1 Kg of PLA, (Polylactic Acid), spooled for 3D Printing use. PLA is a bioplastic which transitions quickly from liquid to solid. This makes it an ideal printing material, one of the most commonly used in consumer 3D printing (along with ABS).
This PLA features tight dimensional accuracy and prints really well (we use it every day here)
Tips and Tricks for Printing in PLA Like a Pro
Get the first layer right! Most prints succeed or fail based on the first layer. Be sure to level the print bed and to home the printer. Then print onto Kapton tape to help make sure your print sticks to the bed throughout the whole print. An alternative to printing on Kapton tape is to print with a heated bed and print straight onto glass. Heat the bed to 70C.
If your first layer fails to stick to the bed then be sure you have a level bed, make sure the print head is close enough to the bed, and make sure you have run the extruder before beginning the print.
Temperature is King - each time you try a new filament realize that you may need to experiment with the ideal print temperature for your machine. Each machine is a little different so start with our suggested range (185C-205C) and move up or down in 5 degree increments until your prints look perfect.
If you are printing too hot, your print will look stringy or your extruder will look like it is leaking filament.
If you are printing too cold you will notice that your filament is having trouble adhering to each layer and the surface will look very ruff.