MATERIAL NET WEIGHT: 1KG
Custom sizes may be available, contact us for details.
PRINT SETTINGS: SEE BELOW.
Print settings listed in the product description below.
DATA SHEETS & COFC: AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Contact us to inquire about documentation availability.
Our house brand PLA made from 100% genuine and USA made NatureWorks INGEO 3D850 PLA material which is a PLA that was specifically developed for the manufacturing of 3D filaments! In addition to being a non-toxic bio-plastic, the actual process of manufacturing the Ingeo PLA also has an extremely low carbon emission when compared to other materials creation processes.
Features and Advantages:
- Low odor
- Sharper colors (no yellowed undertone like other PLA compounds, especially in the Clear color option)
- Non-toxic bio-based material
- Food Safe
- High detail printing
- Fast crystallization for faster printing with less distortion
- Excellent first layer adhesion
- Improved inter-layer adhesion
- Reduced warping and curling
- Annealable for high heat resistance
- Stronger than lower grade PLA's
- Smoother flow and easier extrusion
- Improved overhang performance
We use a multi-axis laser measurement system to control our filament diameter and ovality in real-time during production.
|195°C - 230°C
- PLA can be printed both with and without a heated print bed, but if your desktop 3D printer does have a heated print bed it is recommended to set your print bed temperature to approximately 60°C.
- Print speed 40-100mm/s
Annealing is most popularly known as a process used in Glass or Metal. This definition shows that:
Anneal - to heat and then cool in order to make the material less brittle and more heat resistant.
Annealing (Heat Treating) Instructions
To get the maximum strength out of your 3D printed part, we recommend a post- annealing (after the item is printed) procedure that can be done in your oven at a range of 176-266F (80 - 130C) to promote increased crystallization and further improve the heat deflection temperature.
For best results:
- Preheat the oven or toaster oven. (Lab oven recommended)
- Place your print on a room temperature baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet with the item on it into oven/toaster oven.
- Wait 30-60 minutes for annealing to complete
(in order for the item to fully reach the temperature of the oven)
- You may see the print take on a milky/matte/opaque color transformation.
- Turn the oven off.
- Wait for oven to cool to room temperature before removing print.
Shrinkage and/or warping may occur. The degree of shrinkage/warping depends heavily on the part geometry. Items with extended sections can also be subject to some movement during this process. Only testing will show how any particular print will hold up.
Some customers have tested a water bath annealing process using a sous vide cooker. This can ensure a more even distribution of heat but we recommend annealing for 60 minutes to ensure complete heat penetration.
Another variation on annealing is to encase the printed part in heated sand. This will help control or reduce any warping or shrinkage that can occur during annealing.
Results: Following this procedure will provide a stronger and more temperature resistant part. This will allow you to reach the full potential of the filament and printing process for your part.