PLA 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament


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PLA 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament


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  • Other PLA 3D filaments are a good starter material. Although regarded as easy to use, they’re commonly seen as weak, brittle and inconsistent. We felt we could do better, much better. Our PLA uses a special pure grade resin that prints at lower temperatures (from 180°C). Sure, this saves electricity (yawn) but more importantly, it allows for a surprisingly strong and durable print with excellent layer-to-layer adhesion.
  • Our all-natural biopolymer is free from contaminants and is also long term biodegradable. So while it may not be suitable for prolonged outdoor use, rest assured that wrong-sized customer prototype won’t stay in landfill for years to come.
  • Whether you’re using a printer without a heated bed, getting creative with 3D pens or getting the kids involved in “the future” - our high strength PLA is easy to use, 100% reliable and actually suitable for most end use parts.
  • Our PLA comes in our largest range of colours, over 25 pigment rich varieties. The colour you see on this screen is the colour you’ll receive and the final colour of your print. Our colours don’t weaken after the heat of printing.
  • It’s not just our industry leading filament that’s got people talking, got an issue with printing or your order? Our world-renowned, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable technical customer service team are on hand to support you.

Description

rigid.ink PLA Filament 1.75 mm

Want a material that’s easy to print, surprisingly strong and long-term biodegradable?

If so, then rigid.ink 1.75mm PLA is the material for you.

PLA is the most popular 3D printer filament in FDM thermoplastics. And for good reason. rigid.ink PLA material is extremely user friendly. However, it combines that utility with strength and flexibility, making it perfect for modelling, prototyping and end-use parts.

Excuse us for being blunt, but 3D printing can be a pain in the arse. You can agonise over countless failed prints, and when you do get your project to finish, the detail, colour or even strength can be lacking.

That’s why we’ve developed the most reliable printing 3D Printer PLA on the market. It’s widely regarded by our customers as being the best PLA filament they’ve ever used. We know that “best” can be hard to describe, but you know it when you see it.                                  

Let us explain…

What is PLA?

rigid.ink PLA, or PolyLactic Acid is plant-based, derived from corn and sugarcane. This means that, under the right conditions, it’ll completely biodegrade in a year or two.

However, this ability to biodegrade has no impact on our PLA’s strength and usability. In fact, because PLA is water insoluble, it has a broad commercial use in food packaging and medical devices. And when the right formula is used, it can be surprisingly strong and durable.

Quality is paramount

It’s important to always print with good quality 1.75mm filament. Unfortunately, cheap filaments use poor grade plastics made from a mix of contaminants.

Since these contaminants often have a melting temperature significantly higher than PLA’s printing temperature, they cause the filament to clog, blob and string as it is being extruded.

In addition, contaminants often cause an object to cool unevenly. This uneven cooling then causes different rates of contraction. The end result is excessive warping and cracking.

Worse still, you’ll find that low cost filament has wildly varying tolerances. A variance of just +/-0.10mm might not sound like much, but even that will wreak havoc on your prints, causing a significant difference in the thickness of each printed layer.

At best this leads to a less desirable finish quality, and at worst to structural inconsistencies in your prints.

The solution? You need excellent quality 3D print filament, and that’s where we come in.

What sets rigid.ink PLA apart from other 3D thermoplastics is that it is manufactured to a very strict diameter tolerance of no more than a +/-0.03 mm variation. This eliminates differences in layer thickness and results in a printed object that is strong with a beautiful, even finish.                                            

Every. Single. Time.

Play it cool

Our 1.75 PLA filament temperature is much lower than other PLAs out there. That’s partly because we use a high grade, pure resin (with no contaminants), and partly because that grade has a lower temperature rating. We advise starting at around 180°C and working up in 5°C increments.

“That’s great, but what’s the benefit to lower a printing temperature?” we hear you ask.

In short, printing at lower temperatures not only saves a bit on electricity (yawn), but more importantly it allows better layer lamination. That means you can print bridges and overhangs more easily with a better finish, which results in stronger printed parts.

So no more stringing or blobbing ruining your prints.

Furthermore, this low print temperature means that rigid.ink PLA cools evenly, reducing warping and sagging even when printing relatively large objects.

