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.
- Faster crystallization rates which allows for increased printing speeds
- Enhanced toughness
- Improved heat-resistance
- Annealable for even better impact & heat resistance
- High resolution printing
- Good adhesion to build plates
- Reduced warping & curling
- Low odor
Anneal your design after 3D printing for even better heat & impact resistance.
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.