PLA, also known as polylactic acid, is a biodegradable material derived from renewable and natural raw materials. AzureFilm PLA filaments are versatile and extremely easy to print with materials. PLA filaments are used mainly for rapid prototyping and printing of low-wear aesthetic prints.
PLA or so-called polylactic acid is a PLA filament for 3D printing, which is an extremely easy to use and versatile material and is the most widely used printing filament in the world of 3D printing. PLA bioplastic filament is a renewable and biodegradable material. This is why PLA filament is much better for the environment compared to petrochemical alternatives (such as ABS). Another great advantage of PLA filament is that it does not produce harmful fumes during heating or printing.
Why choose PLA filaments?
Thanks to its special design, AzureFilm PLA is extremely easy to use for all beginners. For starters, we recommend sticking to PLA filament at the beginning of learning 3D printing, as it is one of the most affordable and easy to use. PLA filament does not shrink during printing and has excellent properties. In addition, it fits extremely nicely on the printing table.
Due to similar properties, ABS is an alternative to PLA printing filament, but you will have much more trouble sticking the thread to the printing table because ABS filaments shrink more than PLA filaments. You would also need a closed 3D printer since ABS is a very delicate filament. PLA is a material with a glossy finish, so it is also used for printing decorative elements. PLA filament is most often used to print precise models, props, various everyday accessories, architectural models, and decorations. Due to their unpretentiousness and affordability, they are often used in various industries for printing rapid prototypes.
It is also worth mentioning the fact that PLA filaments deform at temperatures above 60 ° C because they cannot withstand high temperatures. This is why we need to think carefully about what your 3D print will be for. In addition, PLA is more fragile than other 3D printing threads, so it's a good idea to avoid printing objects that are subject to falls and bumps. We do not recommend printing various children's toys, phone cases and tool handles.
PLA filaments are not resistant to water and chemicals.
PLA filaments are currently the best-selling products on the market among 3D filaments for 3D printing. The reason for its popularity is its usability in a wide range of 3D printing. The main advantages of PLA material are that it is odorless, easy to print, and does not require a heated table for printing. In addition to the already mentioned advantages, it is worth mentioning the wide range of PLA filaments. At AzureFilm, you can choose from more than forty different PLA filaments. They differ in color and type of PLA material. In our offer, we have PLA Strongman, PLA Original, PLA wood PLA Glitter, and PLA printing threads for 3D pens.
AzureFilm PLA filament can be printed on almost all 3D printers, including RepRap and MakerBot, Creality, Ultimaker, Artillery, Prusa, Bits from Bytes, Airwolf3D, Makergear, Printrbot, Bukobot, Type A Machines, and many more.
Printing temperature with PLA filaments
For good results, we recommend printing at 190-210 ° C with a printing table heated to 50-60 ° C. Note that the temperature range of the print media may vary slightly depending on the use of other printers.
You can also sand the object you have printed until you get a perfectly smooth surface of your print.
The reel on which the AzureFilm PLA material is wound is 200mm in diameter with a reel width of 63,4mm and a 60mm diameter hole. The vacuum-packed 3D printing thread contains a bag that absorbs moisture and thus allows for long-lasting filament freshness.