Stronger than ABS, PETG, Co-Polyester Blends and even most Nylons - Plus stands up to even the sanitizing heat of a dishwasher with no deformation - and yet, still prints just like a normal PLA 3D Filament no special equipment or nozzle temperatures needed!!
The Maker Filament PLA Difference:
1KG Spool (2.20lbs)
FDA Compliant for Food Contact
New High Temperature PLA Resin - no deformation up to 125c (250f)
Easy Annealable Process to increase Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT)
Tensile Strength @ over 6,000psi
IZOD Impact Strength (notched) @ 40 Newtons!!
(Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm)
Trademarked & Patented Resin
Low to NO odor
Stronger than other PLA Filaments
No Heated Bed Required
Vacuumed Sealed With Desiccant
No jamming when swapping between ABS and PLA
Low moisture absorption
Eco-Friendly resin annually sustainable plant based resin
MAKE Magazine comes out to MakerGeeks.com to talk shop...
Oh you are in for a treat... you are about to be using one of the only USA made PLA filaments in the world that can also be placed in the dishwasher and won't deform. Maker Filament brand High-Temp PLA is here!! Maker Filament High-Temp PLA is different from other PLA's you have used in the past because our 3D printer PLA filament is made using a trademarked brand of PLA resin that has a Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of over 125c (250f) so you can use it to print food contact items, 3D printed parts that are around a heat source (think lights and such) or a part that might be used outside, in the car or any other place that high-temperature might be a factor. Maker Filament brand High-Temp PLA extrudes great in nearly every 3D printer on the market today; with no jamming, extra strong finished parts and a low moisture absorption rate compared to the other PLA Filament on the market.
Annealable, say it with me... Annealable LOL - yup had to look that one up... basically just means that you have to "heat something" in order for it to be activated and in this case it means that once you 3D print your newest creation in Maker Filament brand High-Temp PLA you'll want to bake it in the oven for 5-10min or so around 100c (212f) and that will heat treat the part so you can get the maximum heat resistance out of your part.
Maker Filament brand High-Temp PLA is also FDA Compliant for Food Contact so you can make food storage containers, mouth guards, pet toys or anything else you might want to be food safe.
So; lets talk about price.... Maker Filament brand High-Temp PLA is only $37.48 for 1KG/ 2.2lbs - Think about that price for a second... some retailers charge you $49 for 1/2 kilo (500g / 1LB) of their High-Temp PLA and you know what... it's all the same raw resin; matter of fact we manufacturer a lot of those same brands for them right here at MakerGeeks as that's a big part of our business, private labeling for other large US based 3D filament and 3D printer companies. So why pay more... cut out the middle man and the fancy packaging and go direct with Maker Geeks and the Maker Filament brand!
As you might know Maker Geeks.com is one, if not the only 3D Printer Retailer in the USA that also makes all it's own filament in house; so we have a lot of flexibility on pricing and the ability to still give you second to none quality (click here to see our process and read about what we are doing here in Springfield, MO) we also source everything from our color to our resin to our spools to even the vacuum seal bags all inside the USA so when we say it's Made in America it is... from top to bottom!
Maker Filament PLA has been and continues to be used daily here at MakerGeeks HQ for all our 3D printing plus we have a great network of large scale industrial users that order and print with 100's of KG of our filament each week so we are always getting nearly real-time feed back from them as well as our 1,000's of Makers like you! Think of Maker Filament more like YOUR Filament... it's your requests, feedback and input that shape the brand and help us to make the best 3D Printer Filament on the market today!
and many, many more... basically if it's a 3D Printer; Maker Filament will work in it!! ;)
Give Maker Filament PLA a try today and see why thousands are switching their PLA supplier - remember the only place you can find the features of Maker Filament is from genuine Maker Filament PLA right here on MakerGeeks.com!! Enjoy!!
3D Printing Facts, Tips, Tricks & Other Bottom of the Page Nuggets from MakerGeeks.com
What Temperature to 3D Print your Filament at?
