3D Printing Tips and Tricks with PLA Filament

The print temperature guideline for 3d printing with PLA filament is between 180 °c and 220 °c. Because every desktop 3d printer and every PLA filament has its characteristics and character traits, it is possible that you have to tweak the temperature settings a bit to get the best results. It is recommended to keep the indicated print temperature of the filament manufacturer. To obtain optimal print results, consider the variables such as the diameter of your 3d printer nozzle (nozzle), the print speed settings, and the height of your layers (layer height).

Because of the unique features of PEEK, this plastic is widely used in various industries such as medical, oil and gas, aviation and the automotive industry. This material is used with great success in small series production, unique designs, and prototypes where metal is difficult to apply. However, the PEEK filament is not easy to print.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks

Heated bed/Heated bed

Warping (or warping) is done much less quickly when using PLA when compared to ABS. Therefore, you can print play both with and without heated bed (printed bed). If your 3d printer has a heated bed, we recommend setting it to a bed temperature of about 35 °c to 60 °c.

Print Bed adhesion

A suitable attachment of the first Printlaag is significant in achieving the best print results of your 3d print. Start by accurately leveling the print bed and make sure the print bed is clean. Then there are several tricks to make sure your first layer PLA better attaches to the print bed.

Use blue masking tape. PLA prints usually stick very well to blue masking tape. When you prepare the print bed with blue masking tape, it is better to have small slits between strips of masking tape than the pieces overlap. Overlapping of the tape can cause problems later in the printing process. We have tested a wide range of masking tape, concluding that the best results are obtained from Eurocel Blue masquerading tape.
Coat your print bed with hairspray or glue spray (such as DimaFix). Just as with ABS, PLA tends to attach very well to extra strong hairspray or glue spray.

Lubricate your print bed with glue marker. The lubrication of the print bed with glue marker gives about the same results as coating with hairspray. Glue marker is our preference because it allows you to lubricate the print bed in the places where adhesion is needed. After printing (especially with heated print bed), it is easy to remove the residue from the print bed with a spatula.
Blue masking tape leaves no residue on the print bed. This is the case with hairspray and glue tip.

For more information on the properties of PLA, please visit our 3d Printer materials page.

PLA variants

Several filament variants are made with PLA as a base. These variants have different characteristics and sometimes have to be treated differently in the printing process. Our shop, we sell some of these types of options. If applicable on the product pages of these PLA variants find tips and tricks that will help you to print objects successfully. The PLA variants available in our shop are:

Metall ™ Antique Bronze-This is a crazy new metal-filled PLA-based filament. This filament has on average taken a mixing ratio of 80% bronze (gravimetric). This incredible high filling with bronze powders makes it possible for you as an FDM 3d printer used to be able to print 3d objects that are almost indistinguishable from real bronze.

Metall ™ Classic Copper-this variant is a copper-filled PLA-based filament. This filament has on average taken a mixing ratio of 80% copper (gravimetric). Furthermore, the classic copper has the same characteristics as the Antique bronze variant.

EasyCare ™-EasyCork ™ is available in two colors, a dark colored version, and light colored text. Both clays are based on natural cork filling which gives the printed object a ‘ vivid ‘ appearance with the subtle natural lining that can be reinforced by playing with the extrusion temperature during the 3d print.

MagicFil ™ Thermo
This thermo PLA filament is a new color changing PLA filament. This material has an opaque anthracite gray color when the temperature of the article is less than 29 °c. However, when the temperature of the content exceeds 29 °c The material changes in a transparent color!

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