PRO Series Tough PLA is engineered for strength and durability while taking advantage of the reliability and ease-of-use that PLA is known for - it's a powerful alternative to ABS. Perfected by the team at MatterHackers and made in the USA, PRO Series Tough PLA can't be beat for functional prototyping. Boasting a higher impact strength than standard PLA and a heat tolerance comparable to that of ABS, PRO Series Tough PLA is manufactured to ensure that your 3D prints perform as well as they look.
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PRO Series Tough PLA 3D printing filament is engineered to outperform standard PLA in every way. PRO Series Tough PLA consistently demonstrates a higher level of detail in 3D prints, exceptional first layer adhesion, improved adhesion between layers, and an overall reduction in warping, curling, and failed 3D prints. PRO Series Tough PLA is made using Ingeo PLA 3D870, creating the perfect material for engineers who create product-ready 3D printed parts on any scale.
With little to no warping or delamination, Tough PLA is more impact-resistant than standard PLA, and even has higher stiffness when compared to ABS, making it a great choice for tooling and manufacturing aids. Tough PLA is optimized to work with PVA support material to create highly detailed parts with complex geometries. Model-making and printing large, functional parts has never been easier. Do not hesitate to print large or complex parts - Tough PLA is optimized for reliability when printing large scale parts without any enclosures or setting adjustments. Complex geometries for functional parts have never been easier because Tough PLA is compatible with water-soluble PVA support material.
PRO Series Tough PLA is optimized for reliability when printing large scale parts without any enclosures or setting adjustments. Complex geometries for functional parts have never been easier because Tough PLA is compatible with water-soluble PVA support material.
PRO Series Tough PLA started as a basic PLA material. We then added Ingeo PLA 3D870 and engineered in advanced properties with the goal of creating functional and durable end-use 3D printed parts. The results were stunning - a fully functional PLA that's just as easy to print with as regular PLA, but with the strength properties of ABS: Higher impact resistance and heat resistance.
If you've been struggling with issues that can come when 3D printing with ABS (temperature inconsistency, warping, poor layer adhesion), go back to the basics and start printing with PRO Series Tough PLA. Just like regular PLA, Tough PLA is easy to use - with little to no warping or delamination, successful printing is guaranteed - no matter how large or small the project.
This advanced PLA is perfect for designers or engineers that need to produce prototypes quickly and efficiently. Anyone can now use the reliability of PRO Series Tough PLA to ensure that their functional prints turn out just the way they are intended.
PRO Series Tough PLA's advanced properties provide the ultimate experience for machining, tooling, and tapping. It's a versatile material that can be used in many settings, including creating custom jigs and fixtures. Don't hesitate to use Tough PLA for projects that require tapped threads and bolts - it can even be sanded and finished just as easily as regular PLA for presentation-ready parts.
While Tough PLA is already much stronger compared to regular PLA right off the printer, maximum strength and heat resistance can be achieved through the post-print annealing procedure. The easiest way to achieve this is by placing your print on a cookie sheet or other oven-safe surface and putting it in a conventional oven at a temperature range of 176-266°F (80-130°C) for 30-60 minutes. After this process is complete, carefully remove the print from the oven and allow it to cool back to room temperature.
PRO Series Tough PLA prints that have been annealed will demonstrate over 4 times the impact strength of standard PLA!
MatterHackers PRO Series Filaments are engineered to highlight the strengths of each type of 3D printer filament. Manufactured to the tightest tolerances on the market and made in the USA, PRO Series Filaments include PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, Flex and now Tough PLA. So no matter what kind of 3D printing project you’re working on, MatterHackers has the filament to get it done.
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PLA, aka Polylactic Acid, is a multipurpose material commonly used in 3D printing. PLA is a bioplastic, which means it is made from renewable natural resources such as corn starch and tapioca products. As a biodegradable material, it is much better for the environment, especially compared to petrochemical-based alternatives (such as ABS). This product is a 1 Kg (2.2 lbs) spool of 1.75mm Butterscotch Gold PRO Series Tough PLA filament. All PRO Series filament is vacuum sealed with desiccant for storage and freshness.
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