.

The less infill you use, the more flexible your finished print will be.

For tips and tricks on 3D printing TPU, check outHow To Succeed When Printing With Flexible Filament.

LAYBRICK is a 3D printing material that gives parts the look and feel of grey stone while retaining the resiliency of plastic, making it ideal for landscape and architectural designs. Anything made with LAYBRICK can be painted and sanded. In the lower range of 165C to 190C, the print will come out mostly smooth, whereas with higher temperatures it will begin to have a more pitted, sandstone-like texture. LAYBRICK is available in both1.75mmand3mmunspooled rolls.

LAYBRICK 3D Printing Filament Properties:

LAYBRICK filament is a stiff but brittle 3d printing material with a stone or sandstone texture.

Best used for faux-stone, model train scenery, architectural models.

You can get different textures on your prints depending on your extruder temperature.

LAYWOO-D3, ColorFabbs Woodfill series, and Timberfill are wood-like 3D printer materials that give 3D printed objects the look and feel of fiberboard. They imbue parts with other wood-like attributes, such as the ability be cut, painted, and sanded. These filaments use PLA as their base, and mix other materials (usually in powder form)into them. The PLA gives the 3D printer compatibility and ease of use while the material contributes to the look, feel, and properties of the filament. With Woodfill, LAYWOO-D3, and Timberfill, you get the color and texture of real wood with your finished prints, but with Corkfill, you get the added benefit of its light weight. With these organic fills, be cautious of too high of a temperature, as it will result in the wood burning which will give you a darker colored print. It is important to remove the filament from the extruder fairly soon after finishing a print, as the filament will begin to burn in the nozzle and start to clog it. These filaments are all available in both1.75mmor3mmunspooled and spooled rolls.

Wood PLA 3D Printing Filament Properties:

Wood filaments looks and feels similar to actual wood with printing properties of PLA.

Best used for wooden busts, sculptures, or tikis. Anything really complex to chisel.

Different extruder temperatures produce different colors; the hotter, the darker.

Conductive Filament is a modified PLA, designed for low voltage and low current circuitry. This conductive PLA filament will print objects that are more flexible than normal PLA but have less layer adhesion. In addition, this filament works with all PLA compatible 3D printers. Conductive PLA filament is available in1.75mmand3mm.

Conductive 3D Printing Filament Properties:

Conductive filament is slightly flexible and conductive to low power circuitry.

Best used for functional prototypes, integrated circuitry, complex electronic wiring.

Best printed in a dual extrusion printer, as it sticks really well to regular PLA.

LayCeramic filament is clay engineered for 3D Printers that can be used to make ceramic objects. LayCeramic has all the capabilities of normal clay including the ability to be fired and glazed to give it a nice glossy look and increase strength. 3D Printing with LayCeramic will require a few additional upgrades to your Printer including a full metal hotend, a filament warmer (LayCeramic is brittle), and a kiln which isnt necessary, but part of the clay sculpting process. LayCeramic filament is available in3mm.

LayCeramic 3D Printing Filament Properties:

LayCeramic filament is very brittle but can be fired in a kiln to achieve a ceramic texture and be able to apply a glaze.

Best used mugs, model roofing tiles, ashtrays, sculptures, or pottery.

A filament warmer makes printing significantly easier and a kiln takes this filament from interesting to amazing.

Proto Pasta Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA filament provides excellent structural strength and layer adhesion with very low warpage. Due to the carbon fiber contained in the filament, it has increased rigidity, therefore increased structural support is built right in. The carbon fiber in the filament is specifically designed to be small enough to fit through the nozzles, but long enough to provide the extra rigidity that makes this reinforced PLA necessary for any hobbyist that needs rugged prints. Carbon Fiber filament is perfect for printing items that should not bend, such as: frames, supports, propellers, and tools. Drone builders and RC Hobbyists love this filament, and it is made in the USA. Due to its high abrasion, before printing you will need to install ahardened steel nozzleon your printer. Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA is available in both1.75mmand3mm.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA 3D Printing Filament Properties:

Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA filament is a strong, ductile material with wear resistance and heat tolerance

Best used for drone bodies, propellers, and RC car frames.

PLA provides ease of printing, carbon fiber provides rigidity.

ColorFabb BrassFill, BronzeFill, and CopperFill

These metal infused PLA filaments are tougher to print than Standard PLA filament, but because of the metal blended with the plastic, prints are heavier and thus, feel more authentic. Finished 3D prints can be sanded and polished to create beautiful and unique pieces. Unpolished, the filament looks like cast metal fresh from a mold, with a dull, matte, gritty appearance. With just a little finishing and polishing, however, you can easily create any look like you desire. 3D Printing with these metals is perfect for printing jewelry, props, costumes, figurines, and robots. These filaments are great not only for hobbyists looking to make faux metal prints, but serious designers as well. BrassFill, BronzeFill, and CopperFill are available in both1.75mmand3mm.

These filaments print like PLA but slower, with finished prints being hard and heavy.

Best used for cosmetic prints of busts, jewelry, or sculptures.

Best results can be achieve by rock tumbling, polishing, or wet sanding to achieve a super smooth surface finish.

