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colorFabb releases LW-PLA, a light weight PLA 3D printing filament

colorFabb, producer of 3D printing materials, proudly announces the release of a brand new 3D printing filament: LW-PLA

LW-PLA is the first filament of its kind using an active foaming technology to achieve light weight, low density PLA parts. At around 230C this material will start foaming, increasing its volume by nearly 3 times. Users can decrease material flow by 65% to achieve light weight parts, or use the expanding properties to effectively reduce print time by using big layer heights or single extra thick perimeters. LW-PLA, with the LW standing for Light Weight, is available as from today in two colors: Black and Natural. During the first four days of the release (until Monday night) colorFabb offers a 10% introduction discount.

Pricing is set at € 37.15 excl VAT (€ 44.95 incl. VAT) for a spool of 750 grams. During the first few days customers will get a 10% discount on all webshop orders! (Discount only applies to webshop orders and only Monday April 15th 23:59 CET)

Recently colorFabb held a contest where people from all over the world sent in their ideas what they wanted to print with our brand new LW-PLA. Ideas ranged from cosplay to drones and from wheelchair aides to wind turbines. Every print where weight matters can benefit from LW-PLA.

For the filament to expand it is necessary to put a certain amount of energy into the filament. The amount of energy a filament can absorb during printing depends on the lenght of the hot-zone and the time it takes for the filament to pass through the hot-zone. The longer a filament will reside inside the hot-end, the more energy it can absorb which will increase the amount of expansion.