PLA you can rely on

Let’s be honest, 3D printing is a great technology but it’s not always everything that it’s cracked up to be. You work hard getting your print settings just right only to deal with a repetitively clogged printhead or less than optimal layer adhesion.

Instead of getting the finished object you wanted, all you get are endless headaches and a large amount of wasted time and money.

We hear you. It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe 100% reliable 3D printing is possible.

The end result of our extremely stringent manufacturing process is that you can print with a material that gives you excellent printer performance, top notch reliability and an end product that has to be seen to be believed.                                                                                           

We’ve had companies print 1000 hour+ projects with not so much as a hiccup with rigid.ink filaments.

rigid.ink PLA isn’t for everyone though. Just looking for cheap material? Not bothered about finish, part strength or the hours you’ll waste ripping your hair out over print failures? Just head over to Amazon.co.uk and pick up a roll for half the price.

We don’t want to be rude, but if you didn’t come here needing the most reliable filament on the market, then you may be best looking elsewhere.

Cheap filament is a false economy. So buy rigid.ink, print reliably and save time.

Colours to match

So, with rigid.ink PLA you get a strong, flexible, durable, versatile and environmentally safe printing material that is manufactured to be easy to use. But you also get a huge choice of colours to suit any 3D printing project.

It’s worth noting that PLA is a naturally clear filament, but rigid.ink PLA comes in a wide variety of vibrant colours, from a brilliant white PLA filament and a strong solid black, to eye-popping reds, blues and greens.

But don’t just take our word for it…

On his 100k subscriber YouTube channel, Thomas Sanladerer rated rigid.ink PLA as “The best PLA yet”. It got an overall quality score of 18/20, the best score of any PLA in his series. Thomas found the print quality to be excellent, with an exceptionally low tendency for stringing and good performance with bridging and overhangs.

Still not sure? Take a moment to read what our customers have to say about the quality of our product and our impeccable leaving-you-ecstatic customer service, both here and on the web at large.

We will not accept anything less than 100% customer satisfaction. At this point, you might be saying “Where’s the proof?” Well, look no further than our straight and true 60 day money back guarantee. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, we will fully refund or exchange, no questions asked.

So, what are you waiting for? Order a roll or a sample of rigid.ink PLA today and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

 

We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.

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Settings


Settings Guide
Printing Temperature: Start at 180°C
Bed Temperature: Off-45°C
Bed Adhesion: Blue decorators tape or Kapton Tape. Use glue stick for extra adhesion if needed.
Print Speed: 30-40 mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 205°C)
Cooling Fans: 100% from layer two onward
Ideal build chamber: None, remove all covers and doors.

Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.

Information
Density: 1.24g/cc
Glass Transition Temp: 55-60°C
Tensile strength: 8,383 psi (57.8MPa)
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
3KG Spool size: 29.8cm dia, 10.3cm width, 5.3cm dia spool hole
Click here to find out how many meters of filament is on your spool

Post-Print Processing
Annealing: 70°C for around 30mins
Glues/ adhesives: Cyanoacrylate (Super-Glue), Acetone, Epoxy Resins
Polishing/Smoothing: Cannot be acetone smoothed, needs sanding and polishing - Click here to read how to article
Painting: Acrylic, cellulose or oil paints

Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential

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For specific 3D printing help, please complete our 3D Printing Help Form.

We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.

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Customer Reviews

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J.N.
Can't fault it

I've been using rigid ink pla for about 6 months and I've never had a problem with it, despite racking up 6 days worth of prints

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S.C.
Disillusioning results with PLA 1.75mm, 1kg, black (Prusa i3 MK2)

