One of MakerBot’s New PLA Filaments Glows-in-the-Dark

(3D Printing Industry) MakerBot is introducing three new PLA filaments. One is particularly timely for Hallow’s Eve festivities — a new Glow-in-the-Dark PLA filament optimized for the Replicator 2 3D printer. MakerBot has also released Warm Gray and Cool Gray PLA filament.

The Glow-in-the-Dark PLA filament is made with phosphorus dye and works with any light source to glow green in the dark. The intensity of the Glow-in-the-Dark PLA filament’s glow depends on the intensity of the light charging it: the stronger the light source, the better. No sunlight is required. Meanwhile, the two shades of gray filament are aimed at professionals that are using a Replicator 2 3D printer, or indeed anyone that wants to pay extra for a MakerBot brand name on the shades of gray for their 3D prints.

“We’ve introduced a couple of new PLA Filament colours this fall, including our beautiful Translucent PLA filaments, as well as the versatile Flexible filament and Dissolvable filament,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO. “The new Warm Gray and Cool Gray PLA filaments will be especially useful for architects and engineers using 3D printed models to suggest the materials they’re planning to use for particular sections of a structure or product.”