Proto Pasta Stainless Steel and ColorFabb SteelFill

These steel PLA filaments are tougher to print than Standard PLA , but because of the steel fibers blended with the plastic, prints are heavier and thus, feel more authentic. Finished steel 3D prints can be sanded and polished to create beautiful and unique pieces. Unpolished, the Stainless Steel filament looks like cast metal fresh from a mold. With just a little finishing and polishing, however, you can easily create any look like you desire. 3D Printing Steel is perfect for printing jewelry, props, costumes, figurines, and robots. These steel filaments are great not only for hobbyists looking to make faux metal prints, but serious designers as well. Due to its high abrasion, before printing you will need to install ahardened steel nozzleon your printer. These filaments are available in both1.75mmand3mm.

These filamentThese filaments print like PLA but slower, with finished prints being hard and heavy.

Best used for cosmetic prints of busts, jewelry, or sculptures.

Best results can be achieve by rock tumbling, polishing, or wet sanding to achieve a super smooth surface finish.

Magnetic Iron PLA filament is truly one of a kind. Because of the iron powder blended into the PLA filament, this Iron filament is magnetic. The filament itself isnt a magnet, but magnets will stick to it. We recommend a printing temperature that is about 10-20 degrees lower than you would print with standard PLA material. To get a rusty look, scuff your finished print with a wire brush to expose more of the iron particles to the air. Then, spray vinegar onto your print and let it dry, doing this three or our times. Mix 16oz of hydrogen peroxide with 2oz of vinegar and 1 Tbs of salt in a spray bottle, and spray the print and watch as it rusts in front of you. Let dry and repeat as many times as desired. Magnetic Iron PLA filament can bring a worn and rusty look to any print. Due to its high abrasion, before printing you will need to install ahardened steel nozzleon your printer. Proto Pasta Magnetic Iron PLA filament is available in both1.75mmand3mm.

Magnetic Iron 3D Printing Filament Properties:

Magnetic Iron filament prints like PLA but slower, with finished prints being hard and heavy.

Best used for cosmetic prints of busts, accessories, or aged-metal props.

Best results can be achieve by rock tumbling, polishing, or wet sanding to achieve a super smooth surface finish, and an extra effect of rusting lightly for an aged and worn look.

Lay-Felt, Gel-Lay, and Lay-Fomm 40 and 60 can all be characterized as highly porous and flexible filaments.These materials are made from a rubber-elastomeric polymer and a PVA-component. This means that part of this filament is water soluble, and once you soak this material in water, the PVA component dissolves and disappears and the rubber polymer remains as your micro-porous object. Lay-Felt is ideal for making filters, 3D membranes, semipermeable membranes, and any flexible yet felt-like object.

PORO-LAY Series 3D Printing Filament Properties:

PORO-LAY filament is flexible and highly porous, qith textures ranging from felt, jelly, or sponge.

Potential use in filters, permeable membranes, jellyfish models, stamps, or intricate sponges depending on the material.

Soak in water to bring out the full potential of these unique and experimental filaments.

Polycarbonate (PC) Polycarbonate is strong and very resistant to impact – this material is used when making bullet-proof glass. Not only is polycarbonate an extremely tough and durable thermoplastic material it is also very restistant to temperature. This material is malleable when cool and can bend without cracking. Polycarbonate is available in1.75mmand3mm.

PC filament extremely high temperature resistant and impact resistany.

Potential uses in printed RC parts or drone parts.

An all-metal hotend for this high-temp material is required.

Bendlay is an exciting new filament that is extremely translucent (91% of light passes through) and also is quite flexible. This extremely translucent material will allow you to print nearly clear items, while at the same time being remarkably resilient and elastic. BendLay is a modified Butadiene, which is safe for household and food products. BendLay has a high interlayer adhesio.

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For all the people who have asked about filaments, heres my list, spread across 8 different posts.  This list includes over a hundred filaments, with pictures, measurements, and impressions.  All are 1.75mm. Please dont read too much into my opinions, theres a lot of variation in filament and printers, and my opinions apply only to the spools I have on hand.  I try to be objective with these opinions, but my preferences and biases affect my opinion, so keep that in mind when browsing this list. Also be aware of the date, some of these filaments may no longer be available, or may be different from what is currently available.  I sometimes describe how I use and print some filaments just to provide another data point, its likely that your optimal setup will be different from mine.

Diameter- Diameter readings are taken at several angles, across a meter or more of filament, at whatever part of the spool is currently accessible.  Sometimes the filament diameter variation is the result of variations in roundness, and may not have a significant impact on printing performance.  Ive noticed that Ive become less tolerant of filament diameter variation as printers get more precise, inconsistent layers or banding tends to overshadow filament diameter fluctuation.  One exception is with transparent filaments, where irregular layers arent very visible.

Color- Its hard to know the exact color, transparency, and texture of the filament when youre buying online.  Im hoping these pictures along with the descriptions will help you know what youre buying.  All the pictures were lit with the same basic setup (unless stated otherwise) so the colors should be somewhat consistent across different types and brands.  I have my monitors calibrated, and I try to adjust the pictures to match the actual filament as accurately as I can (which is not very accurately).  I dont put the same effort into the example photos or photos that contain multiple spools.

Transparency- Transparency makes a big difference in how these filaments print, but its one aspect that I hard time getting reliable info on.  Ill use the following terms when describing the spooled filament.  This info is subjective, the surface finish of the filament will affect the perceived transparency, but it should give you a rough idea.

– Perfectly clear as far as I can tell, ignoring any color.

