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PLA 3D printer filament has a lower printing temperature than ABS, and it doesn’t warp as easily, meaning it doesn’t require a heating bed (although it definitely helps). Another benefit to using PLA is that it doesn’t give off an evil smell during printing. This filament is considered an odourless filament. Finally, as a biodegradable thermoplastic, PLA is more environmentally friendly than most 3D printer filament types. This is made from annually renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane.
Compared to any other 3D printer filament types PLA is brittle. So avoid using it when making items that may be bent, twisted, or dropped repeatedly. Such as phone cases, high-wear toys, or tool handles. You should also avoid using it with items that need higher temperatures as PLA tends to malformed around temperatures of 60°C or higher.
PLA Filament Article Reviews
- Eryone PLA Filament 1.75mm – The spool Eryone provides with this 1KG of filament is a right size with no cutouts on the outer perimeter, for this reason, it rolls nice and freely on my bearing spool holder.
- Eryone Silk Copper Review: Print Copper for Pennies! – Everyone loves filament that is different, well this one you need to check it out to see for yourself it’s so shiny.
- Eryone Silk Silver Filament Review – Another excellent silk filament to try out, this time its high silver filament to use on multiple different types of models.
- Eryone Rainbow Filament – Oh How Colourful – Are you tired of your plain old filament? bored with watching the same colour print layer on the layer?
- Eryone Sparkly Blue – The packaging for Eryone Sparkly Blue PLA is just your average brown cardboard box. With previous Eryone filaments, they have been packaged in their own branded packaging.
- Eryone Black Glitter – Black filament and Star Wars, it got to be Darth Vader! I found the STL on my HDD so can’t be sure where it came from but if anyone knows the author let me know, and I will link to them.
- Eryone Dark Wood PLA – Just A Splinter Faction? – the colour depth and the low odour of this filament surprised me. It’s often found that wood infused filaments often have a higher smell than other PLA.
- Eryone PLA+ Filament Review – It’s Plus-Tic!– Eryone is one of my favourite manufacturers. Not just because I am lucky enough to review their items, but what they produce is of outstanding quality. They have sent me some of their Grey and Red Eryone PLA+ 3D printer filament to try out!
- Eryone ULTRA Silk Filament Review – Is There A Difference – Eryone has now added a new selection to their silk PLA filament range. They have now come up with ULTRA silk filament, and now it makes us wonder what is the difference between their original “silk” and the ultra silk.
- Eryone Marble PLA Filament: With A Realistic Marble Effect – Let’s look at another new filament by Eryone which I think looks fantastic! It is Eryone Marble PLA. Check out the Sparkly Blue, Transparent, Rainbow, Copper, Silver and many more on Inov3D if you haven’t already!
- Eryone Transparent PLA Filament – A Clear Look – Eryone has introduced a set of colours to their ever-expanding range of filaments, or should I say removed the colour in this case, transparent! I’ve used Eryone PLA’s in the past and been thoroughly impressed. This doesn’t change with the Eryone transparent PLA.
- Eryone Filament PLA Black And White Review Perfect Mach – Unboxing Of The Black Eryone Filament Eryone asked me to review there PLA Filament, and upon receipt of some black Eryone filament, I immediately got to testing. However… after opening the filament, it was an instant disappointment.
- Eryone White PLA Filament 1.75mm Review: Excellent Quality! – Recently I tested a 1KG spool of Eryone White PLA 1.75mm filament in “White”. Eryone sent this to me intending to let them know my honest opinion. The manufacturing company of the filament is Eryone. Who we are all hearing about in the 3D.
- Enotepad Marble And Carbon Fiber Filament Review – Enotepad is popular for their 3D Printers, Fila Dryer S1, 3D Pens, LCD Writing Tablet and of course 3D Printer Filament. Enotepad Carbon Fiber Filament and Marble Filament comes in a cardboard box with recommended printing parameters and a brief summary.
- BIQU Matte Filament Review Navy Blue & Olive Green – The company has a professional technical team and operation team in 3D technology. Biqu is based in China with many innovative products, ranging from 3D printers, filaments, motherboards, hotends and many more extras for your 3D printer.
Eryone Matte PLA Filament – It’s A Navy Blue Review – It’s been a while since I have tried out some new filament, so let me introduce you to Eryone Matte PLA! They sent me the navy blue colour which looks great, so let’s give it a go! Eryone Matte PLA Packaging Filament packaging changes all the time.
