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1.75mm PLA Filament

4.8 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)


There’s expensive filament and there’s cheap filament – then there’s FoxSmart filament. Our plastic is just as good as the expensive plastic, but FAR less expensive. Tested and tested and tested (by us + 3rd party testing labs), it is consistent, dry as a bone and works with all the major printers.

  •   1.75mm PLA filament for 3D printers
  •   Premium quality for diameter consistency – <.05mm tolerance (laser measured in production)
  •   1kg per spool (unless otherwise noted)

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Product Description

Why FoxSmart™ filament, you may ask? Here are some facts that might (should) matter to you:

• Our factory has been making filament longer than just about any modern 3D filament extruder in the world. They’ve been extruding filaments since 2007, long before most others got into the market.
• Filaments are tested not once…not twice…but 4 times in-line during extrusion with 4 separate laser calipers, ensuring precise, controlled diameters once spooled.
• Spooled filament is immediately vacuumed sealed with desiccant once spooling is complete. By immediately we mean it comes off the production line and is vacuumed sealed within 10 seconds. Yep.
• Raw PLA pellets are USA made using virgin Natureworks product. No extrusion waste is ever reconstituted into new pellets for production. Waste extruded plastics are sold to the local market for use in injection plastic product.
• Pellets are heated to 0% humidity before extrusion. This should be a given with all factories, but you would be surprised how many fail this test.
• We don’t take chances. If the laser caliper chirps an alarm (meaning the filament is off-spec of <.05mm) the extrusion run is pulled and sold off as waste. We then start over from scratch. This ensures absolute consistency between all batches of filament.
• Each extrusion batch runs for roughly 30 minutes before we start spooling. Why? Because that’s how long it takes to get the diameter perfect. Crafting premium filament is an art, not an exact science. Our team is very, very good…which is why they take their time with each run, ensuring the extrusion run is perfect before we spool rolls.
• We print in-house on 3 different printer brands. If your printer doesn’t suck, it will like FoxSmart filament. Even if it does suck, it might suck less with premium quality filament. Help your printer suck less…give it what it wants.

Silver is…well, silver. Black, white, gold – these are exactly what they appear to be and are rich, saturated filaments. But you might be curious what the other colors match up to in your Pantone set. Please see below:

Of course, like with all FoxSmart™ products, you’re getting plain, cost-effective packaging. You’re getting support from geeks who, like you, are Makers and Hackers and all-around geeks (sorry to call you a geek, but 3D printing is still pretty geeky, no?)

If you have questions, please email us.

Additional Information


Black, Blue, Brown, Clear, Gold, Green, Grey, Multi-color, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Soft PLA – White, Translucent Blue, Translucent Red, White, Yellow

20 reviews for 1.75mm PLA Filament

  1. 5 out of 5


    Great filament. I have printed lots with my Printrbot Simple Metal and this filament and it always works great! Only downside: it won’t fit on the default spool holder so I had to print another one.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Great filament for the price! I have bought multiple spools in different colors and they are nice and vibrant. I haven’t run into any print problems with Foxsmart pla.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I’ve printed with the clear and the gold on my Duplicator i3. Gold looks amazing and prints nicely at about 226C, the clear does best around 216. Very happy with both spools.

  4. 5 out of 5


    I have used multiple brands of filament in my Robo 3D R1Plus and Foxsmart has been the most consistent by far. I have used 8 rolls without any issues outside of my own CAD mistakes.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I bought three rolls of this PLA. Figured that, at $16, if it sucked, I could always repurpose it as bludgeon of some kind.

    It worked. Very well, even. Very consistent prints from this stuff. At least the white and red. Haven’t tried the blue yet, but I’m optimistic.

    Only con is, I need to find another option for a bludgeon.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I have used many brands of PLA, but this stuff just prints the best and you get it at a great price which can’t be beat. This easily out preforms other brands that are twice as expensive. I am running two Robo 3D R1s and this stuff just works.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Amazing filament. Perfect for Bowden machines.

  8. 5 out of 5


    I’ve run 5+ kilos through my Printrbot Play, not problem. Their translucent filaments are very interesting, especially for extremely thin/thick prints. Wonderful supplier; had no problems with filament thickness. Some colors require different bed/extruder temps, but that’s to be expected.

