CCTREE PLA Filament - 1.75mm

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CCTREE’s range of PLA Filaments come in a wide range of colours to suit your 3D printing needs, with a prime focus on affordability and ease-of-use.

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CCTREE PLA filament is the new kid on the block, and is rapidly becoming known as the go-to affordable 3D filament in South Africa, which prints reliably and packs a punch when it comes to quality, smooth print finishes. If you are looking for a daily filament which offers great printing results every time without breaking the bank, then CCTREE Filament is the ideal choice for you.

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a biodegradable thermoplastic which is derived from renewable organic resources such as sugarcane and corn starch. This makes PLA Filament a surprisingly eco-friendly plastic to print with when compared to other petrochemical based filament options, and the wide range of colours and additives makes it one of the most versatile ranges too.

PLA is by far the most commonly used 3D Printer Filament in the world, partially due to its above-mentioned environmental friendliness, but mostly because it is extremely easy to use and print with as well. PLA is great for beginners who are just getting started, as it has a low shrinkage factor compared to ABS or Nylon, and due to the composition of the plastics, it doesn’t need an enclosure to print large objects - which would typically be prone to warping or layer separation.

A heated bed is not essential, but if used and set to a temperature of around 40° to 70°C, a heated build surface can go a long way in aiding print quality and bed adhesion. Commonly used Bed Adhesion Aids for PLA filament include Blue Painters tape (masking tape), cheap hairspray, Kapton Tape, PEI and BuildTak. PLA’s glass transition temperature (when it starts getting soft and malleable) is around 50°C, and is extruded at temperatures between 190° and 220°C. However, just remember that printing small or detailed parts will require a part cooling fan for optimal results.


CCTREE PLA Filament  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Brand

– CCTREE                                                                               

  • Primary Material

– PLA (Polylactic Acid)

  • Filament Diameter

– 1.75mm

  • Diameter Tolerance

– ±0.05mm

  • Recommended Print Temperature

– 190° to 220°C

  • Recommended Bed Temperature

– No Heat / 50° to 70°C

  • Spool Size (OD x ID x W)

– 200 x 55 x 68mm

  • Net Weight / Packaged Weight

– 1kg / 1.5kg


CCTREE PLA Filament  -  Mechanical Specifications:

  • Density (g/cm3)

– 1.24                                                                          

  • Distortion Temp (°C, 0.45MPa)

– 56

  • Melt Flow Index (g/10min)

– 5 (190°C/2.16kg)

  • Tensile Strength (MPa)

– 65

  • Bending Strength (MPa)

– 97

  • Elongation at Break (%)

– 8

  • IZOD Impact Strength (kJ/m2)

– 4

Plastic Type PLA
Plastic Diameter 1.75mm
Plastic Weight 1kg

Great filament

Really nice PLA. Such a wide range of colours and easy to print with. Also gives a nice finish!


Average Filament

Have been using eSun filament for a while now when I compare the CCTree they do not compare, multiple adjustments and tuning needed to be done just to get it to print correctly, with eSun it has always been drop in and print the change was quite a painful experience especially the fact that i tested it on 4 different devices and device types and had the exact same problem. The Natural has an off brown/yellow colour which wasn't very nice either compared to eSun again and even the other brands which are crisp and clear. Personally wouldn't recommend it but everyone has different experiences with different types and brands of materials at the end of the day


Decent Stuff

This does the job really well. Black prints awesome, Blue i find tends to lift a bit, so I print with the bed on 70C then its perfect. White seems to have imperfections on the spool. I'v had it break on me twice now just before the infeed rollers. Could be just a bad roll but i cut a 1m piece and bent it all over and found 1 spot where it tears on a slight bend. Both times was after i left the spool on the printer for a couple days.


Fantastic print quality

The CCTREE filament is incredible especially for the price. I will definitely be buying more! Print quality is excellent. DIY Electronics also makes buying and collecting really easy and I like the updates along the way.


Very good !

I rate this filament higher than eSun to be honest. Very good - happy with the product.

  • 4 out of 5 people found this review useful.

ST-PLA - print settings for good adherence

Further to my review on 2 Nov 2019, it seems that the sweet spot for bed adherence is 52C for the first few layers, the 50C for subsequent layers - anything higher and the plastic just starts to curl off the bed as it doesn't cool enough (or it cools too quickly...). If printing a thinner/taller item, use a raft - I've ended up using a raft on most parts with the ST-PLA, other wise it just detaches form the build surface - currently using PEI, but also tried plain mirror glass, buildtak and the proprietary build surface from Creality. Nozzle temp is 196C, but can go up to 200C before it starts distorting on the finer print detail. Print speed is 45mm/s. Hope this helps anyone else having issues with the ST-PLA ;)

  • 1 out of 3 people found this review useful.

Used to be great, but the formula has changed

I've used CCTREE PLA for a few years now and it's probably the best filament out there for it's price. However, the most recent spools ordered have not worked well at all. I subsequently found that the name is no longer just PLA, but ST-PLA; a different formula that is apparently stronger, tougher and resists humidity more (longer shelf life). When printing with it, I find it almost impossible to print correctly, using my normal PLA settings at 204C. I've tried slowing/increasing the print speed, lowering/increasing the nozzle temp ranging from 180 to 220, as well as using different cooling fan speeds, but nothing works correctly on either of my printers. Irrespective of the settings, once extruded, the filament seems to "sag", almost like it's not cooling quick enough - my petsfang is on 100% speed; only needed 50% fan on the previous formula. Before this formula change, the CCTREE PLA was excellent, however now it seems to have issues... if there is anyone out there that's managed to print with this new ST-PLA properly, please post a review with your settings.

