Filaments.ca has always striven to be in the forefront of 3D printing materials in order to bring our customers the latest and most innovative 3D printer consumables from around the world. As such, we are proud to announce that we have officially teamed up with 3DomFuel, the North American and European manufacturer of 3D-Fuel filaments, to bring you this Advanced PLA+ filament (APLA+)!
Advanced PLA+ (APLA+) has higher impact strength than ABS and PLA with a heat resistance rivaling that of ABS! New Advanced PLA+ will help your 3D printed projects look amazing and perform amazing.
Anneal your design after 3D printing for even better heat & impact resistance. (see bottom of page for annealing instructions)
Our High Impact Engineering APLA+ Formulation Offers Heat and Impact Resistance Rivaling ABS! Processes and Prints with the Ease of PLA!
This filament will give you the opportunity to expand into industrial prototyping with a unique, cost effective product with superior overall quality, printability, and part performance.
APLA+ was developed to meet the growing demand by industrial companies for a material that combines the properties of ABS and the printability of PLA. Parts produced with APLA+ exceed ABS 3D parts in impact strength and, with post-print annealing, rival ABS heat resistance!
APLA+ was designed specifically for the impact strength required in industrial applications.
The new APLA+ boasts 4.3 times impact strength levels of PLA. Even before post-processing, APLA+ exhibits significantly higher impact strength than ABS. A post-print annealing process will crystallize the materials and provide additional heat and impact properties.
APLA+ is NatureWorks’ Ingeo™ certified, meaning the filament has passed a defined set of tests to assure the quality of the product.
Faster crystallization rates which allows for increased printing speeds
Annealable for even better impact & heat resistance
High resolution printing
Good adhesion to build plates
Reduced warping & curling
Not all manufacturers are created equal; As one of only 9 global filament suppliers officially recommended by the NatureWorks 3D printing suppliers guide, you can rest assured that this specific high impact PLA filament was produced by a world-class, high quality materials manufacturer.
3D-Fuel 3D printer filament is manufactured to demanding performance specifications and has proven filament precision! 3D printer filament from 3D-Fuel is of excellent dimensional tolerances. We don’t just say our filament is precise, we show that our filament is precise... Every spool has the diameter and ovality measurements listed right on the box!
NET WEIGHT: 1 KG (2.2 LB)
185°C - 215°C
It is essential to ensure filaments are dry prior to printing. Our filament will run best at an extrusion temperature range of 185-230C. It is recommended to use high water content hair spray (as opposed to high ethyl alcohol content) or painter’s tape on the build plate to ensure the first layer of the print sticks to the plate. PEI (with a heated bed), BuildTak, and direct printing on acrylic can also produce good results.
For more stability and a higher quality print:
Reduce the speed of the extruder to 30-60mm/second if possible.
Increase infill to at least 30%
Reduce layer height for higher quality prints, 0.10mm is a good benchmark.
For prints with curvatures, it is recommended to turn on rafts and supports in your settings.
Print in an area with good airflow and/or and active cooling fan that directs airflow directly on the print.
Clean the base plate after each day of printing.
Clean the nozzle after every use for best performance.
Recommended Bed Temperature:
Recommended Print Speed: 40 – 100 mm/s
Annealing: 80°C – 130°C
Annealing Printed Parts:
Ingeo 3D870 (APLA+) is formulated to crystallize when annealed post-printing.
Crystallization is a simple and effective route to improve the thermal performance and further enhance the impact properties of Ingeo 3D870.
The recommended anneal temperature is in the range of 110°C-120°C.
Annealing can be carried out in an oven or some other medium of heat-transfer, such as a hotwater bath. Make sure to follow safety procedures that are appropriate for working around elevated temperatures.
Below is a general guideline to anneal parts printed with Ingeo 3D870:
1. Pre-heat oven to an anneal temperature range of (110°C-120°C). 2. Measure temperature at various locations in the oven to ensure absence of hot/cold spots. Uneven heating can lead to unexpected warpage and sub-optimal performance of the part (a convection type oven/toasted oven is ideal)
3. Place printed part in oven and start timer. Typical time to anneal parts with wall-thickness of 0.125 in (~3.18 mm) is around 20 minutes, but this time is dependent on wall thickness.
4. For large dimension parts, it is common to use support fixtures (e.g.-aluminum jigs) during the annealing process
5. Once removed from the oven, let the part cool in ambient conditions. Minimize handling, as inside of the part will likely remain at elevated temperatures longer than the outside.
6. If using a water-bath to anneal, the part may have to be at temperature for a slightly longer time to crystallize (since the water-bath cannot be at 110°C-120°C).
7. Measure dimensions of the part prior to annealing and again after, to determine shrink.
We want to make sure that your shopping experience is truly worry-free, that's why we guarantee our everyday competitive prices & won't be beat on price! We will beat any advertised price on identical or comparable products!
If you find an identical or comparable item currently offered for less at a local competitor's store or website (including shipping, handling and fees, if applicable) before you buy or within 30 days of your purchase we’ll beat that price by 10% of the difference. In addition, should our own price be reduced after your purchase, present us with your original receipt within 30 days of purchase and we will match the price and refund you the difference.
