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 a 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.
- Genuinely the best filament i have used so far Review by Beau
Initially i had troubles with the filament and didn't think much of it, but due to me resetting the parameters of my Ender 5, i am shocked to say that at basically base line default settings, it has printed WONDERFULLY. seriously no fuss, easy to work with, from my experience you don't even have to vacuum seal it for this good effect, just leave it on the reel and it works out just dandy. it is also suprisingly strong as ive printed small parts for mt Motorcycle and its worked out fine (obviously nowhere where its hot). 10/10 (Posted on 11/08/2022)
- Can't beat the colour consistency Review by LeeQ Industries
Other reviews have covered already how good this filament is.
I just wanted to talk about the amazing fairy floss pink. My partner loves it and anybody I've shown it too just fell in love with it instantly.
I really appreciate the transparent filament spools as it makes checking the amount of filament left on the roll really easy.
The best part about 3DFillies is their item descriptions. It shows that they've done extensive testing on their product, offers solid advice and have fun doing it.
Keep up the good work! (Posted on 27/06/2022)
- Some good! Some not so good. Review by Zeja
I've bought a few of these rolls, Brown, Desert Sand and Dark Grey. The only filament I've had any problems with has been the Dark Grey which refuses to print any good details no matter how much I calibrate my printer or adjust the temp, and different heats actually seem to produce different gradients of Grey which has led to some prints not matching. I've also had two of the rolls (Brown and Dark Grey) tangled and get stuck while printing, however it's only been in the first few meters of the material and doesn't occur again.
Overall these filaments have been good to use, better than the rolls I buy from Jaycar, but some quality control might help.
(Posted on 27/02/2022)
- Fast Shipping Review by Teaman
Filament arrived within a few days of ordering, which is amazing. Ordered 2 reels, so for a 2kg parcel that is pretty good. The stuff is very, VERY nice quality, and I print flawless parts on a Prusa. (Posted on 24/11/2021)
- WOW Review by Charbel
Amazing... got the fairy floss and translucent purple... the quality was amazing, the first time purchasing from 3dfillies... will 100% become a loyal customer! (Posted on 30/07/2021)
- Amazing Filament BUT... Review by Tullerion
I purchased 3 rolls of the PLA+ ( black, Transparent Red and Transparent ) a few months ago from the Ebay store, I was excited to start using it as I have heard amazing reviews about 3DFillies Filaments,
Now let me start off by saying once you get your settings down this stuff prints AMAZING!
the finish is incredible and it doesnt snap if you leave it in the printer for a few days like other filaments, very impressed.
HOWEVER... so far 2 of the 3 rolls had tangles in them just after starting the roll, 1st one
(Black) causing the filament holder I use to be dragged off the shelf and onto the printer (broke a glass bed)
Thankfully the 2nd roll ( Transparent Red ) I watched carefully for the 1st hour or so and caught the tangle in time (bit of wasted filament but no biggie)
In summery this stuff really is amazing but their quality control when rolling the filament onto the spools needs to be looked at (Hence 4 Stars)
I am yet to try the last roll ( Transparent clear ) and will post back here if I find that, that too, has a tangle. (Posted on 27/05/2021)
- Excellent product and value for money Review by Deelan
Incredibly well made and consistent in print quality. I have this in white, red, black, and the marble.
The black finishes in a matte look and feel and its so lovely to look at, very clean print. Quality is always top notch.
Will be buying again in a wider range of colours. (Posted on 18/05/2021)
- the good stuff Review by Aiden
This filament prints beautify, so smooth! Prints nicely on my stock Ender 3v2 @210. (Posted on 30/04/2021)
- Fantastic Quality Review by Bernadette
Have used White, Red, Olive Drab, Black, Orange & Dark Blue - all were bright, vibrant colours and very easy to work with. Fantastic quality filament at a reasonable price and great service. (Posted on 9/04/2021)
- Great quality Review by Ashley
Just got in to 3D printing, and decided for my first filament I'd choose 3DFillies. Will definitely be buying more soon, as their filament is excellent quality and gives me great prints. (Posted on 25/03/2021)
- Really good, high quality stuff! Review by Vishal
I've purchased multiple colours of the PLA+ and the PLA Marble and they print fantastic on my Creality Ender 5 Pro. Really easy to dial in the right settings as well and the final print quality at 0.2mm is really clean.