– Its translucent, with a significant amount of fogginess or haziness.

– Its opaque enough that it doesnt appear to be transparent, but light shines through it fairly easily.  If you press a bright flashlight against the spool of filament, about half of the spool will light up.  Infill is usually visible through one or two shell layers.

– Its opaque enough that you probably wont see your infill showing through, but transparent enough to deemphaasize layer lines. If you press a bright flashlight against the spool of filament, you will see a large halo of light around the flashlight from the light filtering through the filament.

– Completely opaque. If you press a bright flashlight against the spool of filament, you will see very little if any light bleeding through the filament.

Printers- I use aEustathios Spyder v2and aRigidbot, both running E3D v6 Hotends.  The Rigidbot uses Printrbot gear head direct drive, the Eustathios uses a short bowden setup with aBondtechextruder (160mm from gear to nozzle).  Both are fixed gap, symmetric grip, high torque extruders, so for the most part, all the filaments listed feed without jamming or clogging, (there are a few exceptions, like running metal powder filament through a 0.3mm nozzle or trying to print with cleaning filament).  I also used to own an Afinia H-Series Printer (US version of the Up! Plus), only a few of these filaments work well with that printer out of the box.  All the example prints have been printed on these three printers.  Keep in mind that filament isnt the only factors affecting print quality, choice of printer, experience, print settings, choice of slicer, etc. can have a bigger impact than the filament.

Environment- Im not sure how much the ambient environment affects printing, but I live in San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.  Temperature and humidity is moderate, indoor temperatures range from a low of 45F / 7C in the winter to a high of 80F / 27C in the summer with normal temperatures around 65F / 18C.  None of my printers are enclosed.

Links- There areaffiliate linksin this list, I may receive a small percentage of the total if you place orders soon after using the links (at no cost to you).  Ive marked all affiliate links with an asterisk (*).  Many thanks to all who have been using these links!  Normally I only link to products Id buy again, but for convenience and completeness, Im linking all the filaments I can find a reputable source for (even the really bad ones, so read the description).  I usually linkAmazon* when possible, unless I know of better sources for that particular item.

Very low warping, works well with large prints

Good performance with overhangs and bridging (if cooled).

Good selection of colors and transparency available.

Can be used without a heated bed (though Id still recommend using one).

Most FFF printers are designed to work with PLA.

Lower printing temperatures means less energy, faster warmup times, and less stress on the printer.

Theres a large variety of formulations, including high impact and high temperature versions.

Brittle and can break easily when parts are small or thin, that includes parts with a low number of outer shells and sparse infill (less brittle formulations are available and becoming more common).

Low glass transition temperature (around 60C / 140F), can deform in a hot car.

Surface finish is usually more glossy than ABS (not as glossy as PETG), but it depends on the resin.

More likely to jam while printing due to heat creep.

Harder to use in designs where the plastic needs to flex as the plastic is less elastic.

Harder to sand than ABS or PETG (and a low glass transition temperature makes it hard to sand with power tools).

PLA is a good general purpose plastic and one of the easier ones to print with (as long as your printer is designed to handle it).  I tend to use it for large prints, decorative prints, and prototyping.  The plastic can be fragile with smaller or thinner parts, but impact resistant formulations are available.  I usually avoid using pure PLA for functional / structural parts because of the low glass transition temperature, creep, and brittleness.  Not that it wont work for those parts, but I usually find one of the other plastics is more suitable.  I prefer prototyping in PLA, even if the final part will be printed in another plastic since PLA is cheap, smells good, prints reliably, and uses less energy.

I most often print at 200C, but sometimes down to 185C  190C for a less glossy finish, or up to 210C for better layer adhesion and increased strength.  With transparent PLA, Ill often increase temperatures up to 240C to increase transparency.  The lower temperature range is usually constrained by stringiness or poor layer adhesion.  At higher temperatures, PLA turns very liquid, which affects print quality.

Almost always 60C.  If the parts have dont have enough of a base to make decent contact with the bed and have a high risk of being knocked over, I may increase the temperature 5-10C, going above the glass transition temperature of the plastic but it seems to improve adhesion.

Aquanethair spray on glass is easy to use and works reliably for me.  Ill occasionally useSuaveorglue stickin some rare instances where the part has very little contact with the bed and is at risk of being knocked over.

Diameter: 1.68 1.74 Transparency: Very High  Origin: USA

Very transparent, very pure red filament, looks slightly more saturated than the Colorfabb equivalent when compared directly.  I didnt really need more transparent red filament, but the Atomic clearance prices are hard to pass up.  The was put on clearance for having air bubbles, which you can see in the picture and it seems to be more oval than their regular filament.  Neither seems to be an issue, the filament works very well.

Diameter: 1.69 1.75 Transparency: Very High Origin: Netherlands

Pure red color, very vibrant and very transparent. Does not come vacuum sealed so may require drying before use.

Diameter: 1.71 1.73  Transparency: None  Origin: Netherlands

Slightly warmer and less saturated than the traffic red version, but the difference is very subtle.  Free sample fromPrinted Solid.

Diameter: 1.74 1.79mm Transparency: High Origin: ?

Significantly less saturated and less transparent than the Colorfabb version. Claims to be made in the USA.

Diameter: 1.70 1.75Transparency: None  Origin: China

Only slightly darker than a pure red (its a nice color and probably not as dark as in the picture).  It works well, one of the better spools I have from Honeycomb Drone.

