PLA Gold Filament 1.75mm, 1kg / 2.2lb Printing Material Supply Spool for 3D Printer

These 3D Filament roll in a spool wheel comes in many various colors and in different materials (ie such as ABS or PLA, etc). This is a durable material designed for strong, resilient parts. When printed, this 1.75 mm high temperature filament diameter will look good and have slightly more texture than standard filament.

PLA can be composted at commercial facilities unlike ABS which is derived from fossil fuels. PLA is a more earth friendly plastic. It is stronger and more rigid than ABS, and in general the printed objects will have a more glossy look and feel compared to ABS. Unlike ABS, PLA can be sanded and machined. PLA has a lower melting temperature compared to ABS. As a material, PLA has much less warping versus ABS. Additionally, a heated bed is not required to print it. PLA generally enjoys sharper details and corners compared to ABS without the risk of cracking or warping. PLA can also be printed at higher throughput speeds.

Compatible with Flashforge, RepRap, Makerbot, UP!, Lulzbot, Afinia, Solidoodle, MakerGear, Printrbot LC, and more!

Product Features

  • Diameter of the filament: 1.75mm; Weight of the Filament spool: 1KG/2.2lbs
  • Printing at user control melting temperature at between 160 – 180 C
  • Easy to use and performs well on most prints
  • High Product Precision: Filament extrudes precisely for excellent printing and consistent layering.
  • Spool of the Filament are in a sealed package

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3D Printing in Architecture

Printing is the new synonym for ‘building’. A couple of decades ago, the very idea of robo-printing a house would have been considered science fiction. In just a few short years the 3D printing industry has grown by leaps and bounds and we’re currently seeing everything from 3D-printed food to prosthetic limbs, furniture, and now even full-scale buildings.

Building Printing or 3D Printing, also called Contour Crafting, is the new revolution in the construction industry. It allows you to directly translate a digital file into a physical product. It is an additive manufacturing technique — that means the process goes straight from the raw material to the final product, eliminating waste. You can now build a house that is 20 feet tall, 33 feet wide and 132 feet long in less than 24 hours at an unfathomably low cost, using a high level of detail, ornament and variation. This process decreases production time by 50-70 per cent, saves 30-60 per cent of construction waste and 50-80 per cent of labour costs. A further look at the data available shows that this technique has significant environmental advantages attached to it, primarily due to less total material use and less total energy required for all construction activities, less transportation of materials, equipment and labour, and lower energy and material waste during construction.

 The European Space Agency with Foster+Partners, has done significant research in developing this technique as a potential way of building habitats for men away from the earth — on the Moon or other planets — where environmental conditions are less conducive to human labour-intensive building practices.

China just 3D printed a sprawling 12,000 square feet luxury mansion in an industrial park, the largest 3D printed building until now, at an unbelievably low cost of just $1,61,000. Developed by a Chinese company, WinSun, the villa was 3D printed in layers, all complete inside out, using recycled stone and construction waste. The larger than life 3D printer stands 20 feet high and spans a massive 4,000 feet. Combining recycled materials and quick-dry cement, the giant printer squeezes out layer upon layer of pasty material in strong diagonal shapes, which are then allowed to harden. The pieces are reinforced with steel as required for structural strength, and then filled with insulation like any other wall when building a house, to meet the building codes. The printer produces the massive pieces at its facility, and then the technicians put the structure together on-site. The electrical and plumbing services are built in  the printing process itself. Before this,  WinSun has 3D printed 10 affordable homes from recycled materials at just $5000, followed by a five-storey apartment building — in a single day.

 In ongoing research and experimentation all over the world, various construction materials have been successfully tried — clay, plaster, and concrete. In Amsterdam, a team of architects started the construction of a 3D Print Canal House, using bio-based renewable material. In the USA, United Earth Builders, a collective of earthbag and natural builders that are dedicated to building affordable and accessible housing, has developed a method of 3D printing houses with earth bags. The Earth Home Builder is outfitted with specialised earth home building technology and can fill earth bag tubes of many sizes at a rate of up to 400 feet per hour. A crew by hand can only manage to fill about 30 feet per hour.

