Type A Machines Introduces EverydayPLA & PerformancePLA 3D Printer Filament, Releases Cura 1.5 with Over 75 Series 1 Filament Profiles for out of the Box Printing

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New 3D printing filaments bring ease of printing, consistency for prototyping customers, and durability for final production parts.

EverydayPLA and PerformancePLA by Type A Machines

“Delivering a 3D printing experience comprised of hardware, software, and materials, all tuned to work together, is critical to meeting our customers’ needs,” said Tim Holmes, Chief Strategy Officer for Type A Machines.

Type A Machines®, the market leader in manufacturing-ready Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printers, today announced the availability of two new materials designed to bring ease of printing, consistency, value, and durability to 3D prints. The two new materials, EverydayPLA™, and PerformancePLA™ are in partnership with filament manufacturers 3DomFuel, and Breathe-3DP, respectively. EverydayPLA, and PerformancePLA join the company’s recently introduced, and groundbreaking, ProMatte™ filament - a sandable, matte finish filament, 30% lighter than traditional PLA.

“Delivering a 3D printing experience comprised of hardware, software, and materials, all tuned to work together, is critical to meeting our customers’ needs,” said Tim Holmes, Chief Strategy Officer for Type A Machines. “EverydayPLA, and PerformancePLA provide our customers choices in filament that deliver solid, reliable results and we stand behind that.”

EverydayPLA, by Type A Machines, was designed to meet the needs of discerning customers within the prototyping, educational, and additive manufacturing marketplace. EverydayPLA is easy to print with, low odor, doesn’t require a heated bed, and produces a rich, beautiful finish. EverydayPLA brings a high-level of material quality, consistency, and value to PLA, one of the most popular FFF/FDM 3D printing materials. It is formulated for ease of extrusion, good bed-adhesion, low-warpage, and to deliver color and diameter consistency from batch to batch.

EverydayPLA is available immediately on the Type A Machines store in six colors, including, Blue, Black, White, Gray, Orange, and Yellow. The retail price is $32USD per 1KG spool.

PerformancePLA, by Type A Machines, is a 3D printing filament primarily focused on uses where durability is desired, such as in final part production. PerformancePLA has significantly higher impact strength and is considerably less brittle than standard PLA. PerformancePLA resists warping and curling.

PerformancePLA is available immediately on the Type A Machines Store in six colors, including, Black, White, Gray, Red, Green, and Orange. The retail price is $56USD per 1KG spool.

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Cura 1.5
The company is also announcing the release of Cura Type A 1.5, featuring material profiles for printing with 78 different types of filament on the company’s Series 1 3D printer.

Cura Type A 1.5 was made available as a public beta on March 18th, 2016, at which time Type A Machines introduced “Absolute Measurements”, a new infill paradigm for 3D printing, as well as the industry’s first true 3D infill allowing engineers significantly more control over a part’s overall mechanical characteristics.

Cura Type A 1.5 is available immediately as a free download at: https://www.typeamachines.com/downloads

About Type A Machines:
Type A Machines, Inc. designs and manufactures the Series 1™ and Series 1 Pro™ FFF/FDM 3D printers, and the industry-first Print Pod™, a centrally-managed parallel production solution scalable up to 60 individual Series 1 3D printers. The Print Pod delivers a production solution at lower cost­-per-­part than injection molding and is ideal for makerspaces, print farms, low volume production, labs, classrooms, and other heavy printing environments. An industry pioneer, Type A Machines continues to deliver the future of manufacturing to customers, today.

About 3DomFuel:
3DomFuel, LLC is a custom monofilament manufacturer specializing in 3D printer filament. 3DomFuel has manufacturing facilities in Fargo, ND, USA and Moville, Ireland in order to serve globally focused organizations. 3DomFuel filaments aim to deliver a range of highly specialized 3D printing filaments with an eye toward technically superior and responsibly sustainable materials.

About Breathe-3DP:
Breathe-3DP, LLC is a materials developer and manufacturer based in Bristol, Virginia. The parent company, Universal Fibers, has been a pioneer in fiber science since its birth in 1969. The first to build a business based on putting colorants and additives into the melt during Nylon fiber formation. The Breathe-3DP product offering is designed to propel additive manufacturing into performance and functional applications. Breathe-3DP is committed to the community, to fulfilling its functional material needs, to assist in solving its problems and to always giving back.

Type A Machines, the Type A Machines logo, Series 1, Series 1 Pro, Print Pod, EverydayPLA, PerformancePLA, and ProMatte are trademarks of Type A Machines. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Garden Toad. Design Credit: pmoews


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