Diameter: 1.68 1.76 Transparency: None  Origin: USA (CA)

An attractive dark red color, darker than the honeycomb drone red filament.  This is the color I was looking for when I bought the Cinnamon Red filament.  The diameter variation on this spool is a lot larger than Ive seen on any of the Atomic Filament spools Ive seen (and I have a lot of them).  Fortunately its almost entirely due to the filament being out of round (which probably doesnt matter) and not from a change in volume over the length of the filament (which does matter).  I havent used it much, but its been working well so far.

Diameter: 1.72 1.75 Transparency: None  Origin: USA (CA)

Dark brownish-reddish color (not my favorite color), but it prints well. I should have ordered thedark cherry redcolor instead, it was the color I was looking for.

Diameter: 1.68 1.74 Transparency: Low  Origin: China

Filament has a nice textured surface, very bright, saturated orange color.

Diameter: 1.68 1.72  Transparency: High  Origin: USA (California)

Strong orange color, very transparent.  Print at higher temperatures to increase transparency.  Use lower temperatures for a lighter appearance and a more matte finish.  Looks good when printed at 100% infill.  Significantly more transparent than the transparent orange PLA from 3D Supply Source.  Spool donated byAtomic Filament.

Diameter: 1.69 1.72 Transparency: High Origin: China

Attractive transparent orange color, looks good printed at 100% infill.

Diameter: 1.71 1.73 Transparency: Moderate Origin: China

Nice subdued yellow-orange color.  Slightly pearlescent sheen and slightly transparent (enough that youll probably see the infill through the shell).  As with most transparent filaments, its sensitive to underextrusion, which will show up as light colored streaks along the layer lines.

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Diameter:  1.73 1.77 Transparency: None Origin: Portugal

A rich yellow-orange color.  This was a sample from a trade show.  I havent used it much but it works well so far.  Seems to exhibit more die swell than other filaments which is interesting, Im not sure if there are any benefits to this.

Diameter: 1.71 1.74 Transparency: None Origin: Netherlands

A darker and more orangeish shade of yellow, not quite a mustard color but more in that direction.  I initially had some problems with this filament, but I think it may have been a problem with moisture during transit as it works well now.

Diameter: 1.65 1.77 Transparency: Low  Origin: China

Nice warm yellow color, significantly more orange than their ABS equivalent.  This spool prints with very irregular layers, the diameter variation here isnt the result of the filament being out of round.  Ive run the same gcode with this filament and compared it to other colors from this same brand and this spool is just defective.

Diameter: 1.74 1.80 Transparency: Low  Origin: USA

Similar in color to the Honeycomb Drone Yellow, but very slightly less orange.  Layers come out more irregular than I like, but  I prefer the color and finish of this plastic over theeSun yellowfilament. Layers come out better with the eSun filament though.

Diameter: 1.68 1.77Transparency:NoneOrigin:USA (ND)

Nice slightly warm yellow color, very opaque.  The poor diameter consistency results in uneven layers.  It comes with a small diameter graph on box showing what looks like an average diameter of 1.75mm +- 0.01mm and an average ovality of 0.008 over the length of this spool (see picture), but I dont know how they got those numbers.  Maybe theyre averaging out all the spikes, because Im seeing a lot more variation over a meter of filament than they claim for the entire spool.  PLA filament spool is brittle and cracks easily.

Diameter: 1.72 1.73  Transparency: None  Origin: USA (California)

Its nice to see a filament that doesnt have saturation cranked up to 100%.  This yellow is slightly desaturated without appearing muddy, which results in a mellow slightly warm yellow.  Its good for those days when I want to deviate from the fisher price color palette.

Diameter: 1.69 1.73  Transparency: Low Origin: China

Neutral saturated yellow color.  Works well.

Diameter: 1.75 1.79 Transparency: Moderate  Origin: China

Semi-transparent yellow.  Its darker and less saturated than the other yellow filaments.

Diameter: 1.75-1.79 Transparency: None Origin: Netherlands

Very bright chartreuse color.  Sample filament provided byPrinted Solid.

MakerGeeks PLASun Punch Yellow-Green 2015

Diameter: 1.73 1.88  Transparency: High Origin: USA (MO)

Spool arrived broken, has bubbles in the filament, filament is oversized and the diameter inconsistent.  Transparent filaments hide irregular layers so its not very noticeable, but it makes printing at 100% infill more challenging.  The plastic itself is very nice, and has a nice finish when printed.  This was purchased at the beginning of their production and is a color they dont make any more, hopefully they have improved their quality since then, but I havent tried them since.

Diameter: 1.74 1.78 Transparency: Low  Origin: China

Bright green-yellow color, prints well.

Diameter: 1.71 1.72 Transparency: Very High  Origin: USA

Very transparent, very bright fluorescent green filament, reminds me of a green highlighter.  Its a pretty color, one of the most visible colors of filament available.  Prints really well so far, diameter consistency is as good as Ive measured.  The filament glows under UV light which can make it harder to photograph reliably with a flash.  Filament provided by Atomic Filament.

Diameter: 1.76 1.79 Transparency: None Origin: Netherlands

Attractive dark green color.  Sample filament provided byPrinted Solid.

