MatterHackers Natural MH Build Series Lightweight PLA Filament - 1.75mm (1kg)

MH Build Series Lightweight PLA, or PLA-LW, is an affordable PLA filament intended for producing lightweight 3D printed parts

  • Unique foaming technology for low-density, lightweight parts
  • Easy to print - just like regular PLA
  • Excellent for models like RC airplanes or drone parts
  • Bulk pricing available - save more with each spool purchased
  • As low as $37.40 per spool
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MH Build Series Lightweight PLA Filament

MH Build Series PLA-LW is the best-selling lightweight material at MatterHackers, making it the top choice for anyone looking to create beautiful PLA parts at a substantially lighter weight. 

Here are the top features of MH Build Series PLA-LW: 

  • A revolutionary material in 3D printing, designed specifically for lightweight printing needs
  • With an impressively low density and high resilience, this filament allows your creations to float on water
  • Achieve seamless, stunning prints with recommended settings of 190-220℃ temperature and 30-60mm/s speed
  • Ideal for a variety of applications, especially in fields requiring lightweight parts like model aircraft and ship models
  • Bulk pricing options - the more you buy, the more you save per spool
  • MH Build Series is also available in PLAABS, and PETG , and more




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How Does Build Series PLA-LW Work?

Lightweight PLA utilizes a unique foaming process to achieve its lightness. 

  • When the filament is heated during the printing process, it triggers a foaming reaction
  • This reaction causes the material to expand, increasing its volume but not its weight
  • This results in a printed object that has less density and is lighter in weight than an object printed with regular PLA
  • The degree of foaming and lightness can be controlled by adjusting the printing speed and temperature. Higher temperatures and slower speeds result in greater expansion and lighter prints.

Unleash Your Creativity

MH Build Series Lightweight PLA is a specialty material that is great for parts that need to be lightweight/low density. 

  • Discover Build Series PLA-LW, the game-changer in 3D printing filaments!
  • Crafted for those who dare to think light, it's the perfect filament for your lightweight printing needs
  • Its unique lightweight property sets it apart, offering a new realm of possibilities in 3D printing
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Low Prices - Even Lower with Bulk Pricing!

MH Build Series Lightweight PLA filament is the most affordable lightweight PLA on the market that is still reliable and capable of producing high-quality results.  

  • Lowest prices for quality parts
  • Bulk pricing available - the more you buy, the more you save per spool
  • Great for businesses and schools or just for stocking up

Experience the Difference

With its impressively low density and high resilience, your creations can literally float on water, opening up a whole new realm of possibilities.

  • Feel the difference as you explore the unique properties of this exceptional filament
  • Marvel at the filament's impressive density of just 0.5-0.7g/cm³, a stark contrast to the 1.24g/cm³ of regular PLA
  • Witness the magic as your creations float on water, thanks to its ultra-lightweight nature
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What is Lightweight PLA Filament Used For?

MH Build Series PLA-LW is used for a variety of applications where the weight of the printed object is a critical factor.

  • Model Aircrafts: The lightweight nature of the filament makes it ideal for creating model aircrafts. These models need to be as light as possible to achieve better flight performance.
  • Ship Models: Lightweight PLA is a great choice for ship models, especially those that are designed to float on water.
  • Large, But Light Parts: For projects that require large-sized parts but need to maintain a light overall weight, lightweight PLA is an excellent choice. This can include props, costumes, or architectural models.

Technical Specifications

Printer Settings:

  • Extruder Temperature: 190-270℃
  • Bed Temperature: 45-60°C
  • Fan Speed: 100%
  • Printing Speed: 40-100mm/s
  • Heated Bed: Optional

Spool/Filament Dimensions:

  • 200mm Total Diameter (approximately)
  • 50mm Inner Hole Diameter (approximately)
  • 65mm Height (approximately)
  • 1 kg spool
  • True Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Dimensional Accuracy: ±0.05mm
  • Density: 0.5-0.7 g/cm³

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