ANYCUBIC PLA Filament 1.75mm -- 1kg/Roll (28 Color Options)
ANYCUBIC PLA Filament 1.75mm -- 1kg/Roll (28 Color Options)
ANYCUBIC PLA Filament 1.75mm -- 1kg/Roll (28 Color Options)
ANYCUBIC PLA Filament 1.75mm -- 1kg/Roll (28 Color Options)
ANYCUBIC PLA Filament 1.75mm -- 1kg/Roll (28 Color Options)
ANYCUBIC PLA Filament 1.75mm -- 1kg/Roll (28 Color Options)

ANYCUBIC PLA Filament 1.75mm -- 1kg/Roll (28 Color Options)

Regular price $87.95 Sale price $47.95

 

Make your 3D printing dreams come true with these PLA filaments! We have 28 colors to unleash your imagination!

 

PLA is great for home use. Its glossy appearance, large color variety, and different transparency choices make it an ideal choice for both hobbyists and printing enthusiasts.


Model Number: PLA Filaments
Brand Name: ANYCUBIC
Material: PLA
Form: Solid
N.W: 1.0KG
G.W: 1.35KG

Below is a table that highlights the differences ibetween PLA and ABS filaments.

 

 

ABS PLA
Full Name Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Polylactic acid or polylactide
Composition Petroleum Plant starch
Properties Durable
Strong
Slightly flexible
Heat resistant
Tough
Strong
Extruder Temperature 210-250°C (410-482F) 160-220°C (320-428F)
Price 14-60$/kg 19-75$/kg
Post-processing Easy sanding
Easy gluing
Easily soluble in acetone
Sanding possible
Limited gluing
Smell Hot burning plastic Sweet cooking-oil like smell

 

The Pros and Cons of ABS and PLA

I am not going to tell you which one you should use, as I don’t know what you are going to be printing. But, I can tell lean you in the right direction by providing you with the pros and cons for each one. If you really enjoy the pros and can deal with the cons, then that filament is your answer.

 

ABS PLA
Pros Very sturdy and hard
More flexible – easier to work with
Suitable for machine parts
Increased lifespan
Higher melting point
Can be printed on a cold surface
Shinier and smoother appearance
Higher 3D printer speed
More rigid features
More detail
Translucent colors
Heatbed not always necessary
That sweet smell
Cons More difficult to print
Heatbed required
Prone to cracking if cooled too quickly
Not suitable for using with food
That not so sweet smell
Can deform because of heat
Less sturdy
More brittle
Bent area turns white
Not suitable for using with food
Lower melting point

 

When to use which filament

Great, so you know the details for each type and how it makes it either good or bad to use for certain conditions. So finally I’ll be helping you out by giving you the times when you should use ABS, or when you should be focusing just on PLA.

 

ABS PLA
When to use it If the object is going to be dropped often (like tool parts).
If the object needs to cope with temperatures over 60ºC.
If you’re a 3D printing enthusiast – as much as possible.
Can sometimes be used in outdoor areas.
Perfect for gifts and prototypes.
When to stay clear If you don’t have a heatbed .
If you want to print large objects in a place where there might be wind or changes in temp (cracking and splitting).
If the place you use doesn’t have good ventilation (smell could get bad).
If you want to make objects that might be dropped often (too brittle for tool handles).
If the object will be used in temperatures greater than 60ºC (sagging can occur).

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