At 3D Universe, we are now offering a new, high-end 3D printing PLA filament. The complete filament line is available in an assortment of 16 different colors. We've had this in the works for a while, now, so we're very excited - to say the least!
Safe, Earth-Friendly 3D Printing
3D Universe PLA is made from Polylactic Acid, a plant-based thermoplastic which is 100% biodegradable. While not food safe, it is non-toxic. For most people that are new to 3D Printing, it's highly recommended to start printing with PLA before moving on to more exotic materials.
High Standards of Quality
Having close to 30 years of experience manufacturing a very diverse array of plastics, our manufacturer has the process knowledge required to produce high-end filaments. Our PLA has a diameter tolerances of +/- 0.08 mm, which ensures a consistent flow rate. The filament is tightly wound to guard against tangling and each spool is shipped in air-tight packaging to shield against the elements.
Made in the U.S.A. with Artist-friendly Prices
Because our filament is manufactured in the United States, our actual costs are significantly lower. The quality level is exceptionally close to that of European-imported filaments, but far more cost-effective.
Works With 3D Printers That Accept 2.85 mm or 3.0 mm
3D Universe PLA is designed for printers that work with standard 2.85 mm and up to 3.00 mm size filaments. This includes, but is not limited to:
We have personally tested this filament with our Ultimaker 2+'s and are absolutely pleased with the results.
** NOTE: Due to the spool dimensions, 3D Universe 1kg filament spools are not currently recommended for use with the Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 3 Extended printers. Instead, consider using our 750g spools.
Choosing Between 2.85 mm and 3.0 mm
There is some confusion surrounding 2.85 mm vs 3.0 mm filament. The truth is, most filament labeled as 3.0 mm is actually closer to 2.85 mm in diameter - with very rare exceptions. 3D Universe filament is truly 2.85 mm in diameter, with a tolerance of +/- .08 mm. Therefore, it works exceptionally well in Ultimaker printers, as well as printers that require 3 mm filament, such as the LulzBot TAZ or Mini. Simply configure your slicing software for a filament diameter of 2.85 mm and you can expect optimal results.
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 offers a wide range of high-quality filaments to choose from. We provide 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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