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3D Printer Filament ABS & PLA - 3Design NZ

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Get your ABS & PLA 3D printer filaments here 

3Design provides the two types of mainstream plastic filaments, ABS and PLA, including 1.75mm and 3mm, which apply to most of the 3D desktop printers available. At 3Design our printing filament adopt highly purified raw materials imported from America and Germany. We reject substandard or used recycled ones to ensure perfect colour purity and saturation. FREE QUOTES AVAILABLE

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PLA Filament

PLA is an ideal filament to use in 3D printers and is great for beginners. It is available in optically clear forms, and when extruded produces no toxic fumes. It has a pleasant odour which has been likened to candyfloss and is made from the natural acid present in yoghurt. This natural filament has no additives making it safe to use with foodstuffs. PLA is often used to make soluble sutures for surgery and it doesn’t affect the lactose intolerant. PLA is biodegradable so is fine to be disposed of in your local city compost, however we do not recommend putting this in your backyard as it requires heat to degrade.

PLA fuses together well when molten with its melting point being at 180℃. When molten, the clear forms become fluid allowing for rapid extrusion. Opaque colourants stiffen the plastic, reducing its tendency to shatter and stopping it from flowing away. It also has a very low resistance on steel bars and is used for printing sliding bearings. We generally extrude it at between 180℃ and 220℃. Clear PLA is suitable as the core for investment castings, as the plastic vaporises leaving no char. It will not biodegrade unless properly composted, so you don’t have to worry that your printed parts will suddenly disintegrate. Please ensure that your extruder sections are clamped together tightly to avoid leakage, as PLA will easily flow.

ABS Filament

ABS is a recyclable plastic used to create common objects including Lego bricks and monitor cases. When heated it produces styrene fumes and other gases which can create an unpleasant smell, so good ventilation is highly recommended. It is tougher compared to PLA and can withstand 60℃ with ease. The extrusion process is done between 210℃ and 250℃, and any blockages should be cleared with acetone only when the ABS is cool, as it will turn to char if you try to burn it out. ABS is one of the most popular 3D printing materials available because of its strength and ease of use. ABS is a flexible and durable plastic which makes is suited for interconnecting parts, prototypes or end user printed parts. FREE QUOTES AVAILABLE

Colours are black, white, green, blue, grey, red, yellow, orange, clear and nature.

Diameter Accuracy: 3mm ±0.05mm or 1.75mm ±0.05mm
Roundness Accuracy: ±0.05mm