Advanced PLA (APLA) has higher heat resistance than ABS once it has gone through a simple annealing process. All you need is an oven or toaster oven!
Standard PLA is nice to print with, Advanced PLA is amazing to print with! APLA is the first 3D filament ever made from plastic that has been engineered and designed specifically with 3D printing in mind.
HIGHER HEAT RESISTANCE THAN ABS
EXTREMELY EASY TO 3D PRINT
DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR 3D PRINTING
No warping, low/no odor, no heated bed necessary! If your 3D printer can print in standard PLA your mind will be blown with how easy it is to print with APLA.
3D-Fuel Advanced PLA filament is being produced from high heat grade PLA, developed specifically for the manufacturing of 3D printer filament. High heat grade resin exhibits improved heat resistance and has faster crystalization rates.
- HIGHER PRINT DETAIL/RESOLUTION 100%
- EXCELLENT FIRST LAYER ADHESION 100%
- IMPROVED ADHESION BETWEEN LAYERS 100%
It is essential to ensure filaments are dry prior to printing. Our filament will run best at an extrusion temperature of 190-230C. 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.
REDUCE THE SPEED OF THE EXTRUDER TO 30-60mm/second
To get the maximum strength out of your 3D printed part, we recommend a post- annealing procedure that could be done in your oven at a range of 176-266F (80- 130C) to promote increased crystallization and further improve the heat deflection temperature.
HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE
Measure of a polymer’s ability to bear a given load at elevated temperatures; the temperature at which it deforms.
Pressure required to start the bending; stiffness; the tendency of the material to bend.
Pressure required before a certain degree of deformation; degree of deformation at which the test fails.
TENSILE YIELD STRENGTH
Maximum stress before breaking when being stretched from both ends.