3D 360 Lamarr Lemon Yellow PLA Filament Review – Welcome to the review of 3D 360 and their Lamarr Lemon 3D printer filament with a price of £23.33 Ex Vat. They named 3D 360 Lamarr Lemon after Hedy Lamarr, who was a huge movie star but also a marvelous inventor.
- YouSu Silk Pearlescent PLA – Color, Quality, And Shine – Instantly, I noticed something different about these rolls of filament. The spools were clear and contained material-specific labels in multiple languages. The labels show the material, diameter, printing temperature, print surface temperature and net weight. The label has approximately percent of remaining usage marks. This is the first time I’ve seen a filament spool like this. NICE!!!
- Eono PLA Filament Review Standard PLA, Silk or Rainbow – Let’s talk filament review specifically Eono PLA Filament. Recently, I was approached by a representative from Eono. A Chinese manufacturer that makes 3D printer filaments, asking if I would be interested in testing and reviewing their latest red PLA.
GiantArm PLA Filament Review – White – Like most 3D printing hobbyists, my go-to filament of choice is PLA. It’s economical (both in price and usage) and comes in more colours than you could shake a stick at. There are a LOT of manufacturers offering PLA filament at competitive prices and many pros and cons.
Giantarm Gradient PLA – Does It Make The Grade? – Giantarm gradient PLA is the latest filament to come into my possession for testing. Those among you who have read my other reviews will already know, I don’t usually go in for the “Pretty” Filaments.
Spidermaker Matte PLA Filament Review – Sexy & Smooth – Today’s review I will show of 3D prints on the Spidermaker Matte PLA filament in the colours of Emerald Green and Jujube Red. Most of the files that will be used are from Thingiverse. Upgrade your PLA printing with a matte finish filament.
- Ziro PLA Blue Diamond Filament Review Enormous Sparkle – If you want to add a bit of sparkle to your 3D prints, then come and check out the Ziro PLA Blue Diamond 3D printer PLA filament! I’m sure I have seen filament like this before.
Colorfabb NGen Filament Review – The Next Generation – According to Colorfabb, nGen, it is a low-odor, styrene-free co-polyester. It has a glass transition temperature of 85°C which makes it good for applications where it get hots, like a car interior, or even parts for a 3D printer.
- TTek 3D 3D Printer Filament Review – Tangy! – TTek 3D is a fairly unfamiliar name for the 3D Printing industry. They are providers of 3D Printers, spare parts, filament and tools, accessories and also a 3D Print service. If you need artillery sidewinder x1 spare parts, these guys are the people to go to.
- Sunlu Silk Green Filament Review – A Must Try – As soon as I saw Sunlu advertising their Sunlu Silk Green filament range as coming soon, I knew I had to try it and oh boy, I was not disappointed! The aqua/green colour is unlike anything I’ve seen before.
- Sunlu Transparent PLA+ – I now wanted to print something to show how transparent the Sunlu Transparent PLA+ filament is.
- Sunlu Black & White Filament Review – The outcome of this was enjoyable. The black prints are beautiful and even and with a lovely shiny black and the XYZ cube dimensions are spot on. However, there was some little stinging, but my Ender 3 Pro was set up for a significant print.
- Sunlu Rainbow PLA Filament – Zelda Themed Review! – I ordered Sunlu Rainbow PLA filament from Amazon Prime and received it at my door in 2 days with free shipping. It is a standard 1.75mm 1kg spool of PLA filament with a ±0.02mm accuracy. However, further down in the description, it states ±0.03mm.
- GST3D PLA+ Filament – Good Stuff Or Ghastly Substance? – New Kids on the Block, touting High Quality Fresh off an evening of an hour’s less sleep, I bring you the latest and greatest stuff you’ve ever seen. Or do I present a ghastly substance to avoid here and forevermore?
- Tianse Red Copper Silk PLA Filament Review – The latest Filament to fall into my grubby mitts is the unusually named Tianse Red Copper. Once again sourced from Amazon UK. Previously, I have used Tianse Wood infused PLA on personal projects.
Hello3D Silk Silver Filament Review – A Shiny Success? – All the Rage Silk metallic PLA filament has become the hottest filament of choice lately. As a result, there are multiple different colour options from many different suppliers available.
