3D-Fuel Advanced PLA 3D Filament Choose from 2.85 or 1.75mm and 10 colors
Our Advanced PLA is the first 3D Filament ever made from plastic that was engineered and designed with 3D Printing in mind. All others before have been made from plastic designed for injection molding and do not have the advanced characteristics for 3D Printing. It actually outperforms standard PLA and even ABS!
3D Fuel Advanced PLA Filament is being produced from high heat grade PLA, which was developed specifically for the manufacturing of 3D printer filament. High heat grade resin exhibits improved heat-resistance and has faster crystallization rates.
When using 3D Fuel filament made from this resin, you can expect:
- low odor,
- higher print detail/resolution
- excellent first layer adhesion
- improved adhesion between layers
- reduced warping /curling
- fewer failed prints
To get the maximum strength out of your 3D printed part, we recommend a post- annealing procedure that could be done in your oven (at a range of 176-266°F (80- 130°C) to promote increased crystallization and further improve the heat deflection temperature. (Annealing is simply a method of "baking" the finished product. The extended heat will help to make the part stronger. Anneal in an oven at about 130°C for an hour or more.)
Best Printing Practices
It is essential to ensure filaments are dry prior to printing. Our filament will run best at an extrusion temperature of 190-230°C. It is recommended to use high water content hair spray (as opposed to high ethyl alcohol content) or painter’s tape on the build plate to ensure the first layer of the print sticks to the plate. For more stability and a higher quality print: Reduce the speed of the extruder to 30-60mm/second; Increase infill to 30%; Reduce layer height to 0.10mm. For prints with curvatures, it is recommended to turn on rafts and supports in your settings. Print in an area with good airflow. Clean the base plate after each day of printing. Clean the nozzle after every use.