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    • Aurarum PLA is the easiest material to print with ? A good starting point for a successful print is to have your hot end around 200 degrees and your hot bed around 55 degrees. All AURARUM filaments are 100% Australian made right here in Melbourne, Victoria. Support a local Australian business supporting Aussie families.
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    • Aurarum PLA 3D Printer Filament – Red 2.85 mm 1Kg

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    • Aurarum PLA is the easiest material to print with ? A good starting point for a successful print is to have your hot end around 200 degrees and your hot bed around 55 degrees. All AURARUM filaments are 100% Australian made right here in Melbourne, Victoria. Support a local Australian business supporting Aussie families.
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If you need your printed design to stand out and shine (well, literally shine), opt for PLA filament. It is available in a multitude of shades and textures (from coarse to silky-smooth), and it can be mixed with sparkling, glowing, or enhancing particles. The material is easy to print, so working with it will be a breeze (if you stick to the instructions).

What is PLA and why all the rage?

PLA (in 3D printing) stands for polylactic acid. Filaments are usually presented through comparison to highlight the unique properties of every member of the filament family. If we use this approach, then the exceptional PLA filament properties are real ease of use and versatility of textures and colors. If you need to create a scaled model, a collectible toy, or a pretty prototype, buy PLA filament because it offers unlimited support for your wild creativity. With PLA, you can match the color and texture of an original and a model perfectly and print an object without extra fuss. Some printing pros say that PLA is the best choice for beginners and for most non-commercial projects. But we say that you can rely on PLA to meet some basic industrial needs as well (conditions apply, though).

Essential characteristics of PLA filament

The filament is typically characterized by temperatures, density, durability, flexibility, amount of fumes emitted during printing, and some other specifications.

PLA filament temperature is expressed through several different numbers: printing temp. and bed temp. PLA requires comparatively low heating, so the nozzle heat needs to be around 180-230°C. Although it makes PLA convenient to work with, it also makes it unsuitable for applications where the printed item may experience heat impact of around 60°C because of melting risk. Other plastics are more heat-resistant, so decide what matters more to you.

Another essential advantage of PLA is that it does not warp during printing, so you do not need to heat the bed. If you implement this additional condition, the temp. need not be higher than 30 to 60°C. Yet, as mentioned, heating the bed is optional.

Fumes emission in PLA is also close to none, so you do not need an enclosure. Definitely, many sites will tell you that you need to encapsulate the printer while working with any kind of plastic, but in comparison to ABS or even PETG, PLA smells of nothing. Just keep the workroom well ventilated, and it’s enough.

PLA filament density is around 1.25 g/cm3, which is rather average across the 3D printer plastics family. The reason is that they all need to be pushed through a tiny aperture in the nozzle and be light in weight. Any manipulation with the density will hinder the printing process, which is unacceptable.

When is PLA a good choice for 3D printing?

Let’s start from the opposite. Among PLA filament settings, there is one significant drawback to the product. It is rather brittle and cannot survive physical impacts like falling to the floor or bending. That’s why you cannot use it for objects that need to withstand tear and wear. Kids’ daily toys, outdoor items, fancy phone cases, and the like are out of the question for PLA.

What can you achieve with PLA filament for 3D printer, then? It is fit for any purpose that does not include the daily handling of the object.

You can safely use it for models, prototypes, toys that will be used rarely, and other indoor applications like containers, décor, etc. As said, PLA is produced in a huge variety of colors, with additives including metal and wood, not to mention sparkle or self-glowing components. It makes the filament the go-to plastic for purposes where the look needs to be sublime (at cost of mechanical properties).

Choosing the PLA filament brand

Now another question arises: where to buy a 3D printer PLA filament? Preferably, buy from your local manufacturers and suppliers. It will reduce costs of shipping, not to say about supporting the local business. Aurarum makes one of the best PLA filament in Australia, so by purchasing this filament, you hit both goals. And the quality will be totally upmarket, no less.