The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer extrudes plastic filament to create 3D parts and models. The H-Series 3D printer uses high-quality, inexpensive ABS and PLA plastic filament for 3D printing.
The filament specification is 1.75 millimeters. The filament spool is easily fed by the extruder head. ABS filament is extruded at 260° Celsius to .15mm onto a platform heated to 90° Celsius, while PLA filament is extruded at 210° Celsius to .15mm onto a platform heated to 50° Celsius.
Afinia-supplied filaments have been tested to conform with the Afinia 3D printer’s specifications and work best for most applications. Although other filaments may be used, it is not recommended, as some filaments work poorly or can cause damage to the extruder head and machine. Afinia offers an array of plastic filament colors. Visit store.afinia.com to see the full range of materials and colors.
Afinia Premium PLA filament has been designed specifically for the H-Series 3D printer, the most important being the 200°-210° Celsius extrusion temperature.
Third party-manufactured PLA filaments do not print consistently and have issues with brittleness, nozzle clogging, and bridging or spider webbing that can leave users disappointed with the results. Afinia Premium PLA filament has been engineered to mitigate these common issues to give a great printing experience. One of the biggest problems with PLA is the removal of raft and support material from the model. In the case of the new Afinia Premium PLA, the raft and support comes away clean leaving the user with a beautiful, glossy model.
Advantages of Afinia’s Premium PLA:
- No pre-heating of the platform required – The H-Series platform quickly heats to a low 50°C which is the platform temperature for printing PLA
- Reduced warping, lifting, or curling of models – Afinia’s Premium PLA filament has a reduced thermal expansion coefficient than ABS which means the PLA layers are less likely to shrink after printing
- Less odor – Compared to ABS, Afinia’s PLA has reduced odor and a pleasant, sweet smell like pancakes
The Differences Between Premium ABS and Value-Line ABS Filament:
The Premium ABS filament has been designed specifically to the specifications of the H-Series 3D printer, the most important being the 260° Celsius extrusion temperature. The Value-Line filament has an extrusion temperature range between 210 and 250° Celsius. This range allows for broad support among a number of different 3D printers on the market.
The lower extrusion temperature on the Value-line filament causes the raft and support material to adhere a bit harder to the model making it slightly more difficult to remove as compared to the Premium filament, but nothing too noticeable. The matched extrusion temperature on the Premium filament and H-Series also has the added benefit of slightly higher tolerance control on the dimensions of the model. Both filaments work well, but the Premium works the best.
The Premium filament comes in a vacuum-packed foil bag with a desiccant pack to keep the ABS dry during storage. The Value-Line comes in a clear plastic bag with a desiccant pack. Although it is sealed, it is not vacuum-packed.
Odor is about the same for both filaments and isn’t terribly noticeable unless you have it running in a small, unventilated room
The Premium ABS filament comes in 6 different colors and Value-Line comes in 19 colors. The same colors between the Premium and Value-Line do vary, but both are colorfast.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us.
Premium PLA Filament
Premium Plus ABS Filament
Premium ABS Filament
Value Line ABS Filament
Filament diameter – 1.75+/-0.10mm
Roundness – 1.75+/-0.07mm
Print temperature – 210 – 250°C