PrintedDreams is a Murcian company that is dedicated to give your customers a complete experience in the world of 3D, participating during the design, advising on the choice of printing equipment, supplying consumable materials and even providing training.
About us He has given us a coil of 250 grams of pink PLA filament with a diameter of 1,75mm. so that we do different tests and analyze the quality of your product. We will perform various prints of objects very different in their form, this will allow us to get an idea of the virtues of the material. Throughout the entire article We will explain to you how our experience has been.
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Unpacking the filament
The filament have been shipped properly protected with a thick cardboard box With the company logo, the box is sized for the filament to fit and not shift inside during transport. Inside the box we find vacuum packed coil and even inside said container they supply a silica desiccant sachet. In this way, the manufacturer ensures that even if it sends its filament to the wettest place in the world and is carried by the most inept messengers that exist, your material would arrive in perfect condition. Remember that as we explained a previous article PLA filament is a hydrophilic material.
Whenever we test a printer or filament we like to start by printing a # 3DBenchy, This model is widely known in the maker community as one of the most reliable proofs of printing. The reason is that was specifically designed to test the technical capabilities of 3D printers. And indirectly, after printing so many boats it also helps us to intuit the mechanical characteristics of each filament.
We have printed using a BQ witbox 2 printer of which we will soon publish an extensive report. The software selected for the generation of the gcode it has been cura version 2.3.1 We have carried out the work with a 200 micron layer resolution already a 80mm / s print speed. Although the material is not particularly affected by the effects of warping we have made use of the Brim de Cura option. This option allows us to forget about warping at the cost of a very small portion of material by printing a thin layer of a few millimeters wide around the printed object significantly increasing its adhesion to the printing base
With the printed object in hand we have been amazed that the printed material has exactly the same shade of color and brightness which we had liked it so much when unpacking material coil. Observing the print in detail, we observe that the layers are continuous and regular
El manufacturer recommends us extrude your filament to a temperature between 190º and 220º C. We have made impressions at 200º, 205º and 210º C with hardly any difference.
El filament once melted it is very viscous and flows very well, sometimes doing some excess. We will correct this point very quickly by reducing the value corresponding to the flow of material towards the nozzle slightly.
Good results at any print speed
The printer used for the test can print at large speed for prints carried out we have made variations in these values from 60mm / s to 140mm / s. The differences in the finishes of the objects are hardly visible. In any case at very high speeds we recommend slightly increasing the material flow.
The coil used as a support for the filament it has very good finishes and despite its constant turn has not left any wear residue on the support of our printer.
As icing on the analysis we have put to the test our printer and PLA supplied by PrintedDreams performing the print of a Mario with a 60 micron resolution and 120mm / s print speed. To ensure that the printer does not have problems printing the most protruding protrusions of the design, we have allowed cura software to automatically incorporate support structures.
After removing all the print media, which was not an easy task because they were very well adhered, the result has been spectacular. We have obtained a perfectly defined object a intense pink color and a consistent structure (we have used an infill of 20%) which assures us that the piece would withstand the greatest torture.
Final thoughts on PrintedDreams PLA filament
We are facing a great product with a very reasonable price. He PLA filament by PrintedDreams is a material with a uniform and intense pigmentation. The prints made with this filament have great structural stability and the different layers of the material are shown very well fused together and you continue throughout the entire print.
If to the wide range of colors and materials produced by this manufacturer we add a price and quality in the line of the best manufacturers we are facing a great choice that favors national purchase and proximity product.
Did you like this analysis? Do you miss any additional evidence? Would you like us to continue analyzing the different filaments on the market? We will be attentive to the comments you leave us in the article.