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Orange PLA Basic

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With orange PLA Basic filament you will be able to print complex shapes easily.

PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable plastic that is obtained from natural resources, specifically it's obtained from the starch extracted from corn, beets and wheat.

PLA is one of the most used materials in 3D printing today because it doesn't give off harmful gases and its ease of printing. The ease of use of this material derives from different factors:

  1. It doesn't require a hot bed, although if it is available, it is recommended to use it at around 60ºC.
  2. It's generally printed at low temperatures (between 190ºC and 220ºC).
  3. It's a material with an almost non-existent warping (warping is the deformation of the pieces with respect to the base).

The few technical requirements of this material make it possible to print on almost any FDM 3D printer on the market.

The finish of the pieces printed in PLA stands out for its glossy finish, which makes it a widely used material for the manufacture of aesthetic or decorative pieces, as well as for the production of non-functional prototypes.

Unlike ABS (another of the most widely used materials in 3D printing), PLA cannot be drilled, painted or sanded. Despite these differences, PLA is a more stable and easier to print plastic than ABS. In addition, if you want to obtain extraordinary surface finishes in the PLA, it is recommended to use coatings specifically designed for 3D printing, such as XTC-3D or Nanovia Spray coating. To obtain higher 3D printing yields, it is advisable to cover the printer bed with Blue Tape, BuildTak, Magigoo or 3DLac, products that you can find in the accessories category.

MaterialPLA BasicABS Basic
Machining possible
Coating possible
Requires Hot bed
Warping tendency
Gives off odors
Table 1: Comparison of printing properties and characteristics of PLA and ABS Basic.

PLA Basic Orange filament is a biopolymer that presents benefits for the environment as it is made from renewable resources. This filament is made in Europe. PLA Basic Orange is a permanent and odorless polymer that comes in 1 Kg spools and in diameters of 1.75 mm and 2. 85 mm, making it compatible with almost any FDM / FFF 3D printer on the market. PLA Basic Orange is the easiest material to 3D print on FDM / FFF Technology 3D printers.

The PLA Basic Orange filament is made of PLA INGEO 3D850 without the incorporation of recovered material. Thus, PLA Basic Orange is a material with high resolution, rigidity, and low shrinkage. It has a higher hot melt index than other PLAs and excellent adhesion to printing surfaces, a feature that optimizes the quality of the first layer and minimizes the risk of warping or deformation.

However, the highlight of the PLA Basic Orange is its improved mechanical properties, its impact resistance and its resistance to high temperatures. PLA Basic Orange exhibits faster crystallization rates, and is capable of developing resistance to temperatures of up to 90 ºC until reaching its softening temperature. Thanks to all these properties, PLA Basic allows printing glossy pieces with good resistance to impact and temperature, generating less carbon footprint than ABS.

In addition to all the properties conferred by the PLA Ingeo 3D850, PLA Basic Orange stands out from other PLA filaments for its great value for money; offering very good results at an affordable and competitive price.

It should be noted that PLA Basic Orange is a hygroscopic material, which means that it absorbs moisture from the air. This can cause a decrease in print quality. To keep the filament free of moisture, it is recommended to store the spools in vacuum containers such as those from PrintDry or use a PrintDry II filament dryer.

More information for optimal results can be found in the usage tips tab using PLA Basic Orange filament in your 3D printer.

Impact strength (KJ/m2) 11.8
Elongation at break (%) 3.31
Tensile strength (MPa) 50
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2315
Softening temperature (ºC) 65
Biodegradable Biodegradable

3D printing with PLA Basic is very simple. It isn't necessary that the printing base is hot, although if possible it's recommended that the base be at approximately 50-60 ºC, to avoid the appearance of any small indication of "warping". The extruder temperature must be between 190 and 220 ºC depending on the color and the 3D printer used.

Adhesion of the first layer is key and probably one of the most important factors in obtaining good impressions, so Blue Tape, BuildTakMagigoo or 3DLac can be used.

When generating the print file, it's recommended to configure the “raft”, which consists of creating a first thick layer, like supports, that will not undergo this contraction and on which the piece will be printed. The downside to using the raft is that this first coat will look less smooth. It's recommended to lower the density of the “infill parameter so that the piece stores less heat. Regarding the “brim” parameter (the membrane that is created around the piece) it's recommended to adjust it in thicknesses never greater than 5mm to help the first layer not peel off.

If your printer has a layer fan, it's recommended that you activate it for best results. If you need to print very thin and tall pieces, you will see that PLA plastic does not give enough time to harden in each layer, so the piece will look as if it has melted. To solve this problem, it's recommended to print at least 2 pieces spaced at the same time in the printer base. In this way, while the extruder moves from one part to another, the plastic has enough time to harden in each layer, achieving a much better result. The article on our 3D printing blog explains about the main questions of 3D printing in PLA and ABS.

General information
Manufacturing Europe
Material PLA INGEO 3D850 Natureworks
Format Spool of 1 kg (2.3lb)
Density 1.24 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
Filament length ±335 m (Ø 1.75 mm)
±110 m (Ø 2.85 mm)
Color Orange
RAL/Pantone (approximate) RAL 2011
Print settings
Printing temperature 190-220 ºC
Print bed temperature 20-60 ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Recommended
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength (ASTM D256) 118 J/m
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break (ASTM D638) 3.31 % 
Tensile strength (ASTM D638) 50 MPa 
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638) 2315 MPa 
Flexural strength -
Flexural modulus -
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ASTM E2092) 80-90 ºC 
Melting temperature 175 ºC
Specific properties
Transparency  75 % opacity
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm 
Diameter coil (inner hole) 53 mm 
Coil Width 70 mm 

* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.

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