Take your 3D printing to the next level with Maple 3D’s Bicolour Silk-Like PLA. Every colour option actually includes a blend of two different colours, both colour create a cool vertical colour change as your printer makes its way around. By rotating the part to a different orientation you can completely change the visible colours. Maple 3D filament is engineered for beginners right through to professionals. Our filament is manufactured to strict tolerances and the highest quality standards, ensuring smooth, precision printing on all 3D printers.
- Smaller melt zones are better, Volcano style hotends can produce mixing that reduces the visual effect of the bicolour. E3D v6, Mosquito, and most stock printer hotends are perfect.
- Before starting a big print, we recommend printing a maker coin or something small that will tell you exactly where the colour change line is on your specific printer and filament setup. The angle will be different for every printer setup, but we have found that if the printer and filament stay in the same orientation, the alignment doesn’t change from spool to spool.
- Prints look the best when the outside perimeters of the part are all printed in the same direction, and we have found that many slicers do not do this by default! To make great prints with Bicolour Silk, MatterControl does force outside perimeters to always travel in the same direction, you can download for free right here
Filament is vacuum sealed in a resealable zip lock bag with a desiccant pack.