With the rapid growth of 3D printing across all industries, there is a massive amount of waste being generated. Back in 2018 Filaments.ca was proud to be the first 3D materials supplier in Canada to offer a new and innovative REFILL filament system; And now, back by popular demand, it is being re-introduced in a smaller and more cost effective MINI (0.5KG) size!
With ourREFILLfilament system, filament is produced as a coilWITHOUTa spool and is designed to be fitted on aREUSABLEmaster spool. A master spool is a spool that splits into 2 pieces in order to accept a refill filament coil and then closed back together to form a complete & full filament spool. Master spools can be 3D printed from our free supplied STL files.
Mini Reusable Master Spool FREE STL Download Links:
Our easy to print spool is available to download for free from the sites listed below. The spool is only 148mm in diameter and can easily fit even small 3D printers.
The main advantages of using the REFILL system are:
Reduced overall cost.
Reduced shipping weight.
Reduced packaging waste.
Reduced empty spools accumulation & waste.
The Filaments.ca REFILL filament system is proudly produced in Canada under our popular EconoFil™ line using premium NatureWorks 3D850 food grade PLA resin, developed specifically for manufacturing 3D printer filament; finally bringing together our company vision of bothfinancially and environmentally sustainable 3D printing!
Sharper colors (no yellowed undertone like other PLA compounds, especially in the Clear color option)
Non-toxic bio-based material
High detail printing
Fast crystallization for faster printing with less distortion
Excellent first layer adhesion
Improved inter-layer adhesion
Reduced warping and curling
Annealable for high heat resistance
Stronger than lower grade PLA's
Smoother flow and easier extrusion
Improved overhang performance
Did you know? PLA 3D850 can be annealed to increase toughness and heat resistance to over 80°C! See instructions below.
EconoFil PLA should be printed with a heated print bed set to 55°C -60°C
A good qualityglue stickshould be used for proper bed adhesion on most bed surfaces.
If warping or stringing occurs, please lower your printing temperature. EconoFil PLA can printed as low as 185°Cif needed.
If excessive stringing occurs, the materials may need to be dried in a dehydrator.
First layer nozzle temperature usually 5°C-10°C higher than subsequent layers.
Print speed 40-100mm/s
Anneal - to heat and then cool in order to make the material stronger and more heat resistant.
Annealing (Heat Treating) Instructions
To get the maximum strength and higher heat resistance out of your 3D printed part, you may post- anneal (after the item is printed), a procedure that can be done in your oven at a range of 176-266F (80 - 130C) to promote increased crystallization and further improve the heat deflection temperature.
Annealing works best for parts printed with 100% infill using the LINES infill pattern (Other infill patterns may leave small voids inside the part.
It is also recommended to remove prints, blobs and strings from the print before proceeding to anneal.
For best results:
Preheat (important) the oven or toaster oven. (Lab oven recommended) 95°C to 115°C depending on the part size and thickness. (Lower temp for smaller/thinner parts, higher temp for larger parts)
Place your print on a room temperature baking sheet.(For smaller and thinner prints, we recommend submerging the parts inside fine sand, making sure to fill all voids in order to help maintain the integrity of the parts during the annealing process. When using the sand method, leave your part in the oven for about 1 hour to ensure the heat has been transferred tot he part inside the sand. use a hand thermometer to verify the temp inside the sand to ensure the part has been properly heated. Then remove from the sand and allow to cool down to room temperature.)
Place baking sheet with the item on it into oven/toaster oven.
Wait 6-10 minutes or 30-60 minutes for larger parts, for annealing to complete (in order for the item to fully reach the temperature of the oven) you may see the print take on a milky/matte/opaque color transformation.
Turn the oven off.
Wait for oven to cool to room temperature before removing print.
Shrinkage and/or warping may occur. The degree of shrinkage/warping depends heavily on the part geometry. Items with extended sections can also be subject to some movement during this process. Only testing will show how any particular print will hold up.
Some customers have tested a water bath annealing process using a sous vide cooker. This can ensure a more even distribution of heat but we recommend annealing for 60 minutes to ensure complete heat penetration.
Results:Following this procedure will provide a stronger and more temperature resistant part. This will allow you to reach the full potential of the filament and printing process for your part.
We want to make sure that your shopping experience is truly worry-free, that's why we guarantee our everyday competitive prices & won't be beat on price! We will beat any advertised price on identical or comparable products!
If you find an identical or comparable item currently offered for less at a local competitor's store or website (including shipping, handling and fees, if applicable) before you buy or within 30 days of your purchase we’ll beat that price by 10% of the difference. In addition, should our own price be reduced after your purchase, present us with your original receipt within 30 days of purchase and we will match the price and refund you the difference.
