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ReFuel™ - Recycled filament from out-of-spec materials
Colors Vary - No Color Selection - AS-IS
NOTE: ReFuel can be just as good as our first run product, but it can also be out of spec at times. It is great for doing prototyping and making small prints. Since it is being recycled through the process, it is more difficult to maintain tolerances and may occasionally get out of spec. So, we have decided to no longer offer a warranty on ReFuel Products. The quality standards will not change, nor will we intentionally make it any worse, we just want users to understand that it is basically scrap material and should not be counted on to make first quality products and prints.
This is the same material as our regular PLA Product Lines. We've taken our PLA scraps and out of spec material (spools that were rejected during production due to over or under diameter readings), transition material and cut off waste and cut it into pellets that we can use to make filament!
It works great, prints great, and is otherwise almost equal to our normal PLA lineup. We follow the same quality guidelines with a minimum target of ±0.05mm and a best target of ±0.02mm tolerances. In fact, being run through a 2nd time, it often has better tolerances than the first run material. We're just not printing the nice labels and we're putting them in a plain brown box to save money because we just sell it to recover the scrap material. We're basically making filament out of our own Industrial scrap to keep it out of the landfills and to provide a very usable material, especially for prototyping. We don't make any money on it, we are just moving it out.
So, Coupons, wholesale, specials and quantity discounts do not apply to ReFuel products.
Color: Color will vary on this product. It is made of just about every color we make and the darker colors seem to take charge in the process. The first batch is a bit of a dark purple, but depending on what we have reground, it could come in any shade of color in the future. Since we mix ALL colors to make ReFuel, Colors will be mostly darker earth tones with black, brown and red shades, but can vary from grayish-white to nearly black. No color selection is available. There are none that are equal to our standard colors. Most likely, the items you receive in a single order will be all about the same shade and color as they will have been made at the same time. (They are also boxed in plain brown boxes with no windows, so we can't even tell what color we pick when we ship them.)
Packaging: ReFuel comes vacuum-sealed with desiccant in a plain brown box with minimal labeling. We do not add the spool spec chart to our ReFuel products.
Size: To keep this product simple, we only offer it only in 1.75mm 1kg and 4kg spools.
Warranty: Since this is reprocessed product, made from out of spec material, we cannot guarantee this product for replacement. It is sold "As Is." However, we will assist you if it has severe issues that should not have left our plant anyway.
Compatibility: The Standard and Pro PLA+ versions should work in any printer that uses 1.75mm filament.
Our Pro PLA+ is the best PLA product available for printing your projects.
Learn More about our Pro PLA+ here.
Standard PLA+ combines standard materials with our excellent quality standards providing you with the best regular PLA available anywhere.
Learn more about our Standard PLA+ here.
Additional Filament Information
All 3D-Fuel 3D printer filament is manufactured in our own production facility located in Fargo, North Dakota or in Moville, Ireland (depending on customer location). We have complete control over the manufacturing process and are able to ensure consistent quality for every spool.
Variable diameter can cause big problems in your 3D printer. We use a multi-axis laser measurement system to control our filament diameter and ovality in real time during production. Every spool has the diameter and ovality measurements listed right on the box.
A full 1kg (2.2 lbs) or 4kg (8.8 lbs) of Re-Fuel Pro PLA+ plastic filament arrives on an easy-to-use plastic reel and is vacuum sealed with a desiccant packet to keep out any moisture.
The 3D-Fuel test lab features multiple brands of 3D printers including Raise3D, MakerBot, LulzBot, FlashForge, and more. We 3D print what we manufacture to ensure that our filament provides the absolute best quality possible.