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bapski
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Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

im due to get more filaments and my go to Inland PLA+ filament seems to be like getting phased out as i see less and less on display and more of the PLA PRO variants. 

anybody knows what the differences are? setting wise? i just happen not to see the color i need on a PLA+ but is abundant in PLA PRO.

thanks in advance.

Posted : 17/05/2021 6:53 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

PLA Pro is supposed to be tougher and harder to break.  I have not found this to be significantly different.  Supposedly, it is a pla and polycarbonate mixture from some manufacturers.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 17/05/2021 7:27 pm
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bapski
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

@cwbullet

nice to know... i wish they'd priced it same as the PLA+.

thank you.

Posted : 17/05/2021 7:29 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

I missed the plus.  Where are you buying PLA Pro?  

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Posted : 17/05/2021 7:31 pm
bapski
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RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

@cwbullet

Microcenter

https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=&cat=&Ntt=pla+pro&searchButton=search

i think i misspoke on the pricing. looks like its not bad at all at $18.99 vs. $17.99 for PLA+.  i just remembered i like PLA+ over PLA because it had a shine to it. 

 

Posted : 17/05/2021 7:36 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

@bapski

I was mistaken.  

PLA+ is that PLA material but mixed with another plastic, fiber, or another additive.  Most PLA+ materials are to increase the strength of the standard PLA, and while many companies keep that formula confidential, it’s usually a PLA and polycarbonate fortification.

PLA PRO is a PLA that undergoes special tolerances to make sure the material is unilaterally 1.75 give or take .01 thought this is qualified manufacturer to manufacturer. It’s a high-quality material that will be more accurate flow throughout the printing process to give parts less wispy parts or under extrusions. Many manufacturers also boast stronger inter-layer bonding and other benefits.

 

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Posted : 17/05/2021 7:40 pm
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bapski
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

@cwbullet

great sounds like my go to PLA+ filament enhanced and improved version. i should be good getting it then. thanks. 

Posted : 18/05/2021 2:10 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

@bapski

I just contacted Microcenter this am to ask.  The store in Atlanta said there is no difference between there PLA+ and PLA PRO.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 18/05/2021 4:46 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Inland PLA+ vs. Inland PLA PRO

In fact, PLA PRO by Inland on Amazon has “PLA+“ in parenthesis.  They even sell the standard PLA for about $2 less.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 18/05/2021 4:51 pm
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