Alga printing material is made with Algae which is rather unique. The printing is very similar to wood except this stuff stinks when printing. It does not stink after its printed. If you want something that looks and feels like wood filament but with unique colors such as green, blue, etc, Alga might be for you. Alga used to be made by Algix 3D but it looks like its now made by 3D Print Life. The good news is the price for 1KG rolls has come down drastically while 375gram rolls are still expensive.

This green Alga filament has a nice subdued light grey/green color which works well for statues.

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Recommended Print Settings

Temperatures

  • Hot End - 210 Celsius
  • Bed - 60 Celsius

Speeds

  • Print Speed - 50mm/s
  • First Layer Speed - 30mm/s
  • Perimeter Speed - 30mm/s
  • Infill Speed - 60mm/s
  • Cooling Fan Speed - 100%

Structure

  • Perimeters - 2 or 0.8mm - 1mm
  • Top and Bottom Layers - 4 to 5 or 1mm
  • Infill - 15%

Retraction

  • Distance - 0.8mm*
  • Speed - 35mm*
  • Z-Lift - 0.6mm

Bridging

  • Bridge Flow - 85%
  • Bridge Speed - 30mm/s
  • Bridge Cooling - 100%

Physical

  • Bed Adhesion - Glue Stick
  • Nozzle Type - Brass (Standard)
  • Enclosure - None
* Values will differ for printers with Bowden extruders
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