Diameter: 1.70 1.76 Transparency: High  Origin: Netherlands

Dark transparent green color.  Sample filament provided byPrinted Solid.

Diameter: 1.71 1.73 Transparency: Very High  Origin: USA

Very transparent turquoise filament.  Its a very attractive color that reminds me of tropical beaches and glacier ice.  Prints really well so far with excellent diameter consistency.  Filament provided by Atomic Filament.

Diameter: 1.68 1.75Transparency: None Origin: China

Diameter: 1.67 1.77Transparency: None Origin: China

Medium to light blue color, much lighter than the picture on Amazon.  Filament diameter and print quality is worse than most of the other Honeycomb Drone filaments Ive tried.

Diameter: 1.70 1.72Transparency: High  Origin: China

Closer to cyan when printed.  I havent used it very much but the diameter seems very consistent. I bought this spool at a trade show.

Diameter: 1.68 1.72Transparency: High  Origin: USA (CA)

This is a spool of discounted filament that failed Atomics QC.  There were a two blobs in the filament so far (up to 2.47mm in diameter) but they are rare and easy to spot on the spool.  I wouldnt use it for a really large prints since those blobs wouldnt have made it though my printer, but for most normal sized prints, it works well.  Just check the spool before starting a print.  Deep blue color.

Donald Osselaer Carbon PuzzleandOsanori Yamamoto Bisect Cube PuzzlebyRichard Gain, andPhilippe Dubois Burr Puzzlebyvietor

Diameter: 1.70 1.74  Transparency: None  Origin: USA (California)

This filament is a medium shade of blue with some kind of reflective component mixed in.  Its kind of a metallic look, similar to the paint you see used in cars.  It looks good printed, and its a nice change from the fully saturated darker blues that are more commonly available.

Diameter: 1.72 1.74 Transparency: Moderate Origin: China

Semi-transparent, darker and less transparent than the Atomic Sapphire Blue.  Appears cyan when very thin, turns more of an indigo color when thicker.  Works well.

Diameter: 1.68 1.73 Transparency: Moderate Origin: USA (CA)

This is a spool of discounted filament that failed Atomics QC, but I have not seen any issues with it, even after printing 1.5kg of it.  Im guessing the diameter wasnt up to their usual standards.  Its a very pretty filament, semi-transparent dark purple filled with silver flecks, I like this color a lot.  Printed color can range from deep blue to purple, depending on the extrusion density, but its too dark to really appear transparent.

It looks like the filament is nowavailableas regular stock.

Diameter: 1.72 1.74 Transparency: None  Origin: USA (CA)

I really like this color, its the first one Ive seen from Atomic that Ive seen listed as pastel, and Im hoping there will be other pastel colors coming.  It prints well, has very good diameter consistency, and is completely opaque.

Diameter: 1.69 1.74 Transparency: High Origin: China

Violet color, looks good, especially at 100% infill, has a nice surface finish.

Donald Osselaer Carbon PuzzleandOsanori Yamamoto Bisect Cube PuzzlebyRichard Gain, andPhilippe Dubois Burr Puzzlebyvietor

Diameter: 1.70 1.72 Transparency: High Origin: USA (California)

Deep transparent purple color, darker but more transparent than the transparent purple PLA from 3D Supply Source.  Similar to the color of amethysts as the name implies.

Diameter: 1.72 1.74 Transparency: None Origin: Netherlands

Prints well and has a nice satin finish.  Not as glossy as pure PLA when printed.  Less brittle than pure PLA.

Diameter: 1.70 1.75Transparency: None Origin: China

Prints ok, but its more glossy than I like and the glossiness doesnt seem very consistent

Diameter: 1.68 1.74 Transparency: None Origin: USA (CA)

Prints with a very nice matte finish if you drop the temperature a bit, I usually use 190C.  Attractive neutral color, very consistent layers.  One of my favorites.

Diameter: 1.68 1.74 Transparency: None  Origin: China

It prints fine, but its too glossy for my taste.  I dont mind glossiness as much with some colors, but I really dont like it with grays and blacks.

Diameter: 1.73 1.75 Transparency: High Origin: ?

It has a yellow cast from the natural PLA that doesnt go well with the gray.  Other than that, its similar to the transparent black ABS, but not as pretty (yellower and glossier).  Fortunately the yellow cast is less noticeable after printing.

Diameter: 1.71 1.73Transparency: None Origin: China

Fairly neutral medium to light gray color.  Have not used it enough to form much of an opinion.

Diameter: 1.71 1.73Transparency: Low  Origin: USA (California)

I was expecting the standard plastic metal look, the kind that  reminds me of the interior of my car, but this filaments different.  It seems like they started with clear filament instead of gray filament, which results in a lighter, brighter silver filament.  Its slightly transparent when printed thin, which might make for some interesting effects.

You might notice the filament may looks very different from one picture to another.  Most of my pictures are taken in a light tent, which has very flat lighting (like an overcast day).  Under more directional lighting (on a sunny day or under indoor lights), the filament gives off a much more metallic feel.

Diameter: 1.72 1.74 Transparency: Low Origin: ?

Good white color, neither too bright nor too dark.  Just enough translucency to make layer lines less visible, but still looks opaque.  eSun white PLA is more opaque, HanBot white PLA is darker, a bit grayish.

