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
We became so tired of the hordes of terrible quality PLA 3D printer filaments flooding the market, we decided to release our own. You need a PLA material for your 3D printer you can rely on, something that will reliably produce beautiful, flawless prints - every time.
Have you ever experienced the frustration of a long print failing or having to clean out a clogged hot-end? Or worse, realising your print has finished only to see the finish quality is peppered with stringing, blobs and layer separation? 3D Printing can be a nightmare.
You’ve got a fully operational printer, and your STL files are watertight, so why risk it all with cheap filament? It’s a false economy. Using excellent quality filament reduces ‘tinkering time’ and wasted filament from failed prints by dramatically improving the reliability of your printing. Not only this, but choose the right filament and your prints will actually be stronger, last longer – and actually come out of the printer looking like they’re supposed to.
The key to reliable printing is using a filament that has very strict diameter tolerances, and correctly blended ingredients. If your filament PLA varies by +/-0.10mm or more (it might not sound like much) that’s a big variation in material being laid down in your print. This inevitably causes some areas to be thicker, and some thinner & weaker. And when you’re talking about 1 layer on top of the other, a small issue can quickly magnify into a larger problem later in the print.
We produce a consistent 3d print filament with a tolerance of just 0.03mm either side of the 1.75mm diameter we promise. We know it's good, we test it thoroughly with lasers.
It’s not just a tight tolerance that makes for reliable printing; it’s what’s under the surface. Many filaments are mixed with filler materials and other contaminants. These are to cut costs, but often at your expense. If you buy ABS for example, you want to know that it’s 100% ABS - that there won’t be foreign particles (often with much higher melting points) lurking deep in the pla material out to clog up your extruder and pepper your prints with fracture points.
rigid.ink isn’t for everyone, though. If you’re looking for cheap and not-so-cheerful, look elsewhere. We provide filament for those who value their time and want reliable, consistent results.
Love the colours in our photos? That’s the colour you’ll receive, and the colour your prints will be once they’re finished. We don’t use low grade pigments that fade after the heat of printing and our colours are tested to be precisely consistent through the whole roll. While our best sellers are white and black, we're well renowned for our vibrant range of exotic colours.
If you'd like to try a range, you can order a mixed sample pack.
We understand the importance of excellent filament being the cornerstone of successful, hassle-free and consistent 3D printing. Our manufacturing standards are the highest available. In fact, we’ll go as far to say that you won’t find a better quality pla material, anywhere. And we put our money where our mouth is – all rigid.ink is backed by our 60-day moneyback guarantee. Not the quality you expect? Get in touch, and send it back! You’ll be pressed to find better customer service, too.
Isn’t it time you stopped worrying what your print finishes like?
So why wait, order from just 10 meters or filament 1KG of rigid.ink today and start printing something amazing.
Works with pretty much all filament based 3D printers, our spool size is - 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole.
PLA Filament Temperature:
Due to it's purity, our filament PLA 1.75mm prints at a lower temp than most. Expect to get good results from 180-205C range (or about 390F). If you're printing 2.85mm filament, you might be best a little higher to compensate. 210C is the optimum for an Ultimaker printer for example. Heated bed really isn't necessary, but around 50C is suffice if you wish to use one. Careful to not go above 65C though as high temperatures can cause PLA to warp.
Heated bed: Not necessary, if preferred 50°C
Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
Please note: settings vary printer to printer so always experiment
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