Questions tagged [pla]

Polylactic Acid, also known as PLA, is a common biodegradable thermoplastic polymer.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Ender 3 print temperature

I've tried different retraction speeds and distances using calibration models, Z-hop, coasting but nothing prevented stringing. Now I tried printing at 230 °C and that seems to do the trick. Even 220 °...
2
votes
0answers
28 views

Are there dedicated setups to perform injection molding from PLA filament leftovers?

I would like to recycle all the leftovers from supports and from failed prints in PLA. I don't necessarily need to re-extrude new filament from it, so I was wondering if I could maybe perform some ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

Printing metal infused PLA does not work well

I have a 3D printer and I want to 3D print with metal infused PLA filament. It seems that this filament does not print that well (it won't melt to the right consistency). I referred to my manual and ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

One rough corner with blobs

Neptune 2, Polyterra PLA at 200/45 °C, Cura 4.11. I'm tuning the settings and one of the test prints is a keycap, all the corners except one print just fine, that problematic one shows heavy blobbing ...
1
vote
3answers
134 views

Best way to put a serial number on a 3D print

I want to put in a date and serial number that would be difficult to erase or change. Is it better to print in the number or engrave it in with a laser engraver. Material will be anti-bacterial PLA. ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

What filaments are appropriate for a case that will contain mains voltage wiring?

I have some relay boards which I want to build into a case for my Pi. The relays are GPIO controlled and will turn on/off things like a 12 volt DC light, and the 240 volt 50 hertz AC printer itself. ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

What is the best glue for the task of assembling a 3D printed part with other materials?

I have printed some connectors from PLA, in order to make a frame for a "tent" cover for my Ender3 printer Since printing rods would be a long process with likely poor results, I'm using ...
2
votes
2answers
62 views

Strange and layer shifts in X axis prints

This problem started technically just before a major move but I had hoped it was a "one off" issue... I started up my trusty Ender 3 today to find it may have actually gotten worse and I'm ...
1
vote
2answers
100 views

Bad print bed adhesion of white PLA, no problems with transparent uncolored PLA?

I had problems with print bed adhesion when using white PLA (Arctic White) but no problems when using other colors. So I tried to print three bottom layers with transparent PLA and all other layers ...
1
vote
2answers
56 views

What is the optimum shape to ensure that a base of a model adheres properly to the build plate on a filament printer using PLA?

If you are printing an object that has a base (A statue or trophy, for example), and presuming that you have already optimized every other setting: which shape of base would give you the best and most ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

Pimples/blisters on some curves - cause?

I've noticed my Ender 3 V2 printing odd little bubbles of material on curves. Is this over-extrusion? I'm using Creality PLA at 210 °C with a bed temperature of 60 °C The opposite side of the same ...
2
votes
1answer
265 views

I dried my filament because it wouldn't adhere properly but now it adheres a bit too well

I dried my spool of PLA this morning to solve adhesion issues and proceeded to print the model that failed due to the aforementioned issues. But when it was done and I went to remove it from the bed, ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

How do metal infused filaments work?

I am considering making modifications to my Ender 3 so I can print metal-infused PLA, but I'm somewhat unclear on how it works and how the PLA is supposed to be separated from the metal content in ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Eryone's 15% metal PLA compared to other PLA?

I am thinking of using it for a project or two but am still somewhat new to this. So, I was wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of Eryone's 15% metal PLA and X% metal PLA in general?
3
votes
2answers
75 views

Need help printing a quality first layer, but having adhesion and fill issues

I am attempting to print a model that is too tall to print up-right and it has a large flat side that would be my first layer but ultimately would be the side of the object and I'd like it to look ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

How to print a part of the model using the same structure as a raft?

Using Cura or another slicer if needed, how could I print the part that needs bending using a structure similar to the one used for rafts. In Cura, for reference they look like this: I know this ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

My first 3D print, will my setting work?

I'm planning to print using a public 3D printer (Ultimaker 3) and was wondering if my settings will work. There is a 4 hour time limit. The parts don't need to be strong. I've provided some ...
3
votes
0answers
293 views

How can I correct *second and third layer* elephant foot?

