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Tough PLA (Polylactic Acid) is engineered for its high impact resistance and strength, similar to those of ABS, in combination with the stiffness of PLA. This material shows excellent results in layer adhesion and is...

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Tough PLA (Polylactic Acid) is engineered for its high impact resistance and strength, similar to those of ABS, in combination with the stiffness of PLA. This material shows excellent results in layer adhesion and is the perfect match for tooling or manufacturing aids where a high impact is needed. Tough PLA is an easy to print material with a very good surface quality.

Applications

  • Manufacturing aids
  • Manufacturing tools
  • Functional prototyping
  • End-use parts
  • Alternative to ABS for large prints
  • High impact and stiffness
  • Easy to print
  • Excellent surface quality
  • Alternative to ABS

Ideal for manufacturing stiff parts

Tough PLA is 50% stiffer than ABS, and has the right balance of toughness and stiffness.

A good balance between temperature resistance and toughness

Thanks to its toughness, Tough PLA becomes the ideal material for indestructible end-use parts, while counting on a lower heat resistance than PET-G.

Extruder temp 190° C - 220° C
Cooling fan 100%
Min. layer height 0.15 - 0.4mm
Bed temp. 45° C - 60° C
Speed 25 - 60mm/s

For BCN3D Cura users:

Get a proper printing profile for PA using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Cura. Download the latest version of BCN3D Cura.

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.

Recommendations:

Store it in an airtight container with desiccant.
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