While Filamatrix Matte PLA is elegant and understated, our Silk PLA is mysterious and beckoning. It is the prima donna of our extensive PLA lineup; the star that shames all others with her beauty. This is the filament that allows your prints to visually leap from the table into the viewer’s hands. It begs to be taken home and displayed with other art. Become your own Rodin.
Silk PLA printer filament excels at prototyping applications and parts that do not require high physical or thermal properties, but it is slightly more brittle than standard PLA. If you have parts that won’t see repeat or heavy-duty use but need to look slightly polished, Silk PLA might be just the trick for you.
- Recommended nozzle temperature: 200° – 220° C
- Recommended bed temperature: room temperature to 60° C
- Recommended drying temperature: 50° C
TIPS FOR OPTIMAL PRINTING
- While a heated bed is not required for printing, starting around 60 °C may give better results.
- PLA adheres to a variety of build surfaces (glass, PEI, etc.).
- Slightly more brittle than PLA.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT DRYING
- All 3D printer filaments are at least somewhat prone to absorbing water (hydroscopic)
- PLA is slow to absorb moisture so it may not be immediately noticeable
- Indications of moisture problems include popping or spitting when printing and stringy prints
- Drying may be done in a dedicated filament dryer, oven, or food dehydrator
- For casual to moderate printers we recommend this product (Opens in new window. No compensation is received.)
- For PLA, dry six hours at 50° C (120° F)