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CoLiDo® - so many creative possibilities await you!

CoLiDo® - so many creative possibilities await you!

The CoLiDo® range of 3D printers, pens and filament is one of the most easy to use, reliable and cost effective 3D printer ranges currently available on the market. Now you have the power to create your own embellishments, shapes, figures, models, gifts and more, all from the comfort of your own home. There are so many creative possibilities that await you!

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CoLiDo® Filament FAQs

Use PLA and ABS filaments which have a diameter of 1.75mm and high accuracy (±0.03). Using the PR printer together with PR’s PLA/ABS filaments, you can reach the best print. It is compatible with other brand of 3D printers, such as Makerbot R2/R2X, FlashForge Creator/ CreatorX, etc. Compact only prints PLA.

PLA: 1.75+/-0.03mm, ABS 1.75+/-0.05mm.

  • Filament with a smaller diameter can be heated faster (as it takes less time for the heat to reach the centre) so you can print faster.
  • It allows for slightly more compact hot end designs.
  • The smaller nozzles allow for a more precise plastic flow control and reduces the risk of oozing.
  • Being smaller, it is also more flexible and can be coiled more tightly and turn sharper corners.
  • Force required by the extruder to push the plastic in the extruder is less because less pressure builds up in the nozzle.
  • PLA: White, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Purple, Pink, Grey
  • ABS: White, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow
  • Translucent PLA: Red, Blue, Yellow
  • Wood PLA: Wood
  • Flexible (TPU): White
  • PLA (short for polylactic acid) is a plastic made of renewable starches such as corn and sugarcane.
  • It is biodegradable and does not emit a lot of ultra fines particles (UFCs).
  • It produces a barely noticeable, but quite pleasant, sugary smell when extruding.
  • Depending on the specifications and the colour, extrusion temperature can vary between 160 and 220°C.
  • Parts printed using PLA are more rigid than ABS parts (ABS is more flexible).
  • In general, parts printed using PLA have a slightly glossy finish.
  • PLA is less prone to warping during print and is much ‘stickier’ than ABS.
  • PLA starts to become malleable (heat deflection point) at around 60°C.
  • PLA requires a bit more force to be extruded as it has a higher coefficient of friction than ABS.
  • PLA is a bit more recent in the history of FDM 3D printers and has a promising future.

It is difficult to distinguish ABS and PLA if only judge is on the appearance. ABS is matt and PLA is very glossy. Once PLA is heated up ~200°C, it can be extruded easily but ABS cannot. ABS need heat up to 220°C to be extruded. If the temperature is higher, there bubbles will appear on PLA, or PLA will be easily carbonised. If the nozzle is being blocked, ABS will have a bad smell but PLA will not.

Apply for the 3D printer with FDM based technology, such as Reprap, MakerBot, Afinia and UP! Printers, etc. Also, the filament diameter should be 1.75mm and the extruder temperature should be 190-250°C.

They are all widely used in the mechanical, automobile, electrical , electronic instruments, meters textile and construction industries.

For example:

  • ABS: Industrial filled, such as high strength product parts; Literature and archaeological fields, such as to repair missing parts. Home appliances and shell toy supplies (Lego).
  • PLA: Prints large parts and parts contacting with the human body, toys, DIY bracelets?
  • 1000g: PLA 330~340m, ABS 390~400m
  • 500g: PLA 160~170m, ABS 190~200m

It depends on the object's shape and printing settings, such as layer height and infill density. After converting the STL file to a GCO file in the Repetier-Host software, customers can see the needed filament usage (Length) of printing the object at the end of the g-code command or “Show in Log”. For example, 1kg of filament can print roughtly 9 figures; a 7 x 5 x 5cm 3D model. Customers can evaluate whether the actual fliament length is enough to meet the needed filament length.

Up to 200°C

Yes, you can use the regular mediums you use as a crafter.