ThriftyMake filament is for the budget conscious maker.
1 Kg of PLA, (aka Polylactic Acid), spooled for 3D Printing use. PLA is a bioplastic which transitions quickly from liquid to solid. This makes it an ideal printing material, one of the most commonly used in consumer 3D printing (along with ABS).
1 Kg (2.2 lbs) spool of 1.75mm red PLA filament.
PLA, aka Polylactic Acid, is a multipurpose material commonly used in 3D printing. PLA is a bioplastic, which means it is made from renewable natural resources such as corn starch and tapioca products. As a biodegradable material it is much better for the environment, especially compared to petrochemical-based alternatives (such as ABS). PLA is biodegradable and is the most environmentally friendly 3D printing material you can find. As 3D printing turns into the next industrial revolution, printing with environmentally friendly materials like PLA will become increasingly important. PLA naturally degrades when exposed to the environment. If PLA is placed in the ocean, it will fully degrade within 6 months to 2 years. Contrast that to conventional plastics which take 1000 years and you can see why PLA is such an environmental hero. At the same time PLA maintains incredibly strength and holds up very well well used in normal household applications.
We recommend that newbies stick to PLA while getting their feet wet because it truly is the most accessible and easy to work with material. PLA is a beautiful material because it has an excellent strength profile while printing without shrinkage. Additionally, PLA sticks to the bed very well. ABS is an excellent alternative but you do have to navigate the waters of shrinkage and bed adhesion to master ABS.
At MatterHackers, we tend to favor PLA as our default printing material due to its high strength and minimal warping.
Recommended Extrusion Temperatures: 185C-205C
Spool Dimensions (Aprox.): 200mm Total Diameter x 50mm Inner Hole Diameter x 65mm Height
Dimensional Accuracy: ±0.05mm
All filament comes sealed in a bag with desiccant. We recommend keeping it stored that way until you are ready to use it. Spools not in use should be kept in an airtight container.