Landfillament - Trash-filled PLA - 500g (1.1lbs) Spool

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3D print with hot garbage!

Landfillament is a 3D printing filament made using up-cycled garbage. On location, the up-cycled garbage (from which metals have been removed) is run through a process called pyrolysis - a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. During pyrolysis, a char byproduct is created.

The black char byproduct can be used for many things, including composite plastic 3D printing filament. The gas byproducts produced in this process are also captured for new uses. Because of this process, each spool of Landfillament sequesters .909lbs of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) which is the equivalent amount of greenhouse gas emitted by a car driven 1.1 miles.

Landfillament - Upcycled Garbage Filament can be printed on any machine capable of printing with PLA using standard PLA settings.

Note: Due to the unpredictable nature of the exact content of the garbage content used in the production of this filament, MakerTechStore does not recommend using it to print items intended for food contact or children's toys. We also highly recommend purging your 3D printer thoroughly of any remaining landfillament before printing those items.

500g (1.1lbs) spools

Landfillament PLA                                                        
Recommended Extrusion Temperature: Landfillament prints well at 180-210 C. In general, a good starting point is 10 degrees cooler than you typically print PLA. A heated bed is not necessary, though if you have one, set it to 45 C. 
Recommended Nozzle size: 0.5mm or larger diameter nozzles. Smaller diameter nozzles can be used but have a higher likelihood of clogging.

Recommended Retraction Settings:

0.25mm per 0.1mm of nozzle diameter

(ie. 1.25mm retraction when using a 0.5mm diameter nozzle)

Recommended Print Surface:

Hot - Glass heated to 60-70°C or 50°C with a very light coat of pva glue. (if using any glue, or hairspray with a heated bed use it very sparingly. PLA will stick very well and can be difficult to remove without braking or chipping the glass.

Cold - Blue Painter's tape, glass with a coat of glue, Buildtak surfaces.

PLA bonds very firmly to acrylic. Printing directly on an acrylic surface is not recommended.

Print Cooling fan?

Print cooling fans are highly recommended with PLA-based filaments and usually results in a very noticeable improvement in the appearance of the print. Print cooling fans also greatly improve the ability to bridge gaps and print overhanging areas without support when using PLA-based filaments.

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