Orange PLA filament 1kg

Orange PLA filament for use in 3D printers.

PLA is the most commonly used filament. It’s biodegradable, easy to print, and very strong material. The perfect choice for printing large objects thanks to its low thermal expansion (little to no warping) and for printing tiny parts because of its low melting temperature.

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PLA is the most commonly used filament. It’s biodegradable, easy to print, and a very strong material. The perfect choice for printing large objects thanks to its low thermal expansion (little to no warping) and for printing tiny parts because of its low melting temperature. Only this material is proven for 50 microns layer height.

PLA has a relatively low melting temperature of about 175 degrees Celsius. Unlike so-called thermoset materials, PLA can be heated past its melting point multiple times with very little degradation. It’s also very hard material, but that also means it’s somewhat brittle, and once it breaks, it likes to shatter.

However, PLA is not a perfect material and, just like every other plastic, has some disadvantages. The low melting temperature also means low-temperature resistance. Parts start to lose mechanical strength at temperatures over 60 °C.

The combination of being both biodegradable and having low-temperature resistance means that it’s not ideal for outdoor use, not to mention low UV-resistance. Also, PLA is only soluble in chemicals like chloroform or hot benzene. So when connecting multiple pieces, you’re better off using just glue.

Even though PLA is biodegradable, and the material on its own is food safe, we do not suggest to repeatedly drink or eat from your 3D prints. Because of the small fractures on the print surface, bacteria can build up in there over time. You can prevent this by applying a food-safe coating. When post-processing PLA, it’s better to use wet sanding. Without water you'll quickly start heating the plastic by friction, it will melt locally and make it hard to keep sanding.

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PRINTING SETUP

Nozzle

215 °C 

Heatbed

50-60 °C 

BASIC ATTRIBUTES

Easy to print

Brittle

Can print tiny parts

Low temperature resistance

Can print huge objects

Difficult post-processing

Hard and tough

Low warping

Notes

This PLA is proudly made in the Czech Republic. We chose Natureworks 4043D resin which is the best and most widely used in 3D printing.

1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.05 mm

We reserve the right to ship weights +/- 5% due to packaging variations.

Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean as described in 3D Printing Handbook.

Reviews

Grade 
04/14/2021

Poor first layer on smooth surface! Use textured bed.

Layer bonding on the smooth build plate is very poor - like spreading frozen butter on toast. They just don't work together. The textured bed does work however - if you have one and go with the textured surface.
Set your nozzle all the way to 220 for printing and make sure your nozzle hight is perfect. No margin for error with this PLA.

    Grade 
    03/24/2021

    Nothing short of amazing

    Recently bought a single roll of this beautiful filament. When I say nothing short of amazing, I don't mean just the end color. The filament comes out in a beautiful blaze orange coloration, prints like butter, and post processing is a breeze.
    As usual, with any roll of filament from Prusa. It's rolling is perfect, and came tangle free.
    The only issues I ran into is how quickly I burned through my roll lol. As well as when the roll gets low, the filament starts rubbing the side of the spool making a very high pitched, and very loud squeak.
    It's worth those it for how great this material is!

      Grade 
      02/26/2021

      Lord

      This Orange is really pale compared to the Orange Prusament.

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      Grade 
      08/19/2019

      Best filament ever

      This was one of my first spools of filament and i am very happy. It was easy to print with and arrived properly sealed in a reusable package. My first print came out amazing even though I didn't tune profile a single bit. Will definitely purchase again.

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        Orange PLA filament 1kg

        Orange PLA filament 1kg

        Orange PLA filament for use in 3D printers.

        PLA is the most commonly used filament. It’s biodegradable, easy to print, and very strong material. The perfect choice for printing large objects thanks to its low thermal expansion (little to no warping) and for printing tiny parts because of its low melting temperature.