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PLA Smartfil Cork

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Sustainable PLA filament that allows you to print pieces with a cork-like appearance. 

The PLA Smartfil Cork filament is a consumable manufactured by the Spanish company Smart Materials 3D, which has a wide variety of filaments for both domestic and professional use, as it has a range of industrial filaments.

Organic 3D printing filaments are becoming increasingly common in the market, which is why this manufacturer is launching the PLA Smartfil Cork PLA filament, a PLA-based filament with a high cork content (20%), biodegradable and compostable.

A part printed with Smartfil Cork filament

Image 1: A part printed with Smartfil Cork filament. Source: Smart Materials

In addition to being a sustainable filament, it stands out for being an impact-resistant material with a texture similar to cork, just like other cork filaments that you can find on our website, such as PLA Corkfill or PLA EasyCork.

As for the finish of the PLA Smartfil Cork filament, it should be taken into account that as it is a material with wood particles, depending on the printing temperature, its finish may vary, creating different shades of colour in the same piece. To learn more about this, it is recommended to consult the following article.

A decorative piece printed with Smartfil Cork filament

Image 2: A decorative piece printed with Smartfil Cork filament. Source: Smart Materials

Its appearance and characteristics make it an ideal material for decorative applications, prototypes, visual models or educational projects. In addition, it is frequently used in architecture for the production of scale models, as one of its great advantages is that, by its nature, it allows hiding and smoothing layer lines and other possible defects of the piece.

To print this filament and due to the high particle load it contains, it is recommended to use nozzles of 0.6 mm or higher. In addition, to ensure a correct printing with another filament after using the PLA Smartfil Cork, it is recommended to use the Smart Clean cleaning filament, to remove the residual material that remains inside the extruder and clean the extruder of the 3D printer.

PLA Smartfil Cork filament is dark brown in colour and comes in diameters of 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm, in 750 g spools. With this filament it is easy to obtain pieces similar to cork and also, its use has a lower impact on the environment than other filaments such as ABS, for example.

Elongation at break (%) 1.5
Tensile strength (MPa) 23
Tensile modulus (MPa) 1301
Flexural strength (MPa) 43
Flexural modulus (MPa) 221
Surface hardness 9
Biodegradable Biodegradable
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced

The printing of this filament is very similar to that of standard PLA, very simple and without the need for the printing base to be hot, although, if it is available, it is recommended that it is between 40 - 60 ºC to avoid the appearance of any small signs of warping. It is recommended to maintain a stable temperature during printing.

Blue TapeBuildtakMagigoo or 3DLac adhesives can be used to ensure good adhesion of the first layer.

The recommended printing temperature is between 200 and 230 °C. It should be remembered that by modifying the printing temperature parameters, different colour effects can be achieved on the surface of the 3D printed part.

It is recommended to clean the nozzle immediately after printing, using a cleaning filament such as SmartClean. This ensures that any debris that could later cause a clog is removed.

General information
Manufacturer Smart Materials
Material Smartfil PLA Cork
Format 50 g pack
750 g spool
Density 1.05 g/cm3
Filament diameter 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0.05 mm
Filament length ±19.8 m (1.75 mm 50 g)
±297 m (1.75 mm 750 g)
±7.5 m (2.85 mm 50 g)
±112 m (2.85 mm 750 g)
Colour Natural
RAL/Pantone -
Printing properties
Printing temperature 200 - 230 ºC
Base/bed temperature 40 - 60 ºC
Chamber temperature 
 Layer fan 100%
Recommended print speed 25 - 50 mm/s
Mechanical properties
Izod impact resistance -
Charpy impact resistance -
Elongation at break (ISO 178) 1.5 % (XY)
0.7 % (XZ)
Tensile strength (ISO 527) 23.2 MPa (XY)
9.2 MPa (XZ)
Tensile modulus (ISO 527) 1301.7 MPa (XY)
1032.5 MPa (XZ)
Flexural strength (ISO 178) 43.8 MPa (XY)
18.1 MPa (XZ)
Bending modulus (ISO 178) 221.5 MPa (XY)
201.3 MPa (XZ)
Surface hardness (ISO 7619 – 1) Shore 81 D
Thermal properties
Softening temperature
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency -
Gloss value -
Further information
HS Code 3916.9
Spool diameter (outside) -
Spool diameter (inner hole)  -
Spool width 

* 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 that you confirm the results and final properties with your own tests. For further information, please refer to the product data sheet.


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