PLA+ is our exciting product that has been developed for over 8 months.
Here are some of the exciting new features at a glance;
- 10x stronger than PLA
- Australian approved food grade standard
- Better layer adhesion (brilliant for the first layer)
- Solid colours are vibrant and not opaque
- Resealable bag to avoid moisture issues for long-term storage
Our PLA+ has been independently tested by Intertek™ to be around 10 times stronger than our previous PLA. The two measures used were the Durometer Hardness (ASTM D2240) and Tensile Strength (ASTM D882), both showed excellent results. Rather than simply relying on theoretical results we also called upon some of our wonderful customers to conduct field tests, requesting feedback for iterative changes to the formula. Special thanks go to Stephen O, Adam P, Luke P and Daniel B.
We further conducted independent testing for Food Grade with the National Measurement Institute (Australian Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) and also FDA (US Government Approved). Results both comply with the Australian and FDA standards (AS2070-1999 10/2011). The tests show that the filament is composed of safe ingredients that can come into contact with food products. There are however some important practical considerations when printing objects with food contact in mind.
- It is important that your printer, namely extruder and hotend/nozzle are also up to food grade standards. Typically, stainless steel parts provide the best measure to ensure food grade printing is not compromised. Brass nozzles are not recommended.
- Thorough cleaning of printed object is needed for repeated use over time. If you wish to repeatedly use a part, you must ensure that no food products remain even in the tiny gaps between each layer. Organic products remaining on the can rot over time and contaminate your food product on the next application.
Better Layer Adhesion:
Only the most cavalier 3D Printing Professionals do not wait for the first layer to complete before carefully walking away from a print job. Our PLA+ provides stronger adhesion to the base plate/material. This will help with fewer crossed fingers or pray to deities against failed prints right at the beginning of a job. This does not mean we guarantee 100% layer adhesion since it is dependent upon your print set up, but we designed PLA+ to give you an advantage in the fight for successful prints.
We’ve listened and actioned feedback from our wonderful customers that have demanded a more solid colour filament. Creating a solid colour filament is easy. It simply requires more concentration of dye. The consequence is that greater amount of dye tends to clog the nozzle more frequently. We don’t believe in selling cleaning filament to sweep up the problems of this issue. Instead, we have sourced an exclusive dye made in Taiwan that is both food grade and does not increase the instance of nozzle clogging.
Caring for our environmental footprint is everyone’s responsibility. Recycling is our best way to do this. We have changed our PLA+ filaments to come in free resealable bags that not only care for our planet but also help in warding off moisture damage to your precious filament. This enables them to last longer so they are not exposed to damage from humidity. As with all filaments, it is best to pack them away in the resealable bag when not in use and always keep the desiccant satchel inside the bag to absorb any remaining moisture.
- Best Lithophanes ever! Review by Phil
PLA+ Lithophane White
Have been printing quite a few Lithophanes with this. Very bright white in colour. Have even printed some up to 7mm thick in areas, and they look amazing!
Great job 3DFillies :) (Posted on 10/02/2018)
- Awesome Fillament - Yet to hear from customer support. Review by Mech3D
This PLA+ Is absolutely amazing fillament, its bed adhesion is excellent, the layers go down flawlessly and the finished results are just incredible. I was not expecting it to have as much strength as it does but I can tell you now, its very strong for PLA. Can't wait to try the PETG I've just recently ordered.
The packaging is amazing as well, the boxes are so clean and thick to protect the fillament and the reusable bags are awesome, 3dFillies you guys have just done an awesome job of producing and all round high quality product!
However if you guys could respond to my email that I sent on the 30/01/2018 in regards to the static properties of your PLA+ that would be great 11 days with no reply is pretty rough. Thanks. (Posted on 10/02/2018)
- PLA+ Lithophane White Review by Alan
Have been printing with PLA+ Lithophane white for the past 10 days and it's been printing so well. Much stronger than the ordinary PLA, but with just the right amount of translucency and excellent layer adhesion.
I print single wall objects as well as lithophanes up to 4mm thick. (Posted on 24/01/2018)
- White / Red / Blue PLA+ Review by Andrew M
Extruder temp: 215C first layer/210C subsequent layers
Bed temp: 25-50C
PLA+ exhibited much higher layer bonding, hardness and print quality/evenness over conventional PLA from various suppliers. Bed adhesion was very good over a range of bed temperatures (all with glue stick only, on glass). ABS slurry offered even better adhesion.
Small detail on parts was easy to achieve and there seemed to be less cooling issues with small details over conventional PLA.
Temperature towers showed a wide range of print performance from 185C to 230C with a minimum of stringing at the higher temps and slight dropoff in strength at lower temps.
So far it's difficult to find a negative for PLA+ to balance this review.
(Posted on 12/01/2018)
- Great in the Dremel Idea Builder Review by John
Worked great in the Dremel Idea Builder (no heated bed). Very clean and detailed finish. Much stronger than the standard PLA. (Posted on 10/01/2018)
- Awesome Filament Review by Aaron B
I have been printing with this filament for about 2 weeks now on all 3 of my printers, This Filament has now changed my mind when choosing filaments, I will now only choose PLA+ from 3DFillies, I am no longer buying any ABS as this PLA+ is doing an awesome job
I am printing with PLA+ Blue on 3x CR-10 - 0.4mm @ 210c first layer 205c second layer and 60c Bed, I have had no warping issues and all my prints are coming out great. the Bottom layer is showing a nice glass like finish(Love it) (Posted on 29/12/2017)
- So easy to print with Review by Matt
After some more tuning I’ve been able to get this to print at 190* and 55*. Prints come out great with a .4 nozzle. Sticks to the bed with ease and a little glue stick.
The finish is less glossy than standard pla which I like. Way better than standard pla to print with (Posted on 27/12/2017)
- Good stuff! Review by John
I got a roll of the grey and black and I've done a little printing with each. I used a 0.2mm nozzle with the grey to print some miniatures and after tweaking a few settings was very happy with the quality.
Now using the black I'm back to a 0.4mm and printing some larger objects. It lays down silky smooth and has a great looking finish. Will definitely be looking at the PLA+ again next time I need some filament. (Posted on 20/12/2017)
- Great filament Review by Matt
Received 4 rolls today 8/12/17. Only had to adjust extruder steps slightly nozzle temp 210* and it went down as smooth as butter! As always a great quality filament(s) and awesome service (Posted on 8/12/2017)