ECOrefill - PLA - 2.85 mm (1.5 kg)
ECOrefill is the environmentally friendly way to 3D print. Our ECOrefill filaments are delivered without spools, and are held together with zip ties instead. The idea is that you print your own reusable spool to help conserve the natural resources.
How to assemble ECOrefill's reusable spool
About the reusable spool
We've uploaded the design of the reusable spool on Thingiverse, so that you can download the STL file for free and 3D print it yourself. The spool can also be purchased in our online store, if you don't want to 3D print it yourself.
Environmentally friendly 3D printing
3D printing with the usual filaments that are delivered on plastic spools is not so friendly to our environment. The plastic spool is used once, and then thrown in the trash. The plastic spools also weighs a little bit (usually around 200–300 grams), which means extra and definitely unnecessary shipping weights. Our reusable spool weighs approx. 100 gram (depending on print settings).
By using our ECOrefill filaments, delivered without plastic spools, you can help us to conserve the natural resources. By not producing spools for each filament roll we sell, we are also able to reduce the price of the filament and the shipping, meaning you get more for your money!
About the ECO filaments
All material types in the ECO filament range are produced in a sustainable way, in line with Creative Tools values. The ECO filaments are made of high-quality granules. The manufacturing process is well tested and controlled which makes the ECO filaments persistent in both shape and diameter.
General settings for 3D printing with PLA
|Build platform:||Heated build platform (approx. 40–50 °C) is recommended but not required|
|Extrusion temperature:||Approx. 190–230 °C|
We recommend covering the build platform with Blue Painter's Tape for best adhesion.
Material Safety Data Sheet
See MSDS for ECO PLA here (PDF).
|Filament Diameter||2.85 mm|
|Filament Weight||1.5 kg|