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Author Topic: PLA Stability - Does it vary with different colors?  (Read 315 times)

JohnnyBells

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PLA Stability - Does it vary with different colors?
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:25:44 AM »
I am printing a different assortment of sizes and shapes for my invention.  I notice that the larger the printed object, the affect of warping is magnified.  Are some PLA filaments more stable than others, such a natural vs. colors?  I am currently using black, and have a spool of white on the way. I have attempted to use both blue painters tape, and now i am currently printing directly to Plexiglas. The picture shows the item peeling off of the plexiglas on the left side even with tacky glue on its edge.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 04:39:04 AM by JohnnyBells »

whosawhatsis

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Re: PLA Stability - Does it vary with different colors?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 10:30:03 PM »
Different formulations will react differently. There tends to be a bigger difference between suppliers than between different colors from the same supplier, though black most often needs different settings from other colors.

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Re: PLA Stability - Does it vary with different colors?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 12:16:27 AM »
Can you recommend the best supplier for filament. Thank you.

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Re: PLA Stability - Does it vary with different colors?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 12:18:12 AM »
The best PLA comes from Diamond Age. Printbl.com is their US distributer.

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Re: PLA Stability - Does it vary with different colors?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 09:32:32 AM »
The best PLA comes from Diamond Age. Printbl.com is their US distributer.


From what I've experienced, good quality PLA comes from 3d2print.com. Aside from variety of colors of PLA natural filaments,  they  also have exciting special colors and characteristics like special effects PLA Glow in Dark Filament ---
http://www.3d2print.net/shop/product/pla-glow-in-dark-filament-blue-1-75mm/.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2014, 09:34:12 AM by MiguelKendrick »

 

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