Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, your beloved 3D printer and our top-of-the-line filament -- an elite team should only have the best sidekick. Taking your 3D printing to a whole new realm is BuMat Elite™. As creations become bigger and more complex, the quality of filaments matters even more. Depending on the scale of your creation, a print job may take anywhere from 15 minutes to 12 hours or more. We don't expect you to sit around forever to make sure your filament doesn't result in a failed print. BuMat Elite™ filaments give you the total confidence to leave your 3D printer unattended while it performs its magic, allowing you to return to see a perfectly finished masterpiece. The Elite line is the ideal solution for serious hobbyists and those who have deadlines to meet.
PLA (Polylactic Acid), is created from processing a number of plant products. PLA can be composted at commercial facilities, unlike ABS which is derived from fossil fuels. PLA is therefore a more earth friendly plastic. It is more rigid than ABS, and in general the printed objects will have a more glossy look and feel compared to ABS. PLA has a lower melting temperature compared to ABS. As a 3D printing material, PLA has significantly less warping than ABS. Additionally, a heated bed is not required to print it. PLA generally enjoys sharper details and corners compared to ABS without the risk of cracking or warping. PLA can also be printed at higher throughput speeds.
PLA plastic Filament adheres well to acrylic and to blue painter’s tape. PLA also adheres well to glass, with a coating of Aqua Net Extra Super Hold hairspray. Prints with a large bottom layer may have a tendency to curl. To prevent curling, use rafts.
Store PLA plastic Filament in a cool, dry place as it can absorb moisture from the air and long-term exposure to humidity can compromise filament quality and performance.
*All BuMat filaments are tested on FlashForge 3D printers to meet strict quality standards.
Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...
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