MakerBot PLA Filament, 1.75 mm, 0.9 kg (2 lbs), Natural

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Color: Natural

MakerBot Filament is the best and most consistent filament for MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.

MakerBot PLA Filament is a bioplastic made from corn. All its dyes are FDA-approved as food safe and it is guaranteed to have no heavy metals, phthalates, or BPA.

Every filament color is comprehensively quality tested at both 100-micron and 200-micron layer resolutions to verify that the filament will perform every feature that MakerBot MakerWare and MakerBot Desktop software offer.

If you are new to 3D printing, MakerBot PLA Filament is a good material to start with because it is easy to use and performs well on most prints.

Compatible with the MakerBot Replicator 2, MakerBot Replicator (Fifth Generation), MakerBot Replicator Z18.


Glass Temp: 60-65 C (140-149 F)

Melting Temp: 150-160 C (302-320 F)

Nozzle Temp: 230 C (446 F)

Spool Diameter: 9 in

Spool Width: 2 in

Spool Hub Hole: 2 in

Diameter 1.75 mm

Net Weight: 2 lbs.

The best and most consistent PLA filament for your MakerBot 3D Printer

Comprehensively quality tested at both 100-micron and 200-micron layer resolutions

Guaranteed to have no heavy metals, phthalates, or BPA

Compatible with the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, and MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer

