The PLA filament market has been quite competitive given that PLA filament could probably be the most basic material for 3D printing. Even though, new PLA filaments keeps being developed with small or big improvements.
California-based company AIO Robotics released their new PLA filament on August 22. The new Premium PLA filament line is offered in 500g spools and is available in 12 different colors. The filament is compatible with all non-proprietary 1.75 mm PLA 3D Printers.
We have several choices on non-proprietary PLA filaments by far. For example, both the FormFutura and Verbatim make this kind of filaments. Formfutura is sold in 500g and Verbatim is 1Kg. Now with the release of AIO Robotics’ new filaments, users are able to choose from more options according to their different needs.
From the descriptions, AIO Robotics took 5 critical considerations into account to solve the most common problems of filament spools. They are: less tangling; less weight and strain; dry storage; true round accuracy; universal spool design.
By narrowing the spools they offered, the new filament is designed to reduce the tangling that usually troubles a 3D printer user.
“The reason for designing 500g spools is fairly simple. Less strain is placed on your 3D printer when extruding the filament, drag forces of our filament spools are significantly lower than of other 1 kg spools resulting in less breakage. The extruder will pull filament more smoothly from the light spool resulting in more reliable prints.”(AIO Robotics CEO, Jens Windau)
The company claims that the total spool weight of AIO Robotics’ filament is 710g (1.57 lbs) which is much lighter than the standard spools.
The new filament is now on sale via Amazon for $9.99. If you are curious about it, you might want to check it out online.
Feature Image: AIO Robotics