Environmentally-friendly 3D printing
Spectrum rPLA is an environmentally-friendly 3D printing material that fits into a sustainability initiative. The filament is created by reusing the recycled extrusion residual waste stream. The raw material is collected, shredded, re-mixed and homogenised into a high-grade and easy-to-print recycled PLA filament with much less environmental impact. Spectrum rPLA retains the properties of classic PLA, which is simplicity and printing efficiency, to combine them with very low shrinkage and relatively high tensile strength. To make 3D printing more sustainable, Spectrum r-PLA is wound on a cardboard, environmentally-friendly spool.
Note: As it is a fully recycled material, Spectrum rPLA may not be available or there may be longer delivery lead times due to limited raw material availability.
- manufactured from recycled materials
- lower environmental impact by reusing waste
- environmentally-friendly, cardboard spool
- easy printing, similar to normal PLA
- no shrinkage after cooling
- heat deflection temperature – 55°C
- educational projects
- visualisation of finished and semi-finished products
- industrial design,
- interior design
- conceptual models
Filament is reeled on the neat, transparent spool. Each spool contains information on the type of material, diameter and recommended printing temperature. Filament is vacuum-packed with a moisture absorber. Whole product packed in the original, folied Spectrum Filaments packaging.
VERIFY YOUR SPOOL – the most precise quality control system on the market
Filament for 3D printers is manufactured by the method of free extrusion, which is one of the most difficult processing techniques by extrusion, due to the particularly significant impact of process parameters on product dimensions and material homogenization.
During the production each 1mm of Spectrum Filament is being continuously measured in 2 axes with ±0.8µm accuracy, which allow obtaining a high-quality final product. To prove this, Spectrum Filaments, as one of the few manufacturers in the world, has introduced the possibility of online presentation, individually for each manufactured spool:
- the course of diameter on the entire length of the spool,
- mean diameter,
- standard deviation.
Precise survey guarantees that Spectrum Filaments products meet rigorous market requirements.