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PLA 2.85mm (fits 3.0mm) 3D Printer Filament


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PLA 2.85mm (fits 3.0mm) 3D Printer Filament


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£31.96 GBP (incl. VAT 20%)
£26.63 GBP (ex. VAT 20%) Regular price
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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 2.85mm (fits 3.0mm) 3D Printer Filament

Description

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
Brown = Chocolate Brown
Pink = Hot Pink

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

What makes our PLA (Polylactic Acid) different?

 Pure Formula

Many PLA filaments may have inconsistencies or contaminants. This is a problem, because it can mean some parts or sections of your filament can have varying extruding temperatures, leading to blockages.

Consistent Diameter (0.03 mm +/- ) What's often overlooked is the importance of maintaining a consistent diameter of the filament. If it's too wide in places, this again can stop your extruder from extruding. Thin sections can cause under extrusion.
Excellent Layer Adhesion Our PLA filament produces a full­ strength print with excellent layer adhesion, meaning layer separation is a thing of the past.
NO stringing or blobbing Due to our pure formulations (we have a strict no contaminants rule) your prints will come out with no stringing, or blobbing and excellent detail.
Colour

The colour you see in the photo is the exact colour you'll receive. Not only that, it won't look washed out after the heat from the extruding process either. Leaving you with rich, vibrant prints.
Strength Our PLA is surprisingly strong, meaning it's ideal for printing actually usable parts and prototypes.
Need a PLA filament that's as strong as ABS? You might want to check out our PLA plus.
Temperatures Print PLA, around 180-210°C depending on your printer.
Heated bed not necessary, but if preferred around 40°C.
Spool Size 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole.


Not printing right or just don't like the colour? 
No problem, send it back. All rigid.ink comes with a no quibble 60 ­day money back guarantee.

Looking for our 3KG reels? Click here to see the range

 

 

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 185°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 210°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

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L
L.Y.
White PLA

Only used a couple of different filaments I had no problems printing this no issues at all you can tell it's a quality filament this is the second lot of PLA I have tried from rigid.ink and planning my third purchase

H
H.D.
PLA prints at 100 mm/sec

Good results with printing the white PLA at 100 mm/sec on a UM2 with temperature 220 C and bed temperature of 60 C.
First layer is like glass.

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M.P.Q.
5/5

PLA 2.85mm (fits 3.0mm) 3D Printer Filament

P
P.R.
great filament

I used to use colorfabb but have switched to rigid ink as it's a little cheaper and i think the layer adhesion is possibly even better. I use 1kg reels which don't fit on my ultimakers but the rigid ink box doubles as a spool holder which is handy, I just stick a bit of metal tube in the centre.

J
J.B.
Best PLA out there!

I love this PLA. I've tried lots of different types, at varying prices, and have concluded that this material is by far the best. My last purchase was for 1kg of Black 3mm PLA. I produced several high quality prints and then switched to light yellow. No messing, kept all settings the same and simply produced another print without any changes, nozzle cleaning or anything. It was perfect, then switched back to Black and did exactly the same with identical results. Can't beat it in my view. Well done Rigid.Ink, and keep it up! - Best Regards -
John.

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

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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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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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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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