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September 26, 2014 AT 12:28 pm

NEW PRODUCTS – PLA / ABS Filament for 3D Printers – 1.75mm / 3mm – 1KG – Blue / Green

NEW PRODUCTS – PLA / ABS Filament for 3D Printers – 1.75mm / 3mm – 1KGBlue / Green


 

Having a 3D printer without filament is sort of like having a regular printer without paper or ink. And while a lot of printers come with some filament there’s a good chance you’ve been printing up a storm and need something new. That’s why we’ve started carrying a complete line of 3D printing filament in a variety of colors!

Blue Green Filament

PLA Filament for 3D Printers1.75mm / 3mm diameters – Blue / Green – 1KG

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These PLA 1Kg spools in Blue and Green are great basic materials for 3D printers. 1.75MM diameter, PLA filament works best with PrintrBot Simples. 3MM diameter material works best with the LulzBot Taz.

It’s always a good idea to check what diameter and filament type your printers can handle before purchasing!

PLA is bioplastic so its made from renewable natural resources. It’s biodegradable in commerical compost facilities so you can feel good and green about whatever you’re printing. There’s less warping when printing with PLA and it works best when extruded between 160°C and 220°C.

For those of you who want more information on the different types of 3D printing material, there’s a great tutorial on our Learn System!

Why this filament over all the other options? We sampled filaments from dozens of trusted 3D filament suppliers and tested them on our fleet of 3D printers. Several options worked well enough, but we found that Ultimachine’s range of plastics were the most consistently reliable in terms of printing and spooling, and we have switched to using Ultimachine filament to print all of the Adafruit weekly projects. The materials they offer are high-grade and rarely clog!

The raw material used to produce the Ultimachine PLA filament are Natureworks PLA4043D Ingeo resins, created from corn grown in the United States. The pigments used in these filaments are also bio-friendly and formulated specifically to suit PLA.

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All filaments are in stock and shipping now!


ABS Filament for 3D Printers – 1.75mm / 3mm diameters – Blue / Green – 1KG
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These ABS 1Kg spools in Blue are great basic material for 3D printers. We don’t currently carry any printers that work with 1.75mm ABS filament but you can modify your LulzBot Taz to work with 1.75mm filament by checking out our tutorial! 3MM diameter material works best with the LulzBot Taz. ABS filament does not work with the Printrbots!

It’s always a good idea to check what diameter and filament type your printers can handle before purchasing!

ABS is lightweight thermoplastic that’s great for extruding. It’s less brittle than PLA and has a higher temperature resistance of 200-250°C. It’s great for experience 3D printers and engineers. One disadvantage of ABS is that it lets off a chemical smell so it’s a good idea to print in a well-ventilated area.

For those of you who want more information on the different types of 3D printing material, there’s a great tutorial on our Learn System!

Why this filament over all the other options? We sampled filaments from dozens of trusted 3D filament suppliers and tested them on our fleet of 3D printers. Several options worked well enough, but we found that Ultimachine’s range of plastics were the most consistently reliable in terms of printing and spooling, and we have switched to using Ultimachine filament to print all of the Adafruit weekly projects. The materials they offer are high-grade and rarely clog!

All filaments are in stock and shipping now!


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