One of the most popular plastics used in 3D printing today, PLA Filament is a biodegradable thermoplastic suitable for a wide range of three dimensional printing applications. Made from renewable resources such as corn, wheat and potato starch, this innovative 3D printing material is kinder on the environment than petroleum based filaments, and as one of the easiest plastics to work with, it is ideal for those starting out with their first 3D printer.
PLA is widely recommended as the default filament for most desktop 3D printers. Virtually odourless when heated, (with a slightly sweet smell, like popcorn), so no fume hood is required and you can print in-house with no unpleasant aroma.
PLA Filament has a list of positive features including strength, durability, and a lower extruder temperature of 170-200°C. Once extruded, PLA can be sanded, glued, and painted with acrylic paints, so it remains the number #1 choice for designers, engineers, and architects who print more complex 3D structures where a smoother, shinier, more polished appearance is required.
As an organic material, PLA Filament takes slightly longer to cool than the ABS alternatives, and so you may find a fan useful in speeding up the cooling process. However, once cooled, this three dimensional printing plastic is completely rigid and less prone to warping than many of the alternatives, so you can print without a heated print bed.
Available in 30 different colours, 1.75mm and 3.00mm options, and a variety of different lengths (5m, 10m, 20m and 1kg spool) our environmentally friendly PLA filament is a great investment for all modern 3D printers and 3D pens. Available colours include: Black, Blue, Bronze, Brown, Burlywood, Chocolate, Coffee, Cyan, Dark Orange, Gold, Golden Yellow, Green, Grey, Khaki, Light Green, Lime, Magenta, Maroon, Natural, Navy, Olive, Orange, Orchid, Pearl White, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Silver, Sky Blue, Tan, Transparent, Violet, et al.
- Made from renewable resources – completely recyclable and biodegradable
- Nearly 40 exact and consistant RGB/Hex colour choices
- Perfect for all 3rd party compatible 3D Printers and 3D Pens
- High quality, precise, smooth printing material
- UK Supplier – Fast Delivery