How to print with BCN3D PLA

The easiest filament to print, ideal for prototyping


                                                                                       

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Note: BCN3D PLA filament has been developed to guarantee a perfect performance when used with full metal hotends.

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PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a biodegradable, sustainable and food safe polymer made from organic sources.

It is the most common used filament in FFF 3D printers for its ease of use and wide range of applications, specially those not mechanically or thermally demanding. Definitely a good starting point to learn about the 3D Printing manufacturing process.

You can purchase PLA from our store: BCN3D PLA

 

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

 

Supported materials combinations

PLA PLA PVA ABS PETG TPU PA PP PAHT CF15 PP GF30
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   ✔ Supported          Not supported       e-experimental Experimental

 

PLA printing settings - 0.4 mm nozzle:

Extruder temperature 195°C
Build plate temperature 45ºC Full enclosure models
60ºC Open models
Speed 50 mm/s
Retraction speed  35 mm/s
Retraction distance  6.5 mm
Cooling fan 100%
Minimum layer height 0.1 mm

 

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

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Build plate adhesion: Magigoo

Apply a fine and unified layer of Magigoo glue to achieve a good adhesion between the 3D printed part and the printing surface of your 3D printer in order to keep the part fixed.

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

 

Recomendations:

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

Filament Storage

PLA 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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