PLA Filament Natural Color 1.75mm / 1kg Spool

PLA Filament Natural Color 1.75mm / 1kg Spool
Item# planaco11sp
Regular Price: $49.94
MakerGeeks Price: $35.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

MakerGeeks Description

MakerGeeks.com has looked high and low for a quality PLA / ABS filament source that we could count on to make our MakerGeeks brand of filament... we finally found the best filament we had ever printed with and I know you'll be happy too; each roll is tested to insure a +/- 0.1mm tolerance.



Matter of fact, if you aren't happy with the way your new MakerGeeks.com filament prints just send back the unused portion and we'll issue you a FULL refund. Can't beat that now can ya.. oh, and how about FREE shipping!

PLA Natural is our classic PLA Natural, nowcustom-extruded for us in the 1.75mm and 3.00mm filament format. It's unpigmented PLA. It's the go-to filament color for thousands of 3D printers worldwide. Can't risk getting caught out there with amissed color choice? Go natural!

Why buy your PLA Filament from Maker Geeks.com??

  1. MakerGeeks.com PLA Filament has a low shrinkage quality even when printing large models or during a very long print.
  2. PLA Filament is really our go to choice around the shop... its VERY easy to print with, can be printed without the need of a heated build plate and I reach for it over ABS 9 times out of 10.
  3. At MakerGeeks.com we guarantee Dimensional accuracy 0.1mm with laser monitor and interlock device so you can rest assured that you'll have a smooth surface with no bumps, no breaks and no oval or out of round spots.
  4. We are makers just like you and we 3D print A LOT here at the shop, north of 100,000 printing hours every year... and we use the same filament we sell everyday with great results; give it a try and I believe you'll see great results - you have my word on that! - Joshua b Smith (Chief Geek)




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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!

195c - 210c
210c - 215c
230c - 235c
250c

175c - Smooth
210c - Rough

165c (light colored wood)
210c (very dark colored wood)
210c
260c
210c
265c

How do I get my filament to stick and STAY stuck?

This one is a multi-faceted answer but here are the basics:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If you are having a hard time printing on glass try using some Kapton tape as that will give you a little better stick
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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!)
  7. 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. 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).�

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!!

1/kg Spool

PLA 1.75mm

PLA 3mm

ABS 1.75mm

ABS 3mm

302,000.00mm

120,192.30mm

245,000.00mm

147,732.30mm


... 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!!

 


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