Yellow PLA Filament

Yellow PLA Filament

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PLA is the most commonly used filament. It’s biodegradable, easy to print, and a very strong material. The perfect choice for printing large objects thanks to its low thermal expansion (little to no warping) and for printing tiny parts because of its low melting temperature. Only this material is proven for 50 microns layer height.

PLA has a relatively low melting temperature of about 175 degrees Celsius. Unlike so-called thermoset materials, PLA can be heated past its melting point multiple times with very little degradation. It’s also very hard material, but that also means it’s somewhat brittle, and once it breaks, it likes to shatter.

However, PLA is not a perfect material and, just like every other plastic, has some disadvantages. The low melting temperature also means low-temperature resistance. Parts start to lose mechanical strength at temperatures over 60 °C.

The combination of being both biodegradable and having low-temperature resistance means that it’s not ideal for outdoor use, not to mention low UV-resistance. Also, PLA is only soluble in chemicals like chloroform or hot benzene. So when connecting multiple pieces, you’re better off using just glue.

Even though PLA is biodegradable, and the material on its own is food safe, we do not suggest to repeatedly drink or eat from your 3D prints. Because of the small fractures on the print surface, bacteria can build up in there over time. You can prevent this by applying a food-safe coating. When post-processing PLA, it’s better to use wet sanding. Without water you'll quickly start heating the plastic by friction, it will melt locally and make it hard to keep sanding.

Notes:

 

This PLA is proudly made in the Czech Republic. We chose Natureworks 4043D resin which is the best and most widely used in 3D printing.

 

1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.05 mm

 

We reserve the right to ship weights +/- 5% due to packaging variations.

Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean.

PRINTING SETUP

Nozzle

215 °C 

Heatbed

50-60 °C 

BASIC ATTRIBUTES

 

Easy to print

 

Brittle

 

Can print tiny parts

 

Low temperature resistance

 

Can print huge objects

 

Difficult post-processing

 

Hard and tough

   
 

Low warping

   

Shipping
$5 Flat Rate Shipping (Includes Rural)

$8.50 for Saturday Delivery

$10 for Waiheke Island

Free Instore Pickup by Arrangement

Saturday Delivery
If you order an “in stock” item on Friday before 1PM you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available in all areas and is not guaranteed. Larger parcels going to South Island on the two day service will need to be ordered on a Thursday with Saturday delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available for Rural or Dangerous Goods (Nitro Fuel).

Delivery
Once RC Hobbies 12 Ltd has confirmed acceptance of the buyer's order, we will endeavor to dispatch the buyer's order within 24 Hours unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. If we are unable to dispatch the buyer's order within the time frame specified by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise the buyer of the expected dispatch date.

In stock items are generally dispatched on the same day you place your order, unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product and provided the order was placed before our daily cut off time which is usually around 2PM - 3PM.

We use Courier Post and Fastway for New Zealand orders. Deliveries are usually overnight, but please allow an extra day for big parcels to reach the South Island and for rural deliveries.

We use Courier Post for orders that can fit into overnight courier bags and Fastway for larger parcels.

Tracking emails will be sent out once parcels have been collected.

The buyer may specify delivery instructions for an order (for example, the buyer may authorise the delivery agent to leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address). RC Hobbies 12 Ltd will not be responsible for any order that is delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions.


Delivery to PO Boxes
RC Hobbies 12 Ltd can send goods to PO Boxes

International Delivery.
We're based in New Zealand but we deliver all round the world. Please contact us for a shipping quote or we will send you a quote after your order has been placed.

sales@rchobbies.co.nz

Returns Policy

The item I received is not the item I ordered

Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. To receive your replacement you must return the original item to RC Hobbies 12 Ltd. You will be provided with a no-cost return addressed courier satchel (or similar) and we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item.

The item I ordered arrived faulty.

Please arrange with RC Hobbies 12 Ltd to return the item for testing. If we confirm that the item was damaged before leaving RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd free of charge. If the goods are faulty we will meet our obligations under the Consumers Guarantees Act to provide a remedy.

The item I ordered did not arrive

If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway tracking emails we send out.

Alternatively you can call Courier Post on 0800 268 743 or Fastway on 09 634 3704

If the “track and trace” on your order indicates that it has been delivered, but you’re unable to find it or it hasn’t been delivered within the timeframe we will start an investigation with Courier Post & Fastways on your behalf.

Regrettably, neither RC Hobbies nor Courier Post & Fastway are able to refund or replace items that have been lost, damaged or stolen after being delivered to your property. If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature Required” option which is our default option unless advise by the Buyer to use the “No Signature Required” option.

I've changed my mind and no longer want the item I ordered

Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd and the item has been returned within 7 days of dispatch and is unopened and in mint condition. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost of the buyer. Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store Credit or refund less the restock fee and freight charges.

Restock fee

All goods ordered in error by the Customer or goods the Customer wishes to return are subject to a restock fee. The fee is 10% of the goods sales value. This applies if you change your mind, ordered it in error, unwanted Gift or just did not like it or did not suit you, so please choose carefully and read the descriptions in the listings as some products also require additional items to complete.

