Gizmo Dorks 3mm (2.85mm) PLA Filament 1kg / 2.2lb for 3D Printers, Translucent Blue
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|Item Weight||1000 Grams|
|Item Diameter||2.85 Millimeters|
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- 3mm diameter, 1kg net weight, PLA Filament
- Filament Roundness: +/- 0.07mm
- Filament Diameter: +/- 0.05mm
- Recommended Print Temperature: 200 - 210°C, depending on printer model
- Compatible with RepRap, Makerbot, Afinia, Solidoodle or any standard spool based 3D printer
|Item Weight||2.20 pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
|Outside Diameter||3.00 millimeters millimeters|
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Polylactic Acid (PLA) is created from processing a number of plant products, it's considered the greener plastic compared to ABS. Since PLA is derived from sugars, it gives off a semi-sweet smell when heated during printing. This is generally preferred over ABS filament, which gives off the smell of hot plastic.
PLA is stronger and more rigid, which generally produces sharper details and corners compared to ABS. The 3D printed parts will feel more glossy. The prints can also be sanded and machined. PLA has much less warping versus ABS, and thus a heated build platform is not required. Because a heated bed plate is not required, many users often prefer to print using blue painters tape instead of kapton tape. PLA can also be printed at higher throughput speeds.
Please store PLA plastic filament in a dry cool space. Absorption of moisture can cause bubbles to form because PLA reacts with water at high temperatures.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 8.5 x 3 inches; 2.2 Pounds
- Date First Available : November 22, 2013
- Manufacturer : Gizmo Dorks
- ASIN : B00GU2E71U
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#22,899 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
- #292 in 3D Printing Filament
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Resetting the filament after every print is pretty irritating; having prints ruined is infuriating. I'm having much more success with Ultibots PLA; very nice, consistent behavior.
It prints fine although when the spool arrived I was a bit concerned to see several obvious crossovers on the filament wind on the spool (potential tangle/jam points). Mine has been fine thus far but before you launch into a big print be cautious. Comes sealed in a bag with desiccant and a bit of stretch wrap around the filament itself, end is tied off on the side.
All in all an OK filament, but at $26 it's not cheap and the bad winding job on the spindle is a bit off-putting. You expect that from $10 filament but you get into more expensive stuff and you expect them to know how to wind filament correctly.
But for some reason the filament gets brittle as it sits in the machine. I haven't had it fail during a print yet, but about five times now, after a print is done and the machine is just sitting there, the filament spontaneously snaps off. The next foot or two of the filament is quite brittle (easy to break with my fingers), then it returns to being mostly pliable. So I throw away a couple feet of filament, and go through the reloading ritual. I haven't put the built pieces through much stress yet, so I don't know if the output parts are also brittle.
On a scale from 0 (Hatchbox, sent back to Amazon) to 10 (Ultibots), this stuff is a 5: the brittle breakage is irritating enough that I'd only buy it again if I run out of filament and need some more next-day from Amazon.
---- Update: let's make it a 2. I printed maybe 0.25kg. The first couple prints, no problems. Then the filament would become brittle and break after each print, for another ten prints or so. Irritating because it required reloading the filament every time, but not yet had it ruined a print. Today, it broke mid-print and ruined the print, so I pulled the spool out. Thankfully a couple spools of Ultibots filament had arrived yesterday, so I'm back to printing with good stuff. Looks like this spool is headed back to Amazon. :v(
I even have other GizmoDorks PLA and ABS that work without issue. It's just something with this specific Orange Translucent PLA. I've tried from 180 to 225 temp and no changes. Slow/fast, large parts, small parts, doesn't matter.
Once it clogs if you keep the heat on, you can manually force it through but you'll notice it's very hard but after an inch or so, it then pushes through with ease. This is where it seems something is inconsistent with how it's made.
I thought some of the clogs were due to other filaments trapped in the head but with the new head, I still had black burnt chunks that'd come out in random places. Just really weird filament...
Beautiful color when it prints though! Returning...
By I'M Ms. Nesbit on September 25, 2020
This translucent red though, it came out of the bag, got put into the printer, and was unable to finish even a single print before the line between the roll and the extruder would shatter. Micro-cracks can be seen all the way through the material. Completely useless.