Color : Antique BLACK
Size : 1.75mm/1kg
Gross Weight: 1.3kg
PLA Print Temperature Range
190°C – 230°C / 374°F – 446°F on a Heated Bed of 50°C – 70°C / 122°F – 158°F
Recommended Bed Surface : Polyimide Tape or Glass
Above Temperature range may vary between printers and colors.
Our 3D Printing Filaments are a fully biodegradable product made of high purity PLA (Polylactic Acid or Polylactide) Pellets. It is very hard, acetone resistant, and can achieve faster print speeds and lower layer heights when properly used. They are the preferred choice for use in schools, studios, hobbyists, and homes. It is important to note that a heated bed printer is required to work with this type of material.
The Net weight of the Filament spool is 1kg and the gross weight of the filament spool with the box is 1.4kg. The Item’s color may slightly differ from the picture due to light and screen differences.
PLA melts at a relatively low 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 a hard material, but that also means it’s somewhat brittle, and once it breaks, it likes to shatter. Only this material is proven for 50 microns layer height.
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 being both biodegradable and having low-temperature resistance means that it’s not ideal for outdoor use, not to mention low UV-resistance. 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 biodegradable, and the material on its own is 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.