How to print with BCN3D PA

Characterised by its great resistance to impact and able to work continuously at a temperature of up to 120 ºC







PA (Polyamide) is an engineering plastic, characterized by its great resistance to impact and ability to work continuously at a temperature of up to 120 ºC for an extended period of time.
Its semi-flexible behavior derives from a semicrystalline structure, which imparts strength and durability, best suited for the most demanding technical applications. A low coefficient of friction allows for a short-term use in contact with moving parts.

You can purchase PA from our store: BCN3D PA


PA compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:

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0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0  






Supported materials combinations

PA  PLA PVA ABS PETG TPU PA  BVOH   PP      PAHT       CF15   PPGF30     TOUGH             PLA
 ✗   ✔    ✔  ✔


    ✔     ✗                ✗          
                          ✔ Supported          Not supported       e-experimental Experimental


PA printing settings - 0.4 mm nozzle:

Extruder temperature 220ºC-250ºC
Build plate temperature 95ºC 
Speed 30-60 mm/s
Retraction speed  30 mm/s
Retraction distance  6.5 mm
Cooling fan 0-20%
Minimum layer height 0.15-0.4mm


Note:  BCN3D Lab develops specific configurations for each material and printer. Be sure to use the last BCN3D Stratos version.

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Build plate adhesion: Magigoo PRO PA

Magigoo PA is designed for professional use, to work exclusively with Polyamide filaments. The part should be relatively easy to remove once it cools and the glue residue should also be easily cleaned off.

It is best to apply Magigoo when the printing bed is cool.



Plastics absorb moisture from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is
recommended to keep the PA spools in a box or airtight container with desiccant
to keep them dry.

Filament Storage

PA emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing
it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.




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