TechMaharaja PLA – White
Ideal for beginners in 3D printing, TechMaharaja PLA 3D Printing Filaments are known for its versatility of application, biodegradable nature, dimensional accuracy and stability. It’s compatibility with a myriad of 3D printers including Makerbot, Prusa, Ender, Flash forge, Anet, Creality, Lulzbot, Maker gear, Ultimaker, and its inexpensiveness makes it a popular and quintessential choice for prototyping, concept models, and for end users of the 3D print The perfect material to use in the process of prototyping and modelling with 3D printing. Above all when using the FFF technology, TechMaharaja Basic PLA 3D Printing Filaments is a popular choice in 3D printing.
We recommend an extruder temperature of 200°C for PLA.
While PLA/PLA+ can be printed on an unheated bed, for best results we recommend and a bed temp of between 50°C – 60°C. If poor adhesion is an issue, print the first two layers ONLY with the bed at 65°C (and 60°C for every subsequent layer).3. Fan Control & Minimum Layer Time
PLA prints best when rapidly cooled with the aid of your extruder’s fan. This will ensure a clean, crisp layers with neat details. For the best surface resolution possible, set the extruder fan speed to 100%.4. Retraction
We recommend starting with a retraction speed of between 30-80mm/s and a retraction distance of Between 2-5 mm for a Bowden setup or 1-2mm for a direct drive printer.
5. Build Plate Adhesion
While PLA is less prone to warping compared to other materials, even PLA can use a little extra help sticking to the bed sometimes.
6. Print Slower
With proper fan cooling, PLA can achieve blistering print speeds. We’ve found that printing at 50mm/s or slower yields great results.
7. Keep Filament Dry
PLA is prone to absorbing moisture from the air when left out in the open. When left out in a non-airtight environment, PLA will begin to become brittle and snap when uncoiled, causing loading and feeding issues. When printing wet filament, small bubbles can also appear on the skin of your print marring an otherwise smooth surface as. In severe cases, steam and small popping noises can be noticed exiting the nozzle when printing. Finally printing with wet PLA also results in weaker 3D printed parts overall with as wet PLA forms weaker interlayer bond between each print layer of your 3D printed part. Fortunately, wet filament can be rescued by dehydrating it in an oven at 60°c for 12 hours or by storing the filament in a container with ample amounts of desiccant for 1-5 days.
8. Unload Filament
Whenever possible, when not printing with PLA (and all other filaments for that matter), unload the filament from the printer and store it in an airtight container in a cool dry place to keep it dry. Ensure the desiccant that comes with the filament is also stored in the same container to keep the filament in optimal printing condition. Additional desiccant may be required depending on the size of the container and amount of filament being stored. Aim to keep the humidity level within the container at 10-15% and out of direct sunlight. Wet filament stored in this way can be regenerated by if stored in the conditions above for 1-5 days.
Cyanoacrylate glue (superglue) or two-stage epoxies are a great choice for when you’re looking to join your PLA parts.
TechMaharaja Basic PLA 3D Printing Filament is used in a variety of prototyping applications as it’s bio-degradable and easy to print!
1. Food Packaging
As FibReel Basic fab PLA 3D Printing Filament material is seen as a safe alternative to traditional plastics, it is now being used in food packaging. However, it is used because of its ability to package food as it can be disposed extremely easily and will not harm the environment.
The automobile industry is constantly looking at ways to build vehicles that are environmentally friendly and so, TechMaharaja Basic fab PLA 3D Printing Filament material is the perfect option when it comes to prototyping car parts. End-products can be found in plastic trim and plastic on dashboards.
3. Household appliances
Many household appliances prototypes can be done in TechMaharaja Basic PLA 3D Printing Filament material. This is because it’s a plastic that offers environmental benefits as well as benefits for the application for which it is used.
4. TechMaharaja Basic PLA 3D Printing Filament is perfect for models printed mainly for aesthetics, like many architectural works.
5. TechMaharaja Basic PLA 3D Printing Filaments are perfect when the primary focus of the user is aesthetics, particularly with small and complex details.
6. Best suited for prototypes and consumer electronics applications.
7. Beginners also prefer TechMaharaja Basic PLA 3D Printing Filament because they are easier to use.
8. TechMaharaja Basic PLA 3D Printing Filament is often used for low-wear toys, containers, architectural mockups, etc.
1 x TechMaharaja Basic PLA 1.75 mm 1 kg Filament for 3D printer – Premium Quality (White)
- 1kg TechMaharaja filament on a round spool (White)
- Vacuum sealed with desiccant to protect the filament from moisture!