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
(Hardware: Original/Genuine Prusa i3 MK1, 1.75 mm.)
I'm having some bed adhesion issues (PVA/Pritt stick on glass @ 50 C) with this particular PLA that I haven't experienced with other PLAs (including ESUN and CoLiDo from this site). It feels slightly more viscous. As pointed out by Gerben (Thank you!) the filament is semi-transparent. Thanks to your review I knew this upon ordering - yet product information on this page has not been updated to reflect this, it still says "Color: Silver"? Aside from the adhesion, the quality is quite decent, I do however deduct one additional star as the quality is slightly lower than the previous ESUN-filaments I've tried.
Last week I received this color of filament. After the first print finished I discovered this filament is unfortunately transparant. I thought that this filament is opaque... not. Apart from that the quality of the prints are good (@ 215-220 celsius).as some have said, this isnt silver, its more of a light grey. no chrome like finish or anything. otherwise it prints fine except it snapped at one point, messed up a print but that was because it was being bent around so much at the start of a print. mine shipped taped in two places so the first 4 inches had tape residue all over it, i cut that offI figured I would give this a try and it seems to work perfectly. The color is more like aluminum and somewhat translucent. No problems at all feeding into my Printrbot with the E3d v6 extruder. Layers bond well with good strength. This is my first metallic color I have tried and I like it, gold is also on my wish list, just be aware of the shipping cost especially if ordering from the international warehouse as it is heavy.