3D Fuel PLA Filament – Forest Green
The most popular 3d printer filament on the market would be PLA filament. 3D Fuel only uses virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resin. No fillers or stretchers are used which means less warping and better dimensions can be achieved for a more predictable print. Because no fillers are used the ideal print temp maybe a bit higher than your regular PLA settings around 5-10C higher. This PLA filament is very easy to print and is very strong and produces a barely noticeable sugary smell when extruding.
To understand more on the differences between 3D fuels PLA Filament and Pro PLA Filament line please click here.
All 3D Fuel filament is manufactured in a factory in North Dakota to the highest tolerances. They have complete end-to-end control over the manufacturing process to ensure you get the highest quality product. Each spool includes spool metrics printed on each box which includes information such as tolerances and when it was produced so you know it is fresh!
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3D Fuels diameter tolerance is +/-0.02mm. Many do not think that this spec is important when printing but I would say it is one of the most important. Variations in this spec will cause (not maybe) failures and jams in your print jobs. 3D Fuel uses a multi-axis laser measuring system to control the filament diameter and ovality in real time during production. As your printer extrudes plastic filament it needs an even flow. If the diameter of the filament changes while partway extruding you will get over extrusion or under extrusion at those locations. If you have a filament that is 1.8mm thick which by the way falls in the spec of +/-0.05mm filament, it does not take very much for that to jam a printer that is meant to run 1.75mm filament.
Each spool of filament will arrive on a plastic spool inside a vacuum-sealed bag with a packet of desiccant to keep out any moisture and keep it as fresh as possible.
3D Fuel tests their filament on a wide variety of 3D printers in their lab to ensure you have the best printing experience possible. They regularly test on 3D printer brands such as Raise3D, MakerBot, LulzBot, FlashForge, Prusa, Creality, and more.
Hotend Temp: 190-220C
Bed Temp: 0-60C
Bed Surface: PEI, Heated Bare Glass, Blue Painters Tape, BuildTak, WhamBam
Recommended Print Speed: 40-100mm/s