eSilk PLA material has a shiny appearance and bright effect to your finished 3D print. eSilk PLA is similar to PLA filament, with good mechanical properties and good toughness.
We have tested the 2.85mm version thoroughly in our Ultimaker 2's and 2+'s. It works with your standard PLA presets. (210 C nozzle, 60 C bed temperature) The print quality is about 90% - 95% as good as OEM filament, so it is an appropriate choice for most purposes. It is a low-cost alternative to the OEM and premium filaments without sacrificing dimensional print quality.
eSun's is employing a new PLA formula improved from their standard PLA line. This affordable filament has good consistency, rigidity and great surface finish with higher toughness characteristics than standard PLA. It will work natively with your Ultimaker with the stock PLA settings. No additional customization is needed. We found this material to be better than our previous generic filament in both consistency between batches and it's bright vibrant colours previously limited for our generic brand.
eSun PLA comes in 1kg spools so you have more material per spool vs. OEM 750gr spools.
PLA is the most common and popular 3D printing material. It has a low melting point which means longer life of your printer components, minimal warping, retains good detail in corners and is very easy to use. If you don't have any special mechanical or chemical requirements, PLA is your go-to choice of material and is compatible with most dual extrusion options.
Our mission at Shop3D is to curate the best selection of filaments in each price class so you don't need to be overwhelmed with options. Quality testing, and printer compatibility are our primary concerns and we're confident this is the best filament at the price range.