HobbyKing™ is excited to be carrying the full range of the ESUN brand of 3D printing filament. ESUN is recognised as one of the world's leading and most innovative manufacturers for 3D additive printing.
The PLA, ABS, Flexible, Luminous and many other types of materials are perfect for whatever application you have in mind. ESUN has established their brand recognition through their quality products and consistency, the filaments have a stable melting point, good round shape and most importantly a 0.05mm uniform diameter tolerance for a consistent flow rate.
PLA has a lower melting point and prints easier than other materials. One of the most important features is that PLA is non-toxic, and even has a sweet smell when printing. PLA has a low shrinkage rate and it is very rigid with minimal flex. This material can print extremely high resolution models and is perfect for a wide range of uses. PLA is considered stronger than ABS but is more susceptible to cracking when flexing, impact or torsional loads so the mechanical needs of the print project has to be evaluated.
PLA has a huge range of vibrant colors and opacity for that perfect look whether it is artistic or utilitarian, in short a 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 uses from prototyping parts to making toys for the kids. Picking the right filament for your application is very important. Please visit the ESUN web site for more information as well as the recommended settings for your printer.
• Stable melting point
• Good round shape
• Uniform diameter tolerance 0.05mm
• Consistent colors
Filament Material: PLA
Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
Made about 3 prints so far with this filament and they've all come out great.Seems to print ok. However it has a nasty plastic smell, not the usual sweet PLA smell.I thought I get an update on this filament. The grey has turned out to be really bad. It seems someone bend the filament every other few inches and it's just badly wound. Why is this important, because it has actually caused clogs on an almost unclog-gable printer. It seems to keep breaking due to the bends every other few inches. I'm half way through the roll and man, it's really making me pull my hair. I unclogged it a few times and bam, it just craps out right before the part gets done. The good thing is that I'm just trying to get some small test part done, but still, not cool. So it looks like these are a bit too brittle for whatever reason. I still have some of the others I got and they haven't been as bad as this one. I hope it's just a bad batch, but so far I won't hold my breath.I'm now testing this filament and although it extrudes fine on the Craftbot I have had a lot of stringing with it. I have adjusted the retraction and print at slower speed of 60 mm/s. I have also just re-leveled my bed because I was having problems with it not sticking well on my kapton tape. So I cleaned it and re-leveled the bed. The first layers are going down well, but it's still makes blobs here and there. I guess the word for this would be a bit gummy at times so doesn't want to stay down in some areas. Sure it could be my settings too buy I have printed many other large parts before and with other filaments too. So far at least this one doesn't seem as brittle as the black one which kept breaking every time I went to change the filament on the printer. It works but I would not say I'm crazy about it.