Atomic FilamentImpact Modified White  2016

Diameter: 1.72 1.75 Transparency: None  Origin: USA (California)

Opaque white color without any hint of transparency.  It has impact modifiers so its noticeable less brittle than regular PLA, but it will still shatter if hit with a steel hammer.  This is an older version of the impact resistant white filament that Atomic sells, I assume the newer ultra impact version is even more impact resistant but havent tried it.

Diameter: ?  Transparency: None Origin: China

This is a very opaque white.  I made the mistake of respooling some of the remainder of the spool on another one with the same core size, and it shattered into dozens of pieces.  I have spooled Ultimachine filament on much smaller cores without any issue, but the Ultimachine filament started off unspooled.

Diameter: 1.71-1.76 Transparency: Moderate Origin: China

Prints well, but significantly more opaque than other brands of natural PLA so it doesnt work for making transparent windows.  It has the standard natural PLA yellow cast.  I prefer the Ultimachine or Taulman natural filaments as they can printed fairly clear (theyre also more expensive).

Diameter: 1.71 1.73Transparency: High  Origin: USA

Clear PLA filament, this is the most neutral color cast of the clear PLA filaments Ive seen.  Stable at higher temperatures (at least up to 250C) where it appears more clear, prints with a frosted white appearance at lower temperatures.

Diameter: 1.72 1.78Transparency: High  Origin: USA

On the spool, it looks like it has an almost purple cast to it, but its more neutral when printed.  I like the way it looks when printed, its hard to describe, but it has a nice sheen to it. I frequently print it at 240C and it doesnt have any issues at that temperature.

Diameter: 1.72 1.74 Transparency: High Origin: USA

It has the standard yellow cast found in PLA, but its much more clear than the eSun natural PLA.  It needs higher temperatures (around 240C) to print clear, at normal PLA temperatures it comes out much more translucent.

Diameter: 1.74 1.78 Transparency: Low Origin: China

Glows brightly, has a good amount of glow powder in it.  Filament has started to break on the spool and I had to remove 260g of filament in a dozen pieces to get to access the unbroken part of the spool.  The broken filament might have been caused by too much pressure on the spool (the clear spools have large holes that can create pressure spots on the filament).  I think its less likely to be an issue with the solid black spools.

Diameter: 1.73 1.76 Transparency: Low  Origin: Netherlands

I havent used this filament, but its slightly more brown and slightly more opaque than the eSun glow filament.  With the lights off, this filament is significantly dimmer than the eSun glow filament, it appears to be half as bright (Im talking about perceived brightness, not actual light levels).

Diameter: 1.70 1.73  Transparency: None  Origin: USA (California)

A nice dark metallic brown color.  Print at a higher temperature to get a glossy, more metallic appearance.  Seems to print darker on vertical surfaces and lighter on horizontal surfaces which could be used for some interesting effects.

Atomic Filament- They target 1.72mm as the average diameter of their 1.75mm filament (according to theirFAQ) so thats usually a good default diameter for their filament, their PLA is usually consistent enough that you dont have to measure each spool.  All their filaments are made in California and they help support this site.

Colorfabb PLA/PHA*- The extra flexibility of PLA/PHA is great for thin, small, or flexible parts that would be too fragile to hold up with regular PLA.  It also prints with a satin finish that looks better than the glossy finish I usually get with PLA.  Despite the PHA content, I classified PLA/PHA with the other PLA filaments as these differences are fairly subtle and it prints with similar settings.

eSun*- eSun filament is sold and sometimes rebranded by a lot of different sources and I dont know if there are differences between them other than the different spool styles.  For this list, I assume theyre the same.  MicrocentersInlandfilament is currently eSun filament and the cheapest place Ive found for it (if you dont account for shipping).  They also sellInland*filament on Amazon with free prime shipping.  Most of the eSun filament in this list is fromIntservo*, who sells on Amazon, but I have also ordered fromMicrocenter* andPrototype Supply*.

Inland Filament*- I assume all the Inland filament is from eSun (see eSun above) and Ive mostly linked to Inland spools because its cheaper and I prefer the solid black spools.

Honeycomb Drone*- Some spools are advertised as 3lb spools, but are standard 1kg spools.  Prices fluctuate on Amazon, Ive seen prices under 10 and over 40 USD.  The spools I ordered were between 9 and 14 USD.

3D Solutech*- Proudly claims thatAll our materials are purely grow and made in the USA, but the spools and the labels under their stickers are identical to other filament I own that came from China.

Amazon* – One of the best places to buy filament, I believe they even accept returns if you dont like the filament (I havent tried that myself, thats partially why I have so much of it).

Printed Solid- They only sell the good stuff (Colofabb, Taulman, Fenner Drives, Polymaker, etc.), and are kind enough to send me some samples to try occasionally.  They sellfilament sampleswhich are great for trying out some of the more expensive filaments.  They also have astore on Amazon*.

Atomic Filament- Good filament, free shipping, made in California.  I check their site often as theyre adding new colors / typesregularly.

Microcenter- Good place to order eSun (branded as Inland) filament if you have a store nearby or are ordering large quantities (Shipping where Im at starts at $6 and increases by $1 per spool).  They also sell onAmazon* with free prime shipping.

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PLA-X3 Filament

is our industrial high performance PLA which features extreme performance on speed¹, mechanical properties² and high heat environments³. PLA-X³ is perfect for printing speeds of 120mm/s, allowing you to be more efficient in the same time. Users who use a lot of ABS now have a bio-based alternative material with all the advantages of ABS and none of the disadvantages like shrinking and delamination.

