CoLiDo have delivered some of the most exciting 3D printing solutions available today and their range of PLA and ABS filament is nothing short of perfection. The printer filaments are supplied in an excellent cartridge type spool for smoother operation and a tidier looking workstation.
The latest range of PLA and ABS filament was developed alongside US experts with CoLiDo noting "the filament is the key element to precision output". Using high quality, consistent diameter tolerance filament helps reduce some of the issues with 3D printing such as nozzle clogging or running material etc. The filament also meets REACH standards, being free from harmful or hazardous materials.
PLA filament has a huge range of vibrant colors and opacity for that perfect look, whether it is artistic or utilitarian, in short PLA is great material for 3D printing. PLA can be printed without the use of a heat bead, and can stick to glass or a PCB plate with a binder such as hairspray or white glue for a curl free print.
3D printing is a fun and exciting hobby with a wide range of applications from prototyping parts to making toys for the kids. Selecting the right filament for your application is important to ensuring high quality results.
• Lower melting point for easier printing
• Free from harmful or hazardous materials
• Lower shrinkage rate
• High rigidity with minimal flex
• Produces higher quality prints
• Cartridge type spool for smoother operation
Filament Material: PLA
Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
Note: PLA is considered stronger than ABS but is more susceptible to cracking when flexing, or on impact or torsional loads, the mechanical needs of the print project has to be evaluated.
What a difference using a quality filament makes, well worth the extra couple of quid. I removed the spool from the cartridge because I felt there was a little too much drag when pulling the filament through. I will definitely buy more of this Colido.The cartridge was the main selling point for me and it was a bit of a disappointment. The cartridge is practical with any printer, but is not air-tight which is really a missed opportunity. I had to seal the openings with duck tape to use it as dry-box.
The filament itself is OK.