Let's 3Dprint with ColorFabb PLA

posted 14 May 2013, 02:45 by JO3RI Read Grab Share
A little while ago, Ultimaker posted a blog item about a new kind of PLA, 'Soft Touch PLA' that is. Because I still needed wanted some more colours, I ordered spindles. White, green, black, magenta and orange.

This is what you can read about the 'Soft Touch PLA' in the Ultimaker's blogpost:

"Colorfabb,  a new company in the Netherlands which is a brand of Helian polymers, it aims to provide high-quality PLA filament (+/-0,05mm) in an amazing range of colors and continuous to develop more. At the moment they have about 20 different colors all at  ø2,85mm, so no problems for the bowden tube. It is also good to know, that all filaments are being tested on 3 Ultimakers, so you can rest assured that it will work on your Ultimaker."

"PLA is naturally brittle, which is not an ideal property due to the possibility of breakage.To prevent this, Colorfabb’s compound of PLA & PHA makes the filament a bit softer and gives it a little more of a stretch. The printing stays the same, but the filament won’t brake that easily and it has a brighter plastic shine. Another effect is that it copes much much better with retraction even at high speed!"