How to make a request:
Simply contact us by phone, email or live chat and show us confirmation of the price that you have found for less from a local competitor via a complete URL (web address) of the product page on the competitor's website or via flyer/print-out (including shipping, handling and other fees, if applicable).
The product you’re comparing must:
Be priced in Canadian Dollars and include all fees, shipping costs, and other charges.
Be sold and shipped by a retailer AND authorized dealer located within Canada.
Be in stock, available for sale, and cannot be a limited time offer or available only in limited quantity.
Not be lower priced due to an advertising error, misprint, or special sale price
Special sale prices are excluded from this offer, these include but not limited to the following:
VIP SALE, Black Friday, Friends and Family, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day/Week, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) prices, open box products, close-outs, liquidations, discontinued, clearances, demos, refurbished items, open box items, financing offers and errors or misprints.
Also excluded are marketplace sellers on websites such as Amazon.ca or resellers such as eBay.ca as well as any sellers whose products are refurbished or liquidated.
Canada & International Shipping:
We ship Canada wide as well as internationally. We use Canada Post, UPS, Purolator, Canpar & FedEx for our shipping solutions. Large shipments, 50kg or more may be shipped by freight. Shipping costs are automatically calculated by the carrier during the checkout process. Any additional shipping charges incurred as a result of incorrect or incomplete address information as well as delivery refusal will be at the customer's expense.
All orders are shipped "Signature not required" unless otherwise requested (additional charges may apply).
All orders are shipped directly from our Mississauga, Ontario warehouse.
Please note that international shipments may incur additional charges such as brokerage, duties, taxes or other cross border related fees. These fees are NOT calculated during the checkout process, are NOT charged by Filaments.ca and are completely out of our control. It is important to note that Filaments.ca does NOT charge any additional fees beyond what is stated on the order invoice. Any cross-border related fees are the sole responsibility of the purchaser and are handled between the purchaser and the country the good being imported into, including any related agencies and/or customs brokerage companies.
We offer free shipping within Canada for orders totaling CAD$125 or more before tax. We also offer free shipping within the 48 contiguous United States for orders totaling CAD$200 or more before tax. To take advantage of this offer, please choose the free shipping option during the checkout process.
We reserve the right to choose the most economical shipping method. The shipping fee coverage for the free shipping option is limited to shipping services with charges up to CAD$50.
Free shipping does not apply to bulk or custom orders with discounted pricing.
Please note that our cut-off time for shipping overnight is 03:00 PM (Eastern Time). This means that if you choose FedEx Overnight as your shipping option, the order must be placed by 03:00 PM (Eastern Time) in order to get the order the next business day (FedEx overnight orders placed on a Friday will be delivered the following business day / Monday). It is important to follow this cut-off time in order to allow our warehouse time to prepare your order and still hand it over to FedEx on time for their overnight service.
As soon as your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email confirmation including your tracking number. Some shipping options such as envelopes or local deliveries may not have a tracking number.
Please note that in case of a refused delivery or if a shipment fails to be delivered to you because no one is home or available to receive the package, the courier WILL send the package back to us at OUR expense. When this happens, we will try to contact you and make further arrangements. These additional shipping charges incurred as well as charges to re-ship the package, will be forwarded to you, the customer. Therefore, please ensure that someone is always available to receive the package or pick it up from your local post office/courier facility before the courier ships it back to us.
We strive to ship out orders as soon as same day for all orders placed by 2pm EST. Although depending on order specifications, it can take between 24 to 48 hours. Unexpected issues may further delay this process and will be communicated accordingly.
Out of Stock & "Sold Out" Products:
The inventory in our online store and the inventory in our warehouse are synced. When you purchase a product on our online store it means the product is already in stock and ready to ship. But on very rare occasions, technical issues might cause this sync to fail, and one or more of the products purchased might be out of stock. IF this happens, we will offer an alternative product or refund you for the out of stock item/s. Your order may be marked as "partially fulfilled", meaning we will immediately ship the items that are in stock and the rest will be shipped as soon as the item/s are back in stock.
Products marked as "Sold Out" or "Unavailable" are normally available again within 1-4 weeks. Feel free to check back or contact us for information about availability of specific products.
Order Pick Ups:
Customers in the Greater Toronto area are welcome to pickup orders at our Customer Pickup location in Mississauga. Please note that we require at least 1 business day notice for pickup orders. When placing an order online, simply choose the "PICKUP" option on the checkout page. After we process your order we will send you an additional email with details about the date and time your order will be ready to be picked up.
Pickup Address: 7355 Torbram Rd. Unit 15 Mississauga ON L4T 3W3
Please have your ID ready to pick up your package.
Buy in Store:
Products can also be purchased directly at our Mississauga pickup location using credit, debit or cash.
this is a little more pricey but prints beautifully, with reliable results.
Whether causation or correlation, I haven't experienced the print failures with this filament that I have had with other brands. This is my new go-to PLA+ .
This is my 'go to' filament for my Raise3D N2 printer, and is supported by their Open Filament Program. Excellent results have been had at all layer thicknesses, print speeds, and infill densities that I have tried.
Sincere thanks to Filaments.ca for making 3D-Fuel filaments available to the Canadian market.