How to make a request:
Simply contact us by phone, email or live chat and show us confirmation of the price that you have found for less from a local competitor via a complete URL (web address) of the product page on the competitor's website or via flyer/print-out (including shipping, handling and other fees, if applicable).
The product you’re comparing must:
Be priced in Canadian Dollars and include all fees, shipping costs, and other charges.
Be sold and shipped by a retailer AND authorized dealer located within Canada.
Be in stock, available for sale, and cannot be a limited time offer or available only in limited quantity.
Not be lower priced due to an advertising error, misprint, or special sale price
Special sale prices are excluded from this offer, these include but not limited to the following:
VIP SALE, Black Friday, Friends and Family, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day/Week, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) prices, open box products, close-outs, liquidations, discontinued, clearances, demos, refurbished items, open box items, financing offers and errors or misprints.
Also excluded are marketplace sellers on websites such as Amazon.ca or resellers such as eBay.ca as well as any sellers whose products are refurbished or liquidated.
Canada & International Shipping:
We ship Canada wide as well as internationally. We use Canada Post, UPS, Purolator, Canpar & FedEx for our shipping solutions. Large shipments, 50kg or more may be shipped by freight. Shipping costs are automatically calculated by the carrier during the checkout process. Any additional shipping charges incurred as a result of incorrect or incomplete address information as well as delivery refusal will be at the customer's expense.
All orders are shipped "Signature not required" unless otherwise requested (additional charges may apply).
All orders are shipped directly from our Mississauga, Ontario warehouse.
Please note that international shipments may incur additional charges such as brokerage, duties, taxes or other cross border related fees. These fees are NOT calculated during the checkout process, are NOT charged by Filaments.ca and are completely out of our control. It is important to note that Filaments.ca does NOT charge any additional fees beyond what is stated on the order invoice. Any cross-border related fees are the sole responsibility of the purchaser and are handled between the purchaser and the country the good being imported into, including any related agencies and/or customs brokerage companies.
We offer free shipping within Canada for orders totaling CAD$125 or more before tax. We also offer free shipping within the 48 contiguous United States for orders totaling CAD$200 or more before tax. To take advantage of this offer, please choose the free shipping option during the checkout process.
We reserve the right to choose the most economical shipping method. The shipping fee coverage for the free shipping option is limited to shipping services with charges up to CAD$50.
Free shipping does not apply to bulk or custom orders with discounted pricing.
Please note that our cut-off time for shipping overnight is 03:00 PM (Eastern Time). This means that if you choose FedEx Overnight as your shipping option, the order must be placed by 03:00 PM (Eastern Time) in order to get the order the next business day (FedEx overnight orders placed on a Friday will be delivered the following business day / Monday). It is important to follow this cut-off time in order to allow our warehouse time to prepare your order and still hand it over to FedEx on time for their overnight service.
As soon as your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email confirmation including your tracking number. Some shipping options such as envelopes or local deliveries may not have a tracking number.
Please note that in case of a refused delivery or if a shipment fails to be delivered to you because no one is home or available to receive the package, the courier WILL send the package back to us at OUR expense. When this happens, we will try to contact you and make further arrangements. These additional shipping charges incurred as well as charges to re-ship the package, will be forwarded to you, the customer. Therefore, please ensure that someone is always available to receive the package or pick it up from your local post office/courier facility before the courier ships it back to us.
We strive to ship out orders as soon as same day for all orders placed by 2pm EST. Although depending on order specifications, it can take between 24 to 48 hours. Unexpected issues may further delay this process and will be communicated accordingly.
Out of Stock & "Sold Out" Products:
The inventory in our online store and the inventory in our warehouse are synced. When you purchase a product on our online store it means the product is already in stock and ready to ship. But on very rare occasions, technical issues might cause this sync to fail, and one or more of the products purchased might be out of stock. IF this happens, we will offer an alternative product or refund you for the out of stock item/s. Your order may be marked as "partially fulfilled", meaning we will immediately ship the items that are in stock and the rest will be shipped as soon as the item/s are back in stock.
Products marked as "Sold Out" or "Unavailable" are normally available again within 1-4 weeks. Feel free to check back or contact us for information about availability of specific products.
Order Pick Ups:
Customers in the Greater Toronto area are welcome to pickup orders at our Customer Pickup location in Mississauga. Please note that we require at least 1 business day notice for pickup orders. When placing an order online, simply choose the "PICKUP" option on the checkout page. After we process your order we will send you an additional email with details about the date and time your order will be ready to be picked up.
Pickup Address: 7355 Torbram Rd. Unit 15 Mississauga ON L4T 3W3
Please have your ID ready to pick up your package.
Buy in Store:
Products can also be purchased directly at our Mississauga pickup location using credit, debit or cash.