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Good for anyone that's going to be printing regularly or more than 200 dollars worth of premade plastic filament for your printer.
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I'm actually surprised at the affordability of PLA. There are a few places that sell spools for $50+, which is really expensive.
Most places sell a spool for $30 to $35. Out of that cost, I can print sooooooooo many parts (long as the printer is working :)). I don't know the exact count, but most of our parts are quite large and thick. In a single spool of PLA, I can print 50-70 of them. That's not bad for $35!
The CubeX Trio will print ABS, but we only use ABS for supports on the PLA.
The PLA is a more consistent print. PLA is pretty strong also. Plus, it is biodegradable so I don't feel bad wasting all the prints. I just keep filling boxes full of old prints and they recycle them locally