I'm attempting to print this print-in-place bag clip (in the 80 and 100 sizes). Early prints came out well, except that my persistent elephant foot resulted in locking the hinge. Oddly, a few days ...
3
votes
3answers
138 views

Thin bead not adhering to itself or bed very well, what am I doing wrong

I'm just learning how to use a 3D printer, I have an Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0. When I start printing the PLA filament doesn't want to adhere very well. I have leveled it out and all of my corners on my ...
4
votes
3answers
336 views

Why is my outer wall layer printing with gaps and flaking off on this specific shape?

Printer: Ender 3 Pro - Direct drive, BLTouch, stock magnetic print bed surface Material: PLA - multiple brands Slicer Settings: Layer Height .2 mm Initial Layer Height .1 mm Line Width .4 mm (with .4 ...
4
votes
2answers
174 views

PLA filament becomes brittle inside PTFE tube

I know that it's said the PLA becomes brittle when kept in a humid environment, but my case is slightly weirder: I have rolls of 1.75 mm PLA that I bought years ago and they are fine. But if I leave ...
5
votes
2answers
217 views

What temperature should I bake PLA prints at to increase strength?

I recall seeing that it's possible to "bake" or "anneal" or even "remelt" PLA prints to strengthen them. As I understand it, the main effect is improving layer adhesion, ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Is enclosure without ventilation enough to keep VOC's and printer fumes from leaking into my room?

I am currently in the look for a 3D printer and one major issue I find it the fumes/VOCs that printing can emit. I am not planning to do ABS or similar but I've read from studies that PLA also may ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Why do segments of my print "pop" off the bed after a few layers? [duplicate]

I just received delivery of some new filament and after a few layers of printing some segments will start to "pop" off the bed. I've calibrated esteps and levelled bed. It only seems to ...
2
votes
1answer
124 views

PLA for Dactyl Manuform print | Which material for printing the shell

I bought PLA Wood for my planned Dactyl Manuform. But now the question is whether this will melt or deform in the sun. I live in Germany, where we reach some days at times 32 °C. However, the keyboard ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

What are the characteristics of a specialize PLA that you have used?

What raised this question was someone's claim there is a PLA resistant to absorbing moisture unlike typical PLA filament. PLA seems to be the easiest filament to get a good print and has excellent ...
4
votes
2answers
75 views

Help With PLA settings

I’m just getting my feet wet with 3D printing, and I’ve had a few prints do this. Curious if anyone has any ideas for me that might help clean this up? (I don’t really have anyone in my personal ...
3
votes
1answer
197 views

Height of the prints are always larger

This problem is driving me crazy, no, seriously speaking. I bought this printer this week and started to calibrate for accurate dimensions. I printed the one-and-only calibration cube (20x20x20 also a ...
2
votes
3answers
93 views

Print not sticking to bed

Today I ran into an issue with the filament not sticking to the build plate. However, the strange part is, that this only happens with one filament color (both PLA, khaki, black works just fine) and ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

Bad layers on prints on Ender 3 Max

I get these lines when printing most parts. I am using eSUN PLA+ at 205 °C (210 °C first layer) nozzle and 85 °C bed temps (it does not really want to stick below that on the stock build platform), ...
0
votes
3answers
193 views

My Hatchbox PLA filament only allows me to use rafts

When I first got my 3D printer (a FlashForge Adventurer 3), it came with a sample pack of filament. With this filament, I was able to use skirts for my first layer. When the sample filament ran out, I ...
2
votes
2answers
163 views

Randomly underextruding/overextruding small part on CR-10

I am printing fairly cheap, but highly rated, PLA and not sure whether this is underextrusion or overextrusion; but it just looks bumpy and not clean. My settings: 195 °C at 60 mm/s bed temp 50 °C 0....
5
votes
4answers
2k views

How to improve this Benchy? BIQU B1

I have just acquired my first 3D printer, a BIQU B1. Overall I'm quite pleased with the printing results but I'm having minor defects on the Benchy test. I'm not sure what the problem is, but I guess ...
3
votes
1answer
144 views

Is it better use Nylon fillement for cold pull even if I have been using PLA?

