BCN3D Tough PLA

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BCN3D Tough PLA

 

Tough PLA (Polylactic Acid) has been engineered for its high impact resistance properties and strength, similar to the properties of ABS with the stiffness of PLA. Tough PLA shows outstanding outcomes in layer adhesion and is the perfect material for manufacturing or tooling aids where a high impact is required. Tough PLA has an excellent surface quality and is an easy to print material.

High Impact and Stiffness – Tough PLA is perfect for high impact parts that require stiffness. Tough PLA is 50% stiffer than ABS, and has the right balance of toughness and stiffness.

Easy to Print – Tough PLA is an easy to print material and prints with a very good surface quality.

Affordable concept design – The process of developing the conceptual design of a product using 3D printing reduces the costs of product development and allows the evaluation of the functionality of the specific part. Tough PLA is a perfect material for these kind of prototypes.

Variety of colours – Colours express different feelings and emotions; if we know how to play with them and use them when appropriate, our designs will be a success.

 

Applications

  • Manufacturing aids
  • Manufacturing tools
  • Functional prototyping
  • End-use parts
  • Alternative to ABS for large prints

Specifications

  • Detailed and glossy surface quality
  • Good tensile strength
  • Rigid, fragile behaviour
  • Good UV resistance
  • Withstand operating temperatures up to 50°C
  • Odour-free, ideal for educational and office environments
  • Compatible with PVA supports
  • Low solvent and water resistance

 

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Technical and Safety Data Sheet

HOW TO PRINT

 

 

Extruder temp 190º C – 220º C
Cooling fan 100%
Min. layer height 0.15 – 0.4 mm
Bed temp. 45º C – 60º C
Speed 25 – 60 mm/s

 

For BCN3D Cura users:

Get a proper printing profile for PLA using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Cura. Download the latest version of BCN3D Cura.

 

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.

 

Recommendations:

Plastics absorb moisture from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is
recommended to keep the PLA spools in a box or airtight container with desiccant to keep them dry.
PLA emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.

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