PLA-X³ is our industrial high performance PLA which features extreme performance on speed¹, mechanical properties² and high heat environments³. PLA-X³ is perfect for printing speeds of > 120mm/s, allowing you to be more efficient in the same time. Users who use a lot of ABS now have a bio-based alternative material with all the advantages of ABS and none of the disadvantages like shrinking and delamination.
Due to the composition of PLA-X³ the material is already highly crystalline after printing, which increases the stiffness of the material at higher temperatures. When you combine this with annealing the PLA-X³ the material reaches an HDT of 95°C+. Compared to other high temp. resistant PLA types PLA-X³ has the USP of negligible small shrinkage after annealing (the dimensional accuracy is superb).
PLA-X³ has been specifically engineered for industrial applications where you want an easy to print filament with high mechanical properties. Objects that are printed with PLA-X³ will have a semi matte finish which not only looks great but helps concealing layer lines.
- Prints like PLA, performs like ABS
- Engineered for fast printing (> 120mm/s)
- ABS matching mechanical properties
- Great heat resistance at higher temperatures
- HDT after annealing 95°C+
- Semi matte finish after printing
- Negligible shrinkage after annealing
|Specific gravity||ISO 1183||1,27g/cc|
|MFR 210°C / 2,16 kg||ISO 1133||6 g/10 min*|
|Tensile strength||ISO 527||40 Mpa|
|Strain at break||ISO 527||47%|
|Tensile modulus||ISO 527||4000 Mpa|
|Impact strength – Charpy notched 23°C||ISO 179||23 kJ/m²|
|Heat deflection temp. (B) (after annealing)||ISO 75||95°C+|
PLA-X³ is available from stock in 6 colours
For non stock colours a minimum of 40kg ± 10% is required.
PLA-X³ is available in nearly any type of packaging and labelling. Ask our team to help you customizing your product.
PLA-X³ can be printed without a heated bed. If you have a heated bed the recommended temperature is ± 50-60˚C.
PLA-X³ adheres to any print service though we always recommend some adhesive or a print sticker.
PLA-X³ can be used on most common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers.
Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly.
* Viscosity is lower (higher MFI) at a higher printing temperature (240°C ±10°C), which increases the printing speed capabilities.