PLA 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament
- Versatile biopolymer that's easy to print with
- Low smell and longterm biodegradable
- Our PLA is surprisingly strong, great for end-use parts
- No heated bed necessary (but you can use one at under 50°C)
- Low heat grade PLA, extruding temperature 180-210°C
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 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 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 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.
Heated bed: Not necessary, if preferred use <45°C
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
Please note: settings vary printer to printer so always experiment
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