Here are some of the prints:
PLA+ White: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:898502
PLA Marble: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5gt1bW7hVi2nXDBY8 (Posted on 9/02/2021)
- New Reels are great. Review by Geoffrey
Just received my latest batch of filament. I keep coming back so it must be good.
Really like the new reels, being able to see the filament remaining is going to be great. All the info on the reel is looks good as well.
Is there a way of recycling them? (Posted on 19/12/2020)
- So easy to use highly recommend Review by Patrick
adhesion is great with a awesome finish, have had no problems! (Posted on 11/11/2020)
- Great Product - Value for Money Review by Mark
Being new to 3D printing, i was told to buy filament from 3D fillies. Bought my first batch a month ago, PLA+ red, green and black. The black does seem to be a bit more sticky but i likely need to adjust some settings. The red and green print perfect on my Ender 3 Pro with a 0.4mm nozzle, 205c / 60c, 50mms print speed, 4mm retraction. Using a glass bed, no problems with bed adhesion as long as the bed is level and z offset is correct.
Half way through all those rolls so I just ordered another 6 of various colours! Looking forward to trying the translucent colours. (Posted on 24/06/2020)
- Very happy with this product Review by Kim
I have used a variety of brands and now have finally found a great filament with excellent finish. Prompt delivery and a PLA+ that always gives consistent results, that is a deciding factor for me. I highly recommend this product. (Posted on 17/06/2020)
- High quality and fast shipping at a good price Review by James
(My Ender 3 settings for 3D Fillies PLA+: 215 deg C, 60 deg C bed, 110% all flow rates, 75mm/s speed)
I don't usually take the time to review products. I've been using 3D Fillies filaments for about 18 months now, and I've been impressed with the quality since day one. What made me want to leave a positive review though, was finding an old print of mine. I used to use the cheapest filament I could get. Now comparing the quality of 3D fillies with the old stuff I used, I can honestly say, I wont go back. The colour pigments, strength, and consistency are so much better, and they have always shipped out fast. The packaging is nice which I appreciate, and they are well sealed up to avoid moisture. I would recommend to anyone who has a 3D printer. (Posted on 22/04/2020)
- AAAA+ Review by Michael
Well, when it comes to knowledge of 3D printing I really scrape the bottom of the barrel. Received my first and only printer at the end of Jan. now here we are halfway through March and I finished my first roll with others various distances from the start. I have really enjoyed the journey and i have filled a small bag with oh bugger type prints all from mistakes on my part. With no knowledge to go by I simply put the filament in the printer and left everything standard and bingo, items appeared that left my wife and I simply amazed. The biggest advantage with quality products is they coverup a wide range of operator faults. Thank you 3d fillies for the service and the quality. (Posted on 28/03/2020)
- Love it! Review by michelle
I was using another brand of PLA+ at triple the price when I stumbled on this filament, and I have found it to be equally as good as the expensive brand. Absolutely love it, prints beautifully and is a great opaque finish. I'm begging for a PASTEL PINK!! (Posted on 20/01/2020)
- Perfect! Review by Matt
Extremely consistent filament, which prints perfectly for me the whole way through its temperature range.
Colours are excellent (silver and gold favourite). (Posted on 16/10/2019)
- Great Aussie Product Review by Brad
I love the PLA+ from 3DFillies.
It is awesome we have a great Aussie company taking on the world, and I have seen many reviews from people in the US loving the product.
As well as the speedy delivery.
