Ultimaker Tough PLA is optimized for functional prototyping of large parts by combining the easy printing of PLA with the impact resistance and stiffness of ABS. Prints are less brittle than standard PLA and come out with a easy to handle matte finish. If you are utilizing an Ultimaker 3D printer for functional prototyping, especially for extra large parts on the Ultimaker S5, Tough PLA is an excellent material choice!
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Ultimaker Tough PLA is specifically designed for functional prototyping and large prints - specifically offering a higher impact resistance than standard PLA as well as greater heat resistance. The Ultimaker S5 is a large scale prototyping and production monster, and Tough PLA is the ideal material to pair with that machine for reliable and easy to achieve high quality results. Tough PLA offers many of the benefits of ABS without the drawbacks such as warping and more difficult bed adhesion.
Create huge parts in fewer prints with the Ultimaker S5 and Tough PLA
Even though Tough PLA is a new addition to the Ultimaker ecosystem, no special hardware is required to start using this material today. Tough PLA will print beautifully on the Ultimaker 2+, and should be paired with a Build Core on the Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker S5. The same goes for support material, whether your use case calls for dissolvable PVA or Ultimaker Breakaway supports, Tough PLA is ready to work with either one.
Create highly detailed and complex parts with PVA supports
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