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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.
PLA 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

Description

rigid.ink PLA Filament 1.75 mm

Please note the following colour name changes (18.07.18):
Fire Red = Flash Red
Light Blue = Bright Blue
Light Green = Lime Green
Natural = Natural Clear
Transparent = Translucent

The names have changed but the colours have not, so you can continue to order the same vibrant colours you have previously.

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.

What is PLA?

PLA or PolyLactic Acid is plant-based, derived from corn and sugarcane and 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.This means your print's won't look better with any other brand of filament. That's our promise. 

 

Quality is paramount

It’s important to always print with good quality 1.75mm filament. Unfortunately, cheap filaments use poor grade plastics riddled with 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.

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 can cause 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.

Manufactured to a very strict diameter tolerance of no more than a +/-0.03 mm variation, eliminating differences in layer thickness and results in a rigid.ink 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 because we specifically use a high grade, low temp, pure resin (with no contaminants).

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.

So no more stringing or blobbing ruining your prints.

In addition, it 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 nozzle jam, poor layer lamination or less-than-perfect finish quality.

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

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

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 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. 

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, finding the print quality to be excellent.

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

We will not accept anything less than 100% customer satisfaction. Backed up by our straight 60 day money back guarantee. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, we will fully refund or exchange, no hassle.

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.

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

PLA 3D Printing Filament – Everything you need to know

How to Smooth PLA to a Mirror Finish

Help Center – PLA vs ABS Summary

Help Center – PLA vs PLA Plus+ Summary

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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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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 329 reviews
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N.R.
Awesome stuff - once you get the first layer down

This is high quality filament, but it took me a little bit of time to dial in my settings. Unfortunately I was battling several issues at the same time so trying to rule them out took time. Here they are, and what I did about it.

First layer adhesion - there were several problems here:

1) I'm not used to having my bed heat so low. I initially tried with 45 (maximum suggested). This resulted in bubbling and in general was just not nice. I'm now printing without any heat at all.
2) I could not get this stuff to stick to Kapton tape. I removed that and used a thin layer of Pritt stick. It works - almost too well.
3) Extruder temperature. Suggested range is 180-210. I'm using 190 and that may even be too high. I'm not used to that either

Another issue for me was that I needed to apply a 1.05 - 1.1x extrusion multiplier. This is very likely more to do with my printer calibration than anything.

With all that sorted this stuff prints like a champ. I guess this review is more about my battle to set up my printer as I'm not used to such low temps (extruder or bed). So if you're having issues - start at the low end, and use a pritt stick ;-)

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R.K.
The Best PLA I have Used

The Rigid Ink PLA is the best PLA I have used. I have printed over 100 Kg of PLA from other suppliers and have always found the Rigid Ink PLA to be much better quality, The thickness is very consistent, colours between reals is amazing and it prints a lower temperature.

Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the time to leave this positive review!

I'm glad you are enjoying printing with rigid.ink :)

Keep up your great work and let me know if there's anything I can help with

All the best
Monica
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M.
A very impressive PLA :)

Easy to print on my MK2.5. Hardly visible layer lines.
Had to print a bit higher temp (210), but the result is really nice and will definitely try some other filaments from you :)
PS! Had the free sample included with my other filaments.

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R.
So much wanted to like this transparent blue PLA filament...

I have tried other PLA samples via the Rigid.Ink club and had some nice prints but this is the first transparent filament I have tried. It started out looking nice but I had so much trouble getting it to adhere to the bed at recommended setting of 40°C. I even tried 45°C and still no luck. In the end i had to resort to using a glue stick. If some one can get this this transparent blue filament to stick, then i am sure the end result will look amazing

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M.C.
Excellent service, Excellent product

I've been looking for "good cheap" filament and have discovered that it doesn't exist, truly cheap filament is just awful.
Rigid ink PLA is an easy to use and fairly priced filament that works out cheaper in the end. No spoiled prints, clogged nozzles or just genuinely terrible results. I'n new to 3D printing and could never work out if it was me or the filament when I didn't get the results I expected. Now I have a product I trust it is one less variable to exclude when things don't work out.
If you are new to 3D printing, you can trust rigid ink PLA to perform and give you one less thing to worry about.

Hi Martin,

Thanks for taking the time to leave this positive review :)

I'm glad you're enjoying printing with rigid.ink PLA and that you are receiving great results!

Keep up your great work

All the best
Monica
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Shipping can be altered at the checkout after filling in your delivery details.

A shipping calculator is available on the cart page to determine actual shipping charges based on what is in your cart.

 

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The charge will depend on what is ordered but will never be more than £5.99. Our standard shipping method is Royal Mail 1st Class or DPD and can take 1-3 working days.

Please note this may not be a tracked service and we are unable to open a case with Royal Mail until 10 working days after sending.

 

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All UK orders over £65 are eligible for free shipping. This will be automatically calculated at the checkout.

Please note we do not guarantee which courier this will be sent with and estimate 1-3 working days for delivery.

 

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This is a standard charge for all orders where Express Next Working Day is selected at the checkout. Orders must be placed by 2:30pm (GMT) to be dispatched for next working day delivery. Tracking details will be emailed and text to you and you will be given a 1 hour time slot on the day of delivery. If an order is made on a Friday before 2:30pm (GMT) it will arrive on Monday.

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UK Express Saturday Shipping - £12.99  

 

 

This is a standard charge for all orders where Express Saturday Shipping is selected at the checkout. Orders must be placed by 2:30pm (GMT) Friday to be dispatched for Saturday delivery. Tracking details will be emailed and text to you and you will be given a 1 hour time slot on the day of delivery.

Please note the courier may come under interlink or DPD.

 

International Shipping  

 

 

We ship worldwide however the rates do vary depending on the order and destination. You can get an accurate delivery charge by using the shipping rates calculator at the cart page. Delivery times vary depending on destination, local postal services and customs. We do estimate 5-7 working days for most orders.

We now offer FREE shipping on orders over €200 for the following areas:

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Please note we do not guarantee a tracked service for international delivery and various couriers may be used.

Please contact for a quote for the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, Niger, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Saint Martin, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Aland Islands, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burundi, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Eritrea, French Southern Territories, Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City State), Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mali, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, Somalia, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard And Jan Mayen, Tokelau, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Wallis And Futuna, Western Sahara

 

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Rewards

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
250 reward points = £2 off discount (orders £10+)
500 reward points = £2.50 off discount
1000 reward points = £5 off discount
1000 reward points = FREE UK Shipping
2000 reward points = £10 off discount
4000 reward points = £20 off discount
4000 reward points = FREE International Shipping

How can I see my reward points?

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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