Form Futura Strong Black™ 1.75mm PLA filament is as black as black can get. You know what they say about “once you go black….”. Well try to imagine “once you go Strong Black…”!
Premium PLA filament – 1.75mm – Strong Black
It doesn’t matter which desktop 3D printer you have, as 3D Printing will always go smoothly with Formfutura filament. Form Futura Premium 1.75mm PLA filament prints perfectly with all common desktop 3D printers. Amongst others:
- RepRap (Mendel, Huxley, Prusa, Ormerod)
- MakerBot (Replicator, Replicator 2, Replicator 2X)
- UP! Plus, Up! Mini
- AND MANY MORE….!
PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid in full) is a thermoplastic which is extruded from the starch of plants, such as corn, cassava, sugar cane, cereals, or sugar beet. By being derived from biological resources this type of thermoplastic can be biodegradable under the right conditions (such as an active compost heap, with enough presence of oxygen) and has a much lesser environmental impact than thermoplastics derived from fossil fuels.
Form Futura Premium PLA 3D printer filament wrapped on a reusable plastic spool which has about 1Kg of filament. Form Futura spool-wrapped Premium PLA filaments packed in a silica sealed bag and come in a cardboard box. Please see below for more details with respect to the weight and packaging of our spool-wrapped Premium PLA 3D printer filaments:
|Filament Net Weight:||± 1 Kg|
|Spool Size (D x h):||195 mm x 85 mm|
|Spool Hub Diameter:||38 mm|
|Carton Box Size (L x W x H):||205 mm x 205 mm x 90 mm|
|Packaged weight||1.45 Kg|
General Tips & Tricks for printing with PLA filaments
The printing temperature guideline for printing with our Premium PLA filament is about 180°C to 200°C. As each desktop 3D printer has its own unique characteristics, you might need to tweak around with your temperature settings a bit to get the best results. To obtain optimal results for your prints you need to take into account variables like your 3D printer’s nozzle diameter, your printing speed settings, and layer height.
PLA has much less tendency to warp compared to ABS. Therefore it can be printed both with and without a heated print bed. However, if your desktop 3D printer does have a heated print bed it’s recommended to set your print bed temperature to about 40° to 50° C.
A good first layer adhesion is of the utmost importance in obtaining the best results for your prints. There are several tricks to get the first layer of your PLA print to stick better to the print bed of your 3D printer.