Description

PLA is the most commonly used filament. It’s biodegradable, easy to print, and a very strong material. The perfect choice for printing large objects thanks to its low thermal expansion (little to no warping) and for printing tiny parts because of its low melting temperature. Only this material is proven for 50 microns layer height.

PLA has a relatively low melting temperature of about 175 degrees Celsius. Unlike so-called thermoset materials, PLA can be heated past its melting point multiple times with very little degradation. It’s also very hard material, but that also means it’s somewhat brittle, and once it breaks, it likes to shatter.

However, PLA is not a perfect material and, just like every other plastic, has some disadvantages. The low melting temperature also means low-temperature resistance. Parts start to lose mechanical strength at temperatures over 60 °C.

The combination of being both biodegradable and having low-temperature resistance means that it’s not ideal for outdoor use, not to mention low UV-resistance. Also, PLA is only soluble in chemicals like chloroform or hot benzene. So when connecting multiple pieces, you’re better off using just glue.

Even though PLA is biodegradable, and the material on its own is food safe, we do not suggest to repeatedly drink or eat from your 3D prints. Because of the small fractures on the print surface, bacteria can build up in there over time. You can prevent this by applying a food-safe coating. When post-processing PLA, it’s better to use wet sanding. Without water you'll quickly start heating the plastic by friction, it will melt locally and make it hard to keep sanding.

Notes:

 

This PLA is proudly made in the Czech Republic. We chose Natureworks 4043D resin which is the best and most widely used in 3D printing.

 

1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.05 mm

 

We reserve the right to ship weights +/- 5% due to packaging variations.

Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean.

PRINTING SETUP

Nozzle

215 °C 

Heatbed

50-60 °C 

BASIC ATTRIBUTES

 

Easy to print

 

Brittle

 

Can print tiny parts

 

Low temperature resistance

 

Can print huge objects

 

Difficult post-processing

 

Hard and tough

   
 

Low warping

   

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping
$5 Flat Rate Shipping (Includes Rural)

$8.50 for Saturday Delivery

$10 for Waiheke Island

Free Instore Pickup by Arrangement

Saturday Delivery
If you order an “in stock” item on Friday before 1PM you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available in all areas and is not guaranteed. Larger parcels going to South Island on the two day service will need to be ordered on a Thursday with Saturday delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available for Rural or Dangerous Goods (Nitro Fuel).

Delivery
Once RC Hobbies 12 Ltd has confirmed acceptance of the buyer's order, we will endeavor to dispatch the buyer's order within 24 Hours unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. If we are unable to dispatch the buyer's order within the time frame specified by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise the buyer of the expected dispatch date.

In stock items are generally dispatched on the same day you place your order, unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product and provided the order was placed before our daily cut off time which is usually around 2PM - 3PM.

We use Courier Post and Fastway for New Zealand orders. Deliveries are usually overnight, but please allow an extra day for big parcels to reach the South Island and for rural deliveries.

We use Courier Post for orders that can fit into overnight courier bags and Fastway for larger parcels.

Tracking emails will be sent out once parcels have been collected.

The buyer may specify delivery instructions for an order (for example, the buyer may authorise the delivery agent to leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address). RC Hobbies 12 Ltd will not be responsible for any order that is delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions.


Delivery to PO Boxes
RC Hobbies 12 Ltd can send goods to PO Boxes

International Delivery.
We're based in New Zealand but we deliver all round the world. Please contact us for a shipping quote or we will send you a quote after your order has been placed.

sales@rchobbies.co.nz

Returns Policy

The item I received is not the item I ordered

Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. To receive your replacement you must return the original item to RC Hobbies 12 Ltd. You will be provided with a no-cost return addressed courier satchel (or similar) and we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item.

The item I ordered arrived faulty.

Please arrange with RC Hobbies 12 Ltd to return the item for testing. If we confirm that the item was damaged before leaving RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd free of charge. If the goods are faulty we will meet our obligations under the Consumers Guarantees Act to provide a remedy.

The item I ordered did not arrive

If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway tracking emails we send out.

Alternatively you can call Courier Post on 0800 268 743 or Fastway on 09 634 3704

If the “track and trace” on your order indicates that it has been delivered, but you’re unable to find it or it hasn’t been delivered within the timeframe we will start an investigation with Courier Post & Fastways on your behalf.

Regrettably, neither RC Hobbies nor Courier Post & Fastway are able to refund or replace items that have been lost, damaged or stolen after being delivered to your property. If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature Required” option which is our default option unless advise by the Buyer to use the “No Signature Required” option.

I've changed my mind and no longer want the item I ordered

Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd and the item has been returned within 7 days of dispatch and is unopened and in mint condition. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost of the buyer. Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store Credit or refund less the restock fee and freight charges.

Restock fee

All goods ordered in error by the Customer or goods the Customer wishes to return are subject to a restock fee. The fee is 10% of the goods sales value. This applies if you change your mind, ordered it in error, unwanted Gift or just did not like it or did not suit you, so please choose carefully and read the descriptions in the listings as some products also require additional items to complete.

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