AmazonBasics. The same applies to the ABS as the PLA. AmazonBasics is a solid filament choice. Buy it in packs, so you can reduce the price to $16 a roll.
How long will 1KG PLA last?
The average 1KG spool of filament lasts users just over a month before it needs replacing. People who 3D print on a daily basis and create larger models could use 1KG of filament in a week or so. Someone who 3D prints a few small objects from time to time could stretch a 1KG roll of filament for two months and more.
How much filament does the average 3D print use?
The amount of filament you will need in general – In this case, most 3D prints would not exceed 50 grams of filament (PLA). You can easily get away with keeping 2 or 3 spools of 1KG filament on-hand.
How long is a gram of PLA?
|Filament Material / Density||500g Spool|
|PLA: 1.24g/cm3||1.75mm = 167.6m 2.85mm = 67.0m|
|ABS: 1.04g/cm3||1.75mm = 199.9m 2.85mm = 75.4m|
|ASA: 1.07g/cm3||1.75mm = 194.3m 2.85mm = 73.3m|
|PETG: 1.27g/cm3||1.75mm = 163.7m 2.85mm = 61.7m|
How much does a meter of filament cost?
We thus have the following costs (cost per meter for 2.85mm filament in parenthesis): ABS: 6.25 cents/meter (16) PLA: 7.5 cents/meter (20)
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