    I’ll be back for more.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been using Foxsmart PLA since it was featured on Fabbaloo at the end of 2014 (when there were only a few colors available). It really is amazing stuff, especially at the price.

    I was just contemplating trying a fancy new filament that uses a resin specifically formulated for 3D printing. It sounds like a nice material, but when I saw the price – 4.5x the price of Foxsmart PLA – I had second thoughts. How could I justify spending that much, when this PLA is so good?

    My only very minor gripe (not enough of one to stop me giving it 5-stars) is the diameter of the center of the spool is too small. This causes the last few meters of filament to be deformed in to such a tight spiral that it’s impossible to use. Having said that, when the filament is so fairly priced, discarding a few meters doesn’t change it being the best value filament out there.

  10. 5 out of 5


    Filament is awesome on my raise3d N2 Plus. Set nozzle temp to 226 and heatbed anywhere from 80-100. Prints perfect everytime.

  11. 5 out of 5


    prints like a dream. The layers are smooth and it print beautifully. Love the price point. This is my new goto filament for my CTC 3d printer. I am printing at 220 (thats a little hot but it lays out the layers very nice) i use a print speed of 60 (i can go faster but it seems with this filament 60 prints high details)

  12. 5 out of 5


    I was expecting OK results from a $16/kg filament, but have been consistently pleased at how FoxSmarts PLA compares with much more expensive filaments. Adhesion and strength have been great for me (I print a bit on the hot side, at 220deg C) I would highly recommend, especially if you do a lot of experimental prints and want to avoid burning a hole in your wallet!

  13. 5 out of 5


    Love their filament. Get a very nice, smooth, and beautiful prints. Goto filament for prints compared to the many others out there.

  14. 5 out of 5


    FoxSmart offers PLA in a good choice of vibrant colors. The filament is just as good as the more expensive brands, so you can get a lot more for less money. Their translucent colors are unique and the print quality is consistent from spool to spool. I’ve been using FoxSmart PLA for about two years now and have sampled many of their colors.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Wow. I can’t believe the value of this PLA! I’ve used the pink for several prints and I’ve yet to have even a hint of any issues. This rivals anything I’ve used so far and the prices can’t be beat. I bought some purple and I really look forward to using it!

  16. 5 out of 5


    I was a bit skeptical of the filament because of how great the price is, but after purchasing a couple rolls, I am getting ready to place another order. The shipping was only a couple days and the translucent colors are unique. The filament prints very nice on my QIDI printer, and I ahve yet to find any issues with the filament.

  17. 4 out of 5


    Good filament but the spool is too small ID, so the last 100 or so grams of filament is nearly unuseable. Other than that, it adheres well to unheated blue tape, prints relatively cool, is dry and stays dry, and layer adhesion is good too.

  18. 4 out of 5


    This stuff’s always been good stuff. I’ve got rolls and rolls of the stuff. Pretty consistent stuff between colors, too. Set up for yellow, switch to black and keep the same settings. Great stuff.

    Always gets shipped quickly, too. Always had a great experience with these guys.

    One downside: The red is more of an “orange-red.” More orange than red, really.

  19. 5 out of 5


    I just got 5 spools of PLA in the mail. White, Black, Green, Yellow, Red. They are all true to color except the red. It is not a true red at all, its more of an orange. Next to a different fluorescent orange roll I have its almost indistinguishable. Other than that a great product. Its been printing well with no clogs and it all looks nice and shiny. I print at 200 degrees just like all PLA. I have so many colors now I had to built a rack to hold them all.

  20. 3 out of 5


    It’s ok. Like someone else said, the red is actually orange, not red. There seems to be some variation in the quality and other things by color, the yellow PLA consumes moisture and is completely unuseable after being in the bag in the box with the dessicant it came with (unsealed, obviously) for only two or three weeks, while the black has been in open air for longer and still prints fine, no breaking. Find a color that works well, and stick to it. Black is a solid color. I like the black. I do not like the green, yellow, or “red”.

    It’s $16. If youre going to use the spool up fast, <1 month, youll be fine.

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