How much can you print with a roll of PLA?

According to Rigid Ink, based on PLA having a density of 1.25g/ml a 1KG spool of PLA would measure up at around 335 meters for 1.75mm filament and 125 meters for 2.85mm filament. In feet, 335 meters is 1,099 feet.

How long will a roll of PLA last?

If you are a low volume printer and like to print smaller items, a spool of filament can easily last you a month or two. A high volume printer on the other hand, who likes to print bigger objects will go through that same filament in a few weeks or so.

How much does a spool of 3D filament cost?

MaterialSpool SizePrice ($)
Spool SizePrice ($)
PLA (Polylactic Acid)220g9.00

How many meters of filament is 1kg PLA?

Based on our calculations, around 335 meters of filament in a 1-kilogram spool of PLA filament with a diameter of 1.75 millimeters.

How long is filament good for?

PLA. Typically, PLA Filament has a shelf life of about 2-3 years. This means you can buy it, store it in a cool, dry, and dark place in its original packaging (to prevent moisture), and still be able to print with it almost 3 years later. Keep in mind that after 2 years the print quality may start to degrade.

How can you tell how much filament is left on a roll?

Find How Much Filament is Left on a Roll – YouTube

How do I know if I have enough filament for printing?

A small 3D print and a near-full spool will clearly work. It’s only when you combine a larger print with a “getting near empty” spool that you begin to have filament anxiety. Should you print? It looks like it might have enough.


How many things can I 3D print with just one spool of filament?

How to figure out how much filament is on a roll. – YouTube

How Much Filament Do I Need? – YouTube

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