(1) high strength, good toughness;
(2) low density, to do bigger and lighter models, cost-effective;
(3) can be high temperature at 80 degrees or less will not become soft deformation;
(4) PLA relative to soft;
(5) diameter error + /-0.1mm;
(6) 1 kg, vacuum-packed plastic tray that can automatically feeding;
(7) applicable to a variety of models, Makerbot, Mendel, Prusa, Huxley, BFB3000 series.
The company selected with all new ABS material, they do not scrap generated in production, outlet material, rework material, all disposable materials, high quality assurance.
210 - 250oC
(1) PLA processed low temperature;
(2) Suitable taste like grilled corn flavor,
(3) high strength, high rigidity, suitable for DIY users print reprap 3D structure parts of the printer ,
(4) excellent in moldability, very low heat distortion , only 0.3% of shrinkage, strong adhesion between the layers,
(5) Colorful, can be made translucent effect,
(6) Hard, strength and stiffness,
(7) Not curly, not Alice when printing.
160 - 220°C(320~428 °F)
PLA (Polylactic Acid) is one of the two most commonly used desktop 3D printing materials (with the other being ABS). It is the ‘default’ recommended material for many desktop 3D printers, and with good reason - PLA is useful in a broad range of printing applications and has the virtue of being both odorless and low-warp. PLA is also one of the more eco-friendly 3D printing materials available. PLA is available in a wide range of colors in both 1.75mm and 3mm (check your printer specs to determine the correct size).
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is another commonly used material in desktop 3D printing. Useful for making durable parts that need to withstand higher temperatures. In comparison to PLA, ABS is less ‘brittle.’ It can also be post-processed with acetone to provide a glossy finish. When 3D printing in ABS a heated printing surface is recommended, as ABS will contract when cooled. ABS is available in both 1.75mm and 3mm diameter sizes.
WOOD is a wood-like 3D printing material that gives 3D printed objects the look and feel of fiberboard. It also imbues parts with other wood-like attributes, such as the ability be cut, painted, and sanded. It is also possible to give parts printed in WOOD a simulated alternating light/dark wood-grain appearance by varying the temperature during printing. WOOD is available in a 1.75mm or 3mm unspooled rolls.
PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) prints translucent with a slightly yellow tint and is primarily used, in a 3D printing context, as a support material because it is water-soluble meaning that it will dissolve when exposed to water (and so MUST be kept dry prior to use). PVA is most often used on printers with dual extruders, with one extruder printing a primary material (such as ABS or PLA) and the other printing this easily-dissolved material to provide support for overhanging features. PVA is available in 1.75mm and 3mm.
TPE is a flexible 3D printing material that feels and acts much like flexible rubber. TPE can be used to make parts that can bend or must flex to fit their environment - stoppers, belts, springs, phone cases and more. This extremely flexible material will allow you to create prints that will have the properties of a soft rubber, making it even more flexible and elastic than our Soft PLA filament. TPE is available in 1.75mm and 3mm.
HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is very similar to ABS. The main difference is that HIPS uses Limonene as a solvent. HIPS is as easy to print with as ABS but is much less likely to warp. HIPS is available in 1.75mm and 3mm.
1. What is your filament diameter specification?
For 1.75mm filament, the specification is 1.68mm~1.78mm, normally between 1.71~1.76mm.
For 3.0 mm filament, the specification is 2.95mm~3.05mm, normally between 2.97~3.03mm.
2. What is your idea printing temperature?
It is hard to get a fix printing temperature. In fact, it is determined by material itself and printer sensor. If the printer sensor is not good, which is also can mislead the printing job.
As to material itself, the ABS can be printed between 200 oC to 250 oC, the ideal is 230 oC and this value will little variable due to different color and printer temperature sensor.
The PLA can be printed between 170 oC ~230 oC and the ideal is 210 oC. This value will little variable due to different color and printer temperature sensor.
3. Why glow in dark will not glow as stated?
The toner has short term and long term type. Our toner is long term so it should be under light for more time but will glow for longer time too.
4. Why the filament cannot stick on heated bed?
In fact when different materials combine together, the adhesion should not as good as the same material itself. So when combine with two different materials, the material character is important. Normally Kapton tape, 3MM blue tape, breadboard are the idea material that can adhere filament.
There are also some tips on that:
The higher the heat bed temperature is, the better adhesion it is.
The closer of the distance between nozzle and heat bed, the better quality it is. But need to assure that filament can be extruded within these distance.
5. Why the printing failure when using filament?
To avoid these issue, you need to confirm:
Diameter is OK, no clog on the filament.
The first layer should be OK. It is very important for a successful printing.
If you solve the above issue and still not get good quality, it should be caused by the printer, because the precision of printer is very important. The printing work is based on layer by layer when you print something. If the mechanic is not good the nozzle can touch the printing parts. As a result the nozzle will adhere more and more filaments because of hot head can adhere plastic. Then it should cause a failure printing parts.