Filamentive Cosmic Blue PLA-With Metallic Flakes – Welcome to the review of Filamentive and their Cosmic Blue PLA filament, with a price of only £24.98. Their highly rated PLA, now featuring metallic flakes to create prints that are “out of this world.
- Tesla Rainbow Filament Review– A general query may come into your mind – is Tesla Filament worth buying? Of course, 3D printer filaments are a significant part of the 3D printing industry.
Tesla Maple Wood PLA Filament Review, Smells Like Wood – I got the chance to try out Ceramic and Maple Wood Pla from Tesla. This article will be on Maple Wood, and I’ll be using my tronxy X3S with a 0.4mm nozzle and slicing with Cura to test this.
Tesla Aluminum Filament Review Must Have – Aluminum Filament Today we’re going to share our review of Tesla aluminum filament for 3D printers with you.
- TronXY White PLA, Hard To Beat For Cheap! – TronXY White PLA, 16 Bucks Shipped!? Buy TronXY White PLA from Amazon! I got the pleasure of being sent a roll of TronXY White PLA for my Lithophane article that was recently published.
- 3D Hero Red PETG Review: Great Quality, Better Price! – I will be honest here and state that I have had some terrible experiences with PETG in the past. After using PLA, I became spoiled by the ease of printing with it. I skipped the ABS bus entirely and went right to PETG, after mastering PLA.
3D Hero Wood Filament Review: Read This And Get Wood! – Introduction There’s been a lot of different manufacturers that have been adding things to their filaments lately. They can range from carbon fiber strands, ACTUAL diamonds, all sorts of metallic powders, and finally.. wood.
- Taulman3D Bridge Nylon Review: Easy To Print Nylon! – Introduction Sometimes, PLA just isn’t enough. Typically, the next step from here is either PETG or ABS. What if you need something just a bit stronger, flexible, and easy to print? You’re probably looking at some sort of nylon.
Tiamet3D Ultra Nano Diamond Filament Review – Now for something completely different. There is a Dutch 3D filament company called Tiamet3D, that has partnered with Carbodeon, a Finnish nano-diamond manufacturer, that made a new product. It’s a PLA filament mixed with industrial nano-diamonds that Tiamet3D is calling ULTRA.
- 3D Printz Crystal PLA – Measured the thickness with my callipers in three spots and there within their range of their quoted tolerance of 0.03mm.
- Emvio PLA-MT Matte Black Filament – Temperature advised for the Emvio PLA-MT Matte Black filament is between 195–220. On the CR10S I printed at 215 with a 60 bed, pretty much the norm with PLA.
- 3DQF Anime Pink Filament Review– 3DQF is now our go-to filament manufacturer with reasonable price and fantastic quality.
- 3DQF Pearl Plum Filament – 3DQF has started their new Pearl range of filaments, fresh out of the extruder. They wanted a set of unique colours that are different, almost with a metallic effect.
- Hobby King Transparent Red PLA – This review is for Hobby King Transparent Red PLA filament, in 1.75mm. I will be going over its print quality, ease of printing, and performance in price.
- Ooznest Glitz PLA Filament Review – Do you want a fantastic glitz PLA? Want to give a WOW factor print which excites every person? Of course you want! One of the best materials for you is the Ooznest Glitz PLA.
- SOVOL PLA 3D Printer Filament – This week we’re looking at a new high-quality PLA Black and White filament made by Chinese manufacturer SOVOL.
- Geeetech Marble Filament Review – Geeetech Marble Filament, Silk Filament, Rainbow Filament it’s all a minefield! Buying new filaments can be hit and miss. Is it going to look like the pictures?
- Geeetech Glow In The Dark Filament Review – I have a habit of weighing new filaments, and this one weighed in at 1201g. Geeetech claim this is 335M, but I’m not prepared to measure it out so I will take their word for it.
- Geeetech Gold Silk PLA – Is All That Glitters Gold? – Thrilling to look at with an excellent finish. Straightforward to print and realistically priced. There isn’t a lot to not like about Geeetechs Gold Silk PLA. I can’t think of anything I don’t like.
- Thumwan Red Filament Review – Brown box and vac-packed plain black spool complete with desiccant within greeted me when I opened the package. No innovations here, no-frills, just well packaged Thumwan filament.