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eSUN eSilk PLA Filament - 1.75mm Red




eSUN’s eSilk PLA Filament utilises a polyester-like additive to offer a silky smooth, glossy and almost soft-to-the-touch finish in beautiful Red.

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If you enjoy experimenting with new polymers and colours in your 3D Printing adventures, but aren’t eager to learn a whole new set of printing specifications for different types of plastic, eSUN’s eSilk PLA Filament is an exciting addition to our filaments that may certainly pique your interest. Designed with the easy-printing base polymer of PLA, and enhanced with polyester-like additives eSUN’s eSilk filament offers very cool aesthetics features while still maintaining the great properties that make PLA so easy to print with.

These spools are Red, although we also offer a range of other colours like Violet, Jacinth, Cyan, as well as standard White that can be painted with your own custom colours after printing. These Red spools, however, have been a great choice for printing fun office toys and decorations that make desk-spaces pop with a touch of bright colour. Additionally, we’ve printed a good number of shiny Red signs for the workshop and warehouse as well, as the colour and eye-catching sheen is really great for drawing attention, allowing us to warn employees of when to be a little extra careful around dangerous equipment, while still maintaining the enjoyable aesthetic that we like to keep within our working spaces.


eSUN Red eSilk PLA Filament  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Base Polymer

– PLA                                                                           

  • Extra Additives

– Polyester-like Material

  • Plastic Diameter

– 1.75mm

  • Density (g/cm3)

– 1.24

  • Distortion Temp (°C, 0.45MPa)

– 56

  • Melt Flow Index (g/10min)

– 5

  • Tensile Strength (MPa)

– 65

  • Elongation at Break (%)

– 8

  • Bending Strength (MPa)

– 97

  • Bending Modulus (MPa)

– 3600

  • IZOD Impact Strength (kJ/m2)

– 4

  • Total Weight

– 1kg


eSUN eSilk Red PLA Filament  -  Suggested Print Settings:

  • Print Temp (°C)                                   

– 190 to 210

  • Bed Temp (°C)

– No Heat / 60 to 80

  • Infill Speed (mm/s)

– 30 to 80

  • Travel Speed (mm/s)

– 80 to 120

  • Recommended Nozzle

– Nozzle with Diameter Larger than Layer Thickness

  • Enclosure

– Not Necessary

  • Part Cooling Fan

– Medium to High / Off for First Few Layers


Typical Applications for eSUN eSilk Red PLA Filament:

In addition to amazing aesthetics and almost soft, smooth finish that eSilk offers, this unique filament is also somewhat self-lubricating as well, and we’ve had relatively high success in using eSUN eSilk for parts that need to slide or move with low friction. Just remember that the addition of the polyester-like material means that eSilk is slightly less durable than standard PLA Filaments, but it can certainly offer unique benefits for specific scenarios or purposes. Aside from that though, eSUN eSilk is primarily just designed for beautiful aesthetics while offering the same print quality and ease-of-use that you’re accustomed to with regular PLA.

If you’re looking for unique and exciting 3D Filaments that don’t require any extra learning or specific hardware, then you should definitely try our range of eSUN eSilk Filaments.


Colour Red
Special Silky
Plastic Type PLA
Plastic Diameter 1.75mm
Plastic Weight 1kg

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eSUN eSilk PLA Filament - 1.75mm Red

eSUN eSilk PLA Filament - 1.75mm Red

Shenzhen eSUN Industrial Co., Ltd was established in 2002 in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and has rapidly become one of the leading international suppliers of 3D Printing Filament. They specialise in research, development and production of degradable polymer materials, and have grown their catalogue of filaments to include PLA, ABS, PC, PVA, and a wide range of other polymers and copolymers.

Their list of exclusive filament formulas include unique materials like wood, aluminium, bronze and other materials to create highly specialised filaments that can stretch, bend, be moulded or otherwise behave in very unique ways. Their filaments are also commonly characterised by their absolutely round shape, extremely low diameter tolerance, uniform colours and impressively stable melting points. These characteristics, in combination with their long-term insistent policy of “Best Quality, Reasonable Price” has garnered them a large share of the market, with their reputation commonly preceding them within knowledgeable online and offline 3D Printing communities.

eSUN’s popularity in the industry has also helped to produce sustainable partnerships with many internationally famous 3D Printer manufacturers and distributors, with DIYElectronics having sole distributorship rights to provide their 3D Printing Filaments to South Africa and neighbouring African countries.