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CCTREE PLA Filament - 3mm Colour Change (Temperature) Grey/White




1kg of grey/white 3mm PLA filament that changes colour when exposed to heat - An exciting Exotic Filament for producing truly unique 3D prints.

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PLA 3D printer filament is one of the most commonly available types of plastic alongside ABS and is known for its low required printing temperatures and resistance to warping. However, this particular plastic is temperature-sensitive, meaning it changes between two different colours when exposed to heat or cold. This makes for a truly exciting filament to print with, and opens up an endless amount of possibilities for printing fun.


Advantages of PLA

PLA is an ideal type of plastic for beginners, as it is both safer and easier to use than a majority of other plastics. This, however, doesn’t mean it’s not appropriate for advanced projects, as veterans also utilize PLA for a wide variety of applications. What it does mean is that PLA is a great starting point before trying out more difficult plastics like ABS and PETG, as it allows more margin for error, with wider temperature ranges and an easier-to-manage Melt Flow Index. This directly translates to smoother and more stable prints, with very little testing and learning required beforehand.

For basic applications like printing figurines or small objects, PLA also offers a more visually attractive finish and, due to the less malleable nature, offers a shinier, smoother appearance than ABS. The only downfall of PLA is that it has a lower melting point, meaning that it can’t be utilized for printing parts that will be exposed to high temperatures – as it will likely melt, warp or distort. With that said, however, PLA tends to warp less during printing, since the differences in printing and cooling temperatures are less extreme.

Available in a wide range of translucencies and colour saturations, PLA is a great plastic for 3D printing almost any object that will not be exposed to heat. With all of the benefits mentioned above, as well as higher printing speeds and lower layer heights, there is good reason why it’s one of the most popular and commonly available 3D printer materials throughout the world.

As a final note, you may also want to take a look at our range of PLA+ filaments, which offer almost all of the benefits that PLA does, as well as a host of others.


CCTREE Temperature Sensitive Grey/White PLA Filament  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Plastic Type

– PLA                                                                           

  • Plastic Colour

– Grey / White

  • Plastic Diameter

– 3mm

  • Total Weight

– 1kg

  • Print Temp (°C)

– 190 to 210

  • Bed Temp (°C)

– No Heat / 50 to 70

  • 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

  • Elongation at Break (%)

– 8

  • Bending Strength (MPa)

– 97

  • IZOD Impact Strength (kJ/m2)

– 4


Typical Applications for CCTREE's 3mm Temperature Sensitive Grey/White PLA Filament:

Compared to standard filaments or even Exotic Filaments, this plastic is designed to change colour when exposed to temperatures, and will change from white to grey as it heats up. This can make for very exciting and unique projects, and many of our customers have been delighted with the results in the following, as well as other, fun projects:

  • Creating semi-persistent signage that appears when exposed to warm sunlight, and then vanishes when the sun goes down.
  • Printing an analogue temperature sensor that changes colour according to the temperature within a container like a lunchbox – letting you know when your lunch is getting cold.
  • Making coffee cups that change colour when the coffee within them is warm, and possibly even displaying an image to warn you of when it’s getting too cold to drink.

With the properties of temperature-sensitive colour changing filament, the possibilities of producing truly unique and exciting projects are endless. So consider getting some of this filament with your next order, and play around with all of the different functions that temperature-sensitivity can offer.


Colour Grey
Special Colour Change
Plastic Type PLA
Plastic Diameter 3mm
Plastic Weight 1kg

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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.”