An easy to print filament with improved mechanical properties
Note: BCN3D filament Tough PLA has been developed to ensure a perfect performance when all-metal hotends are used (optimized for high printing temperatures)
Tough PLA (tough polylactic acid) is a biodegradable polymer, sustainable and suitable for food packaging made from organic sources.
It is an update from the most common FDM 3D printer filament. It shares features with PLA such as its easy usability and versatility, adding at the same time improved mechanical properties.
You can buy Tough PLA in our shop: BCN3D Tough PLA
PLA compatibility with BCN3D printers/hotends:
|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|
|✔ Supported ✗ Not supported Experimental|
Tough PLA printing configuration - 0.4 mm Nozzle:
Printing surface temperature
|Totally closed models 45ºC
Open models 60ºC
|Retraction speed||50 mm/s|
|Retraction distance||5 mm|
|Minimum layer height||0.1 mm|
Note: BCN3D lab develops specific configurations for each printer and material. Be sure that you are using the latest BCN3D Cura version.
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.
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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