I bought my own 3D printer about three months ago. After a lot of research with two different low-cost filaments from Amazon between 16€-20€ (PLA, 1.75mm, 1kg, black), I found the optimal settings for my printer, the used filament and the printsettings itself to achieve quite good results. With that experience and a lot of stunning printings, I wanted to test for potential quality differences between the low-cost filament and a premium filament for around 40€. I decided to try out the PLA filament from rigid.ink (1.75mm, 1kg, black), which was found on Amazon. The result was really disillusioning. Although the printouts using the rigid.ink filament looked a bit better in comparison to the low-cost PLA, a lot of problems with adhesion and warping in approximately 30%-40% of the printouts took place. After playing a lot with different printing, printer and filament settings, I also tried to just print the same object again with exactly the same settings as before. Even when the first print had a poor quality because of adhesion problems/warping, the second print had surprisingly a success rate of nearly 100% with significant less adhesion/warping problems. Based on this wired observations, it seems to me that the used filament from rigid.ink had a changing quality in some parts of the 1kg spool. As a consequence of that bad experiences with your PLA filament, I prefer now the reliable and cost-efficient filament (20€/kg) for drafts and test-printouts. I will definetly try to earn additional experience with more premium quality filaments from other manufacturer and/or different filament types, but possibly change to a smaller spool (

Hi Simon, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you have been very busy testing and I'm sorry to hear you didn't find rigid.ink 100% reliable. I think it may have something to do with not getting the initial settings correct. You explained you had been using other brands to find out what settings work with your printer. This is a common mistake that is made, in believing you find the settings based on your printer rather than based on the filament brand. An average of settings is not going to work for all filament. rigid.ink needs much lower settings than other brands due to the purity of the filament. Many other brands need around 200C+ whereas rigid.ink prefers around 180C. rigid.ink can also be printed without a heated bed or, if one is preferred, no higher than 45C. Other brands suggest using a heated bed of 60C. We generally suggest a speed of 30-40mm/s and 100% fans from layer 2. You didn't mention what settings you used exactly but I'd love to discuss this further with you. I have sent you an email as well in case that is easier for you. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. All the best, Steph Hill rigid.ink
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J.B.
Good quality filament.

I have found this to be a good quality filament, consistent colour throughout the prints and not prone to nozzle clogging.

Service from the company is also excellent.

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a.c.
Black pla

So far printing with rigid ink black pla has been no better than printing with £15 pla, i was hoping for even better results using rigid inks quality pla, I have been running the temperature at 210 deg to get any where with it. I do have other pla white and a grey which seem to out perform rigid ink black pla and at lower temperatures.
I have had 3d printers for nearly 2 years and would not class my self as any thing more than a hobbyist, so maybe its me or my i3 clone printer.

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I'm sorry to hear that you're not receiving ideal results with your rigid.ink.

I would hate you to miss out on the good quality prints rigid.ink usually provides.

Could you please send me an email to customerdelight@rigid.ink together with a photo of your print and your settings?

I am sure I will be able to help so please get in touch

All the best
Monica
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F.
It just works

I was a bit dubious of the benefits of spending a bit more on "premium" ink, but this stuff far out classes the no-name generic PLA that came with the printer. It prints well, at low temperature with little to no artifacts. I am definitely going to be buying my filament from Rigid in the future.

Hi Frugal,

Thank you very much for your positive review!

I'm glad it's all working for you and I would love to see some photos of your prints :)

All the best
Monica
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What are rigid.ink Rewards?

rigid.ink Rewards is our points based reward scheme. For every order you place you will receive points. You can also earn points for other actions. Click here to read more. Points can be redeemed as rewards (discount codes) for your future orders.

Please note: Only one discount code can be used per order.

How do I get reward points?

You get points for every order made. 

Every £1 spent will give you 5 points. 

You must have a rigid.ink customer account to redeem your points. 

You will also get 250 welcome reward points when you create an account.

You can also earn points for other actions but these must be completed through the rigid.ink Reward pop up 'Earn' tab, to see the full list click here.

What do the reward points mean?

Points mean rewards, issued as discount codes to be used for future orders.
They can be applied at the payment page during the checkout (only one discount code per order).

250 reward points = £1.25 off discount
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Creating or logging into your account will allow you to see your point balance and history.
You can see them on your account profile or at the rewards tab at the bottom of the page after logging in.

How do I redeem my reward points?

Click on the rewards tab (bottom left of the screen) or your points in your account profile, the rigid.ink rewards pop up will appear. 

From there you can select the ‘Rewards’ tab to redeem your unlocked rewards and get your discount code. 

Once redeemed you will also receive an email confirming your reward redemption. 

Reward are unlocked when you reach the number of points needed to redeem the reward

Please note: Only one discount code can be used per order.

All points are based on the incl. VAT (20%) price.

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