While each 3D Printer is different and you will need to play around with the temps to get the best print here are some starter temps for you; these are all temperature profiles that are verified and confirmed print temps on the MakerGeeks.com 3D Printers (9 different machines from pre-built D3 and D4 to our own DIY custom Reprap printers) with the actual filament we sell to you... so they will get you 99% of the way there!
This one is a multi-faceted answer but here are the basics:
Your print bed has to be level!! I mean, spend some time on this one... if it isn't level like a... well... like something that's really level - then your print won't stick and it won't come out looking right.
Next... CLEAN, CLEAN, then RE CLEAN, have a sandwich and a soda-pop and then CLEAN again... use acetone and a lint free towel to make sure your print surface is clean and free from oils and dirt.
If you are having a hard time printing on glass try using some Kapton tape as that will give you a little better stick
If you have a heated print surface... TURN IT ON!! Even when the filament used might not call for it, I always turn on my heat bed (who doesn't like a warm bed!!); even if it's just 40c it will really help. For PLA normally you'll want about 60c and for ABS you'll want 110c
For ABS 3D Printing room temperature really matters... you need to keep your entire build warm; so if you can't print out in a warm room try putting a box over the printer to keep that build area as warm as possible.
Try making "ABS Juice" - just add some scrap ABS filament to a bottle of acetone and let it dissolve and then use that to clean your print surface as normal; the dissolved ABS will give your printer extra STICK OR you can use "Aqua-Net Super Hold" hair spray (must be this brand to work right)... just clean your board as always and then lightly spray the Aqua-Net on the print board and print away (this method is my favorite as it seems to work best for me!)
KEEP trying!! You'll get it and once you do have it dialed in then you have it forever... each printer is different; make sure you make notes of what works and what doesn't for each filament you use and each printer you have. So, in the future when you want to print out that EPIC "Yogi Bear" figurine in MakerGeeks.com Blue you know what to set up your GCODE for.
What is the main differences between PLA and ABS 3D Printer Filament?
The main difference between PLA filament and ABS filament is that ABS is produced from fossil fuels and PLA is derived from biological resources, which makes PLA plastic biodegradable. Check out this 3D Printing Filament Impact Test -- PLA vs ABS vs PETG vs Sledgehammer (click here to watch the videos)!! When it comes to 3D printing the key differences between ABS and PLA are:
PLA is a rigid liquid and ABS is a crystallized liquid, meaning that when heated ABS transits slowly from a gel to liquid and PLA transits direct from solid to liquid.
ABS is more flexible and PLA is more solid, meaning when stressed PLA will snap sooner.
PLA is more glossy looking consumable than ABS (see photos when selecting your material).ï¿½
Wow, you have a 1kg spool of filament... SO What! How much actual filament is that??
Big question of the day is... how long is a spool of 3D Printing Filament!? Hummmmm, I think even Blinky the wise old MakerGeeks.com owl might have a hard time with that question but never fear... we have the answer!!
... and what does that mean to me and you!! Well, check this out... if you are printing with 3.00mm filament for a iPhone case you need about 2,700mm of filament; for a EPIC Starship Enterprize Model you'll need about 12,000mm of 3D Filament and for a full Kossel 3D Printer Kit we normally use about 50,000mm of filament. Another way to look at it according to MakerBot is that 1 spool of 3D Filament produces about 392 full sized chess pieces. Whoa... that's a lot of chess!!
Don't forget... Print Happy @ MakerGeeks.com Now, go tell 5 friends and 3 total strangers that MakerGeeks.com is beyond EPIC!!! (thank you)
3D Printing Filament MSDS Sheets
Maker Geeks Manufacturing, Inc. is located in beautiful Springfield, MO and is one of the first and only large scale producers of 3D printer filament in the USA ....we want to make sure you have all the data you need to safely use our products. A lot of time and love go into each spool that our tradesmen make here at our plant and we hope you enjoy Â and make something really cool with your new Maker Filament!!
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