Material Properties
Printing Properties
Submitted on 13 May 2016 Witbox

Printing take

Technical parameters/specification
3d printer used:
Witbox
Nozzle diameter (mm)
0.4mm
Layer thickness (mm)
0.2mm
Printing speed (mm/s)
50mm/s
Travel speed/rate (mm/s)
180mm/s
Retraction (mm/s)
80mm/s
Retraction distance (mm)
1mm/s
Extruder temperature (Co)
220
Platform temperature (Co)
0
Cooling (On/Off)
On
Platform type
Blue duct tape
Brim (yes/no)
No
Raft (yes/no)
No
Adhesion enhancers used
none
Slicer used
Craftware
Infill %
Number of shells
Visual evaluation
Photos of printed material
Evaluate the degree of part’s separation from printing platform 1- completely separated; 5- part did not get separated
Evaluate the part’s warp from the platform
Evaluate the degree of warp in other sections of the part 1- part does not match the blueprint; 5- warp was not observed
Quality of ship deck and bridge roof 1- surface is not closed, unsatisfactory; 5- perfectly closed surface
Quality of ship sides and bridge walls 1- surfaces are not even, unsatisfactory; 5- perfectly even surfaces
Quality of ship’s bottom surface –not taking into account warp 1 – surface is not closed, unsatisfactory; 5 – perfectly closed surface
Presence of unnecessary artifacts on the surface – hanging threads, artifacts, cavities 1 – many artifacts on the surface; 5 – perfectly clean surface – no artifacts
Round back window diameter measuring mm vertically
8.81
Number of threads in back window that have sagged loose approximate number
0
Overall quality of back window 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful with minimum sagging threads
Front window height measuring mm vertically
8.85
Number of threads in front window that have sagged loose approximate number
1
Overall quality of front window 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful with minimal sagging threads
Overall ship length
60.04
Overall quality of ship railing 1-unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Overall ship height
47.85
Overall quality of box behind the cabin 1- unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Chimney outside diameter
7.09
Chimney side straightness 1- not straight with significant curve; 5 – completely straight wall
Chimney overall quality 1- unsatisfactory; 5-successful
Roof overhang quality 1- unsatisfactory; 5-successful
Cylinder shape surface quality 1 – surface is not filled, unsatisfactory; 5 – surface completely filled
Inscription on nameplate at the back of the ship 1-inscription not readable, poorly parted ; 5 – inscription completely readable
Quality of the logo on the bottom surface of ship 1 – logo not clear and not recognizable; 5 logo successful and perfectly recognizable
Evaluation of overall print quality 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Technical parameters/specification
3d printer used:
Witbox
Nozzle diameter (mm)
0.4mm
Layer thickness (mm)
0.2mm
Printing speed (mm/s)
30mm/s
Travel speed/rate (mm/s)
180mm/s
Retraction (mm/s)
80mm/s
Retraction distance (mm)
1mm/s
Extruder temperature (Co)
220
Platform temperature (Co)
0
Cooling (On/Off)
On
Platform type
blue duct tape
Brim (yes/no)
No
Raft (yes/no)
No
Adhesion enhancers used
none
Slicer used
Craftware
Infill %
Number of shells
Visual evaluation
Photos of printed material
Evaluate the degree of part’s separation from printing platform 1- completely separated; 5- part did not get separated
Evaluate the part’s warp from the platform
Evaluate the degree of warp in other sections of the part 1- part does not match the blueprint; 5- warp was not observed
Quality of ship deck and bridge roof 1- surface is not closed, unsatisfactory; 5- perfectly closed surface
Quality of ship sides and bridge walls 1- surfaces are not even, unsatisfactory; 5- perfectly even surfaces
Quality of ship’s bottom surface –not taking into account warp 1 – surface is not closed, unsatisfactory; 5 – perfectly closed surface
Presence of unnecessary artifacts on the surface – hanging threads, artifacts, cavities 1 – many artifacts on the surface; 5 – perfectly clean surface – no artifacts
Round back window diameter measuring mm vertically
8.8
Number of threads in back window that have sagged loose approximate number
0
Overall quality of back window 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful with minimum sagging threads
Front window height measuring mm vertically
9.08
Number of threads in front window that have sagged loose approximate number
0
Overall quality of front window 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful with minimal sagging threads
Overall ship length
60.11
Overall quality of ship railing 1-unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Overall ship height
47.8
Overall quality of box behind the cabin 1- unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Chimney outside diameter
7.01
Chimney side straightness 1- not straight with significant curve; 5 – completely straight wall
Chimney overall quality 1- unsatisfactory; 5-successful
Roof overhang quality 1- unsatisfactory; 5-successful
Cylinder shape surface quality 1 – surface is not filled, unsatisfactory; 5 – surface completely filled
Inscription on nameplate at the back of the ship 1-inscription not readable, poorly parted ; 5 – inscription completely readable
Quality of the logo on the bottom surface of ship 1 – logo not clear and not recognizable; 5 logo successful and perfectly recognizable
Evaluation of overall print quality 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Technical parameters/specification
3d printer used:
Witbox
Nozzle diameter (mm)
0.4mm
Layer thickness (mm)
0.2mm
Printing speed (mm/s)
70mm/s
Travel speed/rate (mm/s)
180mm/s
Retraction (mm/s)
80mm/s
Retraction distance (mm)
1mm/s
Extruder temperature (Co)
220
Platform temperature (Co)
0
Cooling (On/Off)
On
Platform type
blue duct tape
Brim (yes/no)
No
Raft (yes/no)
No
Adhesion enhancers used
none
Slicer used
Craftware
Infill %
Number of shells
Visual evaluation
Photos of printed material
Evaluate the degree of part’s separation from printing platform 1- completely separated; 5- part did not get separated
Evaluate the part’s warp from the platform
Evaluate the degree of warp in other sections of the part 1- part does not match the blueprint; 5- warp was not observed
Quality of ship deck and bridge roof 1- surface is not closed, unsatisfactory; 5- perfectly closed surface
Quality of ship sides and bridge walls 1- surfaces are not even, unsatisfactory; 5- perfectly even surfaces
Quality of ship’s bottom surface –not taking into account warp 1 – surface is not closed, unsatisfactory; 5 – perfectly closed surface
Presence of unnecessary artifacts on the surface – hanging threads, artifacts, cavities 1 – many artifacts on the surface; 5 – perfectly clean surface – no artifacts
Round back window diameter measuring mm vertically
8.72
Number of threads in back window that have sagged loose approximate number
0
Overall quality of back window 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful with minimum sagging threads
Front window height measuring mm vertically
8.99
Number of threads in front window that have sagged loose approximate number
1
Overall quality of front window 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful with minimal sagging threads
Overall ship length
59.91
Overall quality of ship railing 1-unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Overall ship height
47.76
Overall quality of box behind the cabin 1- unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Chimney outside diameter
7.07
Chimney side straightness 1- not straight with significant curve; 5 – completely straight wall
Chimney overall quality 1- unsatisfactory; 5-successful
Roof overhang quality 1- unsatisfactory; 5-successful
Cylinder shape surface quality 1 – surface is not filled, unsatisfactory; 5 – surface completely filled
Inscription on nameplate at the back of the ship 1-inscription not readable, poorly parted ; 5 – inscription completely readable
Quality of the logo on the bottom surface of ship 1 – logo not clear and not recognizable; 5 logo successful and perfectly recognizable
Evaluation of overall print quality 1 – unsatisfactory; 5 – successful
Evaluation of material characteristics
Please evaluate how was working with this material compared with other materials 1 - very hard, 5 – considerably easier
Which of the technical parameters had the biggest influence on material printing quality?
speed and temperature
To what extent printing speed influenced printing quality? 1- speed had considerable influence on quality; 5- speed had no influence on quality
Please name what you believe are the 3 most evident characteristics of this material tough, fragile, elastic, solid, soft, other – name them
stiff, glossy, smooth
Describe material smell during the printing process
no smell
Describe material surface characteristics by physically feeling and evaluating the part.
sleek and smooth
How easy is this material to polish (with sandpaper, file or other)? 1- very hard, 5- easy
Please note what tool was used for polish test?
sandpaper
Can this material be glued? (Yes/No)
No
If yes, please note what sort of solvent, glue was used?
none
Notes
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