Not just as building technique, it is being seen as a way to make 3D printed buildings called ‘SMART’. Placing small sensors within the print material could enable us to print a building that could relay data about weather, light and temperature. This information could be used to alter and update resources used by the building in real time. That day is not far away when we will see soaring skyscrapers and bridges produced by 3D- printing technology, and perhaps more.

Voltivo ExcelFil Ash Grey PLA 1.75mm 3D Printing Filament (1kg/2.2lbs spool)

Voltivo ExcelFil is a high grade, high density 3D printing filament available in both PLA and ABS perfectly suited for and tested with a wide range of 3D printers. It allows for easy extrusion due to its tight laser-controlled tolerances, smooth flow characteristics over a large temperature range, rapid cooling and a high tensile strenght.

ExcelFil comes in a large range of colors and in two diameters to fit most printers available. We ship ExcelFil on sturdy recycleable spools, vacuum sealed with a desiccant bag to ensure it arrives moisture free. Unlike other vendors, we provide full support information on our filaments on our ExcelFil Support Site.

Filament characterization

We in average spend 2 weeks to test and characterize each new material, diameter and color combination in many different semi-automated tests. Above and beyond the manufacturing quality control, we re-run these tests on a quarterly basis to ensure we always ship a product that provides reliable and repeatable print results while using ExcelFil

Filament Print Support Database

Creating successful prints greatly depends on the correct print settings. 3D printing still unfortunately is not as straight forward as desktop printing. The combination of material, the color, the 3D model, the slicing software and the printer hardware used all greatly influence successful print results. Based on the characterisation tests outlined above, we make available a great amount of information for specific use cases providing the user with a great starting point. Each spool is labeled with a QRCode which provides direct access to the specific ExcelFil support database entry and we provide a smartphone ready website for quick lookup as well.

Product Features

  • Diameter and Roundness accuracy better than 0.05 mm
  • Fully opaque color with a shiny finish, no shortcuts taken on adding non-toxic color pigments
  • Only certified raw materials from USA and German suppliers, no scrap or recycle material
  • Formulated for low printing temperature for less blobbing and stringing
  • Strong layer bonds and very rigid when cooled

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Prismadd Joins the French 3D Printing Scene

Three French companies have joined together to introduce Prismadd, an ambitious effort to integrate all aspects of metals and plastics additive manufacturing into a single production line. Their primary target is the aerospace industry, as evidenced by the choice of Montauban as the first site for production.

While Montauban is the second oldest fortified town in southern France, it is near Toulouse, a city renowned for its industrial production in aviation – most notably as the location for the home base of Airbus in the suburb of Blagnac. In addition, Montauban itself has been viewed by many as the next logical location for industries connected with this production as the real estate is significantly less expensive than in neighboring Toulouse.

Gathering for the inauguration of Prismadd's First Location in Mountauban

Gathering for the inauguration of Prismadd’s First Location in Mountauban

The leaders of Prismadd are not stopping there. They have disclosed that there are plans for a second location to be announced sometime in the first half of 2015. As of now, the company has indicated it is looking for a site somewhere between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire. This is in keeping with their focus on aeronautics as it would place them close to the second biggest Airbus plant. Philippe Riviere, Associate Director for Prismadd, says that the company’s objective is to “provide comprehensive support that is fully integrated and in close proximity to contractors.”

article_prismadd-260x300The three companies that have come together to co-found Prismadd each bring a particular area of expertise that combine to give the new company a unique space in the French market. The first company, Creatix3D, is a consulting firm specializing in global solutions for 3D printing. They provide 3D Systems printers and consumables as well as simulation software and technological expertise.

The second company, Farella, specializing in the machining of parts and assemblies, adds to the mix its expertise in machining in terms of thermal treatment, non-destructive testing for post-production, and the area of finishing.

The third co-founding company is Rhonatec. Rhonatec is a provider of special materials for the aeronautics, space, defense, and nuclear industries and will be providing the powder for the metal alloys that will be used by Prismadd.

While their first two locations will be in France, the team has no plans to limit itself to the French borders. Pascal Farella, founder of the eponymous company and co-founder of Prismadd, described their venture’s ambition:

“We are proud to offer making that is made in France. We wish to extend our reach to international markets and thereby to also extend the influence of French craftsmanship well beyond our borders.”

Let us know your thoughts on this new endeavor in the Prismadd forum thread over at 3DPB.com.

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