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PLA Pro

Improved heat resistance and high impact strength

Spectrum PLA Pro is a material based on modified PLA dedicated to the manufacturing of filaments for 3D printing. Through the orientation of the chemical composition of the material to achieve satisfactory properties required for additive manufactured items, the advantages of PLA and ABS were successfully combined. It is thus feasible to obtain a high impact resistance of printed items with a high tensile resistance and substantial rigidity, which is typical for PLA-based materials.

The changed chemical composition has improved the flowability of the material, making the filament suitable for industrial application which requires good mechanical strength properties, high printing efficiency and, most importantly the possibility to increase the printing speed in order to boost the additive manufacturing process capacity.

Post annealing:

Filament PLA Pro can be treated at high temperature using a heating chamber. After the model crystallizes, it is characterized by increased thermal resistance (up to 85°C) and almost twice higher resistance than standard ABS.

*Uneven heating can lead to unexpected deformation and sub-optimal performance of printed parts, please ensure absence of hot / cold spots in the heating chamber. Typical time to anneal parts with a wall thickness of approx. 3.2mm is on average 20 minutes.

Available diameters:
  • 1.75mm
  • 2.85mm
Available weights:
  • 250g
  • 500g
  • 1000g
  • 2000g

Technical data

Material:
PLA
Available diameter:
1.75 / 2.85 [mm]
Available weight:
1000 / 2000 [g]
Diameter tolerance:
+/- 0.05 [mm]
Density:
1.22 [g/cm3]
Shrinkage:
~0 [%]
Thermal resistance:
up to 85 [°C]
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How to use

Nozzle temperature:
185-230°C
Bed temperature:
0-45°C
Heated chamber:
Not required
Active cooling fan:
up to 100%
Flowrate:
100-105%
Print speed:
40-150 mm/s
Retraction - direct:
1-3 mm
Retraction - bowden:
4-6 mm
Retraction speed:
20-45 mm/s

Material characteristics

  • good alternative for styrene-based materials
  • increased thermal resistance (up to 85°C) ? post annealed
  • extremely high impact resistance as compared to classic materials based on PLA
  • impact resistance nearly 50% higher than classic ABS material)
  • high durability comparable to ABS prints
  • higher process capacity due to the possibility to increase the printing speed (as a consequence of improved flowability)
  • perfect side surface
  • better adhesion between layers allowing for smoother side surfaces
  • easy separation of the object from the bed

Applications

  • functional prototyping
  • tooling
  • concept and demo prototyping of designed finished and semi-finished products
  • industrial design
  • parts that require high impact strength
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A wide range of products

Wide portfolio consisting of over 50 filaments with a versatile range of properties and applications, divided into three segments: desktop easy-to-use, industrial grade and high performance.

High quality

Innovation, extrusion know-how and highest quality filaments are the pillars of Spectrum’s philosophy. Our team is working continously on the development of new materials and their applications.

European made

All filaments from our portfolio are in-house made. We use modern production lines equipped with non-standard solutions to obtain highest quality final product.

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Our qualified support team helps at every stage from material selection to the 3D printing process.

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