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Premium 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75MM 1kg/spool, Silver
Get outstanding 3D printing results when you use 1.75mm PLA 3D Printer Filament from Monoprice!
PLA is a good choice for a printing material if you are looking for high accuracy and high resolution. It extrudes at lower temperatures, does not require a heated base, and has a very low shrinkage rate (0.3%). PLA is harder than ABS, but is therefore also a bit more brittle. Additionally, PLA is a plant-based plastic, which means that it is biodegradable and gives off a slightly sweet odor, like roasting corn.
This 1 Kg spool features a thickness of 1.75mm ±0.10mm, with a roundness variation of only 0.03mm. It has a nominal processing temperature of 210° C (410°F). Thickness and roundness factors are laser measured at the factory to ensure accuracy over the entire length of the filament.
The negatives of using PLA is that it is vulnerable to degradation from moisture, sunlight, and heat. Additionally, it is more prone to overheating during processing, which can cause dripping and drooping if it gets too hot.
- Reel Diameter: 195mm (7.68")
- Hub Diameter: 95mm (3.74")
- Spindle Diameter: 38mm (1.50")
- Reel Width: 80mm (3.15")
Fortunately Monoprice filament is cheap so the Silver and the Grey being the same price makes okay that they are basically the same color. The silver has a slight sheen to it that is noticeable at certain angles of viewing but after printing the same part with both the grey and silver PLA, its difficult to tell the difference between the two. YMMV.
Overall I would recommend this filament. It smooth, feeds great, and works.
PROS: Prints nicely. Looks silver-ish.
CONS: I had a problem with the first meter or so of the filament.
It kept snapping at random spots.
I really recommend pulling about a meter of the top and cutting it off. I keep the extra bit for friction welding parts after I'm done.
PROS: Inexpensive, quality
CONS: Fat heavy spool, gray not silver