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 (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:

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Epsilon-header w27-epsilon-series-bcn3d d25-sigma-series-bcn3d Sigmax-header-3-prints Sigma-header-3prints
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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                  ✔ Supported      ✗ Not supported      e-experimental Experimental

 

Tough PLA printing configuration - 0.4 mm Nozzle:

Extrusion temperature 190°C

Printing surface temperature

Totally closed models 45ºC
Open models 60ºC
Speed 50 mm/s
Retraction speed 50 mm/s
Retraction distance 5 mm
Fan speed 100%
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.

 

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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