PLA Thermoactive

Colour changing ability

Spectrum PLA Thermoactive is a filament based on pure PLA blended with a thermochromic pigment. Due to this extremely original addition, additive manufactured items change their colour according to the temperature. The colour changes from red to cream once the surface temperature of the item exceeds 30°C. The previous colour is restored gradually once the item reaches its initial temperature.

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:
1.24 [g/cm3]
Shrinkage:
~0 [%]
Verify your spool:
YES (course of diameter – online graph - on the entire length of the spool, mean diameter, ovality, standard deviation individually for each manufactured spool)

How to use

Nozzle temperature:
190-220°C
Bed temperature:
0-45°C
Heated chamber:
Not required
Active cooling fan:
up to 100%
Print speed:
40-110 mm/s
Flowrate:
100-105%
Retraction - direct:
1-3 mm
Retraction - bowden:
4-6 mm
Retraction speed:
25-45 mm/s

Material characteristics

  • colour changing ability at ca. 30°C
  • warp-free printing
  • excellent layer lamination
  • high aesthetic surface quality
  • no shrinkage after cooling

Usage

  • where is crucial to identify the condition of equipment visually based on phenomena measured organoleptically (the effects are visible with the naked eye)
  • educational projects
  • temperature sensors
  • coating for hot beverage mugs
  • coating for kettles and thermostats for other electronic devices

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Where to buy

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Verify Your Spool

As the only company in Poland and one of the few in the world, we have a tool to verify purchased filaments.

Where to buy

Check the list of our local and online distributors.

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