Roffelsen 3D PLA filament is a bio-sourced homopolymer obtained from corn starch. It is biodegradable under the conditions for industrial, i.e. not home, composting (temperature 58°C,
90% biodegradation within a maximum of 6 months) and eligible to EN 13432 and EN 14995.
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a natural alternative to polyethylene. Roffelsen 3D PLA filament is easy to print and odourless. It provides a very good colour coverage and batch-to-batch colour consistency. It prints details with high resolution and good surface quality. It has low shrinkage and does not require the use of a heated build plate.
Overall, PLA is not as tough as more technical materials, however, some functional and mechanical parts are still possible to print from PLA. Temperature resistance of PLA is limited to approximately 60°C.
The PLA filament of Roffelsen 3D is intended for consumers / home use but also for certain industrial applications: creation of everyday objects, toys, prototypes and for use in modelling.
It offers the following features:
- Easy to print
- Very good colour coverage
- Batch-to-batch colour consistency
- Low shrinkage
Eligible for industrial composting (EN 13432 & EN 14995)
Available colors :
3D printing profiles
Printing speed: 50 ± 30 mm/s
Extrusion temperature: 210 ± 10 °C
Proper material storage is key to good print results. An improperly stored material may become brittle, snap easier, and change colours. Alternatively, controlling the humidity is important for reliably printing materials that absorb moisture from the environment, like PLA.
To keep your filaments in optimal condition store them:
- in a sealed bag with silica gel
- out of direct sunlight
- in a dry (low humidity) and cool location; optimal storage temperature is below +30 °C.
Incorrectly stored materials collect dust and absorb moisture. This may lead to extrusion problems and loss of print quality. In addition, moisture absorption can cause popping sounds while printing.
To check the quality of PLA, try to snap the filament. If the PLA filament snaps easily, it is too brittle for use and should be replaced.