Due to the composition of PLA-X³ the material is already highly crystalline after printing, which increases the stiffness of the material at higher temperatures. When you combine this with annealing the PLA-X³ the material reaches an HDT of 95C+. Compared to other high temp. resistant PLA types PLA-X³ has the USP of negligible small shrinkage after annealing (the dimensional accuracy is superb). PLA-X³ has been specifically engineered for industrial applications where you want an easy to print filament with high mechanical properties. Objects that are printed with PLA-X³ will have a semi matte finish which not only looks great but helps concealing layer lines.

PLA-X3 is available from stock in 6 colours

For non stock colours a minimum of  40kg 10% is required.

PLA-X3 is available in nearly any type of  packaging and labelling. Ask our team to help you customizing your product.

PLA-X³@df can be printed without a heated bed. If you have a heated bed the recommended temperature is 50-60˚C.

PLA-X³@df adheres to any print service though we always recommend some adhesive or a print sticker.

PLA-X³@df can be used on most common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers.

Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly.

* Viscosity is lower (higher MFI) at a higher printing temperature (240C 10C), which increases the printing speed capabilities.

** These results are preliminary and are based on several tests made in-house by Dutch Filaments.

Current values should be considered factual ( 10%). We will update the technical datasheet as testing progresses (or finishes).

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Light Brown PLA Filament

MakerBot PLA Filament is the best and most consistent filament optimized for use in MakerBots 5th Generation Line of 3D Printers. This size spool is for use in the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Gen), the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, or the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

All MakerBot Filament is manufactured to produce the highest quality 3D prints and is trusted by leading companies and institutions the world over, thanks to state-of-the-art filament manufacturing and quality control standards.

When used with MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, PLA Filament helps produce higher-quality prints, reduce filament problems, and minimize downtime

Compared to ABS, PLA demonstrates much less part warping and curling and, for this reason, can be successfully printed without a heated build plate

Details such as sharp corners and edges print well and PLA printed objects will generally have a glossier look and feel

MakerBot PLA Filament adheres well to acrylic and to MakerBot Build Plate Tape

MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Generation)

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Be sure your build plate is level, clean, and oil-free

Melting Temp:150~160 C (302~320 F)

Store MakerBot PLA Filament in a cool, dry place as it can absorb moisture from air and long-term exposure to humidity can compromise filament quality and performance.

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Iridescent Pearlescent PLA Filament

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This filament is made using special pigments to give a cream pearl color at certain angles and a pink/purple pearl depending on the angle you are viewing from.

Excellent for printing objects with lots of bends / curves and vases. Print with thick layers for maximum visual effect.

+/- 0.02mm or less average diameter variation

Resin Type : Virgin NatureWorks Ingeo PLA

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Packaging Details: Vacuum sealed and

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PLA(Polylactic acid), also known as polylactide, is made from starch material proposed by renewable resources, such as corn and suger cane. PLA has good biodegradability, it can be completely degraded by microorganisms in nature under certain condition, There just produce carbon dioxide and water and not pollute the environment. Due to this feature, pla is the idealmaterial for 3d printing.

Package details: vacuum sealed, individual box, master carton

*PLA (Polylactic Acid) 3D Printer Filament Vacuumed Sealed With Desiccant

*High strength, better toughness, low odor, no warping

*Smoothly print,wrapped orderly, melt well, feed smoothly and constantly without clogging the nozzle or extruder.

*Diameter Accuracy can be controlled within 0.05 mm

*Degradation rate can reach 100%, do no harm to environment.

1.Change the nozzle before printing is good way to reduce jam.

2.Finding perfect gap between nozzle and print platform is important to get nice prints. We prefer place A4 paper between gap, if can pull out paper intact with some strength, then it is perfect height.

3.PLA Filament adheres well to acrylic and blue painters tape,we prefer use blue tape on the build plate with no raft.

4.Place remitting filament back to original vacuum bag and stock them in a cool and dry place after print. Filament can absorb moisture from air and affect its quality and performance.

5.Better to release filament to original status after print,keep it bend at certain degree on your printer may cause break for next print.

PLA is polylactic acid which is made from corn starch. This material is made from renewable resources and it is compostable biodegradable. Plastics products may take up to thousand years to degrade while PLA products biodegrade within 3-6 months in a composting system.

Yes, PLA material has passed the FDA certification. It is made from cup and forks in some country.

3.How much can you make with 1kg of filament?

PLA density: 1.24 g/cm^3. 1.75 mm filament length for 1 kg spool: ~ 330 meters / ~ 1080 feet. 3.00 mm filament length for 1 kg spool: ~ 110 meters / ~ 360 feet.

4.What temperature for print pla filament?

The temperature for pla filament is about 190-230 degree, For certain printer, the best printing temperature are different.

5.Do I need to heat the bed for pla material?

No, PLA could be printed will out heated bed.

6. PLA is not sticking to bed, how to fix it?

First, you need to check the distance between nozzle and bed. If the distance is too long, the first layer of pla fusion is hard to adhesive with bed. Second, you could set the heated bed at 50-60 degree, this is more helpful for sticking.

7. What is thepla extrude temperature?

The temperature is different among all the manufacturer, The extrude temperature is about 195-205 degree here.