(Posted on 1/09/2019)
- Production Quality Review by PrintingForge
I have been through over a hundred kilograms of PLA+ during the course of running my business and I have never been able to fault 3Dfillies product or service. I know if I place an order I can be assured that it will ship quickly and that the filament doesn’t vary from batch to batch. (Posted on 15/08/2019)
- As a newbie 3D printer, love 3DFillies PLA Review by Ron
After buying my first 3D printer, I decided to try 3DFillies as I’d read some good things about it. Could probably find marginally cheaper on eBay, but prefer to deal with a local company. The filament arrived quickly. I bought a roll of grey and one of blue. Both of them work really well and give great results. I printed a bunch of minis for my daughter and they came out great. She has since bought a 3D printer and she’s using 3DFillies too. Like me, she loves it. I really love the way the blue looks. Have just ordered more grey and blue, as well as a black. Thanks 3DFillies. Great product and service. (Posted on 20/07/2019)
- You know you are doing something right... Review by 3DMakerBase
You know you are doing something right or wrong, when a customer takes the time to write a review. You are doing something RIGHT 3DFillies! My first roll of PLA+ White, is up there with, even surpassing my favourite American filament (MakerShaper, which is closing its doors). The PLA+ color/shading is fantastic, not too much shine which gives a higher fidelity and depth to an object. With further calibration on my part, this will be a filament I will be coming back to time and time again. (Posted on 18/03/2019)
- The Best Filament I've Used So Far Review by Orpheus666
This is the good quality stuff. I've had bad experiences with the PLA included with my printers, average experiences with cheap no-name PLA from eBay, and have also tried Esun - which was decent. By far 3D Fillies is my favourite. I've been using the light grey on 4 of my machines and it's one smooth mother-fucker, so smooth in fact that ABS + acetone smoothing may be something that I won't really bother doing much of in the future, except for outdoor applications. If the quality remains consistent I'll stick with 3d Fillies. You had me at Pantone 5C. (Posted on 8/03/2019)
- Dissapointed Review by Steve
3D Fillies response:
Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback, we reached out to you in July 2018 with some troubleshooting tips and did not hear back from you. We are happy to continue troubleshooting with you if you would like to get in touch with us (however we note this is for a purchase made almost a year ago, so this may no longer be relevant).
I purchased several rolls of PLA+ one of which was the red color. from the word go the filament was prone to breaking 1 to 2 times per print. I contacted 3dFillies who told me that the reason was the way in which i was storing the filament and there was no possible way that it would be a faulty batch. I have printed with other colors of PLA+ without issue and pride myself on taking good care of my filaments having PLA filaments that are 18 months old that still print as well as the day they were purchased. Anyhow that's my 2 cents worth.
(Posted on 19/02/2019)
- Awesome Product, Great Price, Fast Delivery Review by Jeff
Today I received my fifth order from 3DFillies - a restock of five one kilogram rolls of Light Grey PLA+.
I ordered late on a Friday, and received them in the morning on the following Tuesday. Pretty good, considering I am in Canberra, the order came from Melbourne, and was routed through the post facility somewhere in... Sydney? OK, maybe someone needs to look at this, as this has happened with my previous shipments as well. If it hadn’t passed through Sydney, I may well have received it on the Monday, which is, essentially, next day service, for no extra cost.
I paid just shy of $115.00, for 5 kgs of PLA+, including free postage. This is far and away the best deal I can get on 3D filament in my area.
But what is the filament like?
It is simply the best PLA filament I have ever used. I’m running a TEVO Little Monster (delta machine) which has a large print area. I have found the PLA+ produces great prints, whether they be huge, or tiny. I have even printed off a few 32 mm scale, humanoid, figures, to a standard I am happy with - something that FDM printing is not reknown for, and something I have been unable to do with any other PLA filament I have previously used.
So, awesome filament, great price, and really fast delivery. What more do you want? (Posted on 5/02/2019)
- Great filament for AnyCubic i3 Mega Review by Eric
Strong colours, some unique to 3DF. Fantastic service from supplier always arrives within 3/4 days.
Best filament I've found for my AnyCubic i3 Mega. First layer adhesion is great, flows from the nozzle smoothly and lays down precisely. Not as brittle as some I've tried.
My filament of choice now.
Well done! (Posted on 13/11/2018)
- Red colour is *amazing* Review by Matt
This is the only red filament with a really deep red colour I have found. Prints are strong and clean with a great finish - absolutely no downsides in my view. (Posted on 31/10/2018)
- Smooth filament Review by Shaun
Black is super smooth. Gold is more a bronze colour than true gold but lays perfectly. Ender 3 at 210/60. Will definitely get more. (Posted on 24/10/2018)
- Good stuff. Review by Geoffrey
Did not notice any difference between this and the previous and only filament that I have previously used (Cocoon Create), for all I know they are the same, but it is alot cheaper.
