colorFabb LW-PLA Yellow

Unique, foaming light-weight PLA in yellow

  • Foam technology
  • Weight reduction
  • Matt surface
  • $53.33 ($7.11 / 100 g)
  • from 2 only $50.67 / pc -5%

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Item no.: CF-8720039152595, Content: 750 g

EAN: 8720039152595

  • Foam technology
  • Weight reduction
  • Matt surface

Product information & technical details

Item no.: CF-8720039152595
Manufacturer No.: 8720039152595
Manufacturers: colorFabb
Content: 750 g
Diameter: 1,75 mm, 2,85 mm
Product types: PLA Filaments
Filament colour: Yellow
Net weight: 750 g
Recommended processing temperature: 195-260 ° C
Recommended heating temperature: 50 - 60 ° C


3D printing of light-weight PLA parts

LW-PLA is the first filament of its kind to use active foam technology to create lightweight, low-density PLA parts. At around 230 ° C, the material begins to foam and increases its volume by almost three times.

Users can reduce material flow by 65% to achieve lighter parts, or use the expansion properties to effectively reduce printing time by using large layer heights or extra-thick perimeters.

Active foam technology, how does it work?

The most important input variables for controlling the expansion are speed, temperature and flow. This allows users to vary the density of the material for different parts of the model.

ColorFabb uses the following 4 step process to determine the maximum expansion at a given speed, temperature and flow.

  1. Print a cube at a set speed at temperatures between 200 ° C and 280 ° C
  2. Measure the circumferential thickness of each cube and record the temperature with the greatest expansion.
  3. Print cubes with decreasing flow steps at the temperature specified in step 2.
  4. Find the cube where the circumferential thickness equals the nozzle size.

Up to 65% weight reduction

The nature of the material allows users to reduce flow while still printing dimensionally accurate models and achieving a 65% weight reduction compared to traditional PLA.

Print more!

Decreasing flow means less filament. This means that two to three times as many parts can be printed with LW-PLA as with a normal PLA spool.

Excellent surface quality

LW-PLA prints with a fantastic matt surface and is very easy to post-process.

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Did you know?

The concept of the 3D printer came about from an American inventor and engineer, Chuck Hull, during the s80s. He also founded the company called 3D Systems.