Announcing PRO Series PLA
Posted on March 26, 2013 by MatterHackers
Introducing a new type of PLA filament, manufactured in the USA.

One of the not-so-secret projects we've been working on here at MatterHackers is something we call our PRO Series line of filament.  You may have seen it on the site or had a sample included in your order and wondered "What's this?"  So, even though supplies are limited at present, I wanted to take a moment to explain what PRO Series is all about:

Silver PRO Series Filament


At a high level, here is what makes PRO Series pla filament different:

  • Made exclusively in the USA
  • High tolerance: ± 0.05mm
  • It prints optimally at a cooler temperature
  • The spooled filament is more ductile

From a quality perspective - we apply the same high standards to all of our 3d printer filament - PRO Series or not. So you'll always experience consistency of shape along with unbeatable consistency of the material itself with regards to its thermal properties.

If there is one thing we've learned trying to help the 3d printing community get the most out of their 3d printers it is this: It is all about choosing the right material for the printer and application.  

It is easy to think of filament as homogenous - like fuel for your car.  However, the reality is that it is more like deciding to use steel versus copper or aluminum; choosing without understanding the application would be a bit silly because circumstances can make one material more ideal than the other.  Rigid structural parts?  Try standard PLA.  Heat resistant parts? Try ABS.  Chemical resistant parts? Try Nylon.  Flexible parts?  Try Soft PLA.

PRO Series is all about offering another element of choice. Some may love it because of the temperature qualities, others may find that it requires a bit more finesse to print.