How to print BCN3D Tough PLA

An easy to print filament with improved mechanical properties


                         

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Note: BCN3D filament Tough PLA has been developed to ensure a perfect performance when all-metal hotends are used (optimized for high printing temperatures)

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TOUGH PLA (Polylactic Acid) is engineered for its high impact and strength like an ABS and the stiffness of a PLA.
The 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 a easy to print material with a very good surface quality.

Properties:

- High impact and stiffness

- Easy to print

- Excellent surface quality

- Alternative to ABS

You can buy Tough PLA in our shop: BCN3D Tough PLA 

 

PLA compatibility with BCN3D printers/hotends:

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0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1 0.4 /0.8 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1

 

Supported material combinations:

TPLA PLA TPLA PVA BVOH ABS PETG TPU PA PP PAHT CF15 PP GF30
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Tough PLA printing configuration - 0.4 mm Nozzle:

Extrusion temperature 190ºC-220ºC

Printing surface temperature

45ºC-60ºC
Speed 25-60mm/s
Retraction speed 50 mm/s
Retraction distance 5 mm
Fan speed 100%
Minimum layer height 0.15-0.4

 

Note: BCN3D lab develops specific configurations for each printer and material. Be sure that you are using the latest BCN3D Stratos version.

 

Printing surface adherence Magigoo

Apply a thin and uniform Magigoo layer in order to have a good adherence between the printing surface and the print.

Not only does it provide good adherence, but it also helps prevent glass wear and chipping. This phenomenon is due to the adhesive physically preventing the glass from deforming as the material contracts.

The best option is to apply Magigoo when the printing surface is cold.

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Tips:

Plastic absorbs humidity from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is recommended to keep Tough PLA in a box or an airtight container with desiccant so they remain dry. The Smart Cabinet is your best friend when it comes to filament stocking. It maintains a suitable temperature and humidity conditions to ensure the best performance.

Filament storage

Tough PLA emits nearly no dangerous particles and fumes when it is being printed. We recommend you to print in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.

 

 


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