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3DQF Glass PLA+ 1.75mm 1kg 3D Printing Filament

3DQF Glass PLA+ 1.75mm 1kg 3D Printing Filament

£20.99 £17.49 ex. VAT

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£20.99 £17.49 ex. VAT

Brought to you from their factory in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, 3DQF is eager to broaden its product range with exciting new materials and colours. Maintaining a remarkable tolerance of +/- 0.03 mm.

Availability: In stock SKU: 73066
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Description

Looking for a PLA that can handle higher temperatures or a material with more impact resistance than standard PLA? Look no further than 3DQF’s new PLA+! Made from Natureworks 3D850 high crystalline material, this PLA+ offers impressive improvements over the base 4043D PLA. With the same ease of printing you’ve come to expect from all 3DQF filaments, this new PLA+ is sure to impress. It features super smooth flow and is specifically developed for 3D printing!

Available in a selection of bright and vibrant colors, the new PLA+ range promises exceptional printing performance. Plus, 3DQF plans to expand the range with exciting new colors and effects in the pipeline.

What is PLA+?

Not all PLA+ filaments are created equal, and it’s important to highlight this. Many PLA+ products on the market are simply the base grade polymer, 4043D. Typically, when a manufacturer labels their product as PLA+, they’re claiming it’s a better version than their standard grade without specifying what those grades are.

At 3DQF, transparency is key. 3DQF discloses the materials used and the benefits of each. There are two recognized PLA+ grades: 3D850 and 3D870. Both expand the range and capabilities of PLA. 3DQF’s 3D850 is a high crystalline material that allows for annealing at 80°C, significantly improving the material and enabling it to withstand temperatures exceeding 100°C. This material boasts increased impact strength, better layer bonding, sharper prints, and more vibrant colors, with reduced warping compared to 4043D.

 

Spec

Material PLA filament
Diameter 1.75mm + or – 0.03mm
Filament Weight 1 Kg Gross
Print Temperature 220 – 235°C
Bed temperature 40-50°C or unheated

Spool Spec

76mm W
198 mm D
70 mm Axle
Card Construction
Airtight Bag with desiccant

Improvements

Smoother flowing material
Higher detail prints
Improved temperature handling once annealed
Higher Impact resistance
Higher layer strength
Brighter colours
Improve Flexibility

*Higher Temp handling after the annealing stage

Crucial Guidelines to Remember: First and foremost, keep in mind that patience and practice are essential for achieving success in 3D printing. You’re embarking on a learning curve, and one of the initial challenges you’ll face is achieving proper bed adhesion. It’s imperative to carefully read and adhere to the instructions provided with your 3D printer. Additionally, utilize these instructions and other guides as valuable references for your personal growth in 3D printing. Filament Temperature Insights: For optimal results with 3DQF PLA, maintain a hot-end temperature between 210-225°C. We recommend beginning within this range for your initial prints. It’s worth noting that most imported filaments require lower temperatures due to fillers and additives. Therefore, it’s perfectly normal to require slightly more heat with the pure Natureworks material. Please be aware that the maximum safe hot-end temperature for 3DQF PLA is 225°C, specifically when printing at speeds up to 120mm per second (‘mm/s’). Avoid exceeding this temperature limit if you’re printing at speeds below 120 mm/s. High-speed printing has become popular, and with increased speed comes the necessity for higher temperatures to facilitate material flow. If you plan to use our filament in a high-speed printer, consult our “High-speed printing” guide for temperature recommendations. Bed Temperature Recommendations: We advise maintaining a heated bed temperature for 3DQF PLA of no higher than 50°C. This temperature range ensures proper adhesion while minimizing the risk of warping or deformation. Increasing the bed temperature beyond this limit will not enhance bed adhesion; in fact, cooling it down can be more beneficial. If you encounter difficulties with filament adhesion, consult our z-offset guide, which often addresses the issue. Never underestimate the importance of a flat and level bed accurately trammelled to the extruder’s gantry, as it simplifies setting the z-offset. Seamless Filament Management: In the design process, we recognized the importance of ensuring that our filament spools release the filament cleanly at the end of the roll. To achieve this, we loop the end of the roll outside the spool, allowing you to snip it free before it runs out. This approach enables the tail of the filament to release smoothly at the end of the roll, and it’s particularly advantageous if you have a run-out detector, as it can pause your print. In contrast, many imported filaments on plastic spools make accessing the tail of the filament difficult, leading to various issues when the end doesn’t release cleanly from the spool. Filament Cleaning: Effective filament cleaning is crucial, especially considering that filament can sit around for extended periods. Dust tends to accumulate on the filament’s surface, which, when introduced into the extruder, can lead to blockages over time. To counter this, we recommend using a filament cleaner to wipe the filament just before it enters the PTFE tube or extruder. This can be as simple as a small foam section acting as a wiper to maintain a clean filament feed.

AMS, Dry Box & Roller unloader user please use MK19 Edge Protectors

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Filament Colour

Black

Filament Range

3DQF PLA+

Filament Type

PLA

Filament Diameter

1.75mm

Filament Brand

3DQF PLA

Filament Weight

1Kg

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