PLA Crystal Smartfil

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Biodegradable PLA filament that stands out for its translucency, colours and ease of printing.

Among the wide variety of materials for 3D printing from the Spanish manufacturer Smart Materials, we find the Smartfil® PLA Crystal filament, biodegradable, translucent and available in different colours.

PLA is one of the most widely used materials in 3D printing today because it does not give off harmful gases and it is not necessary to have a 3D printer with a heated base bed, which makes it very easy to print with it. For this reason it is ideal for use in closed or poorly ventilated spaces such as offices or even at home.

PLA Crystal colour range

Image 1. PLA Crystal colour range. Source: Smart Materials

PLA Crystal filament (1.75mm or 2.85 mm) is a very easy-to-print material and can be printed on any FDM/FFF 3D printer, even at high printing speeds. With this filament the user can obtain objects with a crystal-like appearance (maximum translucency in thin layers) thanks to its translucent effect, and it is available in three colours - blue, yellow and red.

A keyring printed with PLA Crystal filament

Image 2. A keyring printed with PLA Crystal filament. Source: Smart Materials

With PLA Crystal, it is possible to achieve parts with complex details, as printing with this filament is stable and of impressive quality. This is why the Smartfil PLA Crystal filament is ideal for prototypes that require aesthetic detail. Furthermore, it has very good surface hardness and it does not shrink or warp during printing so objects of all sizes can be produced with ease. 

3D printing with Crystal PLA filament

Image 3: 3D printing with Crystal PLA filament. Source: Smart Materials

The Smartfil PLA Crytsal filament is 100% biodegradable and compostable (in industrial conditions). Its biodegradability comes from the fact that PLA is made of organic materials such as starch obtained from corn, sugar beets or sugar cane. Thanks to this feature, this Smart Materials filament is also suitable for food contact but this property should be examined for each specific case. Apart from that, the PLA Crystal filament has great resistance to chemicals such as oils and greases, and it is also secure for applications in electric and electronic devices (it is recommended to conduct tests first).

All these properties make the PLA Crystal filament by Smart materials a perfect material for beginners 3D printing at home for practical or decorative purposes, as well as for professionals who want to give this filament more advanced uses.

Biodegradable Biodegradable
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
Alimentary use Alimentary use

3D printing with PLA is simpler and easier than with ABS. It is not necessary that the printing base is hot, although if possible it is recommended that the base is at 40-50 ºC approximately, to avoid any signs of warping. The extruder temperature should be between 190 and 210 ºC depending on the colour and the 3D printer used.

If the printer has a layer fan, it is recommended that you activate it for best results.

The adhesion of the first layer is key and probably one of the most important factors for good prints, so you can use Blue Tape, BuildTakMagigoo or 3DLac.

General information
Manufacturer Smart Materials
Material PLA
Format Spool of 750 g
Density -
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance -
Filament length -
Color Yellow, Blue, Red
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 190-210 ºC **
Print bed temperature ✗ / 40-50 ºC
Chamber temperature
Cooling fan
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break -
Tensile strength -
Tensile Modulus -
Flexural strength -
Flexural modulus -
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature -
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm
Diameter coil (inner hole) 55 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.

** Depending on the colour of the filament and the 3D printer used.

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