The Home of 3D printing in the UK
Free Shipping on orders over £100 (incl VAT).
3D print of hoa hakananaia with iDig3Dprinting Black PLA filament
We thought we would 3D print this statue of Hao Hakananai’a (hidden or stolen friend), an Moai from Easter island that now resides in the British museum. The original is made of basalt but this one was 3D printed with our own brand Black iDig3Dprinting PLA 3D printer filament.


We obtained the file from the British museums collection of 3D prints on Sketchfab. We love this project whereby the museum is making available lots of 3D model files of the collection. We have had some successes with these files but bear in mind some of them are very large so they do require some preprocessing to get them to work,unless you have some type of super computer. We have found that it is a good idea to try and simplify the meshes first in Meshlab.

For this print we used the following specifications:

  • Material: iDig3Dprinting Black PLA

  • Layer Height: 0.28mm

  • Infill: 10%

  • Print Speed Perimeter: 30mm/sec

  • Print Speed Infill: 60mm/sec

  • Print Temp: 215C

  • Bed Temp: 60C

  • Fan: 35-50%



Fantastic service. Goods received within 24 hours of placing order. Will be purchasing more stuff. Would definitely recommend.
Great service, very quick to answer queries and resolve any problems. Reliable and affordable.
First class service and support, purchased some spare parts for my printer and they were glad to help with an unrelated problem I was having with the printer, even though it was not supplied by iDig , I would recommend them without hesitation.
Have had a lot a of problems setting up a 3d printer at our school, idig3d printing contacted me through a forum and have been brilliant ,giving advice and guidance. Thank you