One thing that I will say is that it would be good if the filament reels were wrapped carefully around the spool. (Posted on 13/07/2018)
- Great layer lines Review by Cameron
This filament is amazing! I have been using PLA+ for the past few days and the layers lines are practically invisible. The color is nice and uniform, and the bag is good. Shipping is fast and the filament is well priced. My go-to filament from now on! (Posted on 12/07/2018)
- Bloody amazing Review by Lachie
This is by far the best filament I've used. Prints great, very consistent diameter, great colour and strength. To top it off, this is the cheapest filament I can get from anywhere. I've ordered 8 rolls of filament (1 petg, 1 abs, 6 pla) from 3d fillies and use it almost exclusively. What are you waiting for, buy a roll or two, you won't regret it. Great work 3d fillies, keep it up! (Posted on 4/07/2018)
- Perfect, So Far. Review by Christopher
I've printed with the Purple PLA+ and Transparent Blue. Both printed perfectly and I had no issues. Resulting colours are sweet. For my home built CoreXY printer (V6 clone hot end) I used 210C printing over sugar water on glass was easy and results could not have been better.
Another bonus - the durable ziploc bags are great. As reported in my other review I'd suggest reworking the spools when next they are manufactured so that they use slots for tying loose ends rather than small holes (unless the intention is to waste material by breaking off ends). That's the only minor complaint I'd have. (Posted on 30/06/2018)
- Amazing Review by Gavin
3D Fillies is a amazing product been through 4 rolls just ordered 4 more tried a few other makers and none are as good as this stuff
You guys rock (Posted on 8/06/2018)
- Possible faulty roll Review by Jesse
Brought a few rolls and first time buying from 3dfillies , One of the the is warping horribly in an enclosed printer , i have experimented with it open and also will 6 or 7 different nozzle and bed temps , All my other fillament works fine where i have purchased elsewhere . Might just be unlucky tho (Posted on 28/05/2018)
- Impressed Review by Martin
I am working on a full size 3D printed R2D2, which involves is a very large amount of printing. I have gone through over 14kg of white PLA from four different brands with mixed success, most recently having switched to 3D Fillies.
The White 3D Fillies PLA+ has been great. No problems with bed adhesion under extrusion or layer adhesion that I had seen with some other brands.
I plan to complete the rest of my build exclusively using 3D Fillies PLA+. (Posted on 9/05/2018)
- Perfect Review by Thim Kah Leong
I've been using the 3DFillies filament from day 1. Great product, great price and most importantly great service.
And forgot to mention the fact these come in Re-Sealable bags.
Keep up the great work team! (Posted on 5/05/2018)
- Excellent Review by Ben
I've been using 3DFillies since I began printing back in mid 2015 and I have had no need to search anywhere else for other filament. Extremely happy with the quality all around. Cheers (Posted on 13/04/2018)
- Can't get enough of this good stuff!! Review by MatZilm
Got my first 3D printer at Christmas this year (2017) and it has opened my eyes to a whole world of possibilities. Unfortunately the printer only came with a few test pieces of filament.
Eager to print more things, I quickly did some hunting around to see where I could get my hands on a roll of filament.
First stop EBay. Whilst there were lots to choose from, I wasnt too sure what to get or what to expect of the quality... Then I noticed a 3Dfillies product for sale. Australian filament! Get out, who are these guys, so off to the website I went. Once I'd seen that the price was more or less the same as the cheep varietys on EBay, I was sold!
Not really knowing what the quality was going to be like, I took the plunge, and it was worth it! Not that I'd tried any other brands, but this stuff (black pla+) was amazing to work with!
I'm now 4months into printing and have started designing bespoke products for people on Tinkercad.
I'm now on my second roll of black pla+ and beginning a collection of other colours.
Personally I'm looking forward to a great future collecting all the colours and having them paid for by satisfied customers.
Proud to buy Australian and wishing all the people at 3Dfillies the very best for the future!!
Mat.Z (Posted on 8/04/2018)
- Pla+ Review by Sean
Have used on my mrk2 prusa And wanhao i3 plus, prints great on both printers straight on the prusa bed no probs, easy adhesion on wanhao with glass bed using glue stick and also hair spray. Grey and dark grey will continue to buy, plus service is top notch. Thx guys. (Posted on 5/03/2018)
- 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)