Here is what makes this "World's Best" PLA:
Low Cost - We keep the cost low by keeping the product simple, not cheap. No fillers, just quality, domestic PLA produced on quality, ProtoPlant-made extruders.
High Quality - Avoid unexpected and hidden costs of 3D Printing with less failed prints. Poor diameter control, moisture, tightly wound filament on small diameter cores, and cheap fillers can kill reliability. That's why we implement dynamic diameter feedback, introduce no moisture during extrusion, use large cores on all our spools, and add nothing unnecessary to cheapen the material.
Less waste - PLA has a more eco-friendly, bio-renewable origin with less out-gassing and nano-particle emissions than most plastics, but then many companies spool PLA onto petroleum based, non-recyclable reels creating unnecessary plastic waste! Next, they add additional wasteful packaging like multiple boxes. Finally, they often out-source materials from far away at additional cost to the environment. We're controlling our carbon footprint and minimizing environmental impact by sourcing local materials, adding nothing unnecessary, and minimizing packaging waste. We lead the industry with locally-made, 100% recyclable cardboard spools that are both lightweight to ship and locally recyclable.
Made by Makers - Best of all, Proto-pasta is made by engineering professionals at ProtoPlant who are passionate about making things and improving our world - just like you! When you purchase Proto-pasta, you can feel good about supporting small business, future innovation, the environment, and hard working folks that love 3D Printing, technology, and tinkering as much as you do!
Easy Printing - Everyday PLA is a Proto-pasta's first product designed for everybody. Sustainable and so easy to use. If you print PLA, Print with Pasta! Still no convinced? Try a free sample with free Maker the Gnome STL download!
Tips & Tricks
In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters ranging from 190-230C nozzle with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required but up to 70C okay. Some shrinkage will occur in the heat treating process, so dimension critical parts may need to be scaled appropriately (as much as 2.5% in our experience).
For this improved the performance, your prints should be baked in an oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque with reduced gloss. This visual change indicating the improved performance! We've seen the change take place in 5-10 minutes on thin walled parts but can take an hour or more. We've had good luck in a quality, at home convection oven at 110C (225F). Parts will get very "floppy" before becoming more firm, so please leave supports on your parts or support them and bake them on a flat, non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite).
1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameter
500g 8" diameter spool only
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- Additional Information
Material weight 500g Diameter (mm) 1.75mm & 2.85mm (+/ –0.05mm) Extruder temperature (°C) 190 to 230ºC bed temperature (°C) 0 to 70ºC Bed adhesion recommendation Other recommendations *Printing temperature and speed may vary. All information given is a guide by the manufacturer. Data sheet sds_everyday_pla.pdf A Spool full width (mm) 200mm B Hole full (mm) 55mm C Spool depth (mm) 50mm Empty spool weight 145g
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