Poly(lactic acid) or PLA is one of the most widely used materials for desktop 3D printers nowadays. However one of the largest disadvantages of PLA is its poor mechanical properties¬†compared to ABS,¬†PLA is a brittle material which can fracture. This lmits PLA's applicability for functional parts that are used in mechanically demanding situations.
PolyMax PLA from PolyMaker is an entirely new PLA that is designed to solve this problem. The material exhibits over 8-9 times better impact strength and toughness than regular PLA
Regular PLA is a very brittle material, which greatly limits its range of applications. PolyMax PLA was designed to change this.¬†
Featuring increased impact strength of up to 9 times that of regular PLA and 20% better than ABS, PolyMax PLA is a sure winner when it comes to toughness. So if you are looking for a material that can withstand your mechanically demanding tasks, PolyMax PLA is up to the challenge.¬†
The good mechanical strength of PolyMax PLA is achieved with no compromise in printing quality. As PolyMax‚ĄĘ PLA is also produced with Jam-Free‚ĄĘ technology you can be certain you will get high quality prints with excellent strength while still enjoying the ease of printing PLA.
ABS? No More
Still printing ABS while trying to endure the odour and potential health risk? With PolyMax‚ĄĘ PLA you can get rid of that potentially hazardous ABS and still achieve the same structural strength with even more benefits such better printer compatibility, easier printing, less warping, no hazardous odours, and in many cases even better mechanical properties.
Left: comparison of impact strength of printed parts from ABS, PLA and PolyMaxTM¬†PLA. Right: The difference of failure modes between parts printed from regular PLA (brittle failure) and PolyMaxTM¬†PLA (ductile failure).
Comparison of mechanical properties between parts printed from ABS and PolyMaxTM¬†PLA
PolyMax 3D Filament Technical Specifications
Average filament diameter: 1.75 mm
Standard deviation of diameter: < 0.05 mm (~ 0.02 mm typical)
Printing temperature range: 180 - 240 ¬įC
Recommended printing temperatures: 185 - 200 ¬įC (with HBP) / 200 - 230 ¬įC (without HBP)
Recommended heated build plate (if equipped) temperature: 60 - 70 ¬įC
Printing speed: 40 - 120 mm/s
PolyMax PLA is compatible with most FDM/FFF based desktop 3D printers, including MakerBot Replicator 2, Replicator 2X (can be used reliably for dual-extrusion printing), MakerGear M2, Afinia/Up!Plus, Reprap-series, and many more!¬†
Store unused PolyMax PLA filament in the provided resealable bag with the desiccant pack to prevent moisture absorption during storage.¬†
Store unused PolyMax PLA filament in the provided resealable bag with the desiccant pack to prevent moisture absorption.
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