Prusament PLA Prusa Galaxy Black 1kg

PRM-PLA-GLX-1000

Prusament PLA is our own in-house made filament. The whole manufacturing process is closely monitored and tested - we guarantee ±0.02mm precision and highly-consistent colors. You can inspect parameters of every spool we made at prusament.com. Check the sample spool!

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WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

MANUFACTURED IN-HOUSE BY JOSEF PRUSA

We were not satisfied with the quality of filaments on the market. So we decided to make our own! Prusa Research is the only 3D printer manufacturer with its own filament production.

PREMIUM-GRADE MATERIALS AND THOROUGH TESTING

The whole manufacturing process is closely monitored and tested – string diameter, color consistency, and mechanical properties – to make sure that every spool is perfect.

± 0.02 MM MANUFACTURING PRECISION

We believe the industry standard of 0.05 mm isn’t sufficient for perfect 3D printing. Instead, we guarantee ±0.02mm precision and highly-consistent colors in our filaments.

HIGH QUALITY YOU CAN CHECK YOURSELF

We are the only manufacturer that gives customers the option to fully inspect parameters of every filament spool. Just scan a QR code on the spool to see all details online (check the sample spool).

Check out the official announcement video!


Read more about Prusament in the article at PrusaPrinters.org or at Prusament.com!


Lion model made by 3DWP.nl; STL @ Thingiverse.com


ABOUT PLA

PLA melts at a relatively low 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 a hard material, but that also means it’s somewhat brittle, and once it breaks, it likes to shatter. Only this material is proven for 50 microns layer height.

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.

Compare this material in our filament guide

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Prusament PLA

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 made in-house by Prusa Research. 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 +- 0.02 mm

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

Technical Data Sheet

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Safety Data Sheet

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Data sheet

Diameter1.75mm
AttributeGlitter

Reviews

Grade 
06/13/2021

My favorite filament

This is by far my favorite filament. It looks really nice when printed with the glitter finish, and does an excellent job hiding the layer lines even without post processing.

This filament also looks really cool if you sand it to a smooth finish, and then put a clear varnish over it. The glitter really pops when you do this.

    Grade 
    06/09/2021

    Fantastic Filament

    This was the filament I got with my Prusa Mini. Once I got the machine running properly, it required no adjustments to print near-perfection. Bridging was excellent, first layer adhesion was perfect, and I had no extrusion layer lines.

    The matt black combined with the galaxy sparkles look fantastic, and help hide the layer lines that naturally occur in FDM printing.

      Grade 
      05/12/2021

      Great Filament

      I've heard a bunch of people say online the filament was very high quality and tried it for myself. I used the same Gcode file for 2 benchy's one with prusament and one with hatchbox PLA. The prusa benchy came out so much better that I am only going to be using prusament PLA for the repeatablity and reliability that it has shown. I was also slightly worried about how the glitter would print in the PLA, but other than running a few degrees warmer, the print settings are the same and the results are still stunning. It's worth the extra few dollars per spool for the prusament PLA.

      • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
      Grade 
      05/06/2021

      Perfect Quality

      The images used to sell this filament don't do it justice, it looks a million times better in person, it also gives the printed pieces a texture that is amazing to feel.

        Grade 
        04/12/2021

        The best filament

        - looks perfect on anything
        - never fails

          Grade 
          10/16/2020

          Don't buy it!

          Damn, stop buying this incredible insane awesome beautiful filament so I can buy it for myself! :)
          I've seen many good (and bad) filaments over the years and I do have my favorites, but the Galaxy Black owns them all. Perfect spools, excellent quality, rigidness, sturdy and easy to work with. No clogs, sometimes a bit stringing, but overall my new love compared to other premium brands.

          • 45 out of 47 people found this review useful.
          Grade 
          09/24/2020

          Love it

          Great filament, as expected. Love the colour too, nice matt finish

          • 19 out of 20 people found this review useful.
          Grade 
          09/16/2020

          Looks and feels amazing

          No matter the model, this filament never fails to get the job done.
          Not only does it print when other filaments don't want to, it also has a great tactile feel to accompany the amazing galaxy look.

          • 19 out of 21 people found this review useful.
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          Prusament PLA Prusa Galaxy Black 1kg

          Prusament PLA Prusa Galaxy Black 1kg

          Prusament PLA is our own in-house made filament. The whole manufacturing process is closely monitored and tested - we guarantee ±0.02mm precision and highly-consistent colors. You can inspect parameters of every spool we made at prusament.com. Check the sample spool!