PLA 3D Printing Filament
PLA, polylactic acid, is a biodegradable and environmentally friendly material. It is the most common material used in 3D printing as it is easy to use.
The printing temperature is generally between 160-210ºC and has no pungent smell when printing as it is organic-based.
We highly recommend always printing a Temp Tower when using new filaments to find the best temperature. Every degree makes a difference in quality.
We use thing temp tower to check the range between 200ºC and 160ºC.
YouTube video on how to change temp at different layers in Cura: Click here.
Suggested Printing Temperatures:
Nozzle: 160 – 210 degrees.
Bed: 40 – 60 degrees.
Length: ~ 330m
The above information is for reference only, the room temperature, machine structure, and performance may have differences in various cities, so the best temperature is dissimilar with the suggested one, it’s better to make choices according to the actual condition.
Spray some liquid hair spray on the print surface before a print to greatly improve bed adhesion.
Place in a sealed bag or container with a moisture-absorbing packet. When using a filament you haven’t used in a while, cut the first 5 – 10cm off, as ends can become brittle over time.
Also consider unloading filament after printing and storing it instead of leaving it on the printer as this can help prevent brittleness.
All filaments have different ideal print temperatures. Printing too high or low can cause issues with ANY filament. For the best results, we suggest printing a temp tower.
Thingiverse temp tower: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2493504
Colours may slightly vary. Please make sure you store your filament correctly after opening.
Please see photos for images of actual stock for your reference.
Orders of more than 20 rolls of filament may be subject to additional shipping costs.