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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

Wouldn't it be nice, if you never had to worry about your 3D print failing again?

Jess in Customer Service says:

"Our standard PLA is outright our most popular filament. Great for a wide range of applications, there's nothing 'standard' about it. Our customers are often surprised by its strength above regular PLAs, and of course the easily achievable finish detail."

Jess in Customer Service says:

"Our standard PLA is outright our most popular filament. Great for a wide range of applications, there's nothing 'standard' about it. Our customers are often surprised by its strength above regular PLAs, and of course the easily achievable finish detail."

Set & forget...

Excuse us for being blunt, but 3D printing can be a pain in the arse. You can agonize 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 prints won't look better with any other brand of filament.

That's our promise.

Wait - what is PLA?

PLA or PolyLactic Acid is plant-based, derived from corn and sugarcane which makes it long-term biodegradable. It's the most popular 3D printer filament on the market. And for good reason. rigid.ink PLA material is extremely user friendly.

However, our blend combines that utility with surprising strength and durability, making it perfect for modelling, prototyping and end-use parts.

Our secret to perfect prints?

It’s important to always print with good quality 1.75mm filament. Unfortunately, cheap filaments use poor grade plastics riddled with contaminants.
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 raw materials, extruded to exact tolerances, giving you absolute reliability.
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.

But Our PLA Isn't For Everyone.

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 hassle.

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

Our business customers often 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 eBay or Amazon 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.

Here's what our customers think...

"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.
                                               29/07/18      Ryan King
"Amazing Products and Service"
I have used a number of different filaments before finding Rigid Ink, they all caused me huge issues and wasted prints.

But now I have found Rigid Ink and their amazing filaments and Customer service, I will not order from any one else.

I have used a number of their different filament types and all work flawlessly.

I now recommend Rigid Ink to everyone, great work and very knowledgeable staff on social media and email helping.
                                            04/05/18      Jason Reilly
"GREAT Customer Service!"
Adding to my initial review below - a company representative contacted me and was very kind, informative and generous concerning my initial printing problems. 

I've ordered 2 more rolls as it's really the only PLA strong enough for my needs.

Best customer service I've ever encountered from any company - ever. 
                                         28/07/17        Larry Hawes

Sublime Colours

We don't do washed out, fading colours.

The colour you see online, is the exact colour you'll receive, which is the exact colour of your print. Our pigments don't weaken through the hot printing process.

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.

Not sure which colour to get? Why not order a selection sample pack to compare.

But don't just take our word for it...

What about the experts?

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. Watch his video review here.

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.

A word on customer support...

If you've heard of rigid.ink before, you'll likely know of our legendary customer service and technical support. But what makes it so good?

Well, 3D Printing isn't an out of the box, "one click and it's done" endeavor. So although plugging in our recommended settings for the first time will produce a perfect print in 80% of cases, for those instances where it doesn't; we're on hand.

So as long as you're printing with rigid.ink filament, our hand-holding technical support is all included in the price.

Put simply, if you're dissatisfied at any point during choosing, buying, receiving or printing with your rigid.ink filament, we will make it right. You'll be amazed what your printer is capable of.

and rigid.ink just makes sense for business:

  • Avoid false economy: save money & time never dealing with failed prints, nozzle blockages or settings again.
  • Strong, functional parts that require minimal or no post print finishing.
  • Discounts for automatic recurring orders, no need to worry about inventory management.
  • Pro-forma and 30 day credit trade accounts available.
  • FREE UK delivery on orders over £65.
  • Advanced technical support available.
Inquire About a Trade or Education Account Today
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
300G Spool Size: 16cm dia, 4.2cm width, 5.2cm dia spool hole
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 343 reviews
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Pearl blue

Pearl blue One of there nicest colours yet for sure the best.

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Such a nice green

The translucent green is a really really nice colour.

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Really nice filament

The marble filament is a lovely colour it looks like cookies and cream very nice.

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RigidInk PLA

Having used rigid inks PLA for a while now I am extremely happy with it, it's consistent and reliable. Although it can be a little fiddly to get 100% perfect setting with heat bed and extruder temperatures etc, once dialed in it NEVER has to to be touched again. I love this for different colours. Other filaments in the past have has inconsistent results between colours from the same brand and material.
It may be more expensive than most Amazon brands but it's worth it.
And not to forget, customer service is A+.

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Contamination in Natural Clear PLA

I purchase a reel (1kg 1.75mm) of Clear & Black PLA after trying free and purchased sample.
Opened the clear PLA today, and very disappointed to find a high level of visible contamination evident, on closer inspection all the contamination is embedded within the filament itself, you can feel the deformation in the filament diameter so not sure i can agree with the website marketing statement of no contamination in this case!
I have cut out a couple of the inclusions from the front end of the reel contents, but its impracticable and wasteful to cut out further.
On first print the filament material seems to perform adequately, although unfortunate a very visible inclusion embedded within my first test.
Going forward i'm not sure i'm at my happiest with having to either cut out the contaminants or reject prints if visible inclusions occur.
No a great start for my first Rigid Ink, its not the cheapest option for filament on the market plenty of bottom feeders out there, and i'm more than happy to pay for quality and consistency, but struggling to think that's the case here with my fist out the box experience, i think clear should mean clear - thus 2 stars for now.
I like printing in clear so use a lot and will often consider the look of the infill pattern for a item, still I've a kilo of the Rigid Ink stuff now, and print wise early results seem promising, so will have to report back in due course. Images of contamination uploaded

Hi Gordon, Thanks for taking the time to write your honest review. I'm very sorry you've received a spool like this. I'm very concerned by what I see here and I'll be launching an investigation to find out how this happened and why it slipped through our quality control. I really don't expect you to have to cut around the contaminated parts of this spool and would like to get this exchanged for a spool you can use without worry. Would you be able to return this spool to me? Our return address is: rigid.ink Unit 434 Birch Park Street 7 Thorp Arch Estate Wetherby LS23 7FG Please include a short cover note with your return so I know it's from you. There's no need to send it by tracked courier - regular first or second-class post will be fine. I can refund your return postage costs up to a value of £3.99, so please send a copy of the receipt over. As soon as I receive this spool back I'll send out a new spool for you. How does this sound? All the best, Jess
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Shipping can be altered at the checkout after filling in your delivery details.

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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.

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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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