PLA filament (Polylactic Acid) is a type of thermoplastic that is derived from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane. It is used in 3D printing and is typically used for food containers, biodegradable medical implants, models, and prototype parts.
The size of filament that you need will vary based on your printer. Currently there are 1.75mm and 2.85mm filaments available. Usually printers will only support one of these sizes, so ensure you are using the correct size.
At GST3D, you will find 1.75mm filament
While the exact temperature will vary based on your printer, the filament you are using, and your preferences, the recommended range of temperature for PLA is 205-220°C, and 60-80°C for the bed temperature. You are not required to use a heated bed; however, it does make the process much easier.
The exact speed will vary based on your printer and your personal preference, however typically 30mm/s - 40mm/s is the recommended print speed.
The answer is no, our PLA+ stick easely on any kind of bed, (Glass, magnetic, etc).
Yes, we have a lot successful tests on the markforged FINDER.
PLA filament is very easy to work with which makes it perfect for beginners in the world of 3D printing. It is less prone to warping than other filaments.
PLA and PLA+ are actually very similar filaments. PLA+ however, has extra ingredients added to it to alter its properties.
Retraction settings (speed and length) will vary greatly based upon your printer, what type of extruder you are using, and what filament you are using. To fine tune this based on your printer, you can follow this guide: