BuMat offers high quality filament in a wide range of colors. The BuMat Standard line of filaments is the ideal choice for beginners stepping into the amazing world of 3D printing.
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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