Using Prusa I3 MK3S I am using PLA fillement and I need to do cold pull from time to time. I noticed many people on Internet suggestusing Nylon fillement for clod pull. I wanted to reach out to this ...
2
votes
0answers
74 views

Why is this outer wall warping?

I am printing a battery compartment cover on my CR-X Pro. Upon removing the cover I see that some of the outer walls are warping. I have tried printing this same piece with and without bed heat, ...
0
votes
2answers
62 views

Apply / find / create a stainless steel coating to apply to a PETG or PLA part to make it react to a magnet

Apply / find / create a stainless steel coating to apply to a PETG or PLA part to make it react to a magnet. My goal is to make a small tubular and conical shapes that can be painted with a stainless ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Horizontal lines on feature/geometry/density change

I've had an Ender 5 Plus for a few weeks now. It's printing great and I've got my tuning pretty good at the moment. I've noticed some horizontal inconsistencies matching feature/geometry changes. It ...
5
votes
1answer
7k views

How to tell if PLA temp is too hot/cold

I was having an issue with flat sheets raising up during initial layers. I had my bed at 80 °C and kept raising it thinking it was an issue with cold. After reducing the temperature to 50 °C the ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Intermittent Y-shift print issue only with multiple items

I have an issue with a Y-shift every few lines only when printing multiple items at once. If I print the exact same models individually, they each print fine. Notice the shift only happens a few times,...
1
vote
2answers
881 views

My nozzle on my Ender3 V2 is higher when it is printing than it is when I auto home it

I just got a new Ender3 version two for Christmas and was very excited to use it so I put it together and used the sample filament that came with the printer and everything worked okay for a bit. That ...
6
votes
1answer
92 views

Treating PLA (Polylactic acid) plastic to make it biodegradable

I am using PLA for 3D printing, and I know it does not degrade well in the wild. I would like to know if there is a chemical process I could use to treat it at home. Specifically, I am looking for a ...
3
votes
1answer
161 views

Over extruding and feeding gear is grinding Ender 3 pro

This issue is completely leaving me lost, my printer extrudes too much and leaves blobs yet the gear will just suddenly start grinding as soon as it begins to fill in the outline of my print. The ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Where to find "Heat deflection temperature" , "Impact resistance Charpy" and "Tensile strength" for a specific brand Filament PLA?

I have an MK3S 3D printer, and I use this table as a reference on how to tune my printer for a specific Filament brand. https://help.prusa3d.com/en/materials I am trying to find a few missing ...
2
votes
2answers
179 views

How to get superglue off PLA filament?

So I'm making my friend a Monado sword replica and I've printed the handle in 2 pieces as to fill it with electronics and then superglue the 2 halves together. I seem to have put too much on and it's ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Crashed while printing (adhesion issue? Level issue?)

Printing with "Amolen bronze PLA", success with smaller prints. Decided to print the "Fillenium M", but it crashed at 50 % during the print. I assume the print fell down (due to ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Intermittent lifting (Creality CR-6SE + glass bed + stock PLA) issues [duplicate]

Creality CR-6 SE 1.0.2 Creality Slicer 4.2.1 stock PLA roll Slicer settings: Default (generic PLA) 0.2 Having intermittent issues where prints (usually edge) would "lift". I replaced the ...
0
votes
0answers
354 views

CR-10 Extruder Clicking / Filament jammed in Extruder?

I have a CR-10 S5. I was very happy with the way it was printing but all of a sudden it cant get past 1 hour of printing without the filament breaking in the extruder. I have caught it in the act, it ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

Are there differences in filament consumption between ABS and PLA

I have been printing the same model once with Verbatim PLA and once with an ABS material from Switzerland. For both I was using two brand new 1 kg spools of filament. I was printing both at the same ...
1
vote
2answers
806 views

Removed Nozzle, Plastic Still Backed Up after Cold Pull on Ender 3

I am still very much a novice and learning so here is the situation: Filament was not extruding from nozzle. Checked the filament feeder (worked fine, filament was being squeezed through) and tried ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Can parts that have warped (after being printed) be un-warped?

I have an on-going project to build a large lampshade in the shape of a geodesic dome. It's made of 3D printed frames that will be covered with rice paper. I printed the parts in PLA over a month or ...

1
2 3 4 5 6