What is the cheapest PLA filament?

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 / Density500g Spool
PLA: 1.24g/cm31.75mm = 167.6m 2.85mm = 67.0m
ABS: 1.04g/cm31.75mm = 199.9m 2.85mm = 75.4m
ASA: 1.07g/cm31.75mm = 194.3m 2.85mm = 73.3m
PETG: 1.27g/cm31.75mm = 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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