8. How ispla temperature resistanceproperties?

The glass transition point of pla is about 50 degree, It cannot use in high temperature surrounds.

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Were committed to supplying high quality product with favorable price to our clients all over the world.

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How to Print with carbon fiber pla filament

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Carbon Fiber PLA

Carbon fiber and your printer nozzle

Our most popular exotic material, prints made with our Carbon Fiber PLA are demonstrably more rigid, providing excellent structural strength and layer adhesion with very low warpage. It has a beautiful matte black finish with a slight sheen due to the embedded carbon.

Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA is made from NatureWorks 4043D PLA Resin compounded with 15% (by weight) chopped Carbon Fibers. It is more brittle than standard PLA in its filament form, so handle it carefully to prevent breakage.

The short answer is that this filament isnt stronger, rather, it is more rigid. Increased rigidity from the carbon fiber means increased structural support but decreased flexibility, making our Carbon Fiber PLA an ideal material for frames, supports, shells, propellers, tools… really anything not expected (or desired) to bend. It is particularly loved by drone builders and and RC hobbyists.

Because of the chopped carbon, Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA may have trouble getting through smaller nozzles. We have had good success using a .5mm nozzle and direct-drive spring loaded pinch-roll style extrusion head.

Generally, our customers find it prints just like standard PLA on their machines (at around 195-210 F), though others find success running it a bit hotter (around 220 F). Experiment with your printer and see what works best for you.

Bed Temp (if available, is not required): 50 C

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Carbon fiber and your printer nozzle

The carbon fibers in our filament are processed for an optimum size: short enough to print in PLA without clogging nozzles, but long enough to provide the added rigidity carbon fiber is famous for. At this length, the chopped carbon fiber makes this filament more abrasive than standard PLA. Prolonged use may result in more wear on your 3D printer, particularly lower-end nozzles.

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3D Plastic Filament

3D Printer for Home, Education and Rapid Prototyping

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The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer extrudes plastic filament to create 3D parts and models. The H-Series 3D printer uses high-quality, inexpensive ABS and PLA plastic filament for 3D printing.

The filament specification is 1.75 millimeters. The filament spool is easily fed by the extruder head. ABS filament is extruded at 260 Celsius to .15mm onto a platform heated to 90 Celsius, while PLA filament is extruded at 210 Celsius to .15mm onto a platform heated to 50 Celsius.

Afinia-supplied filaments have been tested to conform with the Afinia 3D printers specifications and work best for most applications. Although other filaments may be used, it is not recommended, as some filaments work poorly or can cause damage to the extruder head and machine. Afinia offers an array of plastic filament colors. Visitto see the full range of materials and colors.

Afinia Premium PLA filament has been designed specifically for the H-Series 3D printer, the most important being the 200-210 Celsius extrusion temperature.

Third party-manufactured PLA filaments do not print consistently and have issues with brittleness, nozzle clogging, and bridging or spider webbing that can leave users disappointed with the results. Afinia Premium PLA filament has been engineered to mitigate these common issues to give a great printing experience. One of the biggest problems with PLA is the removal of raft and support material from the model. In the case of the new Afinia Premium PLA, the raft and support comes away clean leaving the user with a beautiful, glossy model.

No pre-heating of the platform required

The H-Series platform quickly heats to a low 50C which is the platform temperature for printing PLA

Reduced warping, lifting, or curling of models

Afinias Premium PLA filament has a reduced thermal expansion coefficient than ABS which means the PLA layers are less likely to shrink after printing

Compared to ABS, Afinias PLA has reduced odor and a pleasant, sweet smell like pancakes

The Differences Between Premium ABS and Value-Line ABS Filament:

The Premium ABS filament has been designed specifically to the specifications of the H-Series 3D printer, the most important being the 260 Celsius extrusion temperature. The Value-Line filament has an extrusion temperature range between 210 and 250 Celsius. This range allows for broad support among a number of different 3D printers on the market.

The lower extrusion temperature on the Value-line filament causes the raft and support material to adhere a bit harder to the model making it slightly more difficult to remove as compared to the Premium filament, but nothing too noticeable. The matched extrusion temperature on the Premium filament and H-Series also has the added benefit of slightly higher tolerance control on the dimensions of the model. Both filaments work well, but the Premium works the best.

The Premium filament comes in a vacuum-packed foil bag with a desiccant pack to keep the ABS dry during storage. The Value-Line comes in a clear plastic bag with a desiccant pack. Although it is sealed, it is not vacuum-packed.

Odor is about the same for both filaments and isnt terribly noticeable unless you have it running in a small, unventilated room

The Premium ABS filament comes in 6 different colors and Value-Line comes in19 colors. The same colors between the Premium and Value-Line do vary, but both are colorfast.

If you have any additional questions, pleasecontact us.

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1000g reels specifically designed for the H800 and H800+, also compatible with the H480/H479.

2x 500g reels specifically designed for the H800, also compatible with the H480/H479.

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Filament diameter 1.75+/-0.10mm

Print temperature 210 250C

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Includes glow-in-the-dark and color-changing filaments. Click a thumbnail to purchase in the online store.

Copper and Wood infused PLA filaments. Click a thumbnail to purchase in the online store.

The Afinia H800+ 3D Printer provides a true Out-of-the-Box 3D Printing Experience as it comes fully assembled…

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