3D Printlife Algix ALGA Algae Based PLA 3D Printer Filament 1KG

Color: Red Desert / Terracotta
Sale price$34.99


West3D is please to introduce another line of filaments to our lineup.  

ALGA: Algae Based PLA Reinvented


Named one of All3DP's

Best Biodegradable 3D Printer Filaments of 2022


ALGA is back and it's better than ever!


ALGA 3D printer filament is an optimized PLA combined with nuisance algae that has been removed from the environment, creating a markedly sustainable material by helping to keep the ecology in balance through remediation. ALGA features an earthy color palette and has a unique texture that resembles bone, sandstone, or wood.




We've also reformulated ALGA making it much less brittle and more optimized for 3d printing by adding an additional bioplastic component.


In addition ALGA is now wound onto our 1KG eco-friendly spooling.


Select colors are in stock now and shipping same day.


The algae content of ALGA produces a unique color palette that will vary slightly from one batch to another.  That said we have strived to reproduce the original ALGA colors as closely as possible.


  • PLA combined with nuisance algae
  • Improved strength and reduced brittleness
  • Algae content produces an Earthy color palette
  • Optimized for FDM
  • Texture of finished parts resembles bone, sandstone, or wood
  • 100% biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, & non-toxic
  • Produces no harmful UFP’s and aids in nitrogen fixation
  • Heated bed not required




ALGA filament is 100% biodegradable and is the perfect material for prototyping, educational and design or artistic projects inspired by nature.  ALGA parts also releases nitrogen into soil so your prints can even aid in nitrogen fixation.


The algae used in ALGA is collected from lakes, ponds, and waterways using dissolved air flotation (DAF). This process not only removes invasive aglae from the environment, it also reintroduces oxygen into the system benefitting native aquatic life.



Originally developed by Algix, 3D Printlife is proud to be the sole manufacturer of their unique and sustainable 3d materials. We are thrilled to integrate their sustainable, high performance materials into our portfolio as we work together to improve sustainability in 3d printing.


Made in the USA with 100% virgin PLA resin, remediated algae, and precision manufacturing combined to deliver the ultimate in consistent and sustainable 3d printing for hobbyists to Industry 4.0.


ALGA meets ASTM D6400 standards for biodegradability and maintains a dimensional accuracy better than +/- 0.05mm.


Every inch of ALGA is measured to ensure that it is within the strictest standards for quality, diameter, and ovality. ALGA is 1KG of filament wound onto a heavy recycled cardboard spool that is biodegradable and bound with a recyclable tin end cap. In fact the entire spool can be tossed directly into your recycling bin! The spool includes both a cutout for viewing filament and dual puncture slots to secure filament when not in use. The flange can even rotate to in either direction to aid in securing the filament wherever it has been cut.


The spool was specifically designed for universal fit with most 3d printers in use worldwide and is compatible with Ultimaker printers. Each spool of ALGA is carefully wound to exacting standards to minimizing crossovers and loopbacks that can lead to snags and snaps.


In addition, a portion of the proceeds from every spool of ALGA will be donated to plant a tree. Every spool helps rejuvenate iconic forests in key locations throughout the United States.



Title 3D Printlife Algix ALGA Algae Based PLA 3D Printer Filament
Manufacturer 3D Printlife
Base Material PLA
Difficulty Easy
Nozzle Temperature 185℃ - 210℃
Heated Bed Required? No
Print Bed Temperature 0°C - 70°C (if available)
Bed Adhesion Glass Plate, Tape, Buildtak, PEI
Enclosure Required? No
Nozzle Size 0.4mm
Print Speed 50mm/s
Fan Speed 100%
Flow Rate 100%
Retraction ± 5mm
Spool Weight 1Kg
Drying Optional
Minimum Nozzle Temp 185℃
CA Prop 65 Y
Dimensional Accuracy < +/- 0.05mm
Settings Note: The settings above are meant as a guide to find your optimal print settings. They should work well for most printers, but every printer is different. Please feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer.


3D Printlife is committed to improving sustainability in 3D printing and aiding in the fight against climate change. Our 3D filaments are compatible with your 3D Printer or 3D Pen, and we stock both 1.75mm & 2.85mm diameters.  Featuring materials from FormFutura, Filamentive, Copper3D, FibreTuff, & Keene Village Plastics, our 3D filaments are biodegradable, eco-friendly, tough materials that are modified and optimized for 3d printing,and feature cardboard spooling to help offset your carbon footprint. We offer Pro PLA, PLAyPHAb PLA/PHA, PVA, Enviro ABS, Bio PETG, ALGA algae based PLA, Nylon like DURA, ABS like OMNI, semi flexible YOGA TPU replacement, RePLAy 100% recycled PLA filament, Carbon Fibre, ASA, Polypropylene, PEEK, Carbon Fiber PEEK, PEKK, PEI Ultem, and PPSU. Use your 3D Scanner or your imagination to help create your 3D printed parts. Our sustainable 3D filaments are compatible with FDM 3D Printers including Dremel, Raise3D, Flashforge, Creality, XYZPrinting, QIDI, Syndaver, Robo3D, Prusa, Snapmaker, Monoprice, Lulzbot, MakerBot, and Ultimaker.

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