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

Value for money

I've been printing with silver mostly and it is very easy to print with and give excellent results at a wide range of temperatures. Blue is a bit more stringy, but also very nice. I've now got a roll of grey, because silver was out of stock when I ordered, and I'm finding that if printed at the same temp as silver (205-210) it seems more brittle than silver with 1st 2 prints breaking when I removed them from the bed. Overall very happy with CCTree filament.


Like the normal. Transparent is tricky.

Printed an entire spool of red without any adhesion issues, even with really small footprints. Colour is more of an orange than a deep red but I like the slight gloss finish. Tried to print with some transparent red over the last two days and bed adhesion is nowhere near as good. Tried a range of temperatures on extruder and bed but still cannot get the same print to succeed. Going to try some sugar water and see what happens.

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

Can't beat it for the price

I've gone through a couple of rolls without any issues that weren't easily solved.
The only thing that took a bit of figuring was the ideal temp for this filament. 210C works well on my printer for most PLAs but I had to dial it down to 200C for this to get good overhangs and layer adhesion on sharp corners.

  • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.

Awesome Filament!

I love this filament, it just works great, looks great and costs very little. Very much recommended!

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

Great Filament

I have bought 6 rolls and love it! I have found that 200deg is the perfect temp for me. I will keep using CCTREE and look forward to trying out the CCTREE ABS

  • 5 out of 5 people found this review useful.


I have printed 2 rolls so far. Very happy with the quality. Only used the black filament and it has a shiny finish. Really nice filament for the low price.

  • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.

An excellent low-cost option

The CCTree range of PLA filaments print fairly well, with a pleasant, slightly matte surface finish (as opposed to the high gloss achieved by some specialty filaments). Temperatures are low-to-mild for PLA, allowing printing as low as 170 degrees for some filaments, if done slowly, and flows well during faster prints at 190-200 degrees. It is much less stringy than many other PLA blends, though the colours are perhaps a touch less vibrant, and the interlayer strength is slightly lower than some other PLA variants. More than most, this PLA benefits greatly from a heated bed, with virtually no warping or curling if printed on a 55 degree bed. Do note, however, that it does not like excessive build plate temperature, and will "collapse" along the outer wall if subjected to high bed temperatures. Sugar water is sufficient for excellent adhesion, though it prints well on PVA glue and PRITT or similar glue sticks, too, and even sticks well to clean glass, provided that it has been properly levelled. It shows medium sensitivity to moisture, slightly more so than most PLA, having absorbed roughly 2g worth of water over 5 days outside. This suggests using some variety of filament container could be very beneficial, but should not be necessary for all but the oldest of spools. Strength overall is middle-of-the-line for PLA, exceeding most no-name brands, but still well below or matterhackers custom blends. It responds well to annealing in a water bath at 60 degrees, with ~30% greater strength, at the expense of roughly 4% growth along the Z-axis and approximately 3% shrinkage along the XY axes. All in all, an excellent contender for the low price, and a very good everyday filament for general work.

  • 9 out of 9 people found this review useful.


Cheapest price I've found online in South Africa. Seems to print really well so far (I've only run a couple calibration cubes to get temperatures etc. sorted). Definitely worth a buy! Paying was easy and secure and the shipping only took two days even though I live kinda in the middle of nowhere. Great product, will definitely buy again!

  • 4 out of 4 people found this review useful.

Great Filament

Great filament for everyday printing.

  • 5 out of 5 people found this review useful.

As close to eSun PLA+ as you can get

I have printed through about 4 rolls of this stuff and so far I have really enjoyed it. It prints well with a great glossy finish. The colours could be a little more vibrant but at R200 p/kg who am I to complain.

One thing that must be said is that from those 4 rolls, the silver seemed to have absorbed moisture. I am not exactly sure how that happened seeing as it is PLA and it hasnt been soaked in water; but it has only happened to the silver. Be wary of this if you require high quality silver prints.

All in all though, a great cheap filament. I hope that DIY keep bringing it in. In fact, bring more now!

  • 4 out of 4 people found this review useful.

CCTREE PLA - REAL Value for My Money

I`m a novice (only been in for about 9 weeks) and have used PETG, eSUN PLA, eSUN PLA+ and finished 1 spool of CCTREE Red in about a week. Just started on CCTREE Yellow and it is awesome. Easy and clean. From now I`ll only use other brands when CCTREE is not available.


  • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.


I have used the PLA, works excellent, I have tried the silver, gold and black, all have performed really well and I am pleasantly surprised.

  • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.

Good Quality Stuff

With a little bit of tweaking this stuff prints really great, I tested 3 colours and all of them printed consistently without any issues. For this price the filament is fantastic, I'll definitely be turning to this filament for those large prints that can be costly if they fail.

  • 8 out of 8 people found this review useful.

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CCTREE PLA Filament - 1.75mm

CCTREE PLA Filament - 1.75mm

CCTREE is somewhat of a newcomer compared to brands like eSUN and Wanhao, but have certainly made big waves with their cost-effective PLA, ABS and Exotic 3D Printer Filaments.

They are a subsidiary of Shenzhen Prime Technology Company, and have chosen to partner with us as their South African suppliers, affording us the opportunity to supply South Africa with quality 3D filament at an even lower price than they offer on their official website.

Aside from the cost-efficiency of their 3D Printer Filaments, what we like most about CCTREE is that they share a similar business approach to our own here at DIYElectronics, with the belief that “When you buy from us, the sale is not complete when we ship your order, it is complete when you are totally satisfied.”