1kg spools of 1.75mm Light Brown eSUN PLA+ Filament are an excellent choice for 3D Printing, and are particularly good for printing earthy or natural looking objects like pots for plants or fake rocks. These PLA+ spools are similar to standard PLA spools, but offer quite a range of unique benefits that add value both during the 3D Printing process, as well as once the prints are done. In fact, PLA+ is arguably better in almost every aspect, except for the fact that it has slightly lower tensile strength – although PLA is not ideal for applications requiring high tensile strength, so this is hardly an issue when compared to the many benefits that PLA+ can offer.
ADVANTAGES OF PLA+
eSUN PLA+ is an upgrade from standard PLA, with extra materials imbued into the plastic to change the characteristics. Although it is slightly more expensive than standard PLA 3D Printer Filament, many 3D Makers insist that it offers more value for money. This is due to three defining characteristics of PLA+, which include a higher melting temperature, a lower distortion temperature, and more impact and flame resistance.
The higher melting temperature means that it is less likely to string and web during printing, as the tiny blobs on the end of the nozzle stay liquid for long, allowing the Hotend Assembly to move away without dragging the plastic behind it. The lower distortion temperatures helps by allowing the plastic more time to solidify, rather than being forced to harden rapidly. This means that the previous layer is still busy hardening while the next layer is being extruded, which then of course acts as a “warm blanket” of sorts to prevent previous layers from distorting or warping – especially if you don’t have a 3D Printing Enclosure to keep the surrounding environment warm.
These characteristics ultimately improve print finish quality substantially, resulting in smoother, cleaner prints without having to invest in an enclosure or other additions. And if that wasn’t enough of a benefit, PLA+ also offers higher impact resistance and elongation capabilities, allowing the plastic to resist damage related to impacts and stretching. This is why so many Makers prefer PLA+ over the standard PLA plastics, as they not only offer better print quality, but also improved durability for more versatility.
LIGHT BROWN PLA+ FILAMENT - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
– Light Brown
- Distortion Temp (°C, 0.45MPa)
- Melt Flow Index (g/10min)
- IZOD Impact Strength (kj/m2)